The Beacon-News’ three things to know

SHARE The Beacon-News’ three things to know

1. Waubonsie Valley on a roll. Winning the Naperville Invitational, the Warriors (14-1-3) vaulted from fifth to first in the Sun-Times poll. With their 4-0 win at Bartlett, the Warriors became co-champions of the Upstate Eight Conference Valley (with Metea Valley, also 5-0-1). The win also gave Waubonsie a plus-24 goal differential to earn the Valley berth for the May 14 UEC crossover championship.

2. Mustang stampede. Rebounding from a 4-2 loss to Missouri’s St. Teresa Academy (No. 1 in the nation by StudentSports.com), Metea Valley defeated Visitation Academy (Mo.) 4-1 and Divine Savior Holy Angels (Wis.) 2-1 in the Heart of American Tournament in Burlington, Iowa. The Mustangs (13-3-1) then shut out East Aurora 8-0.

3. Kaneland’s streak. Since a season-opening 2-1 loss to Normal West, Kaneland put together a school record nine consecutive victories prior to a 0-0 draw at DeKalb in the first meeting of the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference’s top two programs. The Knights (12-1-1) took a 13-match unbeaten string into Thursday’s home date with Yorkville and face a major test Saturday at St. Charles East. Kaneland also hopes to surpass its all-time best record of 15-3-3.

The Latest
Here is a preview of each Class 4A sectional championship game in the area on Friday.
Here is a look at all the Class 3A sectional championship games involving area teams.
Change Healthcare, a massive U.S. health care technology company, says it was attacked by the ransomware group ALPHV, also known as Blackcat.
In shaping this combination of dance concert/juke-box musical, director-choreographer Kate Prince uses everything from break dancing to ballet to tell the story of a family forced into a perilous journey.
Williams met with the Bears for the first time this week at the NFL combine.