Category Archives: Athletics

WLU basketball returns to hilltop after break

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the hilltop Saturday, Jan. 6, for their first home games of the year. Both squads pulled out a win, as our men’s team continues their perfect season and our Lady Toppers improve to 5-9.

Hilltoppers remain undefeated after late game scare

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

The West Liberty University men’s basketball avoided their first loss of the season after escaping a late comeback by the Fighting Falcons of Fairmont State. Our Hilltoppers pulled out a 106-100 victory, still preserving their perfect season on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the ASRC.

Historic season for WLU volleyball comes to an end

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
“We can expect another history making season from the Lady Toppers next year.” 
 
These were the words that closed the Trumpet’s recap for the West Liberty women’s volleyball team after 2016’s 23-win season and MEC Tournament semifinal appearance. After this season’s 20-14, 9-7 MEC season, and an MEC Tournament Finals appearance, and near victory over the Atlantic Region powerhouse Wheeling Jesuit, it is safe to say that the Lady Toppers have not only met those expectations, but have exceeded them in every way.

Men’s basketball seeks sixth straight win this weekend

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After a quick delay in the season for Thanksgiving break, Ben Howlett and his Running Hilltoppers are looking to continue their hot start this weekend. 

Women’s basketball set to host Notre Dame College

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
Notre Dame (Ohio) will travel to the hilltop this Saturday to matchup against our Lady Toppers. For West Liberty, this hasn’t been the start that newly hired head coach, Kyle Cooper, was hoping for. WLU will look to get back on track and win against one of the top teams in the Mountain East Conference (MEC).

Football season concludes with a heartbreaking loss

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Last week, the Hilltoppers took on Fairmont State University in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) matchup. West Liberty fell just short in their season finale, by a score of 7-13. The Hilltoppers finished their season with a conference record of 3-7, and an overall record of 3-8, with the out of conference loss coming against nationally ranked Eastern New Mexico University

Lady Toppers make their third straight MEC tournament

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
Our Lady Toppers begin post-season play today against the No. 3 seed, Shepherd University. After trading wins in the regular-season, both teams will look to secure a victory tonight to keep their hopes alive in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Championship race. 

Donation makes indoor facility possible for WLU

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Oct. 25, Belmont Savings Bank donated $200,000 to West Liberty University to build a new indoor practice facility for the baseball and softball teams.

Lady Toppers get set for MEC/PSAC Challenge

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
WLU women’s basketball team opens up the season today in South Euclid, Ohio for the Mountain East Conference (MEC) and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) crossover. 

Men’s basketball ready to host MEC/PSAC Challenge

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer 
 
After a shakeup in the coaching staff and the roster in the offseason, the preseason No. 17 West Liberty University men’s basketball team is ready to kick off the 2017-18 season on the court with the MEC/PSAC Challenge.