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

Lady Tiger netters fall to Man, beat Scott 3-0

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team split in action this week. On Tuesday, the Lady Tigers lost 3-2 to host Man. Then on Thursday, Chapmanville scored a 3-0 victory over a young Scott team. “Tuesday night's match was our first home game of the season,” CRHS coach Johnny Williamson said. “W

CHAPMANVILLE — It's Hall of Fame week this week at Chapmanville.
Tommy Kirk, Jessica Godby-Amburgey, Ricky Meade and Dennis Lewis will be enshrined into the Chapmanville Athletic Hall of Fame.
Also to be inducted will be Jack Mullins, this year's recipient of the Ralph May Community Award.
Several events are on tap this week.
On Thursday

Chapmanville to induct new Hall of Fame class

CHAPMANVILLE — It's Hall of Fame week this week at Chapmanville. Tommy Kirk, Jessica Godby-Amburgey, Ricky Meade and Dennis Lewis will be enshrined into the Chapmanville Athletic Hall of Fame. Also to be inducted will be Jack Mullins, this year's recipient of the Ralph May Community Award. Several events are on tap this week. On Thursday

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lyle Overbay's aggressive approach with the bases loaded in the ninth inning paid off for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The veteran left-handed hitter had struck out two innings earlier on a steady diet of pitches down and away in the zone. Overbay was determined not to let the Cincinnati Reds do that to him again, especially with

Overbay delivers, Brewers beat Reds 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lyle Overbay's aggressive approach with the bases loaded in the ninth inning paid off for the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran left-handed hitter had struck out two innings earlier on a steady diet of pitches down and away in the zone. Overbay was determined not to let the Cincinnati Reds do that to him again, especially with

Bengals get chance to stop Falcons, another hot QB

CINCINNATI (AP) — Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger. Cincinnati stopped all of them last season on the way to an AFC North title. So, Matt Ryan coming off the best performance of his career? Not so daunting. The Bengals are sizing him up to be next on the list of quarterba

Mistake-prone Steelers fall to Ravens 26-6

BALTIMORE (AP) — After watching the Pittsburgh Steelers stumble their way through a lopsided defeat, coach Mike Tomlin bemoaned an opportunity lost. Facing a Baltimore Ravens team that endured a tumultuous short work week following a season-opening defeat, Pittsburgh made one mistake after another in a 26-6 loss Thursday night. The Steelers

CMS wins first game; Man Middle rolls over Van 29-0

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Middle School football team improved to 1-1 on the season with Thursday night's 6-0 win at home over Poca. It was the first victory for new CMS head coach Jason Maynard. Chapmanville had 183 yards rushing in the game on 38 carries. Brennan Williams led the way as he ran 13 times for 92 yards and scored the o

Man High School's Cline helps BaseBurners reach national championship game

It was a good summer for three local girls who played on the Madison BaseBurners 14-and-under national runner-up softball team. Man High School's Grace Cline and Sydney Keffer and Chapmanville Regional High School's Hollie Carter played on the team that recently took second place in the USSSA World Series national tournament, held in July at Disne

Coalfield Youth Soccer League kicks off 7th season

CHAPMANVILLE — It was a big day last Saturday at the Mullins Soccer Complex in Chapmanville as the fall Coalfield Youth Soccer League kicked off its seventh season. Nearly 1,000 coaches, players and spectators were in attendance for opening day. The CYSL was represented on opening day by teams from Chapmanville, Logan, Man and Madison with

New crop of talented SEC quarterbacks emerge

Associated Press One of the greatest quarterback classes in Southeastern Conference history is now toiling in the NFL. Gone are the likes of Johnny Manziel and Aaron Murray, but the big passing numbers have stayed. A new crop of quarterbacks — led by Texas A&M's Kenny Hill, South Carolina's Dylan Thompson, Kentucky's Patrick Towles and

MADISON — It's not time to panic if you are a Chapmanville Regional High School football fan.
The Tigers, though, are staring down an 0-3 start to the season after Friday night's 39-14 loss at the rival Scott Skyhawks, ranked No. 10 in the state in Class AA.
Chapmanville fell to 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the Cardinal Conference with the loss.

Skyhawks drop Tigers to 0-3

MADISON — It's not time to panic if you are a Chapmanville Regional High School football fan. The Tigers, though, are staring down an 0-3 start to the season after Friday night's 39-14 loss at the rival Scott Skyhawks, ranked No. 10 in the state in Class AA. Chapmanville fell to 0-3 overall and 0-3 in the Cardinal Conference with the loss.

