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  • Abigail Villalpando

    Slain Aurora teen hit 7 times with hammer, reports showFeb 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Aurora police documents detail events that led up to the death last month of Abigail Villalpando, an 18-year-old senior at West Aurora High School. She was hanging out with two male friends Jan. 31 when one of the teens attacked from behind, hitting her seven times in the head with a hammer, documents show. Three men are charged in connection with the murder, the city's first since late 2011.

     
  • Elgin slips past East Aurora Feb 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    When East Aurora dared any player not named Arie Williams to seal the game from the free-throw line, Elgin junior guard Ryan Sitter accepted the challenge and helped complete a 58-55 Upstate Eight Conference crossover victory in Aurora Thursday.

     
  • Daisy Sanchez of East Aurora puts the heat on Cierra Stanciel of Naperville Central during action Tuesday night at Benet. This was the class 4A regional.

    Naperville Central gets 'toughest' out of the way Feb 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    A wise older man once imparted some sage playoff wisdom to Andy Nussbaum. (Former Naperville Central football coach) Joe Bunge once told me the first playoff game is always the toughest,” said Redhawks coach Nussbaum. “The first 29 games we played, we didn't have to turn in uniforms if we lost.” That's not a worry for Naperville Central, at least not yet. The No. 3 seed Redhawks did what higher-seeded teams always hope to do Tuesday, breaking out to a big early lead on No. 14 East Aurora, keeping the Tomcats at arm's length and coming home with a 49-35 win at the Class 4A Benet regional.

     
  • Abigail “Aby” Villalpando

    Bail set in hammer murder, burning of Aurora teen Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bail was set Monday for two of three men accused in the murder of Abigail Villalpando, 18, of Aurora, who was beaten to death with a hammer. Her burned body was moved to a wooded area near Montgomery, where it was found Saturday. Villalpando's murder is the first homicide in Aurora since late 2011. By Monday a white cross had been placed near the woods in Villalpando's memory. “Why did they do this to Abigail?” someone wrote on the cross.

     
  • St. Charles North escapes East Aurora Jan 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    East Aurora had no choice but to gamble. Ryan Thomas and Quentin Payne made the Tomcats pay the piper. The St. Charles North duo, with the North Stars nursing a one-possession lead with 6.1 second remaining in the schools’ Upstate Eight Conference boys basketball crossover, had a flawless collaboration. Thomas hit Payne with a baseball-like pass, and the North Stars’ senior guard thundered home a two-handed dunk with two seconds remaining to accentuate the North Stars’ 55-50 victory Thursday night in St. Charles.

     
  • West Aurora blows out rival East in 216th meeting Jan 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The iconic gym at East Aurora, with its trademark dangling scoreboard at half-court and seats on all four sides, was packed to the rafters Saturday when West Aurora came for its biennial visit. But it was all West Aurora as the Blackhawks built an early lead and extended over the last three-plus quarters to win the 216th edition of the classic boys basketball rivalry.

     
  • Retired teachers balk at proposal to shift pension costsJan 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Retired teachers revived their detention slips for two suburban lawmakers Wednesday night in Aurora as the former instructors rebuffed a plan to shift the cost of Illinois' underfunded teacher pensions to local school districts. State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat, joined state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat, at East Aurora High School to brainstorm solutions to the state's underfunded teacher pensions conundrum.

     
  •  Images from the Neuqua Valley vs. Peoria Central boys basketball game in Aurora on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

    Images: Neuqua Valley vs. Peoria Central boys basketball Dec 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Neuqua Valley takes on Peoria Central at the East Aurora Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament on Friday.

     
  • Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes Jr. of Aurora is a junior at Aurora University, where he serves as president of the Latin American Student Organization. He’s also the youngest person ever to serve on the East Aurora School District 131 Board of Education. He says his parents, Ignacio Sr. and Lourdes Cervantes, always pushed him to work hard and aim high.

    Latino student youngest school board member in burbsDec 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Ignacio "Nacho" Cervantes Jr. is the kind of guy who won't go out all weekend unless he's done with his work. These days, that means balancing his duties as the youngest board member in the history of East Aurora High School District 131, his studies at Aurora University and his work for the family catering business. "I am very dedicated in everything that I do," he says.

