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Luken's Foxes, like other teams, have tried to make the best of a bad situation.
Yorkville had five varsity games and a JV game canceled after a return home from Alabama. The Foxes' last game was April 2, a bad loss to Minooka, so the break has had its advantages.
"We used this past week to get refreshed, to restart everything, to go through basic stuff," Luken said. "We did a lot of base running stuff, we did some long toss drills, we did a lot of offensive stuff inside the cage, defensively pitchers covering bags working on pickoff and rundowns. Getting back to the basics of the little things."
Sandwich has got in seven games this spring, but like Yorkville hasn't played since April 2. The monotony of indoor practices is hard to avoid, but VanPelt has tried.
"We try to find different ways to make practice interesting and not do the same thing over and over," VanPelt said, "but there is only so much you can accomplish in the gym. We try to break things down, do things we otherwise would not be able to work on, try to keep up the team morale, try to get some competition going. It's been tough, but everybody else is in the same boat."
VanPelt's team hoped to play Monday, but the combination of cold and snow postponed a home game with Coal City.