Category Archives: Sports

Top sports to enjoy during summer

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

As we start to get into summer, the NBA Finals is wrapping up while the Stanley Cup Finals finished last night. With football still being a few months away, you have a huge gap in what sports to watch. The obvious choice is baseball since it is on early everyday, but here are some other options that you might not think of. 

In-depth look at Hilltopper Football for Fall 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers Football Team just released their schedule for the upcoming fall season. Fans familiar with the schedule from last season may note some important changes; a matchup with a long-time rival is moved closer to the end of the schedule and the Toppers will play host to a new out-of-conference opponent.

Round 3: Cavaliers and Warriors face off in NBA Finals

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

The inevitable matchup for the NBA Finals is here! The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will face off for the third consecutive time. Will the Cavs bring home back-to-back championships, or will Golden State redeem themselves after blowing a 3-1 lead last year?

To all of the senior athletes: thank you and good luck 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

Four years of college to the naked eye may seem like an incredibly long journey. And it is, in some degree, but there is one thing that all college students, especially student-athletes, can agree on: it is not long enough. In two weeks, many student-athletes on the hilltop will walk across the stage for commencement and begin their new lives. 

Senior Yale Hughes is leaving it all out on the field 

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
 
Yale Hughes, a senior pitcher at West Liberty University, is entering into the final stretch of his college-playing career. Originally from Cortland, N.Y., Hughes joined the West Liberty baseball team as a freshman during the 2013-2014 season.

WLU baseball set to take on rival Wheeling Jesuit

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

This weekend, the Toppers will celebrate senior day on the hilltop on Saturday afternoon at Kovalick Field in a double-header against the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals. The games on Saturday are set for 1 and 3 p.m. at Kovalick Field. The Toppers will travel off the hill to Wheeling Jesuit’s field on Sunday for another double-header with game times set for 1 and 3 p.m.

Senior pitcher hopes to finish WLU career on high note

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Choosing the best fit in a university for a student-athlete can be a very hard decision. With the many options that recruiting offers, narrowing down a selection is easier said than done. Here at West Liberty University, a handful of baseball players have transferred in from other colleges. One of those players is senior pitcher Greg Stagani

WLU senior outfielder to finish season with a smile

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
 
Softball outfielder Nicki Mihalik is wrapping up her final year at West Liberty University. She’s been through an exciting journey on the hilltop, and she’s learned to grow and discover her true potential while finding the humor in things each step of the way.   

Toppers look to bounce back against Fairmont State

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
After an unfortunate weekend against Shepherd this past week, the Hilltoppers will prepare for another tough test against the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons.  

Toppers head to Shepherd for MEC showdown 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor 
 
This weekend, the baseball team will travel to take on the Shepherd University Rams in a battle between two of the top teams in the Mountain East Conference. Last weekend, West Liberty won three out of four games against Urbana University to get the series win and two of the wins came in a walk-off fashion.