Brimfield hooper, Richwoods wrestler and more: Who was the Peoria athlete of the week?

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Kyley Bair, Richwoods girls wresling
Kyley Bair, Richwoods girls wresling

Richwoods girls wrestler Kyley Bair was voted as the Journal Star athlete of the week.

Bair earned 39 percent of the 37,843 votes, beating out Metamora Co-op swimmer Porter Hoffman (28 percent). The full results are below.

The junior placed first at the Batavia Tournament on Saturday. Bair went 3-0 in her 100-pound bouts, pinning all three opponents and not allowing a single point. She's 9-0 this season and has only given up six points the entire season. The 10-member Knights girls squad is scheduled to host a quad meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The poll closed at noon Friday. Information about the nominees is below. The voting for next player of the week begins again Tuesday at pjstar.com. If you have a nominee for the honor, email us at sports@pjstar.com or tag us on Twitter @pjstarsports.

Ella Lune, Brimfield girls basketball

Lune posted a career-high 32 points as Class 1A’s top-ranked team finished second at the Kewanee MLK Tournament this past Saturday. She hit four 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out five assists in a 75-22 win over the hosts. The Eastern Illinois signee scored 17 points with five rebounds, five assists and five blocks in Friday’s 69-55 loss to Class 3A No. 1 Geneseo. The all-tournament team selection went for 14 points and four rebounds in a 64-25 win over Orion last Saturday.

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Mya Wardle, Peoria Notre Dame girls basketball

Wardle scored a game-high 16 points as PND went on the road and knocked off previously unbeaten and unanimous Class 2A No. 1 Winnebago, 57-45 this past Saturday. The 5-foot-8 sophomore guard hit two early 3-pointers as the Irish, ranked No. 6 in Class 3A, raced out to a 16-2 lead. She added three assists and three steals for PND, which will face Class 1A No. 1 Brimfield on Saturday.

Jamauri Winfrey, Richwoods boys basketball

The senior helped Richwoods extend its win streak to seven with back-to-back home wins last week. He scored 22 points as the Knights posted a 63-39 win over Danville this past Friday. The 6-foot-2 senior forward started his week a 24-point output in last Tuesday's 79-70 victory against Normal West. Richwoods (11-6, 3-2 in Big 12 Conference) heads to Manual (7-7, 2-1) on Friday.

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Lane Thomann, Deer Creek-Mackinaw boys basketball

Thomann helped Dee-Mack claim this year’s edition of the Route 9 rivalry with a 63-51 win over Tremont last Friday. The 6-foot-3 senior shooting guard scored 25 points. Thomann is coming off a program-record 46 points, which broke the previous mark set by Dalton Whitaker (44 points) in 1964. He added 18 rebounds in the record-setting effort. Unfortunately, the Illinois-Springfield recruit will miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist.

Porter Hoffman, Metamora co-op boys swimming and diving

The Roanoke-Benson senior picked up a pair of victories in last Saturday’s quad meet as Metamora (173 points) finished runner-up to winner Champaign Centennial (211 points). Hoffman won the 100-yard freestyle in :51.44, swimming 50-yard splits of :24.85 and :26.59. He then teamed with Landon Porch, Michael Meinert and Evan Nelson to win the 200-yard freestyle relay, edging Centennial, 1:34.07 to 1:34.48.

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

This article originally appeared on Journal Star: IHSA sports: Peoria Journal Star athlete of the week poll results Jan. 10-15

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