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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

Steelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspiring. Consider the project nearly complete. The surging Steelers are heading back to January. Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and a touchdown, Le'Veon Bell added a score and th

Videos: Morgantown 67, Logan 60, overtime (High School Girls' Basketball)

The game lived up to all of the hype. But in the end the No. 1-ranked and defending Class AAA state champion Morgantown High School girls' basketball team was able to come to Logan's Willie Akers Arena and beat the homestanding Lady Cats 67-60 in overtime on Friday night before an estimated 1,000 fans. Logan, ranked No. 6 in the state in Class AA

NEW YORK (AP) — Juwan Staten made some key shots to help No. 22 West Virginia get a big win at Madison Square Garden.
Staten scored 24 points as the Mountaineers beat North Carolina State 83-69 on Saturday night. Staten also had six assists and was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Gotham Classic.
“The role I have as captain

Staten leads No. 22 WVU past NC State; Herd falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Juwan Staten made some key shots to help No. 22 West Virginia get a big win at Madison Square Garden. Staten scored 24 points as the Mountaineers beat North Carolina State 83-69 on Saturday night. Staten also had six assists and was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Gotham Classic. “The role I have as captain

CMS boys, girls win at Man Middle

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Middle School boys' basketball team got back into the win column on Thursday with a 66-39 victory at Man Middle School. The Tigers led 20-10 after one quarter and 34-15 at the half. CMS held a 52-28 advantage after three. CMS was led in scoring by Devin Collins, who had 16 points. Brennan Williams had 13 poin

Videos: Children ring the Christmas bells

The Christmas spirit was in the air on Wednesday afternoon at the Lenore K-8 School as elementary students put on its annual Christmas program at the Lenore gym in front of parents, family and friends. One of the highlights of the event was the combined first-grade classes of Miss Moore and Miss Elkins, who rang the Christmas bells to music. See

Manning takes 8-0 mark vs Bengals to Monday night

CINCINNATI (AP) — After a couple of subpar games, Peyton Manning has a perfect chance to regain his touch and get ready for the playoffs. And earn some time off, too. It's his pedigree. Whenever he plays Cincinnati, he becomes Perfect Peyton. Manning takes an 8-0 mark against the Bengals into their Monday night game at Paul Brown Stadium,

Cline leads Lady Cats past Magoffin County (Ky.); Tigers fall to Fairmont

GOODY, Ky. — It didn't take the Logan High School girls' basketball team long to bounce back from Friday night's overtime loss at home to No. 1 Morgantown. The Lady Cats, ranked No. 6 in the state, went on the road to Belfry High School in Kentucky and beat Magoffin County (Ky.), 78-63, at the Belfry gym in Goody, Ky. Kyra Cline led Logan w

2014-15 Logan County Master Basketball Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 20 BOYS Chapmanville vs. Fairmont Senior (at Hoops Classic, West Virginia State University), late. GIRLS Logan at Belfry (Ky.), late. ——- Monday, Dec. 22 GIRLS Logan at Huntington, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Man, 6 p.m. ——- Friday, Dec. 26 BOYS Man vs. Riverside (Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament a

LMS boys off to 3-0 start to season

The Logan Middle School boys' basketball team is off to a 3-0 start to the new season. The Timberwolves, coached by Wyatt Scaggs, have wins over Man (65-41), Hurricane (72-67) and Ravenswood (70-16). David Early pumped in 22 points to lead Logan in the win over Man. Nate White had nine points. Man was led by Zach Cook's 24 points. In the win ov

Blackcats rout Riverside Christian in season-opener

PRESTONSBURG - With several players making the transition from football to basketball, the Prestonsburg Blackcats turned in an impressive performance during their season-opener, defeating visiting Riverside Christian 62-16 at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Thursday (Dec. 9). Prestonsburg shot 41.1 percent (30-of-73) from the field. The Blackcats w

Videos: Chapmanville 64, Herbert Hoover 55 (Boys High School Basketball)

CHAPMANVILLE — The Class AA No. 8-ranked Chapmanville Regional High School boys' basketball team used a late third quarter surge to sweep past the Herbert Hoover Huskies, 64-55, on Tuesday night in a Cardinal Conference game at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium. Chapmanville improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference with the wn. T

CMS wins 44-29 at Madison Middle School

The Chapmanville Middle School girls' basketball team traveled to Boone County Monday night and came away with a 44-29 win over the Madison Lady Redhawks. The Lady Tigers were led by Madison Webb who poured in 19 points. Kaylee Blair had 13, while Oliva Dalton and Kaleigh Davis had four each. Reese Ellis and Kelsey Lemmon chipped in two each. 

