Peoria Heights basketball player voted as Journal Star high school athlete of the week

Camron Williams of the Peoria Heights boys basketball team was voted as the Journal Star athlete of the week.

The 6-foot-3 junior guard, who earned 514 of 942 votes, had a good trio of games last week for the Patriots. He scored 16 points in a 39-35 loss to Delavan on Saturday. Williams put together a 22-point effort in a 57-48 win over Bushnell-Prairie City on Friday. His week started by scoring 17 points last Tuesday in beating Havana, 56-49.

The poll closed at noon Friday. Information about the nominees is below.

If you have a nominee for the honor, email us at or tag us on Twitter @pjstarsports. Last week, Brook Pieper of the Abingdon-Avon girls basketball team was named JS athlete of the week.

Jared Jackson, Richwoods boys basketball

Jackson helped the Class 3A sixth-ranked Knights (20-3) win their sixth in row on Friday, beating Big 12 Conference visitor Champaign Central, 48-42. The 6-foot-2 junior guard stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block to hold off a fourth-quarter rally by the Maroons.

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Sophia Remmel, Dunlap girls basketball

Remmel's late-game heroics helped hand state-ranked Washington its first Mid-Illini Conference loss of the season on Saturday. Her 3-pointer right before the final buzzer lifted the Eagles to a 47-44 home victory. She finished with a game-high 19 points. The 5-foot-6 senior guard scored 18 the night before in losing to Morton, 59-40.

Cora DeSutter, Midwest Central/Delavan girls basketball

DeSutter scored 22 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in Thursday's 62-48 win over ROWVA/Williamsfield. She added six assists and in the process became the program's single-season rebounding leader. The 5-foot-10 senior forward now has 403 boards in 26 games for a 15.5 per game average. The Illinois Central College signee is also scoring 19.8 points a game.

Joseph Norton, Canton boys wrestling

Norton rolled to a 170-pound title at the Class 1A Macomb Regional on Saturday. The senior recorded a trio of falls — 1:23 in the quarterfinals, 29 seconds in the semifinals and 1:24 in the championship bout against Farmington's Rese Shymansky. In the process, the Little Giants won their first regional championship since 2009, advancing to the El Paso-Gridley dual-team sectional on Feb. 21.

Washington co-op boys swimming

The Panthers, who co-op with East Peoria and Morton, captured a second consecutive Mid-Illini Conference Invitational on Saturday. Sophomores Landon Boerke and Logan Walliker set three school records. Boerke swam a second-place 200-yard IM in 2:05.17, breaking the previous mark by over a second. He also swam a record in the 100-yard backstroke (56.77 seconds). Walliker reset his own school record in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.87) by nearly six seconds. Washington won the team title, 423-363 over runner-up Dunlap.

Adam Duvall is a Journal Star sports reporter. Email him at Follow him on Twitter @AdamDuvall.

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