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Lady Toppers look to get back on track this weekend

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty basketball returns to the hilltop following a heartbreaking loss to the University of Charleston. The #25 Golden Eagles avoided the upset after trailing by 25 points early in the third quarter. 

Olkosky prepares for final season on the court

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
Senior basketball player Johnie Olkosky has been a staple to watch at West Liberty University since she began playing for the team in 2015, after redshirting her first season. Olkosky has always had a passion for basketball, and she is ready to play her final season on the hilltop and live by the team motto: live life one possession at a time. 

Hilltoppers seek revenge against Fairmont State

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
Hilltopper basketball will gear up for one last game before winter break. West Liberty will travel to Fairmont State for an inner-conference matchup this Sunday. 

Senior Meininger is leaving everything on the court 

By Raissa Wagner, Contributing Writer
Eric Meininger is a 22-year-old from Centerville, Ohio, and he is not your average basketball player. He is the senior captain of the basketball team and he has had a great journey during his time as a Hilltopper. 

Men’s basketball takes on Notre Dame this Sunday

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

After falling in the first game of the season to an out of conference opponent, the Hilltoppers have quickly gotten back to their winning ways. With a 5-1 record, the men’s team will be traveling to South Euclid, Ohio to tip-off against the Notre Dame College Falcons at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was moved to Sunday to avoid conflicts with the NCAA Division II national quarterfinal football game also taking place on Notre Dame’s campus.

Women’s basketball travels to Notre Dame for MEC battle

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty women’s basketball hits the road this weekend for an inner-conference matchup against Notre Dame. Tipoff is at 2 p.m., Sunday in South Euclid, Ohio. The Lady Toppers sit at 5-3, tied for second in the Mountain East Conference.

WLU’s No. 1 wrestler looks for a strong return to the mat

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager
West Liberty University’s redshirt senior wrestler Darius Bunch is saving his power to be back for his final season on coach Mitch Smith’s team. 

Men’s basketball starts MEC action against Glenville

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
Today the West Liberty University men’s basketball team will play their fourth home game of the year, and tomorrow they will play their first Mountain East Conference game of the 2018-19 season. 

Lady Toppers look to score upset against Glenville State

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Mountain East Conference defending champs Glenville State travels to the hilltop this Saturday for an inter-conference matchup. With home-court advantage, the Lady Toppers will seek to dethrone the Lady Pioneers as the top team in the Mountain East Conference.

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. 
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