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Toppers Got Talent delivers in the third round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

The third week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday night, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the College Union. Contestants Devante Brown, Alexis Smith, Andrew Mehler as Boston Michaels, Audrey Blust and Sean McCarty returned for the third round.

Toppers Got Talent returns for second round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

The second week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. No contestants were eliminated last week, and all were able to return for the second round. SGA also gave out free t-shirts and snacks throughout the evening.

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.

Toppers Got Talent premieres in College Union

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

On Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., Toppers Got Talent made its debut on the hilltop. Toppers Got Talent is a four-week talent show, providing students at West Liberty a chance to showcase their skills.

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.

Serenades kicks off Homecoming week in College Hall

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Serenades, a popular Homecoming event, kicked off the week tonight at 9 p.m. in College Hall. The MC of the night was Adam Croasmun as Serenity Sparkle, who opened the event with a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. Serenity also introduced  the judges for the evening. The judges were President Dr. Stephen Greiner, Jared Thompson, Kate Billings and Marcella Snyder.

Hilltoppers come up just short against Notre Dame

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The West Liberty football team lost in a hard fought 24-19 battle against the Notre Dame Fighting Falcons tonight at West Family Stadium. With this loss, the Hilltoppers fall to 2-3 on the season and the Falcons improve to 4-1.

Hilltoppers fall to UVA-Wise on the road

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

West Liberty traveled to Wise, Va. to take on the UVA-Wise Cavaliers, and in a hard fought battle, the Hilltoppers fell just short by a score of 31-19. West Liberty falls to 2-2 on the year and the Cavaliers move up in the Mountain East Conference standings with a 3-1 record.

Hilltoppers outlast Charleston at West Family Stadium

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

On a beautiful Thursday night at West Liberty University, the Hilltoppers took on the 1-1 Charleston Golden Eagles. After a night full of missed field goals, West Liberty came away with the 9-6 victory and advanced to an overall 2-1 record.

Topper football win season opener against Urbana

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

Football up on the hilltop has officially started up again. The West Liberty Hilltoppers kicked off their season against the Urbana Blue Knights at 7:10 p.m. Having a winning history with this team, being 6-1 with previous played games, the Hilltoppers were confident they would achieve success.