By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor Another semester is in the books and that means more memorable sports moments. In the spring, West Liberty had many memorable moments. The men’s basketball team made another incredible run and broke another school record with 34 wins in a season. The baseball team made a huge turnaround this season [...]
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As another school year goes by, senior athletes reflect on their time at West Liberty. Athletes were asked about their favorite moments and what they plan to do after graduation. Here are the athletes who responded to The Trumpet in time for publication.
Story Provided The hockey club wrapped up their season in February with similar results as the two previous seasons with the exceptions of an improvement in the win column as well as some individual success for players. The team finished 2-7 this season, which is an improvement from the Toppers’ 2011-12 winless campaign. Club advisor [...]
By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor The West Liberty baseball team split a double-header on Saturday against their rival Wheeling Jesuit. The Hilltoppers won the first game by a score of 2-1 allowing the Cardinals only four hits. Freshman pitcher Mark Smyth got the win for West Liberty. He pitched the entire game striking out four [...]
By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor The West Liberty track team has had a great season so far with many of its athletes qualifying for the conference meet set for May 3 and May 4. “It’s been a solid season so far, and we’re excited for the opportunities the conference meet presents,” coach David Bell said. [...]
By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor The West Liberty football team closed out their spring season after having their annual Black and Gold spring game Saturday, April 20. “It was about what I expected,” Hilltopper Head Coach Roger Waialae said after the game. “It is hard sometimes because when the quarterback is touched, the play is [...]
By Kyle Lutz, Staff Writer The regular season for the West Liberty women’s tennis team was in the fall and they had a successful one. The Hilltoppers went 9-1 in conference play including a second place finish at the conference tournament. Now it is a new season and a new semester and the team is [...]
By Tony Viola, Sports Editor West Liberty baseball coach Eric Burkle will be the first to admit he’s only really worried about one number: how many miles it takes to get to Beckley. “I’m not a big stat guy,” he said. “We are just trying to stay in the top four and get to the [...]
By Tony Viola, Sports Editor When the WVC Player of the Year leaves your team due to graduation, there are always big shoes to fill. Actually, make that golf shoes. However, senior Jeff Ferda is trying his best to help pick up the slack left by Joey Seabright.
By Kyle Lutz, Staff Writer If there was one player on a team that a coach could count on, that player would be Maggie Starr for the West Liberty softball team. Starr, a junior from Cambridge, Ohio is the only player on the team that has a batting average over .400. She leads the team [...]