Archive for the ‘Topper Football’ Category

Black History Month comes to a close

burial holmes

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer February is Black History Month, and with it being almost over, we would like to acknowledge the first black athlete to compete at West Liberty University, Burial Holmes. This claim is based on old Trumpet and local newspaper articles in the library archives in which Holmes is the first black […]

Former Hilltopper becomes new QB coach

Zach Amedro

By Benjamin Rogers, Contributing Writer Zach Amedro, former record-setting quarterback for the Toppers, has recently been hired as the quarterbacks coach at West Liberty University. After graduating in 2010 with a degree in exercise physiology, Amedro spent the last few years working as a personal trainer in and around the area. But when a call […]

WL football looks toward future with freshmen class

Marty Bishop

By Dominic Cooper, Contributing Writer The West Liberty football team ended a disappointing season with a record of 3-8. However, there is hope for the future. Coming into the inaugural MEC football season, the Hilltoppers were expected to compete for a conference title, but injuries had other plans. Due to the amount of injuries throughout […]

Hilltopper loss ends 2013 football season

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer The West Liberty Football team’s season came to an end after the Hilltoppers fell to Notre Dame College (OH) 30-13 on Senior Day at Russek Field. Early in the first quarter, Hilltopper quarterback Tyler Tucci was intercepted by the Falcons Akyee Henderson for a 43 yard touchdown return. Late in […]

Hilltopper football to wrap up the season against Notre Dame

Hilltopper football to wrap up the season against Notre Dame

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer After a 24-13 loss to Virginia-Wise on Saturday, Nov. 9, the West Liberty Hilltopper football team will now look to close the season with a win as they host Notre Dame College (Ohio). Notre Dame (4-6) is coming off a 30-14 loss to Concord. The Falcons’ four wins were against […]

WR Potts isn’t satisfied with just stats

WR Potts isn’t satisfied with just stats

By Dominic Cooper, Contributing Writer After spending two seasons at the University of Akron, Dylan Potts did not feel it was the right place for him. In the fall of 2010, Potts made only two appearances for the Zips at quarterback. He made the move to receiver in the spring of 2011 and played in […]

UC Eagles fly away with a win at first night game

Football 4

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer In the first ever night time game at West Liberty, the Hilltoppers fell to Charleston by a 26-9 final. On the very first possession of the game for the Golden Eagles, they drove down the field, and Quarterback Maurice Leak connected with Davon Henry for a 17 yard touchdown pass. […]

Hilltopper football to premiere new lights

Hilltopper football to premiere new lights

By AJ Blehschmidt, Contributing Writer West Liberty University’s football team will host the Charleston Golden Eagles Thursday, Oct.31 with an added twist: for the first time in the football program history, the Hilltoppers will host a night game at Russek Field. The installation of the new lighting system was made possible by a donation to […]

WL hosts Charleston in first night game

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer The West Liberty University football team is coming off a 38-21 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan and fell to 3-5 on the season and 3-3 in Mountain East Conference play. Now the Toppers will look to snap a two-game losing streak as they host the Charleston Golden Eagles. Charleston comes […]

Family and football drive Faraimo

Family and football drive Faraimo

By Jacob Flatley, Contributing Writer You may recognize him as the kid who rides the penny board around campus, but the West Liberty football team recognizes Andrew Faraimo as one of its leaders. The sophomore outside safety from Long Beach, Calif. has led the way for the stingy Hilltopper defense all season long. Faraimo was […]