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West Liberty’s baseball season opens on Friday

February 8, 2019

by Cody Shook, Sports Editors  The West Liberty University baseball team will start its season this week, as they travel south to take on Erskine College in Due West, S.C. Opening day will be this Friday...

WLU women’s basketball attempts season sweep

February 2, 2019

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer    Conference play continues to amp up ahead of the Mountain East Conference tournament. West Liberty University is looking to sweep Fairmont State this weekend...

Toppers baseball needs big weekend against Urbana

April 13, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor This weekend, Eric Burkle’s 10-15 Hilltoppers will travel to Urbana to take on the Blue Knights in a four game series in Urbana, Ohio. The baseball team has gotten off to...

Toppers baseball set to play Notre Dame College (Ohio)

April 5, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Head Coach Eric Burkle and his team take on a Mountain East Conference (MEC) north division opponent in a four game series. The Hilltoppers were originally set to play...

Toppers baseball travels to N.C. for season opener

February 22, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   The Hilltopper baseball team will play their first games of the season this weekend against St. Augustine’s, Slippery Rock and Seton Hill University. The team was supposed...

Ethan Estes looks forward to final season at WLU

February 19, 2018

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor Coming into West Liberty University as a freshman, Ethan Estes was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed in at 170 pounds, and he had to make the transition from playing shortstop...

WLU baseball set to take on rival Wheeling Jesuit

May 5, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor This weekend, the Toppers will celebrate senior day on the hilltop on Saturday afternoon at Kovalick Field in a double-header against the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals....

Toppers look to bounce back against Fairmont State

April 27, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   After an unfortunate weekend against Shepherd this past week, the Hilltoppers will prepare for another tough test against the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons.     The...

Toppers head to Shepherd for MEC showdown 

April 21, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor    This weekend, the baseball team will travel to take on the Shepherd University Rams in a battle between two of the top teams in the Mountain East Conference. Last weekend,...

California catcher finds his home here on the Hilltop

April 19, 2017

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   Finding the perfect fit as a hopeful college athlete is easier said than done. There are sometimes many colleges and universities to choose from, which makes the...

Toppers set to host Urbana University this weekend

April 13, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Kovalick Field will be busy this Friday and Saturday as the Hilltoppers of West Liberty will be taking on the Urbana University Blue Knights in a four-game series. West...

Toppers set to take on Charleston and W. Va. State

Toppers set to take on Charleston and W. Va. State

March 31, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   This weekend, the baseball team will play a unique Saturday/Sunday series against two different teams in two different locations. Saturday, they will be away taking on...

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