Beacon-News’ three things to know

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1. Waubonsie Valley is the top area Class 4A seed, drawing No. 5 in the Oswego East Sectional. The Warriors, who had a 19-game winning streak snapped with Tuesday’s 2-1 loss at Bartlett, repeated as UEC Valley champs. Warriors open regional Tuesday at Geneva vs. 11th seeded hosts. Matchup with No. 4 Naperville Central could loom Saturday for title.

2. Crown ’em. Rachael Owens threw 2-hitter with 10 Ks in 5-0 win over Rochelle Tuesday to wrap up Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference title for Yorkville (22-6, 8-2), first in program history. Foxes are the No. 8 seed in the Andrew Sectional and open under lights Wednesday at 7 pm. against hosts at Lincoln-Way North. “A night game will be fun,” coach Kathi Dockstader said. “We only had two common opponents in the regional (which includes No. 1 Joliet West) so we don’t know much about them.”

3. Class 3A schools scattered. Kaneland is top area seed with a No. 2 in Marengo Sectional. Knights open Wednesday at the Burlington Central Regional vs. No. 3 seed Genoa-Kingston. In the Glenbard South Sectional tenth-seeded Aurora Central hosts a regional and opens Wednesday with No. 8 Riverside-Brookfield while No. 11 Rosary travels to Lemont to meet Wheaton Academy. Fifth-seeded Sandwich plays at No. 4 Plano at 4:30 p.m. on Memorial Day to open Morris Regional.

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