Tag Archives: WLU Football

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.

West Liberty falls in final home game

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

On a beautiful November night at West Family Stadium, the Hilltoppers couldn’t stop the high powered Eastern New Mexico offense. The Toppers took home the 45-24 loss, in their final home game of the year.

WLU faces tough out-of-conference test at home

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Tonight, the football team (3-6, 3-6 MEC) will host the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (7-1, 6-1 LSC) at West Family Stadium. Losing five-straight games before last week’s win against Concord, the Toppers are hoping to salvage their season with wins in their final two games, but the Greyhounds are traveling nearly 1,500 miles to spoil that hope. 

West Liberty rolls Concord on senior day

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

It was a cold and rainy one on the Hilltop for senior day, as West Liberty University took on the Concord Mountain Lions in a Mountain East Conference match-up. The Hilltoppers came away with a huge 44-14 victory to improve to 3-6 on the season.

West Liberty falls in overtime thriller against West Virginia State

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The West Liberty football team traveled to Institute, W.Va., where they fell 33-39 in a hard fought over-time battle against the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets.

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. 

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. 

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. 

Senior DB Baldwin hopes to create memories in 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Terrance Baldwin is a senior defensive back for the West Liberty football team. He has one more season here on the hilltop, and he’s looking forward to it. 

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.