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

Man netters named to all-state team

MAN — Three Man High School volleyball players have been named to the Class A all-state team by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. On the second team was the Lady Billies' Hannah Harvey. Hunter Harvey and Mika McCoy of Man was named Special Honorable Mention All-State. The three Man netters helped the Lady Billies win the sectio

State semifinal brackets
Friday, Nov. 28 game
Class A:
No. 6 Williamstown (10-2) vs. No. 2 Tug Valley (11-1) at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29 games
Class AAA
No. 4 Martinsburg (11-1) at No. 1 Capital (11-0), 1:30 p.m.
No. 7 Huntington (9-3) at No. 6 South Charleston (10-2), 1:30 p.m.
Class AA
No. 5 Wayne (10-2) at No. 1 Bridge

Matchups set for state high school football semifinals

State semifinal brackets Friday, Nov. 28 game Class A: No. 6 Williamstown (10-2) vs. No. 2 Tug Valley (11-1) at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 games Class AAA No. 4 Martinsburg (11-1) at No. 1 Capital (11-0), 1:30 p.m. No. 7 Huntington (9-3) at No. 6 South Charleston (10-2), 1:30 p.m. Class AA No. 5 Wayne (10-2) at No. 1 Bridge

Dream season continues for Herd as Marshall stays undefeated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Marshall has been winning big all year. Now, the 18th-ranked Thundering Herd has proven it can pull out a tight one. Defensive lineman Ra'shawde Myers recovered a fumble in the end zone for a go-ahead touchdown with 8:20 left and Marshall stayed unbeaten, rallying past UAB 23-18 Saturday. Marshall (11-0, 7-0 Conferen

MORGANTOWN — Unimpressed with their West Virginia Mountaineers and shivering in the chill, much of the season-low crowd of 47,683 on Senior Night left after halftime. Those who hung around were warmed by the hope that something special might unfold.
It nearly did.
Backup quarterback Skyler Howard almost worked a miracle for the Mountaineers

WVU 6-5 after loss to Kansas State

MORGANTOWN — Unimpressed with their West Virginia Mountaineers and shivering in the chill, much of the season-low crowd of 47,683 on Senior Night left after halftime. Those who hung around were warmed by the hope that something special might unfold. It nearly did. Backup quarterback Skyler Howard almost worked a miracle for the Mountaineers

It won't be long after the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are gone that there will be the sound of squeaking gym shoes and bouncing basketballs.
High school basketball season is almost here.
It all begins the week after Thanksgiving for area girls' teams.
Then the week after that, the boys start.
All three of Logan County's girls' basketball tea

Girls' hoop season begins next week

It won't be long after the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are gone that there will be the sound of squeaking gym shoes and bouncing basketballs. High school basketball season is almost here. It all begins the week after Thanksgiving for area girls' teams. Then the week after that, the boys start. All three of Logan County's girls' basketball tea

CLASS A Playoffs
Second round
Nov. 21-22
No. 9 Moorefield (10-2) at No. 1 St. Marys (11-0), Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
No. 14 East Hardy (8-3) at No. 6 Williamstown (9-2), Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
No. 10 Buffalo (9-2) vs. No. 2 Tug Valley (10-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Mingo Central
No. 12 Bishop Donahue (9-2) at No. 4 Clay-Battelle (10-1), Saturday, 1:30

West Virginia high school football playoff schedule

CLASS A Playoffs Second round Nov. 21-22 No. 9 Moorefield (10-2) at No. 1 St. Marys (11-0), Saturday, 1:30 p.m. No. 14 East Hardy (8-3) at No. 6 Williamstown (9-2), Saturday, 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Buffalo (9-2) vs. No. 2 Tug Valley (10-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Mingo Central No. 12 Bishop Donahue (9-2) at No. 4 Clay-Battelle (10-1), Saturday, 1:30

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder prefers to find incentive from the disappointment of the Wildcats' first Big 12 loss.
Tossed out of the conference lead after a 41-20 drubbing by No. 5 TCU two weeks ago, No. 12 Kansas State still has plenty to play for.
The Wildcats (7-2, 5-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) are tied for second place wit

