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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

Chapmanville Regional High School's Josh Butcher reached the 1,000-point career scoring plateau in Friday night's 61-56 win by the Tigers in Logan High School's King Coal Classic basketball tournament.
Butcher surpassed the 1,000-point mark with a 3-pointer at the 3:51 mark of the second quarter which put Chapmanville to within 19-17 of the Irish.

Watch: Chapmanville basketball's Josh Butcher reaches 1,000 career points

Chapmanville Regional High School's Josh Butcher reached the 1,000-point career scoring plateau in Friday night's 61-56 win by the Tigers in Logan High School's King Coal Classic basketball tournament. Butcher surpassed the 1,000-point mark with a 3-pointer at the 3:51 mark of the second quarter which put Chapmanville to within 19-17 of the Irish.

Videos: Chapmanville 61, Huntington St. Joe 56 (King Coal Classic Boys' High School Basketball)

The Chapmanville Regional High School basketball team scored a 61-56 victory over a stubborn Huntington St. Joe team on Friday night in Logan's King Coal Classic at Logan's Willie Akers Arena. It was the second straight win for the Tigers, which improved to 8-6 on the season. CRHS had rolled to a 74-45 win on Thursday night at Tolsia in a Cardinal

Logan hosting tennis clinic at Rec Center

It might still be winter but the Logan High School tennis team is planning ahead for the upcoming spring season. On Sunday, February 15, the LHS tennis team will be holding a tennis clinic fundraiser and exhibition match indoors at the Chief Logan Recreation Center tennis courts. The clinic is for boys and girls ages 4-13 and the price is $10 per

LMS boys 11-1 after getting two more wins

The Logan Middle School boys' basketball team moved to 11-1 on the season with a pair of recent wins. LMS won 58-15 at Ravenswood and then took a 48-25 victory over Point Pleasant. In the Ravenswood game, Logan led 15-0 after one quarter, 30-6 at the half and 50-15 after three. The Timberwolves then outscored Ravenswood 8-0 in the fourth. David

The state is finally taking notice of the Logan High School boys' basketball team.
After a recent surge, the Wildcats have moved from 10th in the state in Class AAA to this week's No. 6 rating.
Logan is 9-1 heading into this Thursday night's game at Belfry (Ky.). The Wildcats will also host Oak Hill this Saturday night in the King Coal Classic.

Wildcats move up to No. 6 in the state in this week's Class AAA poll

The state is finally taking notice of the Logan High School boys' basketball team. After a recent surge, the Wildcats have moved from 10th in the state in Class AAA to this week's No. 6 rating. Logan is 9-1 heading into this Thursday night's game at Belfry (Ky.). The Wildcats will also host Oak Hill this Saturday night in the King Coal Classic.

Videos: Logan 81, South Charleston 61 (Girls' High School Basketball)

The Logan High School girls' basketball team put on quite a performance on Tuesday night at Logan's Willie Akers Arena as the Lady Cats dominated South Charleston and won 81-61 over the Black Eagles. The two teams were ranked in the top 10 in this week's Class AAA poll. Logan, ranked No. 5 in the state, improved to 11-3. No. 3-ranked South Charle

Area teams fired up for King Coal Classic

In a remarkably short time Logan High School's King Coal Classic has distinguished itself as one of the premiere high school basketball tournaments in the state of West Virginia. Back in 2012, future NBA star Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep, played in the King Coal Classic. Wiggins, the 2013 Naismith Prep Player of the Year and the 2013 Gatorade

CMS boys win three more games, now 12-2

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Middle School boys' basketball team improved to 12-2 with a trio of recent wins. On Monday, CMS won 64-44 at Duval. The Tigers were led in scoring by Devin Collins with 19 points. Collins hit five 3-pointers and also had six rebounds. Garrett Richard had 16 points and six assists for CMS. Brennan Williams h

FALLING ROCK — The Chapmanville Regional High School boys' basketball team was upset 70-61 at Herbert Hoover on Tuesday night in a Cardinal Conference game at Falling Rock.
Chapmanville dropped to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference with the loss. Hoover improved to 6-7 overall.
The Huskies led 15-13 after one quarter, 35-29 at the half a

Chapmanville 6-6 after losing at Hoover

FALLING ROCK — The Chapmanville Regional High School boys' basketball team was upset 70-61 at Herbert Hoover on Tuesday night in a Cardinal Conference game at Falling Rock. Chapmanville dropped to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference with the loss. Hoover improved to 6-7 overall. The Huskies led 15-13 after one quarter, 35-29 at the half a

It was another signature win for the Logan Lady Cats.
The Logan High School girls' basketball team put on quite a performance on Tuesday night at Logan's Willie Akers Arena as the Lady Cats dominated South Charleston and won 81-61 over the Black Eagles in a makeup game.
Logan, ranked No. 5 in the state, improved to 11-3, while No. 3-ranked South

