Category Archives: Sports

West Liberty men’s soccer looks for first road win

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty’s men’s soccer team will travel to Buckhannon, W.Va. this weekend for an inner-conference matchup against West Virginia Wesleyan. After three away games to begin the season, the Black and Gold still searches for their first road win. This will be a tall order as the Wesleyan Bobcats look to shift gears after a slow start to their promising season. 

WLU Volleyball begins MEC action this weekend

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
The Lady Toppers head into the weekend with a 9-3 record, and they are beginning conference play today and tomorrow against Fairmont State University and Shepherd University

Hilltoppers take on Charleston after home opener victory

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
Coming off a home win against West Virginia Wesleyan, The Hilltoppers (1-1, 1-1 MEC) head downstate to face off against the University of Charleston (2-0, 2-0 MEC) tonight with a 7 p.m. kickoff. 

WLU women’s soccer starts Mountain East Conference action 

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty returns home Sunday for a tough matchup against Notre Dame (Ohio). Mountain East Conference Preseason Poll projects the Lady Falcons to finish first in their division of the MEC conference this season. This is the first year the conference will be broken into North and South divisions for women’s soccer and both teams will represent the North division.

WLU volleyball competes in MEC/PSAC Crossover

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
Tomorrow night, Sept. 7, the West Liberty Hilltopper volleyball team will be hosting the MEC/PSAC Crossover event. The Hilltoppers will be heading into the tournament sporting a six-win streak, with an overall 7-1 record. All games will be hosted in the Academic Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). 

Hilltoppers looking for redemption in week two

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty football returns to the hilltop tonight after coming up short in their comeback last Thursday versus Urbana. 

Pro-sports should consider changing up schedules

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

The PGA Tour recently announced their new schedule for the 2018-19 season. The new schedule involves several major changes to the schedule, including the addition of two new tournaments, the removal of a playoff event, moving The Players Championship from May back to March, and moving The PGA Championship from August to May.

The new season will wrap up around Labor Day, which has been something the PGA Tour has long sought to do so they wouldn’t have to compete with the NFL for ratings during the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

This recent revamp of the schedule got me thinking about what other sports could do to improve their schedules. I’ve listed below five changes to other professional sports’ schedules that would improve their schedules considerably and make things more enjoyable for the fans.

2018 FIFA World Cup: 5 things you should know

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14, and it will be finished with the final match on July 15. This year’s World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, and the FIFA has already launched many technological surprises for the players and fans. Here are five things you should know about the World Cup in Russia!

Top 5 pro sport records that may never be broken

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

There are many talented athletes. These athletes are always setting new records and breaking old ones. However, there are some records that have been set that may never be broken. Listed below are the five professional sports records that I feel will never be broken, in no particular order. 

WLU men’s golf prepares for regional tournament

By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer
The West Liberty men’s golf team will wrap up the 2017-2018 season starting today with the NCAA Super Regional Championship, held at Glade Springs Resort May 7-10 in Daniels, W. Va. The Hilltoppers, under the direction of head coach Mike Ricci, finished the season fifth in the Atlantic Region.