Category Archives: Sports

Lady Toppers begin season in MEC/PSAC Challenge

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
Hilltopper women’s basketball begins their regular season this weekend in the annual MEC/PSAC Challenge. However, fans will have to wait until next week for their first home game. 

Men’s basketball set to tip-off 2018-19 season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
The West Liberty University Hilltoppers men’s basketball team will start their season at home tonight, Nov. 9, as they take on the Kutztown University Golden Bears. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the ASRC. 

WLU volleyball travels down the hill for MEC tournament

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
West Liberty University’s volleyball team will head down the hill to Wheeling Jesuit University’s McDonough Center today, Thursday, Nov. 8, to play in the Mountain East Conference Volleyball Tournament, starting play at 5 p.m.

Pro arena football team Roughriders relocate, hold tryouts at WLU

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager

The West Virginia Roughriders, who just moved to WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va., hosted tryouts at West Liberty University’s West Family Stadium at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Senior twin sisters reflect on volleyball, college life 

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
“We really did not want to go to the same school,” said senior Stephanie Leonard about her and her twin sister Amanda’s recruitment at West Liberty University.
The sisters joined the volleyball team together in 2015, after playing on the same team since middle school. They initially wanted some separation after living and rooming together for 17 years as well as playing so closely on the court. 

Wheeling native Whipkey overcomes adversity in senior year

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer
Austin Whipkey plays offensive on WLU’s football team. His primary position is right guard on the offensive line and his job is to protect the quarterback. This is a position that requires strength, size, and footwork.

Hilltoppers travel to Concord for penultimate MEC game

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
Last weekend the West Liberty University football team took care of business in front of a huge homecoming crowd, as they were able to take down West Virginia State in a 36-24 game. The Hilltoppers will be back in action today, Oct. 27, at noon against the Concord Mountain Lions in a battle between Mountain East Conference teams. 

WLU soccer takes on Wheeling rival in final doubleheader

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty soccer will travel to Wheeling Jesuit this Saturday for their last regular-season matchup. The Lady Toppers will use this matchup as preparation for postseason play while the men’s team looks to end the season with a win.

WLU volleyball hosts Concord, UVa-Wise this weekend

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
West Liberty University’s volleyball team will be looking to finish the last stretch of its regular season play this weekend on a high note with two inner conference match-ups. 

Osman Kargbo making the most of final year on the field

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager

WLU senior running back Osman Kargbo is ambitious about winning another honor in five weeks until the end of this football season.