Tag Archives: Athletics

Men’s basketball gears up for conference match-up

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Finishing up a successful season open-weekend on the hilltop, the West Liberty Hilltoppers are traveling to central West Virginia to face their first Mountain East Conference opponent. 

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.

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 seek win against streaking Falcons 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After a tough loss against the University of Virginia Wise last weekend, the West Liberty Hilltoppers are hoping to find a solid rhythm as they head into the middle of their season. After starting the season 2-2, the Toppers have struggled to maintain momentum toward a win streak. They hope to begin that streak tonight on the hilltop. 

Shepherd, Fairmont on this week’s volleyball schedule  

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After a tough start, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team earned a split at this past weekend’s MEC/PSAC Crossover at the ASRC, managing to knock off two Atlantic Region teams on their way to MEC conference play this weekend. 

Six obscure sporting events you didn’t know about

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

When you hear the word “sports,” events like baseball, golf, football, and even NASCAR come to mind. They’re the usual suspects found on ESPN because they are familiar. Well, there are plenty of additional “activities” that qualify as sports, and it’s very likely that you’ve never heard of them because they are just plain weird. We’re going far beyond makeshift playground activities as these six obscure sports have two things in common: randomness and an unexpected fan base.

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 keeps students fit with wellness opportunities 

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty’s campus offers many ways for students to stay fit and healthy. There are numerous sport clubs that students can join, physical education classes and even official sports teams that they can tryout for. During the past year, these opportunities have been increasing with the appearance of new programs, such as the personal trainers and the new official sport teams that will start next year.

Hilltopper baseball set for two weekend doubleheaders

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty baseball team will play on their home field for the first time in the 2017 campaign, preparing to take on conference foes Concord and Virginia Wise this weekend. The Hilltoppers currently sit at (9-5) on the season.

Lady Hilltoppers hit the road for two doubleheaders

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

After a split decision in their first two games at home, the softball Lady Hilltoppers will hit the road again for two doubleheaders in Charleston and Institute, W.Va. 
 
Beginning on Saturday, March 25, the WLU Toppers (5-5, 1-1 MEC) are traveling to southern West Virginia to face two Mountain East Conference matchups against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-0 MEC) and the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets (14-10, 0-2 MEC).