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New Martinsville Native Excels At WLU

By Staff | Mar 1, 2017

Photo, used with permission, from West Liberty University Michael Rogers, a West Liberty student, has excelled in sports since his pre-college years.

Former New Martinsville youth Michael Rogers left his hometown at an early age, but his love of sports remained.

Rogers was only 8-years-old when he and his dad (Jon) and mom, (Paula) Rogers relocated to Follensbee. They still missed the people from our area very much.

Michael grew up to love sports, and participated in baseball, basketball, golf and hockey in high school. He attended Weirton Madonna and participated in baseball, basketball and golf, and played hockey for Wheeling Central.

In baseball, Rogers helped Madonna win a state title in 2012, and in golf the same year. He also helped the Blue Dons finish second in golf 2013-15. He was a state medalist his senior year and went on to play golf at West Liberty University.

Rogers has been honored as the Mountain East Conference Player of the Week his junior year, when he claimed his first collegiate medal title when leading the Hilltoppers to a team championship in the Mountain East Conference Fall Classic at Williams Country Club, back in October in Weirton.

He is the third WLU golfer to earn Player of the Week honors in the MEC this past fall. Rogers posted a five-under-par score of 139 for a two-day MEC Fall Classic, keyed by a sizzling six-under-par 66 to get the Hilltoppers off to a flying start in the opening round. His 139 stood up for a two-shot win in the medal chase and helped the Black and Gold pull away to a 10 stroke final margin in the team standings.