Category Archives: Sports

Toppers search for much needed win at W. Va. State

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After a disappointing loss last week on Homecoming, the Hilltoppers are hoping to break their losing streak this weekend against West Virginia State University. 

Lady Toppers look for season sweep of Charleston

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

Charleston University will visit West Liberty this weekend for a Mountain East Conference matchup. A win will give our Lady Toppers two for the season against a Golden Eagles team who was ranked first in the coaches’ preseason polls.

Senior volleyballer hopes to finish season off strong

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Three years ago, heading into the 2014-15 season, head coach Kayla Mull of the Lady Hilltoppers volleyball program knew she needed a solid recruiting class if they wanted to compete in the Mountain East Conference. Traits like experience, height, quickness, jumping and mental toughness are characteristics Mull and every volleyball coach looks for. For the Hilltoppers, however, intelligence is at the forefront as well. One player in that recruiting class fits into all those categories: Erin Jans. 

Hilltoppers slump against Pioneers on Homecoming

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

It was a beautiful day for a homecoming football game on the hilltop, but the Hilltoppers came up just short against Glenville State in a 17-13 Mountain East Conference match-up.

Senior volleyballer looks to wrap up the season on a high note

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Middle blocker Sydney Scherer is playing her last season here on the hilltop. Scherer earned 2016 First-Team All-MEC middle blocker and 2014 MEC All-Freshman Team. As of Oct. 4, she is third in the NCAA Division II in Active Career blocks with 455. Her goal for her last season on the hilltop is to win conference.

Football returns to the hilltop for Homecoming game

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
This Saturday is homecoming on the Hilltop and all of the current and former Hilltoppers are eager for the battle on the gridiron. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. against the Glenville State College Pioneers in a Mountain East Conference battle. This will be the Hilltoppers’ seventh game of the season.
 
So far, the 2017 season hasn’t been what the team had expected as they come into the game with a 2-4 record. With five games remaining, the Hilltoppers will look to get on a big winning streak and finish the season with an above .500 record. 

Baseball, softball teams hold unique fundraiser

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty University baseball and softball teams have teamed up in a fundraising effort in hopes to get a new indoor facility. For just $20, you can purchase a raffle ticket that will enter into a drawing where the winner will win “Roberto,” a greyhound that races weekly at the Wheeling Island dog track. The drawing will be at halftime of the homecoming football game on Oct. 14, 2017. 

Toppers come up short against powerhouse Shepherd

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

After a tough battle in Shepherdstown, W.Va., the WLU Toppers lose their fourth game of the season against the third ranked nationally and MEC powerhouse Shepherd Rams, with a score of 51-14.

Football team gears up to battle No. 3 Shepherd

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
After a tough loss to Notre Dame College (Ohio), the Hilltoppers football team is looking to bounce back and beat Shepherd University this Saturday afternoon. 

WLU Volleyball team ready for final month of 2017 season

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
The volleyball team split with their first two home MEC opponents last weekend, which sets the stage for the final month of the 2017 season packed with conference play.