Mount View sinks Billies in opener

WELCH — The Man High School boys basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season on a sour note with a 62-51 loss on the road at Mount View on Tuesday night in Welch. “We got behind early and could never catch up,” Man coach Harvey Arms said. “They normally don't shoot the ball well but they did tonight. We outscored them by e

MORGANTOWN – Kevin White and Josh Lambert today were named to the 2014 AP All-America Team, announced by The Associated Press.
In total, 10 Mountaineers have garnered AP All-America honors since 2005.
White, who is the third West Virginia wide receiver to earn AP All-America recognition since 2012, was named to the All-America Second Team.

WVU's White, Lambert on All-American team

MORGANTOWN – Kevin White and Josh Lambert today were named to the 2014 AP All-America Team, announced by The Associated Press. In total, 10 Mountaineers have garnered AP All-America honors since 2005. White, who is the third West Virginia wide receiver to earn AP All-America recognition since 2012, was named to the All-America Second Team.

It's the showdown with Motown.
In case you haven't heard the Logan High School girls' basketball team has a big game on Friday night at the field house.
A very big game.
Logan (3-0), ranked No. 6 in the state in Class AAA, is scheduled to face off with defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Morgantown (4-0).
Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Lo

Lady Cats have showdown with Motown

It's the showdown with Motown. In case you haven't heard the Logan High School girls' basketball team has a big game on Friday night at the field house. A very big game. Logan (3-0), ranked No. 6 in the state in Class AAA, is scheduled to face off with defending state champion and No. 1-ranked Morgantown (4-0). Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Lo

Videos: Logan 95, Man 24 (High School Girls' Basketball)

The Logan High School girls' basketball team cruised to a 95-24 victory over Class A county rival Man on Monday night at Logan's Willie Akers Arena. Logan, ranked No. 6 in the state in Class AAA, improved to 3-0 on the season with the win. Man dropped to 2-3. It was the first meeting between the two schools in two years. The Lady Cats led 33-11 a

Man High School graduate Chris Harvey can boast that he once played in all four of the former BCS bowls — the Sugar, the Rose, the Fiesta and the Orange — and was a part of the University of Miami's 2001 National Championship team.
He can also say that he is in an ESPN “30 for 30” special — “The U Part 2.”

Man's Harvey featured in ESPN '30 for 30' film

Man High School graduate Chris Harvey can boast that he once played in all four of the former BCS bowls — the Sugar, the Rose, the Fiesta and the Orange — and was a part of the University of Miami's 2001 National Championship team. He can also say that he is in an ESPN “30 for 30” special — “The U Part 2.”

Lady Tigers down James Monroe in tourney

The Chapmanville Regional High School girls' basketball team took third place in the Summers County tourney with a 66-53 win over James Monroe in the consolation game on Saturday. CRHS trailed 15-13 after one quarter and 28-27 at the half before outscoring James Monroe 15-11 in the third to grab a 42-39 lead. Chapmanville then busted the game open

Logan High School's Zac Acord and Devonte Tolliver were honored over the weekend with selections to the Class AAA all-state football team.
Acord, a senior wide receiver, was voted special honorable mention all-state, while Tolliver, a junior running back, was named honorable mention.
No other Wildcat players were selected. Logan strugged to a 2-8

Logan football's Acord, Tolliver named all-state

Logan High School's Zac Acord and Devonte Tolliver were honored over the weekend with selections to the Class AAA all-state football team. Acord, a senior wide receiver, was voted special honorable mention all-state, while Tolliver, a junior running back, was named honorable mention. No other Wildcat players were selected. Logan strugged to a 2-8

The Logan and Man high school girls' basketball teams were scheduled to play each other twice last season in a home-and-home series.
But by mutual agreement, that series was cancelled.
The two teams decided to play each other again this season.
Maybe that wasn't such a good idea.
That's because the Class AAA No. 6 Logan Lady Cats trounced the C

Lady Cats blast Billies 95-23

The Logan and Man high school girls' basketball teams were scheduled to play each other twice last season in a home-and-home series. But by mutual agreement, that series was cancelled. The two teams decided to play each other again this season. Maybe that wasn't such a good idea. That's because the Class AAA No. 6 Logan Lady Cats trounced the C





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