POINT PLEASANT — It's rare to see the Wayne Pioneers take it on the chin.
They did, though, on Friday night with a 38-14 non-conference loss at Class AAA No. 7-ranked Point Pleasant, a former Cardinal Conference rival.
Point improved to 3-0 on the season. Wayne dropped to 2-1 overall. The Pioneers at 2-0 in the Cardinal Conference, are tied

No. 1 Wayne's winning streak ends; Miners win at Sissonville

POINT PLEASANT — It's rare to see the Wayne Pioneers take it on the chin. They did, though, on Friday night with a 38-14 non-conference loss at Class AAA No. 7-ranked Point Pleasant, a former Cardinal Conference rival. Point improved to 3-0 on the season. Wayne dropped to 2-1 overall. The Pioneers at 2-0 in the Cardinal Conference, are tied

HAMLIN — The Logan High School football team certainly struck a chord on Friday night at Lincoln County.
A chord as in Zac Acord, the Wildcats' first-year senior wide receiver.
It was also Miller Time again for Logan as the senior quarterback and his top target Acord shredded the Lincoln County defense as the Wildcats rolled to a 40-14 win

Logan strikes 'Acord' at LC

HAMLIN — The Logan High School football team certainly struck a chord on Friday night at Lincoln County. A chord as in Zac Acord, the Wildcats' first-year senior wide receiver. It was also Miller Time again for Logan as the senior quarterback and his top target Acord shredded the Lincoln County defense as the Wildcats rolled to a 40-14 win

Bengals DT Still on roster, caring for daughter

CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Devon Still got the early morning call from an assistant coach while he was still asleep. Could he come to Paul Brown Stadium and discuss adding him back onto the Bengals' active roster? “They told me when I get a chance to make it over to the stadium,” Still said. “I rolled right out of b

It was a good summer for two local girls who played on the Madison BaseBurners 14-and-under national runner-up softball team.
Man High School's Sydney Keffer and Chapmanville Regional High School's Hollie Carter participated on the team that recently took second place in the USSSA World Series national tournament, held at Disney's ESPN Wide World

Keffer, Carter play on national runner-up softball team

It was a good summer for two local girls who played on the Madison BaseBurners 14-and-under national runner-up softball team. Man High School's Sydney Keffer and Chapmanville Regional High School's Hollie Carter participated on the team that recently took second place in the USSSA World Series national tournament, held at Disney's ESPN Wide World

CHAPMANVILLE — The Man High School volleyball team turned the tables on county rival Chapmanville Regional with a three games to two win over the homestanding Lady Billies on Tuesday at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium.
The Lady Billies won 16-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-21, 15-9 over Chapmanville.
Chapmanville had defeated both Man and Logan

Lady Billies spike rival Chapmanville in five sets

CHAPMANVILLE — The Man High School volleyball team turned the tables on county rival Chapmanville Regional with a three games to two win over the homestanding Lady Billies on Tuesday at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium. The Lady Billies won 16-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-21, 15-9 over Chapmanville. Chapmanville had defeated both Man and Logan

Mullins: LHS will likely stay Triple-A

The WVSSAC isn't expected to tackle realignment until sometime in 2016. It's more than a year and a half away. So for Logan High School fans, the question remains. Will LHS stay a Class AAA school? Or will Logan drop back down to Class AA status? Logan High School football coach Gary Mullins said he would be shocked if LHS dropped back down to

June Jones resigns as SMU coach

DALLAS (AP) — SMU coach June Jones resigned Monday only two games into his seventh season at the school, citing unspecified personal reasons for the decision. The resignation, effective immediately, came after the Mustangs scored only one touchdown while losing their first two games this season. “It was a very difficult decision for m

By Bob Fala
Outdoor Columnist
The tail end of summer can make for some blues of a different sort.
There are the literal ones that come in the form of flower and fruit blooms. And for the youngsters of course, there are the blues associated with those back to school days. The lady folk lament the rapidly declining daylight period for its abrupt e

The end of the summer time blues

By Bob Fala Outdoor Columnist The tail end of summer can make for some blues of a different sort. There are the literal ones that come in the form of flower and fruit blooms. And for the youngsters of course, there are the blues associated with those back to school days. The lady folk lament the rapidly declining daylight period for its abrupt e

MAN — The Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team is off to a 2-2 start to the season.
The Lady Tigers started off last Wednesday by winning the Logan County championship at Man with a pair of wins over host Man and Logan.
Chapmanville defeated homestanding Man, 25-23, 25-23, then beat Logan two games to one.
Last Thursday, Chapm

CRHS netters win county title; off to 2-2 start

MAN — The Chapmanville Regional High School volleyball team is off to a 2-2 start to the season. The Lady Tigers started off last Wednesday by winning the Logan County championship at Man with a pair of wins over host Man and Logan. Chapmanville defeated homestanding Man, 25-23, 25-23, then beat Logan two games to one. Last Thursday, Chapm

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Clint Trickett's leadership is paying off for West Virginia.
Trickett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading West Virginia to a 54-0 win over Towson on Saturday night.
After going 2-5 as a starter last year and looking lost at times in struggling to understand the offense after transferring from Flor

West Virginia, Marshall pound on FCS weaklings

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Clint Trickett's leadership is paying off for West Virginia. Trickett threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading West Virginia to a 54-0 win over Towson on Saturday night. After going 2-5 as a starter last year and looking lost at times in struggling to understand the offense after transferring from Flor




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