WVU set to clash with Kansas State

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder prefers to find incentive from the disappointment of the Wildcats' first Big 12 loss. Tossed out of the conference lead after a 41-20 drubbing by No. 5 TCU two weeks ago, No. 12 Kansas State still has plenty to play for. The Wildcats (7-2, 5-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) are tied for second place wit

Steelers going old school with the running game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trailing lowly Tennessee by 11 points in the third quarter on Monday night, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley did something curious. He stuck with the run. Rather than abandoning the gameplan and relying on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to bail the Steelers out — again — Haley remained confi

VIDEOS: 2014 Coal Area Toughman boxing at Logan

The 27th-annual Original Toughman Coal Area boxing event was held last Friday and Saturday at Logan High School's Willie Akers Arena. Five champions were crowned on Saturday night in the finals. Joe Hill of Rock Creek won the men's heavyweight division championship with a second-round TKO over Dustin “D-Mac” McClanahan of Kenna. Turn

MORGANTOWN — Class AAA No. 6 South Charleston defeated No. 3 University 24-20 in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs on Friday night in Morgantown.
South Charleston (10-2) led 17-3 at the half, but saw that lead erased as University (10-2) took a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter.
The Black Eagles then scored the game winning touchdown wi

South Charleston advances to semifinals with win over University

MORGANTOWN — Class AAA No. 6 South Charleston defeated No. 3 University 24-20 in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs on Friday night in Morgantown. South Charleston (10-2) led 17-3 at the half, but saw that lead erased as University (10-2) took a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter. The Black Eagles then scored the game winning touchdown wi

A year removed from the Logan High School girls' basketball team's remarkable run to the 2013 Class AAA state championship game, the Lady Cats found themselves in a sectional tournament quagmire last February.
In probably the toughest sectional in the state, Logan went up against three other top-10 ranked teams in host Huntington, Spring Valley an

Lady Cats motivated as hoop season nears

A year removed from the Logan High School girls' basketball team's remarkable run to the 2013 Class AAA state championship game, the Lady Cats found themselves in a sectional tournament quagmire last February. In probably the toughest sectional in the state, Logan went up against three other top-10 ranked teams in host Huntington, Spring Valley an

CLASS A Playoffs
Second round
Nov. 21-22
No. 9 Moorefield (10-2) at No. 1 St. Marys (11-0), Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
No. 14 East Hardy (8-3) at No. 6 Williamstown (9-2), Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
No. 10 Buffalo (9-2) vs. No. 2 Tug Valley (10-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Mingo Central
No. 12 Bishop Donahue (9-2) at No. 4 Clay-Battelle (10-1), Saturday, 1:30

Updated West Virginia high school football playoff pairings

CLASS A Playoffs Second round Nov. 21-22 No. 9 Moorefield (10-2) at No. 1 St. Marys (11-0), Saturday, 1:30 p.m. No. 14 East Hardy (8-3) at No. 6 Williamstown (9-2), Saturday, 1:30 p.m. No. 10 Buffalo (9-2) vs. No. 2 Tug Valley (10-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Mingo Central No. 12 Bishop Donahue (9-2) at No. 4 Clay-Battelle (10-1), Saturday, 1:30

The Wendy's High School Heisman Program recognizes outstanding students across the country for their athletic prowess, academic achievement and leadership within their community.
The Wendy's High School Heisman Program honors exceptionally well-rounded students to help them pursue their passions.
“The state winners are distinguished student

Logan's Preston wins WV High School Heisman Award

The Wendy's High School Heisman Program recognizes outstanding students across the country for their athletic prowess, academic achievement and leadership within their community. The Wendy's High School Heisman Program honors exceptionally well-rounded students to help them pursue their passions. “The state winners are distinguished student

Logan High School quarterback Ryan Miller slung the pigskin all across the field this season.
The senior signal-caller put up some big stats this fall as he completed 160-for-312 passes (51.3 percent) for 2,455 yards with 24 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
The 24 touchdowns ended up being third-best in the state of West Virginia.
South Charlest

