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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

Videos: Logan 75, Brooke 73 (Boys High School Basketball)

The Logan High School boys' basketball team held on to beat Brooke, 75-73, on Saturday night at Logan's Willie Akers Arena. Kyle Porter led the way for Logan (2-0) as he scored 17 points. Braxton Goff and Zac Acord tallied 14 points each. Goff also had 10 rebounds. Thomas Coke led Brooke with 30 points. Justin Loughrie added 10. Logan hit 10 3-p

Videos: Chapmanville, Man play in Bob Runyon Tournament

CHAPMANVILLE — It's Chapmanville and Riverside again for the Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament championship. Right on cue. The host Chapmanville Tigers advance to the finals of their own tourney with Friday night's 68-46 victory over Mount View in a first-round game at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium. The Tigers are scheduled to

Virginia Tech beats Cincy 33-17 in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Eager to extend a streak that began more than two decades earlier, Virginia Tech put on a performance that took some of the sting out of an otherwise disappointing season. The Hokies' 33-17 victory over Cincinnati in the Military Bowl on Saturday extended to 22 the number of consecutive winning seasons Virginia Tech has

CMS girls 7-0 after beating Logan Middle

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Middle School girls' basketball team finished off the 2014 portion of their schedule in grand style with a 41-27 victory at home over Logan Middle. The Lady Tigers are now 7-0 on the season. After a rather slow first quarter, the Lady Tigers outscored Logan 14-2 to take a 23-7 halftime lead. The teams played

Videos: Man 62, Buffalo 45 (High School Girls' Basketball)

The Man High School girls' basketball team broke out of a season-long three-game losing streak against Buffalo to head into the holidays on a winning note. Hunter Harvey led three Lady Billies in double figures with 19 points as Man defeated Buffalo 62-45 Monday night at Man. In addition to Harvey, Mika McCoy scored 18 points and Hannah Harvey ad

CHAPMANVILLE — It was Chapmanville and Riverside again for the Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament championship.
Right on cue.
The host Chapmanville Tigers advance to the finals of their own tourney with Friday night's 68-46 victory over Mount View in a first-round game at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium.
The Tigers were to meet Ri

Tigers win, Billies fall in tourney

CHAPMANVILLE — It was Chapmanville and Riverside again for the Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament championship. Right on cue. The host Chapmanville Tigers advance to the finals of their own tourney with Friday night's 68-46 victory over Mount View in a first-round game at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium. The Tigers were to meet Ri

Man girls roll over Buffalo 62-45

The Man High School girls' basketball team broke out of a season-long three-game losing streak against Buffalo to head into the holidays on a winning note. Hunter Harvey led three Lady Billies in double figures with 19 points as Man defeated Buffalo 62-45 Monday night at Man. In addition to Harvey, Mika McCoy scored 18 points and Hannah Harvey ad

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

College Football Bowl Game Schedule

By The Associated Press All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 16, Nevada 3 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Utah State 21, UTEP 6 Las Vegas Bowl Utah 45, Colorado State 10 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise Air Force 38, Western Michigan 24 Camelia Bowl At Montgomery, Ala. Bowling Green 33, South Alabama 2

Central Michigan's miracle comeback falls short to Toppers in Bahamas Bowl, 49-48

Nassau, Bahamas (AP) — A miracle comeback for Central Michigan on a record-setting day by quarterback Cooper Rush fell just short at the inaugural Bahamas Bowl. Down by 35 points with 12 minutes remaining, Central Michigan scored the final five touchdowns of the game, including a three-lateral, 75-yard dazzler on the final play. But Western

After spending two years away from the game of basketball Paul Herbert Williamson is back on the hardwood.
Williamson has surfaced at Division II Alderson Broaddus College and is a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard for the Battlers.
Williamson, a former all-state basketball player at Logan High School and a Harts native, last played for Coach Bob Huggins

Paul Williamson back in the game at Alderson Broaddus

After spending two years away from the game of basketball Paul Herbert Williamson is back on the hardwood. Williamson has surfaced at Division II Alderson Broaddus College and is a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard for the Battlers. Williamson, a former all-state basketball player at Logan High School and a Harts native, last played for Coach Bob Huggins

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: 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

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school, so they were able to communicate without a lot of conversation Tuesday in their final game for Marshall.
“We don't need to talk,” Shuler said. “Just a head nod.”
What does a head nod mean?
“I'm ope

Marshall routs Huskies in Boca Raton Bowl, 52-23

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school, so they were able to communicate without a lot of conversation Tuesday in their final game for Marshall. “We don't need to talk,” Shuler said. “Just a head nod.” What does a head nod mean? “I'm ope

2014-15 Logan County Master Basketball Schedule

Friday, Dec. 26 BOYS Man vs. Riverside (Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament at Chapmanville), 6:30 p.m. Mount View at Chapmanville (Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament), 9 p.m. ——— Saturday, Dec. 27 BOYS Brooke at Logan, 7:30 p.m. Man vs. Chapmanville or Mount View (at Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament at Chapma

College football bowl season under way

MIAMI (AP) — Paxton Lynch accounted for seven touchdowns including a scoring pass to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime, Jake Elliott made a 55-yard field goal to force that extra session and Memphis topped BYU 55-48 in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Lynch threw for four scores and ran for three more for Memphis (10-3), in a

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,

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





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