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Paul Adkins

Position: Sports Editor/Content Producer
E-Mail Address: padkins@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-752-6950


About Paul Adkins

Paul Adkins is the award-winning Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. Adkins, a veteran of 20 years in the newspaper business, has won numerous awards in sports writing and photography at newspapers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Michigan and has been the Logan Banner Sports Editor since 1999. Adkins has covered sporting events over the years in seven different states and Canada. Adkins was born in Pontiac, Mich., and is a 1994 graduate of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., where he earned a degree in journalism. Adkins loves sports with his favorites being high school and college football, the National Football League, the Canadian Football League and also Major League Baseball and the Olympics. Adkins also enjoys studying American military history. Adkins resides in Delbarton with his wife Jessica, daughter Emily and son Ethan. Paul can be reached at 304-752-6950 or email padkins@civitasmedia.com

Latest Stories by Paul Adkins

County quintet to play in girls' all-star game basketball game at Mingo Central

The West Virginia team for the upcoming Consol Energy All-Star Basketball Game will have a local flavor. Five Logan County players — Logan High School's Shayna Gore and Kyra Cline, Man High School's Mika McCoy and Chapmanville Regional High School's Hillary Hainer and Codi Conley — have been picked to play in the May 1 all-star game.

Man High School All-State baseball player Braden Griffin signed Thursday to play collegiate baseball at West Virginia State.

Griffin is now a Yellow Jacket

Man High School All-State baseball player Braden Griffin signed Thursday to play collegiate baseball at West Virginia State.

By Paul Adkins
padkins@civitasmedia.com
CHAPMANVILLE — The high school baseball season has reached the halfway point and the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers are flying high.
Chapmanville has met, and has even exceeded, expectations so far.
It you could grade the Tigers at the midterm they would be getting an A.
Chapmanville curr

Tigers ranked No. 1 in AA

By Paul Adkins padkins@civitasmedia.com CHAPMANVILLE — The high school baseball season has reached the halfway point and the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers are flying high. Chapmanville has met, and has even exceeded, expectations so far. It you could grade the Tigers at the midterm they would be getting an A. Chapmanville curr

Videos: Poca 2, Logan 1, 8 innings (High School Softball)

The Poca Dots came to Logan on Thursday night and beat the Logan High School softball team 2-1 in eight innings. Tied 1-1 in the top of the eighth, Poca (5-11) scored the go-ahead run off Logan relief pitcher Hana Sedlock with Taylor Bennett's two-out single past diving Lady Cats' third baseman Kelsey Ward to left field. Poca relief pitcher Tori

Cheeriffic Juniors take two seconds at US Finals

The Cheeriffic All-Star cheerleaders of Logan took two teams to last weekend's US Finals at Indianapolis and came away with two second-place finishes against very stiff competition. The Cheeriffic Junior 2 team was second place in its 14-team division, while the Cheeriffic Junior 3 squad was second in its 10-team field. The Indy event attracted h

The Poca Dots came to Logan on Thursday night and beat the Logan High School softball team 2-1 in eight innings.
Tied 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning, Poca (5-10) scored the go-ahead run off Logan relief pitcher Hana Sedlock with Taylor Bonnett's two-out single past diving Lady Cats' third baseman Kelsey Ward to left field.
Poca relief pitche

Dots topple Lady Cats 2-1 in 8

The Poca Dots came to Logan on Thursday night and beat the Logan High School softball team 2-1 in eight innings. Tied 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning, Poca (5-10) scored the go-ahead run off Logan relief pitcher Hana Sedlock with Taylor Bonnett's two-out single past diving Lady Cats' third baseman Kelsey Ward to left field. Poca relief pitche

Logan wins two at Ed Carter tourney

It was a good day on Friday in St. Albans for the Logan High School baseball team. The No. 7-ranked Wildcats won a pair of games in the Ed Carter Memorial Tournament as Logan prevailed 16-1 over Parkersburg South and 8-4 over the host St. Albans Red Dragons in the nightcap. Will Akers had the game-winning RBI for Logan (12-2) in the win over St.

CHAPMANVILLE — Freshman Kenzie McCann pitched as well as she could in Monday night's game with Lincoln County.
She just didn't get any run support and the effort was wasted.
McCann pitched seven scoreless innings but it was not enough as Class AAA defending state champion Lincoln County won 1-0 in eight over the Chapmanville Regional High S

LC beats Lady Tigers 1-0 in eight

CHAPMANVILLE — Freshman Kenzie McCann pitched as well as she could in Monday night's game with Lincoln County. She just didn't get any run support and the effort was wasted. McCann pitched seven scoreless innings but it was not enough as Class AAA defending state champion Lincoln County won 1-0 in eight over the Chapmanville Regional High S

CHAPMANVILLE — The high school baseball season has reached the halfway point and the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers are flying high.
Chapmanville has met, and has even exceeded, expectations so far.
It you could grade the Tigers at the midterm they would be getting an A.
Chapmanville currently is 12-1 overall and 7-0 in the Cardi

Tigers flying high at halfway point

CHAPMANVILLE — The high school baseball season has reached the halfway point and the Chapmanville Regional High School Tigers are flying high. Chapmanville has met, and has even exceeded, expectations so far. It you could grade the Tigers at the midterm they would be getting an A. Chapmanville currently is 12-1 overall and 7-0 in the Cardi

Dream team wins Logan Madness tourney

The West Virginia Dream is having a dream season so far. The Dream, a Logan-based ninth-grade girls' AAU basketball team, won the high school division of the Logan Madness Tournament held last weekend at Logan High School. The local team went 5-0 in the tournament and and beat a good ESBA Elite team in the championship game, 45-­20, in the c

