Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Forks A squad running back Nate Dahlgren (24) finds running room against Neah Bay during the West End Youth League Football Championships last Saturday. Forks defeated the Warriors 18-12 in triple overtime. Chimacum topped Neah Bay 33-20 in the B squad title game, while Forks knocked off Sequim 30-20 in the C squad championship.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Forks A squad running back Nate Dahlgren (24) finds running room against Neah Bay during the West End Youth League Football Championships last Saturday. Forks defeated the Warriors 18-12 in triple overtime. Chimacum topped Neah Bay 33-20 in the B squad title game, while Forks knocked off Sequim 30-20 in the C squad championship.

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles’ Kiah Jones thrives on court, in classroom for Central Washington

Jones thriving on court and in the classroom

ELLENSBURG — Port Angeles’ Kiah Jones headlined a roster of 47 athletes selected to the 2016 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team.

Jones has the top grade point average on the squad with a 3.94 GPA as a major in biology molecular and cellular at Central Washington University.

On the court, the two-time Honorable Mention All-GNAC selection and three-year starter has started all 26 matches for the Wildcats (15-11) and is averaging 2.64 kills and 1.62 digs per set.

Jones, who also had the highest GPA on the Volleyball All-Academic Team in 2015, is one of 20 repeat selections to the team and five three-time selections.

To be eligible for selection to the GNAC Volleyball All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore standing or higher, have competed at the nominating institution for at least one year and have a cumulative 3.20 grade point average or higher.

Pickleball in PT

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Pickleball group will host a 10-week program beginning Dec. 6 at the Mountain View Commons Gymnasium.

All ages and skill levels are welcome to join the open game play on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The cost for the 10-week program is $25 for one day a week or $40 for two days a week.

The Port Townsend Pickleball Group also has open play Wednesdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside on the Mountain View basketball courts (weather permitting).

Turkey tourney set

SEQUIM — SkyRidge Golf Course host a Post-Turkey Day two-person scramble, starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at the course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim.

Format includes a front-nine scramble and back-nine better ball.

Cost is $60 per team, plus a $20 optional honey pot.

Carts are $15 per seat. Fee includes lunch after play.

An optional, six-hole horse-race scramble after the tourney and lunch is scheduled — cost is $10 per team.

For more information or to register, phone 360-683-3673

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