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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...

Wheeling native Whipkey overcomes adversity in senior year

October 30, 2018

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer   Austin Whipkey plays offensive on WLU’s football team. His primary position is right guard on the offensive line and his job is to protect the quarterback. This...

Hilltoppers travel to Concord for penultimate MEC game

October 27, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Last weekend the West Liberty University football team took care of business in front of a huge homecoming crowd, as they were able to take down West Virginia State in...

Hilltoppers take on W. Va. State in homecoming game

October 20, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   The West Liberty University Hilltopper football team returns home for a big day on the hilltop. The Hilltoppers will be taking on the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets...

WLU football looking for strong second half 

October 12, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor    The West Liberty University Hilltoppers football team will travel this Saturday to take on the Glenville State Pioneers in a Mountain East Conference battle. The Hilltoppers...

Clifford Clark looks for success on and off the field

October 6, 2018

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer   Clifford Clark is a football player at WLU. His position is the linebacker, which means he calls for defenses, offenses and player positions. It is a position that...

Toppers host their first Saturday game of the year

September 21, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   The West Liberty University football team will be welcomed back to the hilltop for their first Saturday home game of the season as they will face off against the University...

Hilltoppers looking for redemption in week two

September 6, 2018

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer   West Liberty football returns to the hilltop tonight after coming up short in their comeback last Thursday versus Urbana.  Down 21-10 after the first half,...

2018 FIFA World Cup: 5 things you should know

June 26, 2018

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,...

Alumnus scores touchdown with NFL cleat design

Alumnus scores touchdown with NFL cleat design

January 29, 2018

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer   WLU alumnus Vinnie Candelore designed special cleats for Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James for the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.   Candelore,...

Football season concludes with a heartbreaking loss

November 19, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Last week, the Hilltoppers took on Fairmont State University in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) matchup. West Liberty fell just short in their season finale, by a score...

WLU tailback Ortiz joins elite status

November 10, 2017

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...

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