     
  • East Aurora downs South Elgin Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Two high school boys basketball teams were sorely in need of a victory Friday night. Unfortunately for injury depleted South Elgin (2-10, 0-6), it was East Aurora (2-9, 1-5) that emerged with its first Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division win of the season, handing the Storm a 69-57 setback in Aurora. Jonathon Villezcas, Peetie Davis and Tyree Willis all reached double-figure scoring by halftime, as the Tomcats blistered the net at a 70 percent clip from the field (19-for-27) on their way to a 48-27 lead at the intermission.

     
  • Practice pays off for Bartlett Dec 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Coming off a 19-point loss to Neuqua Valley Thursday night, Bartlett boys basketball coach Jim Wolfsmith put his team through an arduous practice session Friday in preparation for Saturday's game against East Aurora. "We had a pretty hard practice yesterday," said Wolfsmith. "We usually don't do that but we wanted to talk about some of the things that we didn't do well." The strategy paid dividends, as the Hawks (7-3, 4-1) overcame a sluggish start with a furious second-quarter rally and pulled away for a 63-46 Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division victory over the Tomcats (1-9, 0-5) in Bartlett.

     
  • Neuqua Valley thwarts East Aurora’s plan Dec 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    The plan was to hang tough with the heavy favorites and then just take your chances later in the game. For East Aurora — searching for its first win of the year — the plan only worked briefly as the Tomcats hit a few 3-pointers in the first quarter and let unbeaten Neuqua Valley (7-0, 3-0) know it might be in for a ballgame.

     
  • Barrington’s Aoife Callanan, left, and Buffalo Grove’s Amanda Salzman dive to the floor while trying to gain possession of a loose ball during Friday’s game.

    Photo gallery: Prep images of the weekNov 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from state football finals and basketball.

     
  •  St. Charles East’s Ethan Griffiths is fouled by East Aurora’s Peetie Davis Monday at the Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament in St. Charles.

    St. Charles E. blows out E. Aurora Nov 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Even for a team that carries high hopes, the first half that St. Charles East's basketball team enjoyed in Monday night's season opener was through the roof. The Saints (1-0) blistered the nets for 50 points in the first 16 minutes on the way to a convincing 76-46 victory over East Aurora (0-1) in the opening round of the 54th annual St. Charles East/Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament.

     
  • Allen does it all for Naperville Central Oct 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    Connor Allen seems to like the Class 3A boys soccer playoffs. Allen scored his second goal of the season — and the postseason — and added an assist in Naperville Central’s 2-0 victory Tuesday night against East Aurora at the West Chicago sectional semifinals.

     
  •  Libertyville players surround Ryan McKenzie, center, after he scored the first goal of the game Thursday in Libertyville.

    Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Oct 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from soccer, golf, football, tennis and volleyball.

     
  • Waubonsie Valley shuts out East Aurora Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Not even some good-natured teasing from teammates could wipe the big smile off the face of Waubonsie Valley junior Christian Gibbs on Friday.

     
  • Elgin beats E. Aurora for first win Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jaylen Clemons established real quick that he was going to run the ball. The Elgin running back had 113 yards on his first 5 carries and along with speedy Malik Dunner never quit, combining for 221 yards on the ground. Clemons (16 carries, 205 yards) scored twice and Dunner (14 carries, 116 yards) added a touchdown as the Maroons spoiled East Aurora’s homecoming with a 35-0 Upstate Eight crossover victory Friday night, the Maroons’ first win of the season.

     
  • Neuqua Valley shuts out East Aurora Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's a common trait among good football teams that they never want to look past their next opponent, but with Neuqua Valley preparing to host winless East Aurora on Friday night, the Wildcats allowed themselves a little peak at the upcoming schedule before going out and posting a 48-0 Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division victory over the Tomcats.

     
  • Broger’s return boosts South Elgin Sep 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    South Elgin Storm senior halfback Jeff Broger showed no signs of discomfort with his hamstring in the Storm's lopsided 41-6 Upstate Eight Valley victory over the East Aurora Tomcats Friday evening. Broger galloped for 3 touchdowns over the Tomcats (0-4, 0-2), which was more than enough to break the Storm (2-2, 1-1) from their two-game slide. Two of Broger's touchdowns were from over 20 yards out, while only registering 7 carries for the night.

     
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