Spring sports coaches in central Illinois along with their athletes will be at home unable to practice or play in games for the foreseeable future as the coronavirus outbreak and the prevention of its spread takes precedent right now.
Maroa-Forsyth baseball coach Sean Martin feels there is legitimate concern he may never be able to take his team out to the field again this spring for games, much less practice.
The Trojans were 16-3 in a challenging spring last year, but for reason much less serious given our current climate, because of weather. Coach Martin says this is a situation unlike any other we've ever seen.
Last Friday was the last practice for the Trojans before Athletic Director Phil Applebee informed the students during practice their season was going to be suspended as schools across the state were mandated to close down for two weeks.
The Trojans have had games against Meridian, Argenta-Oreana, GCMS, Mt. Zion, Riverton, and Okaw Valley so far based on Governor Pritzker's closure of schools but that is likely not to be the end of the cancellations as President Trump is recommending to not have gatherings of more than 10 people for the next two weeks.