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Student Athletes – Covid Testing

West Liberty University has started testing a sports team a week for COVID.

Anna Johnston, Sports editor

October 23, 2020

West Liberty’s student athletes have started getting regularly tested for COVID-19 on campus. Once a week, a random selection of athletes, across all sports, have been tested for COVID-19 in Blatnik Gym. The push for more campus testing comes after an initiative set out by the NCAA in late July followed...

Hilltopper cross country team faces challenges while navigating COVID-19 regulations

The 2020 cross-country team comes together to share in a photo. Even though the teams meets have thrown a wrench in their season that's not stopping them from becoming a close team.

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer

October 23, 2020

WLU cross-country team runs with COVID’s challenges By: Morgan Kafana For some, the ability to attend college while also participating in their favorite sport is a dream. However, athletes such as the 2020 cross-country team didn’t plan for COVID-19 to affect their season like it has. The cross-country...

Conclusion of the NBA season marked an unprecedented victory for the league

Conclusion of the NBA season marked an unprecedented victory for the league

Maxwell Fiedorczyk, Sports Writer

October 22, 2020

The conclusion of the NBA: Maxwell Fiedorczyk. Trumpet Issue 6 On March 11, 2020, the National Basketball Association announced that the regular season, as well as the playoffs, would be suspended indefinitely due to the ongoing complications of COVID-19. Nearly four months have passed until league...

The NFL and their current battle with COVID-19

The NFL and their current battle with COVID-19

Maxwell Fiedorczyk, Sports Writer

October 22, 2020

This article was written as of October 15th, 2020 The NFL and their current battle with COVID-19: Maxwell Fiedorczyk. Trumpet Issue 6 With the conclusion of leagues such as the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League, many sports fans have turned their attention to football,...

NCAA votes to grant winter athletes additional year eligibility

NCAA votes to grant winter athletes additional year eligibility

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief

October 22, 2020

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-Chief ESPN released an article stating that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) voted to grant all winter student athletes an additional year of eligibility due to their seasons being canceled or postponed in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in March o...

Sean Regan, West Liberty’s head coach for men’s soccer shares life experiences

Sean Regan, West Liberty's head coach for men's soccer shares life experiences

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief

October 22, 2020

Annalise Murphy, Editor Sean Regan, Men’s Head Soccer Coach Profile West Liberty University’s Men’s Head Soccer Coach, Sean Regan, was born and raised right here in Wheeling, W. Va. Regan completed his undergraduate degree at Wheeling Jesuit University, where he majored in history and was...

High school sports remain in season amidst global pandemic while collegiate level keep

John Marshall High School Homecoming Football Game (Oct. 9, 2020)

Creed Kidney, Online Editor

October 19, 2020

High school sports remain in season amidst global pandemic while collegiate level keep cautious By Creed Kidney We are all quite too familiar at this point with how many things COVID-19 has taken, and continues to take, away from us; and while many still remain highly cautious of any kind of breach...

Men’s and Women’s MEC Basketball Championship Games

Men's and Women's MEC Basketball Championship Games

Cate Calissie, Cate Calissie, and Cate Calissie

March 16, 2020

Men’s Basketball Earn MEC Championship Trophy           Due to COVID-19, the men’s basketball season was cut short, but that didn’t stop them from dominating the court at the MEC Championships! The Hilltoppers regained their title of MEC Champions for the 2019-2020 season. The Hilltopp...

Hilltopper Hoops: here’s what you missed over winter break

Hilltopper Hoops: here's what you missed over winter break

Cate Calissie, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2020

Women’s Basketball   The Lady Toppers Women’s Basketball team went 1-4 over the Christmas break. The Toppers first test was against West Virginia State where the Hilltoppers started the first half strong, outscoring the Lady Jackets 51-42 lead by Morgan Brunner with 14 points, 12 of those being from beyond the three-point arc, T...

Crutchfield’s impact on Men’s Basketball Program

Crutchfield's impact on Men's Basketball Program

Thomas Cole and Thomas Cole

January 6, 2020

          The men’s basketball team here at West Liberty has become a dominating force both regionally and nationally.  With a 147-7(.953) record at home in the last ten years, they have the highest home winning percentage across all levels of collegiate basketball during that time.  In compar...

Men`s Basketball Game Gallery: November 20, 2019

Lindsay Dowdle

November 21, 2019

Senior WLU Quarterback is finishing his legacy

Senior WLU Quarterback is finishing his legacy

Raissa Wagner and Raissa Wagner

November 5, 2019

                  Zack Phillips, the senior quarterback of the WLU football team from Wheeling, has been putting big scores on the board for the team throughout his football career at West Liberty since last season. He made his decision to come to West Liberty after three years at his pre...

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