Category Archives: Game Preview

Toppers seeking MEC Tournament playoff berth

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The future of the 2018 West Liberty baseball team is determined this weekend, as they will take on rival Wheeling Jesuit in a four game series. Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers are 18-24 overall and 15-13 in the conference this season and they will be going into the weekend tied for second place with Fairmont State University in the north division of the Mountain East Conference standings. 

Softball playoff hopes on the line in regular season finale   

 By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The West Liberty softball team prepares for Notre Dame of Ohio and Urbana in its last respective away and home games of the regular-season. Every game is critical as the Lady Hilltoppers continue to fight for the last seed in the North Division of the Mountain East Conference Tournament

West Liberty men’s golf prepares for final invitational

By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty men’s golf team, under the direction of Coach Mike Ricci, is preparing for the Cecil C. Spadafora Invitational. The tournament is hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania at Indiana Country Club, starting today, April 15, through tomorrow, April 16. 

WLU softball hits the road for tough conference match-up

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The West Liberty softball team will travel today, April 5, and tomorrow, April 6, for two inner-conference away games against UVa-Wise and Concord University. Two wins here will move the Lady Hilltoppers towards the middle of the Mountain East Conference (MEC).

Howlett’s Hilltoppers gear up for MEC Tournament

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After ending an incredible regular season on a low note with a home loss to rival Wheeling Jesuit, the West Liberty men’s basketball team is looking forward to postseason play, starting with the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Tournament in Charleston, W. Va. this week.

Lady Toppers hope to end season on high note

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

In Kyle Cooper’s first season as head coach of the West Liberty women’s basketball team, Coach Cooper returned the Lady Toppers to winning form. With the Mountain East Conference Tournament fast-approaching, WLU will look to end the season with a win.

Toppers gear up for high intensity game against Jesuit

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After three months and 25 games, the West Liberty men’s basketball team will end the regular season this week with a game on the road and a regular season finale this Saturday at home against a long-time rival. 

Toppers baseball travels to N.C. for season opener

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The Hilltopper baseball team will play their first games of the season this weekend against St. Augustine’s, Slippery Rock and Seton Hill University. The team was supposed to have their first games two weeks ago against St. Augustine’s, but due to weather, the series was postponed to today and their regularly scheduled games against two PSAC schools will be played as scheduled. 

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.