Miller, Acord both ranked third in state

Logan High School quarterback Ryan Miller slung the pigskin all across the field this season. The senior signal-caller put up some big stats this fall as he completed 160-for-312 passes (51.3 percent) for 2,455 yards with 24 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. The 24 touchdowns ended up being third-best in the state of West Virginia. South Charlest

Perry Ballard didn't let a torn bicept in his left arm stop him from winning his “farewell fight” on Saturday evening at the 27th-annual Coal Area Toughman contest at Logan High School's Willie Akers Arena.
Ballard, a 47-year-old Madison native, scored a TKO in the fourth round over Steve Walker from Missouri in a WBF and WBL World Cha

Ballard closes out career with TKO win

Perry Ballard didn't let a torn bicept in his left arm stop him from winning his “farewell fight” on Saturday evening at the 27th-annual Coal Area Toughman contest at Logan High School's Willie Akers Arena. Ballard, a 47-year-old Madison native, scored a TKO in the fourth round over Steve Walker from Missouri in a WBF and WBL World Cha

Steelers rally from 11 down, beat Titans 27-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent. Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell were an impressive duo in Music City on Monday night. Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, lifting the Steelers to a 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Pittsburgh (7-

Perry Ballard didn't let a torn bicept in his left arm stop him from winning his “farewell fight” on Saturday evening at the 27th-annual Coal Area Toughman contest at Logan High School's Willie Akers Arena.
Ballard, a 47-year-old Madison native, scored a TKO in the fourth round over Steve Walker from Missouri in a WBF and WBL World Cha

Madison's Ballard wins 'farewell fight' at Logan Toughman

Perry Ballard didn't let a torn bicept in his left arm stop him from winning his “farewell fight” on Saturday evening at the 27th-annual Coal Area Toughman contest at Logan High School's Willie Akers Arena. Ballard, a 47-year-old Madison native, scored a TKO in the fourth round over Steve Walker from Missouri in a WBF and WBL World Cha

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Rakeem Cato has developed a close relationship with former Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington that included time spent studying film.
On Saturday, Pennington watched as Cato broke another one of his school records.
Cato threw four touchdown passes, Devon Johnson rushed for 199 yards and a score and No. 21 Marshall beat R

No. 21 Marshall 10-0 after cooking Rice 41-14

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Rakeem Cato has developed a close relationship with former Marshall quarterback Chad Pennington that included time spent studying film. On Saturday, Pennington watched as Cato broke another one of his school records. Cato threw four touchdown passes, Devon Johnson rushed for 199 yards and a score and No. 21 Marshall beat R

As Zach Minnick's high school baseball career progressed it was soon clear that someday he would be playing at the next level.
That day came on Monday as Minnick, also known as “Z,” signed a national letter of intent to play Division I collegiate baseball at Campbell University.
Campbell, located in Bluies Creek, N.C., plays in the Bi

Minnick signs with Division I Campbell

As Zach Minnick's high school baseball career progressed it was soon clear that someday he would be playing at the next level. That day came on Monday as Minnick, also known as “Z,” signed a national letter of intent to play Division I collegiate baseball at Campbell University. Campbell, located in Bluies Creek, N.C., plays in the Bi

Jacob Adkins is following in his head coach Justin Turner's footsteps.
He's going to play collegiate tennis at the University of Charleston.
Adkins, a senior member of the Logan High School tennis team, signed on with the UC Golden Eagles on Monday afternoon. He will join former Logan tennis player Keith Williamson, who currently plays for the Go

Adkins inks with UC tennis team

Jacob Adkins is following in his head coach Justin Turner's footsteps. He's going to play collegiate tennis at the University of Charleston. Adkins, a senior member of the Logan High School tennis team, signed on with the UC Golden Eagles on Monday afternoon. He will join former Logan tennis player Keith Williamson, who currently plays for the Go





Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Madison Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com