Category Archives: Game Recap

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 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.

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.

WLU volleyball faces tough MEC test this weekend

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty women’s volleyball team will be closing at-home play in the 2017 regular season this weekend, with games against Fairmont State and Shepherd. Both of those teams sit towards the top of the Mountain East Conference (MEC).

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.

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.

WLU Volleyball team ready for final month of 2017 season

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
The volleyball team split with their first two home MEC opponents last weekend, which sets the stage for the final month of the 2017 season packed with conference play.

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.