Lincoln County’s TRUSTED news source.

Click here to stay informed and subscribe to the The Lincoln Journal.

Click #isupportlocal for more information on supporting our local journalists.

mikel becomes mascot.jpg

Mikel Hager, a senior at West Virginia University and a native of Boone County, officially became the 69th WVU Mountaineer mascot on Saturday.

MORGANTOWN — A Boone County native is set to represent the state as the West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot.

On March 4, Mikel Hager was officially named WVU’s Mountaineer for the 2023-2024 season.

You can reach Matthew Britton at or follow him @mbrittonhdmedia on Twitter.

Recommended for you