Tag Archives: NCAA Division II

Senior leader Brandon Smith aims high in his final run

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
One of the seniors out on the court for the Running Hilltoppers this year is Brandon Smith. Originally from Sandusky, Ohio, Smith’s love for sports started at a young age. So young, in fact, his first word was “ball.”

Toppers ready for week of key Mountain East match-ups 

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
With the regular season quickly coming to a close and the Mountain East Conference (MEC) tournament in Charleston awaiting teams at the end of the month, every game becomes important for seeding in the tournament.
 
For West Liberty’s men’s basketball team, this is certainly the case as picking up both wins this week, one on the road and one at home, can guarantee the Toppers the MEC Regular Season Championship and a No. 1 seed come tournament time.

WLU softball team is hopeful for turnaround season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty University softball team will be in action for the first time of the 2018 season this weekend when they travel to Charlotte, N.C. to take on Johnson C. Smith University and Queens University of Charlotte. They will play each team once on Friday and then again on Saturday. 

Toppers looking to build on two big wins last week

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The No. 5 West Liberty University men’s basketball team will take on West Virginia State tonight at 7:30 p.m., followed by University of Charleston on Saturday. With two wins this weekend, WLU will extend its current winning streak to four games.

McKenna Shives stands out on and off the court

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
A senior from Struthers, Ohio, McKenna Shives is no average basketball player. This is her second and final season here at West Liberty University. She transferred from Gannon University, where she played her first two collegiate seasons. In her junior year, she led the nation with 106 3-pointers and earned second team All-MEC honors

Toppers look to bounce back after upset road loss to FSU

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After a thrilling last-second road loss to Fairmont State, West Liberty men’s basketball team will look to rebound and maintain their top spot in the Mountain East Conference with a three-game homestand in the friendlier confines of the ASRC this week.

Toppers take on Fairmont in their 173rd meeting

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty University men’s basketball team will travel this weekend to Fairmont, W.Va. to take on the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) match-up.
 
As of Jan. 21, the Hilltoppers are sporting a 17-0 overall record and a 12-0 record in conference games, and the Falcons have a 14-4 overall record and a 10-2 record in conference games, with their losses coming against West Virginia State and the Hilltoppers earlier in the season by a score of 100-106.

Lady Toppers look for much-needed win against Fairmont

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty’s women’s basketball team will travel to Fairmont, W.Va. on Sunday for its final matchup against the Lady Fighting Falcons at 2:30 p.m. WLU took the first matchup, and our Lady Toppers will look to make it a sweep with a victory on the road.

Nationally ranked wrestling team set to host invitational

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Each year, West Liberty University hosts the West Virginia Invitational for wrestling. The NCAA Division II No. 16 Hilltoppers will come out looking for success on the mat.

WLU basketball returns to hilltop after break

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the hilltop Saturday, Jan. 6, for their first home games of the year. Both squads pulled out a win, as our men’s team continues their perfect season and our Lady Toppers improve to 5-9.