Lady Cats hammer South Charleston 81-61

It was another signature win for the Logan Lady Cats. The Logan High School girls' basketball team put on quite a performance on Tuesday night at Logan's Willie Akers Arena as the Lady Cats dominated South Charleston and won 81-61 over the Black Eagles in a makeup game. Logan, ranked No. 5 in the state, improved to 11-3, while No. 3-ranked South

Watch: Video highlights from Logan's 73-64 win over Wyoming East

It's taken awhile for Austin Treweek-Noe to get used to his surroundings on and off the basketball court here in West Virginia. Logan High School's 6-foot senior guard, who hails from Down Under, has had to get used to West Virginia's wintry weather for starters. Since the seasons are reversed in his native Australia, he's not accustomed to havin

ONA — Make that 9-1.
The Class AAA No. 10-ranked Logan High School boys' basketball team won another one on Saturday night as the Wildcats won 56-47 at sectional rival Cabell Midland.
Cabell Midland, just 1-10 on the season, started off the game by leading Logan by 10 points in the first half and held onto a 31-25 advantage at halftime.
Lo

Logan improves to 9-1; Billies routed

ONA — Make that 9-1. The Class AAA No. 10-ranked Logan High School boys' basketball team won another one on Saturday night as the Wildcats won 56-47 at sectional rival Cabell Midland. Cabell Midland, just 1-10 on the season, started off the game by leading Logan by 10 points in the first half and held onto a 31-25 advantage at halftime. Lo

CMS girls rally to win at Sherman

SETH — The Chapmanville Middle School girls' basketball team improved to 14-0 on the season with Thursday night's 52-30 win at Sherman in Black Diamond Conference play. Sherman came out blazing, jumping out to a 16-4 lead mid-way into the first quarter. The Lady Tigers fought back but still trailed 17-10 at the end of the quarter. “W

King Coal Classic has local flavor

This year's King Coal Classic definitely has a local flavor. The annual Logan High School basketball tournament resumes this Friday and concludes on Saturday with a whole host of games. The KCC began back on Jan. 10 at Logan's Willie Akers Arena as the homestanding Logan Lady Cats defeated county rival Chapmanville Regional 31-30. A Mountain East

Videos: Logan Mayor Nolletti honors Cheeriffic All-Stars cheerleaders

Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti proclaimed Thursday as “Cheeriffic Day” in the city to honor the all-star cheerleading team's success. The Logan-based Cheeriffic All-Star cheerleaders have won five overall national championships in the last three years and last weekend saw three of its teams win championships in the prestigious Jamfest S

Tigers blitz Wayne Pioneers in Eke's debut

CHAPMANVILLE — It was the debut game for Chapmanville Regional High School's Ben Eke on Friday night as the Tigers blitzed the Wayne Pioneers 69-48 in a Cardinal Conference game at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium. Eke, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Charlotte, N.C., and a Nigerian national, tossed in six points in Chapmanville's win. The Tig

Lady Tigers win another, now 10-4

HAMLIN — As the late great ESPN anchor Stuart Scott would have said the Chapmanville Lady Tigers are like butter. They're on a roll. The Chapmanville Regional High School girls' basketball team improved to 10-4 on the season with Thursday night's 46-36 win at Class AAA Lincoln County. The Lady Tigers increased their winning streak to four

It's taken awhile for Austin Treweek-Noe to get used to his surroundings on and off the basketball court here in West Virginia.
Logan High School's 6-foot senior guard, who hails from Down Under, has had to get used to West Virginia's wintry weather for starters.
Since the seasons are reversed in his native Australia, he's not accustomed to havin

Cats are beasts over East, now 8-1

It's taken awhile for Austin Treweek-Noe to get used to his surroundings on and off the basketball court here in West Virginia. Logan High School's 6-foot senior guard, who hails from Down Under, has had to get used to West Virginia's wintry weather for starters. Since the seasons are reversed in his native Australia, he's not accustomed to havin

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — The Cincinnati Reds had an optimistic theme as its Winter Caravan traveled 3,300 miles in four days visiting five states before culminating on Sunday at Great American Ball Park for the annual Select-A-Seat event.
The four Caravan tours traveled through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee providing f

Theme of Reds' tour is optimism

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — The Cincinnati Reds had an optimistic theme as its Winter Caravan traveled 3,300 miles in four days visiting five states before culminating on Sunday at Great American Ball Park for the annual Select-A-Seat event. The four Caravan tours traveled through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee providing f

Videos: Chapmanville 52, Tolsia 48 (Girls' High School Basketball)

CHAPMANVILLE — It wasn't pretty but the Chapmanville Regional High School girls' basketball team will take it. The Lady Tigers scored a Cardinal Conference win on Wednesday night at Chapmanville Regional's Danny Godby Gymnasium with a 52-48 victory over Tolsia. Chapmanville won its third straight game and improved to 9-4 overall on the seas





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