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Virginia Wise student wins at national cornhole events

Kevin Mays • Jan 10, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Two years ago, Austin Schlobohm won a VHSL state golf title.

Last month, the sophomore at Virginia-Wise won two national championships in the recreational sport of cornhole.

Schlobohm, of Big Stone Gap, and Isaac Green, of Wise, won the first National Collegiate Cornhole Championship in the team competition at Myrtle Beach in a tournament featuring college participants.

Schlobohm also won the NCCC individual championship in the scholarship tournament hosted by the American Cornhole League.

The ACL has hosted national cornhole tournaments in the past, but the collegiate event was the first of its kind that featured participants from 22 different postsecondary schools from across the country.

Schlobohm was a member of the 2018 VHSL Class 2 state golf championship team.

Cornhole is not yet a sanctioned sport by the NCAA, but it is growing in popularity on college campuses.

This year, the ACL sponsored several events that featured college teams.

MCCLUNG KEEPS RACING ALONG

Can anyone slow down Mac McClung?

That’s the question several Big East basketball coaches and sports “insiders” are asking.

McClung, a sophomore at Georgetown, is continuing to make noise for the Hoyas.

Despite an exodus of players from Patrick Ewing’s squad this season, the Hoyas continue to play strong, evidenced by an 87-66 win over St. John’s Wednesday.

At the helm of the Georgetown success is McClung.

The Gate City graduate who holds VHSL records for most points scored in a career (2,801) and most points scored in a season (1,153) has turned heads since arriving on the Washington, D.C., campus.

McClung scored a game-high 24 points against St. Johns.

He is averaging 16.4 points per game, along with 2.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals, while hitting 82.9% of his free throws.

E&H WOMEN STILL IN FIRST

Emory & Henry’s women’s basketball team suffered its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss of the season Wednesday with an 83-59 loss to Roanoke College.

The loss dropped the Wasps to 11-2 on the season and 5-1 in the ODAC.

The good news for E&H is the squad, led by Peyton Williams’ (Northwood) 16.2 points per game and Sydney McKinney’s 15.7 ppg is still in first place in the ODAC standings.

BASKETBALL TOP SIX

The top of this week’s Southwest Virginia basketball poll seems similar to last week’s version, with the Wise Central boys and Abingdon girls still at the top.

However, there a few changes.

Gate City’s boys enter the poll at No. 5, while Wise Central’s girls jump into the ramkings at No. 6.

Listed are the ranking, school, last week’s ranking and record.

BOYS TOP SIX

1) Wise Central (1) 10-3

2) Lee High (2) 9-2

3) Grundy (4) 9-1

4) J.I. Burton (6) 8-3

5) Gate City (NR) 5-4

6) Union (5) 7-4

GIRLS TOP SIX

1) Abingdon (1) 9-1

2) Ridgeview (3) 8-2

3) Patrick Henry (5) 9-2

4) Marion (4) 8-3

5) Thomas Walker (6) 8-1

6) Wise Central (NR) 7-5

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