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

Peninsula Daily News

More in Sports

The Rhody Run returns Sunday with 5K and 10K races beginning at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Rhody Run Redux registration still open

Online registration for the Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run Redux… Continue reading

JUNIOR BABE RUTH: Swain’s wins pair of games

Swain’s defeated Local 155 10-7 and pushed into a… Continue reading

From left, Port Angeles head girls basketball coach Michael Poindexter, Eve Burke and assistant coach Jennifer Rogers at Burke's signing to play for Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
COLLEGE SIGNING: PA’s Eve Burke to hoop it up for Linfield

Port Angeles’ Eve Burke was lauded not only for… Continue reading

Teagan Clark, Port Angeles softball
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Teagan Clark, Port Angeles softball

The Port Angeles softball team came into Friday’s game needing to win… Continue reading

Crescent graduate Raine Westfall won the hammer throw this weekend for Western Washington University at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference track and field championships held in Ellensburg. (Western Washington University)
SPORTS BRIEFS: Crescent’s Westfall wins GNAC hammer throw championship

Crescent High School graduate Raine Westfall, now a freshman at… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Sequim second baseman Addie Smith just avoids into a collision with Port Angeles baserunner Heidi Leitz at first base during Friday's game at Dry Creek in Port Angeles.
SOFTBALL: Riders bounce back to win Olympic League title

Pitchers’ duel between PA, Sequim comes down to pair of home runs

Most Read