Category Archives: Sports

WLU Baseball team looks to continue its hot start 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers have started their season 4-1 on the diamond with two big wins against the Concord Mountain Lions and a series victory against Chowan University, getting two wins in three games. The bats were as hot as 70-degree weather as they scored 43 runs with two double-digit scoring affairs in their first five games. 13 different pitchers toed the rubber to help seal those four victories with senior starters Yale Hughes and Sean Pare getting two of the wins.

Running Hilltoppers set for final game against Jesuit 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After losing their second game of the season against Concord University on Feb. 9, the Toppers are heading into the final two games of the season on a three-game winning streak. The WLU Hilltoppers (24-2, 18-2 MEC), in their final regular season game, will travel 12-miles off the hilltop to face their local rivals, the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals (20-6, 14-6 MEC) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Men’s soccer becomes West Liberty’s 18th sport

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

On Feb. 8, 2017, West Liberty University President Dr. Stephen Greiner announced that the university is adding men’s soccer as its 18th intercollegiate sport.

Toppers sweep regular season series against Wesleyan Bobcats

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Tonight, on a chilly Thursday night two days after Valentine’s Day, the WLU men’s basketball team hosted the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats in their first MEC matchup of the week. Earlier in the season, the Toppers prevailed with a victory over the Bobcats in Buckhannon, W.Va., with a 97-76 victory. In their first home game after hitting the road for the last two games, the Toppers were trying to complete the season sweep against Wesleyan.

Running Hilltoppers set for season’s final home games 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The WLU men’s basketball team is back in action tonight in the ASRC against West Virginia Wesleyan College. After only their second loss at Concord and win at UVa-Wise on the road last week, the Hilltoppers have their sights on rebounding back this weekend while at home in two Mountain East Conference (MEC) match-ups.
 

Hilltoppers hit the road to take on Concord and Wise

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty men’s basketball team is back in action tonight against Concord and then again on Saturday against UVa-Wise. The Hilltoppers are currently on a 14-game winning streak with their last loss coming back in December against Fairmont State. 
 

Lady Toppers prepare for two games in three days

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

After a tough home loss against Fairmont State on Saturday, Coach Lynn Ullom and the Lady Hilltoppers (7-15, 6-10 MEC) are hitting the road for two games in a three-day span, beginning with today’s matchup in Athens, W.Va. against Concord University (5-16, 3-13 MEC). 

West Liberty baseball prepares for 2017 season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

Last season, the baseball team finished with a 29-25 record and a third place finish in the Mountain East Conference. Only losing six seniors, the 2017 squad has their sights set high this season with team goals of a conference championship and a regional tournament bid.

British basketball senior considers America home

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

Lady Hilltoppers shooting guard Bethany “Beth” Dalton is enjoying her second year at West Liberty with her team. She enjoys the sport, especially with her current teammates, but it took her a while to find her niche in America as she’s jumped across the pond from her hometown of Gosport, England more than once.

Lady Toppers prepare to take on Fairmont State

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After winning three of the last five games, Coach Lynn Ullom and the Lady Hilltoppers (7-13, 6-8 MEC) are hoping to finish their season on a high note, beginning with Saturday’s matchup against the Fairmont State Lady Fighting Falcons (12-8, 9-5 MEC).