TriCounty Patience Grayer, a dominating 6-foot-1 player for Peoria Manual High School, averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds last season and was named the Peoria Journal Star's Class AA Player of the Year.
She was a first team selection on All-State teams selected by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign News-Gazette as well as the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
She finished second on the all-time Manual scoring list with 2,005 points, is the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,214 and three times selected to the Mid-State 9 all-conference first team.
Patience Grayer, a dominating 6-foot-1 player for Peoria Manual High School, averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds last season and was named the Peoria Journal Star's Class AA Player of the Year.
|1987 Outstanding Tri-County Sports Figure|
Mike Dunne, an outstanding baseball pitcher with Limestone High School and Bradley University, made his major league debut this past June. In his first game he was on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates and gave a good account of himself against the Mets All-Star Dwight Gooden. He then went on to finish with a 13-6 record and an ERA of 3.03, second in the National League to Nolan Ryan. Mike was named Rookie Pitcher of the Year by the Sporting News and was runner-up to San Diego catcher Benito Santiago as National League Rookie of the Year. He had a great day against his former ball club, the St. Louis Cardinals, beating them 3-1 on a 4-hitter, and then later repeated his control over the Cardinals by a 1-0 victory.