Billies, Tigers both ranked No. 1 in the state

There could be a Logan County invasion in early June at Charleston's Appalachian Power Park for the state baseball tournament. All three of Logan County's high school baseball teams are ranked again in this week's statewide media poll. Two of the schools — Man and Chapmanville Regional — are ranked No. 1 in the state. Logan is ranked

Watch: Video highlights from the Logan baseball team's 12-1 pounding over Lincoln County

When you have good pitching and timely hitting the results are often good in the sport of baseball. The Logan High School Wildcats got both as LHS rolled over Lincoln County 12-1 on Monday night at Logan's Roger Gertz Field. Logan senior ace pitcher Z. Minnick pitched the complete game win in the five-inning mercy-shortened contest. Minnick pitch

Just three days before, the Logan High School baseball team faced one of the nation's best teams — St. Rita (Ill.) — an undefeated ballclub from Chicago loaded with so much talent it was like going up against the Chicago White Sox.
St. Rita, ranked No. 23 in the nation, ended up with a 17-1 rout over Logan in the Mingo Bay Classic semi

Logan pounds on Panthers 12-1

Just three days before, the Logan High School baseball team faced one of the nation's best teams — St. Rita (Ill.) — an undefeated ballclub from Chicago loaded with so much talent it was like going up against the Chicago White Sox. St. Rita, ranked No. 23 in the nation, ended up with a 17-1 rout over Logan in the Mingo Bay Classic semi

Queen reigns as Lady Cats conquer St. Albans

Brooklyn Queen reigned on Monday night as St. Albans as the Logan High School softball team conquered the Red Dragons 14-2 on the road. Queen hit two home runs as Logan won its fifth straight game and improved to 9-4 on the season. Kiana Hill also hit a homer for the Lady Cats and finished the game with two hits. Queen had five RBI and Hill three.

The Logan High School softball team bested its two county rivals last week by beating Man 6-2 last Thursday night at home and then going to Chapmanville last Friday and coming away with a 7-3 win over the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Cats then won a pair of games at Wyoming East on Saturday, downing host East 11-1 and also scoring a 13-3 victory over Oak

Photo gallery: Logan vs. Man, Logan vs. Chapmanville softball

The Logan High School softball team bested its two county rivals last week by beating Man 6-2 last Thursday night at home and then going to Chapmanville last Friday and coming away with a 7-3 win over the Lady Tigers. The Lady Cats then won a pair of games at Wyoming East on Saturday, downing host East 11-1 and also scoring a 13-3 victory over Oak

Lady Billies hold on to win 2-1 at Fayetteville

The Man High School softball team improved to 9-4 on the season, bouncing back from last week's loss to county foe Logan with Saturday's 2-1 win on the road over Fayetteville at Fayetteville City Park. Hunter Harvey, Savannah McCormack, Grace Cline, Madison Paynter, Shae Blankenship and Taylor Owens helped pace the Lady Billies' offense in their w

Billies sweep weekend twinbill

MAN — Chalk up two more for the Man High School baseball team. The Class A defending state champion Hillbillies increased its winning streak to six games with a day/night doubleheader sweep on Saturday at home as Man won 7-3 over South Harrison and 5-4 over Liberty Raleigh. Man is now 7-3 on the season and has outscored its opponents 69-26

Mid-April is the time to kick it in gear.
Only three weeks away from the Class AAA sectional softball tournament, the Logan High School Lady Cats are starting to catch fire.
After a pair of disappointing close losses over Easter weekend at the Chapmanville Lady Tigers Invitational, Logan disposed of county rivals Man (6-2) last Thursday and Chapm

Lady Cats win two at East, stay red hot

Mid-April is the time to kick it in gear. Only three weeks away from the Class AAA sectional softball tournament, the Logan High School Lady Cats are starting to catch fire. After a pair of disappointing close losses over Easter weekend at the Chapmanville Lady Tigers Invitational, Logan disposed of county rivals Man (6-2) last Thursday and Chapm

The Logan High School baseball reached the semifinals of the Mingo Bay Classic at Georgetown (S.C.) with Thursday afternoon's 8-1 win over Austintown Fitch (Ohio).
The win moved Class AAA No. 5-ranked Logan (9-1) to Friday afternoon's semifinals where the Wildcats were scheduled to meet up against nationally-ranked St. Rita (Ill.).
St. Rita, loca

Logan 3-0 in South Carolina; to play national powerhouse from Chicago

The Logan High School baseball reached the semifinals of the Mingo Bay Classic at Georgetown (S.C.) with Thursday afternoon's 8-1 win over Austintown Fitch (Ohio). The win moved Class AAA No. 5-ranked Logan (9-1) to Friday afternoon's semifinals where the Wildcats were scheduled to meet up against nationally-ranked St. Rita (Ill.). St. Rita, loca

Jason Davis has done his share of coaching in the Logan area over the last decade and a half.
Davis had been the head football coach at Logan Middle School and has been the head wrestling coach at Logan High School.
He's also been a LHS football assistant coach for many years.
But for more than 15 years one job has stayed constant.
That is his

Davis does fine as Lady Cats' fill-in

Jason Davis has done his share of coaching in the Logan area over the last decade and a half. Davis had been the head football coach at Logan Middle School and has been the head wrestling coach at Logan High School. He's also been a LHS football assistant coach for many years. But for more than 15 years one job has stayed constant. That is his





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