Lima Region Sports Calendar –

Note: The Lima News publishes a weekly calendar of events of local interest. Events should be submitted by noon Monday of each week [email protected]


Allen County: The Allen County Archers hold traditional 3-D shoots year-round on the third Saturday of the month, weather permitting. They are open to all archery equipment. The archers hold a traditional bow ‘butt shoot’ only on the fourth Saturday of the month, weather permitting. Visit or call Neal Wallace at 567-825-7109 for more information.


bluff tone: The Lewis Family McDonald’s Girls Holiday Tournament is played today and Saturday at Bluffton High School. The tournament opens at 6pm today with Cory-Rawson versus Allen East, followed by Bluffton and Arlington. Since the Allen East football team plays that night, the Saturday schedule begins with the consolation game at 2:00 p.m., followed by the championship competition. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Go to to purchase tickets for $5 per day. Contact Bluffton athletic director Alex Hanna at [email protected] or 419-358-7941 for more information.

Lima: The Lima Family YMCA at 345 S Elizabeth St. is hosting a Shoot n Scoop for kids ages 3-6 on Fridays through November 25 from 5:15-6:00 p.m. Participants are guided by Y staff on basic skills and exercises with their parents. At the end there is ice cream. The cost is $12 for Y members and $24 for non-members. Contact Orion Monford at 419-223-6045 or [email protected] or visit for more information.

Municipality of Bad: On December 17th and 18th, Bath High School will host a fourth, fifth and sixth year school teams only tournament. The cost for three games is $150 per team. Registration forms and payment are due by December 9th. Contact Bobby Hall at 419-296-7975 or [email protected] for more informations.

Celina: The Jingle Ball Jam will take place on December 17th and 18th at the new Rush Sports Complex. This tournament is for boys’ and girls’ teams in grades four through six and includes school and all-star divisions. Three games are guaranteed with awards for the first two. Entry fee is $225 and go to to register teams.

bluff tone: The Lewis Family McDonald’s Holiday Tournament will be played on December 29th and 30th at Bluffton High School. Arlington takes on Continental on December 29 at 5:30 p.m., followed by Cory-Rawson and Bluffton. The consolation match is scheduled for December 30 at 5:30 p.m. before the tournament championship. Admission is at 4:45 p.m. both days. Contact Bluffton athletic director Alex Hanna at [email protected] or 419-358-7941 for more information.


Cridersville: The Equestrian Therapy Program is hosting a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session on Saturday, November 19th at 9:30am at Fassett Farm, 22532 Grubb/Bowsher Road. Interested parties please contact Sommer Boss at [email protected] Visit for more information on volunteering.


Lima: The Y-Kids are Fit program gives children the opportunity to engage in 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity while learning the importance of making healthy choices. Aimed at ages 6-14, this program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm at the Lima Family’s YMCA Gym. The program lasts until Thursday 15 December. Instructors are Taylor Shimp and Orion Monford. For more information, call 419-223-6045, extension 116, or email [email protected] or go to


Lima: The Lima Senior High School Athletic Boosters will be holding their annual Reverse Raffle Saturday, March 25th at American Legion Post 96, 711 S. Shore Drive. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner starts at 6pm. The first ticket for the raffle will be drawn at 6:30 p.m. This year’s reverse raffle payout is $5,000. There will also be a Live Auction, Spartan Auction and other games of chance. All non-winning Grand Prize Entries will be entered into a drawing for a second chance prize. Tickets cost $100. The price includes admission and meals for two people and participation in the draw. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased online at Tickets are also available from the Lima Senior Athletic Office during school hours. Checks should be made payable to Lima Senior Athletic Boosters. For more information call 419-996-3050.


Lima: The Allen County Horseshoe Pitchers, located at 1815 C St., have openings in leagues and doubles. Open doubles starts at 8:30 am on Saturdays. Maize hole leagues form. Horseshoe jars are required for new leagues. Contact Dwaine Klink at 419-235-3677 or Roy Moore at 419-231-3720 for more information.


Lima: The Lima Family YMCA at 345 S. Elizabeth St. offers a Lego League and a Lego League Jr.

The Lego League is for 9-14 year olds. Team meetings are from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 for Y members and $30 for non-members.

The Lego League Jr. is open to children aged 6 to 9 years. The Fall II meetings at 5:00 p.m. have begun. The program lasts one hour, develops critical thinking and imagination in youngsters and provides real-world challenges for youngsters to solve under the guidance of adult trainers. The registration fee is $10 for Y members and $20 for non-members.

Contact Taylor Shimp at 419-223-6045, ext. 116, or [email protected] or visit for more information.


Lima: Pickleball is played Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 11:00am at the Bradfield Center. All skill levels are welcome.

Lima: The Lima YMCA hosts an open pickleball game on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (by appointment only). Free for YMCA members and $3 per visit for non-members or $20 per month for non-members (unlimited play). Individuals can register online at Call 419-223-6045 for more information.


Lima: New members are accepted for the Lima Family YMCA’s Barracudas team for ages 4 through 18. The Y also has a USA Swim Team, giving participants additional opportunities to compete elsewhere in Ohio. For more information, contact April Dorman at 419-223-6045, ext. 218.

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Lima: The Lima Sabers have various shooting events. Thursday Adult/Junior/Beginner Trap Practice is held weekly at 4:00pm. Adult Trap Practice is on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am, weather permitting. All trap sessions are public. Visit or Facebook for more information.


Lima: The Lima Family YMCA hosts a camp for girls ages 10 and up in grades 5 through 8 on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., ending on November 22nd. Emily White works with camp participants on skill development and technique. The cost is $20 for Y members and $40 for non-members. Contact Orion Monford at 419-223-6045 or [email protected] or visit for more information.


Lima: The Lima Family YMCA offers opportunities for youth, adults, seniors, and families, including gymnastics, karate, swimming lessons, cardio fitness classes, chair exercise classes, and strength classes. Non-members welcome. To register and for more information, go to Lima Y at 345 S Elizabeth St., call 419-223-6045, or go to


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