Category Archives: Athletics

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.

WLU tailback Ortiz joins elite status

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

No. 21 for the Black and Gold, Jeremiah Ortiz, made West Liberty history last night by becoming only the ninth Hilltopper in school history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. However, Ortiz’ record-setting performance wasn’t enough to prevail the Hilltoppers over Fairmont State.

WLU football prepares for season finale at Fairmont

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Coming off of a disappointing loss last Thursday to an out of conference Eastern New Mexico University team, by a score of 24-45, the Hilltoppers will travel to Fairmont, W.Va. tonight to take on Fairmont State University. This Mountain East Conference (MEC) match-up is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff. West Liberty enters the final week of the season with a 3-7 record, whereas the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons enter in third place in the MEC, with a 7-3 record. 

Lady Toppers prepare to hit the hardwood for new season

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The Lady Hilltoppers will see a notable change to its bench this upcoming season as Hall of Fame coach, Lynn Ullom, decided to step down as head coach after 26 seasons. However, with four returning starters and a stellar recruiting class, newly hired head coach, Kyle Cooper, is ready to preserve the program’s success.

Men’s basketball anticipates successful 2017-18 season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor 
 
The West Liberty University men’s basketball team is just a few days away from starting their season, and this year’s team will be drastically different from previous years. 
 
Starting from the top, legendary head coach Jim Crutchfield resigning and now coaching at Nova Southeastern, means that there is a new head coach and West Liberty didn’t waste any time hiring former player and assistant coach, Ben Howlett to lead the team

West Liberty falls in final home game

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

On a beautiful November night at West Family Stadium, the Hilltoppers couldn’t stop the high powered Eastern New Mexico offense. The Toppers took home the 45-24 loss, in their final home game of the year.

WLU faces tough out-of-conference test at home

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Tonight, the football team (3-6, 3-6 MEC) will host the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (7-1, 6-1 LSC) at West Family Stadium. Losing five-straight games before last week’s win against Concord, the Toppers are hoping to salvage their season with wins in their final two games, but the Greyhounds are traveling nearly 1,500 miles to spoil that hope.