Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Rivalry | West Aurora Wins 66-64 Over East Aurora in Double Overtime Thriller

With seconds left in double-overtime,
West Aurora prevails over East Aurora

In Aurora, East is East and West is West, but the oldest rivalry in Illinois high school sports history is always one of the best.

On Saturday evening at East Aurora, another classic was added to the storied past with a double overtime 66-64 victory by the West Aurora Blackhawks over the East Aurora Tomcats.

East Aurora (12-3) had won the last 12 games, but West Aurora (11-5) leads the overall series 126-86.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, more sports B.S. Is it any wonder our public schools are such a mess with this focus given to some fool who can put an orange globe through a hoop, Dolphins at Sea world can do the same thing. Gee what an achievement.

Anonymous said...

The East-West rivalry has been going on for years, and not just in sports.

Some of us have noticed standards & expectations slipping on the East Side, due to certain decisions made by administrators against our students' best interests.

For example, the following was posted on the EHS band website yesterday morning:


Friday, January 15 - Basketball Game Cancelled

Saturday, January 16 - Games go on as Scheduled

12:00 Call Time - Grils Game

FREE PIZZA if you sign up at the girls game

6:30 Call Time - EAST VS. WEST AURORA

Bring Both of your shirts if you can.

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That's right, both dates mentioned were wrong! Friday was the 16th; Saturday the 17th. Also, "girls" and "canceled" were misspelled (no excuse for this, with Spell Check so easy to use).

Where's the improvement promised a few years back?

Maybe we need to replace a few School Board members this spring!!

Anonymous said...

Why don't we comment on something actually relevant. What a great game, and it was nice to see the community supporting an East High Event. Maybe more of this will take place in the future.

Anonymous said...

The East Side kids & community deserve better than some of the substandard programs the administrators are giving them now.

And I definitely think discussing the band program is relevant. Like the sports teams, website, academic achievement, etc. it's all discussed and compared. East/West rivalry goes WAY beyond just football & basketball!

Anonymous said...

While the East side used the same Vendor as the West side on the new websites East still doesn't have a website up and running like the West website. The East side seems to want to put a lot of frills in as pictures while the West side uses a simpler format. The West side seems to get all their information out while the East side has current news about the district but things about the different schools and the board information is no way near what the West side has.

It was a great game and lets hope their is many more.

I bet if Rayanne posted on this blog she would use her name she is not afraid to do so. There are parents out there that are still waiting for the new improved website the district promised and not only on the home page where is seems to be the only new and improved.

Anonymous said...

In defense of East, they just got a full time web master. West has had one for over a year. Give them time.

Anonymous said...

It is nice that they got a webmaster but that does not give them excuse why some of the website was working and some not. I hope that they can handle the job I read what the job requires and it is a big job. What worries me is that they can create a job like this when they don't pay their teachers what most districts do. I do believe that some teachers get paid to much though. We are a poor district and I believe that the money for this job could be used for many other things that are needed in this district. It also will be interesting who took the job.

Anonymous said...

Yeah you all will have somebody new to bitch about

Anonymous said...

7:19, give them time? They've had more than a year!

I know that if I did my job like some of those administrators in District 131, I'd be out on my butt before you could say "the issue is over". Excuses, arrogance, secrecy...everything except the results we deserve.

Anonymous said...

You don't deserve anything. You deserve what you work for. You don't do anything except complain. The issues IS over.

Anonymous said...

10:48's probably a D131 administrator, just sitting on their lazy butts instead of actually doing something like updating the website.

And complaining can be a good thing if it raises people's awareness about a situation being wrong. Today is the Dr. King holiday--we can be thankful that he and many others saw fit to complain about certain injustices, and not to keep quiet until change happened.

Can we "complainers" effect the positive change we believe this district deserves, specifically by replacing corrupt School Board members?

YES WE CAN.

Anonymous said...

well said 12:17.

Anonymous said...

Didn't we elect recently a couple new school boards members? So what's changed? Higher property taxes. I'm impressed.

