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Basketball begins season with successful opening weekend

Mark Donnelly, Writer November 15, 2022

West Liberty’s men and womens basketball teams got their seasons underway last weekend with two out of conference matchups against regional opponents. It was a mixed set of results for the Lady Hilltoppers...

WLU Volleyball celebrate their five seniors

WLU volleyball recognizes seniors in recent game

Anna Johnston, Writer November 1, 2022

On Friday, Oct. 28, the West Liberty University Volleyball Team paid tribute to their five graduating athletes for senior night. Head Coach Riley Schenk’s squad took on the Frostburg State University...

Senior Millie Colbran in action vs Wheeling.

Millie Colbran Senior Spotlight

Mark Donnelly, Writer November 1, 2022

Millie Colbran, a senior on the women’s soccer team is preparing for graduation and recently finished her senior season on the hilltop. After an injury-stricken freshman year, Colbran has been ever present...

Mens soccer team gathers for senior day win.

Men’s soccer secure first playoff spot in program history

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 31, 2022

West Liberty’s men’s soccer team reached the Mountain East Conference playoffs for the first time in program history with a 2-1 win over rivals Wheeling University on senior day this Saturday. The...

Receiver Chris Charles in action vs. Wheeling University.

Hilltopper football ends homecoming week with loss to Wheeling University

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 24, 2022

It was a tail of two halves as the West Liberty Hilltoppers lost 42-21 against their local rivals Wheeling University at the West Family Stadium on Saturday. The toppers were hoping for a better end to...

West Liberty Acrobatics and Tumbling in action vs West Virginia Wesleyan.

National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Championships to be hosted at West Liberty for first time

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 21, 2022

The National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) recently announced that its 2023 National Championships will be hosted by West Liberty University at the Academic, Sports and Recreation...

Womens Basketball roster 2022/23

West Liberty basketball receives high rankings in MEC preseason poll

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 21, 2022

The Mountain East Conference released their preseason coaches polls for both Men’s and Women’s basketball last Monday, with West Liberty being ranked at #1 and #3 respectively. After winning the conference...

Daniel Rovira in action vs. Concord University

Daniel Rovira Senior Spotlight

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 9, 2022

Daniel Rovira, a senior on the men’s soccer team at West Liberty is currently playing in his final season on the hilltop. A four-year veteran, Rovira has played 49 games for the Hilltoppers so far, with...

Nyia Setla in action against Alderson Broaddus.

WLU Volleyball push closer to MEC title after recent wins

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 3, 2022

West Liberty’s volleyball team secured their first Mountain East Conference win of the season with a home victory over Alderson Broaddus (AB). After opening MEC play with a 4-set loss against Notre Dame...

WLU womens soccer gather inside Highland Sports Complex for doubleheader against University of Charleston.

Women’s Soccer secure comeback wins over Alderson Broaddus and University of Charleston

Mark Donnelly, Writer October 3, 2022

In what was a pivotal week in their 2022 season, West Liberty University’s (WLU) women’s soccer team secured two comeback wins against Alderson Broaddus University and University of Charleston this...

Shon Stephens in after pick-six vs Alderson Broaddus

4 Hilltoppers named MEC Athlete of the Week

Mark Donnelly, Writer September 25, 2022

The West Liberty University (WLU) Athletics Department is starting the semester off strong after four hilltoppers were named Mountain East Conference (MEC) Athlete of the Week in their respective sports...

The Hilltop’s Athlete of the Week

The Hilltop’s Athlete of the Week

Joshua Spratt, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

Abbe Stackpole Track and Field Year: Sophomore Hometown: Paden City, W.Va. About: Stackpole set a school record with a 100 meter dash time of 12.54 seconds

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