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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.