Anonymous said...

2:40

We need to get rid of most of the losers on the board. A few new one's doesn't mean anything if they are in the minority of the vote.

As for the tax thing, blame the 'OBAMA factor'. Scores of non taxpayers voted for the first time and decided to give a bunch of undeserving schmucks more money to waste, Hey what heck we don't own property, we are section 8 raisin,g property taxes won't effect us & hey who cares if there is no accountability for this money it ain't coming out of our pockets.

All you Obama backers can expect more of this crap under his Socialist regime, oust the bastard now while we still have an America worth saving.

Anonymous said...

Oh, just go to texas and give Bush a BJ you racist

Anonymous said...

As far as the new members you have to remember that they are only two and the majority rules so if all the other 4 vote against something there is nothing they can do. As far as the referendum I do believe that the ones for the referendum went out to the public housing units and got them to vote and you do have the Obama factor in this plus how they had the students outside the voting places talking to the senior citizens and scaring them as some said. So we need more than just the two to get things done and you can do this in the next election.

Anonymous said...

2:40 - You are very correct.

Anonymous said...

The obama factor. You had a presidential election. Many people vote in those. Yes, this one was more than usual but it probably would have passed on any presidential election. Also, if you all keep electing uneducated, vindictive people to the school board like the last two; I can't wait to see what shape the school district will be in 2 years from now.

If you think things are bad now, wait until you have 7 people with no background in finance and business. You will have construction workers and secretaries. All good people, but not necessarily school board material.

Anonymous said...

Putting highly-educated people in charge isn't necessarily the best plan--anybody remember "Serial Bully" Radakovich's blunders?

And at least one School Board candidate, Anita Lewis, has an extensive background in business and accounting. I've also heard that retired local businessman Ron Sadler (he owned & ran Sadler's Music for years) is running.

As far as some School Board members being vindictive, I'd rather have my elected officials speak out when something is wrong (and continue speaking out until it's fixed) than just circle the wagons and say "no comment-the issue is over".

Anonymous said...

I noticed in the Beacon this morning a listing of those who are running for public offices in the Fox Valley, including School Board.

West Aurora, Indian Prairie, Somonauk, Yorkville--there are more than 10 school districts listed. But no mention whatsoever of East Aurora.

Could it be because the all-powerful Mr. Clayton Muhammad has not released the information to the press? I've been told that all D131 news has to be "filtered" through him, and if he is able to withhold or delay publication of the names of School Board candidates that's just plain WRONG.

Making choices for arrogance as usual

Anonymous said...

SHUT UP YOU STUPID MORON.

Anonymous said...

I called the Beacon and asked why the D131 School Board candidates were not published, and was told the following:

"The district did not respond to our request for a list".

So someone in the central office dropped the ball--maybe not Mr. Muhammad, but he is the district spokesperson and usually the media contact for our district.

And 7:46, yelling at people to shut up and calling them morons is what ignorant people do when they have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what kind of shape the districct is in when the blogg bitcherss elect more vindictive no-nothing people to the school boardd. Nothing will get done because they will be to busy trying to push there own personal agendas through. Those two have done nothing but complain like the bloggers on this blog. They don't care about anything but getting attention to themselves so they can be legends in there own minds.

Anonymous said...

A few days ago, someone said:

Can we "complainers" effect the positive change we believe this district deserves, specifically by replacing corrupt School Board members?

YES WE CAN.

Anonymous said...

If I was one of the ones running I would be mad. This is the first time people will see their names for running for the board. The board has done this every year there was elections why not this year. Although the last elections they did miss a couple but the excuess was the Beacon called early and a couple came in late. I think it is important that the school board canidates names get in the paper since most do not spend a lot of money to get their names out. Hopefully this year people will look into who is running and not just vote for the first four.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Osama Obamas M.O. to me......let me give you the pics I want you to publish.

Anonymous said...

1/24/09 12:26 PM

You are a moron. You need to fucking die.