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 inducted its newest class to the Chapmanville Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday during a dinner at the Logan Country Club. The new members were also recognized before Friday night's Hall of Fame Game at Tiger Stadium.

Chapmanville Athletic Hall of Fame

Chapmanville Regional High School inducted its newest class to the Chapmanville Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday during a dinner at the Logan Country Club. The new members were also recognized before Friday night's Hall of Fame Game at Tiger Stadium.

MADISON – Boone County Circuit Court officials announced this week that the September 2014 term of the Boone County Grand Jury met and returned 37 indictments, including charges of attempted murder, sexual assault, child and elderly abuse and neglect, illegal drugs and larceny.
Among those included in this round of grand jury indictments inc

Grand jury indicts 37 people

MADISON – Boone County Circuit Court officials announced this week that the September 2014 term of the Boone County Grand Jury met and returned 37 indictments, including charges of attempted murder, sexual assault, child and elderly abuse and neglect, illegal drugs and larceny. Among those included in this round of grand jury indictments inc

WHARNCLIFFE — The Mingo Central High School golf team won its match this week over Chapmanville by downing the Tigers by nine strokes.
The match was played at the Twisted Gun Golf Course at Wharncliffe in Mingo County.
Mingo Central was led by Alex Warden, who shot a 40. Garrett Bevins had a 44, while Michael Dotson had a 51 and Caleb Spenc

Mingo Central golf beats CRHS by nine strokes

WHARNCLIFFE — The Mingo Central High School golf team won its match this week over Chapmanville by downing the Tigers by nine strokes. The match was played at the Twisted Gun Golf Course at Wharncliffe in Mingo County. Mingo Central was led by Alex Warden, who shot a 40. Garrett Bevins had a 44, while Michael Dotson had a 51 and Caleb Spenc

By Jack Bogaczyk
Herdzone.com
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – If there are several surprising statistics in Marshall's 3-0 start to the 2014 football season, you might put back-to-back 700-yard games of total offense at the top of the list.
Not too far down that list, however, is a nugget from the other side of the ball.
As Coach Doc Holliday's team

Roberts, Marshall defense help Herd to 3-0 start

By Jack Bogaczyk Herdzone.com HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – If there are several surprising statistics in Marshall's 3-0 start to the 2014 football season, you might put back-to-back 700-yard games of total offense at the top of the list. Not too far down that list, however, is a nugget from the other side of the ball. As Coach Doc Holliday's team

Rushing
Player, School Att Yds Avg TD
Shaun Dotson, Hoover 56 577 10.3 6
Chase Justice, Mingo 52 394 7.6 6
Mason Hodge, Wayne 38 336 8.8 2
Justin Stewart, Poca 55 284 5.2 1
Cody Stiltner, Wayne 23 283 12.3 1
Austin Burford, Siss. 28 253 9.0 3
Cody Harvey, Scott 31 242 7.8 3
Joe Hunt, Mingo 42 238 5.7 3
Levi Clendenin, Poca 50 229 4.6 3
S

Cardinal Conference Stat Leaders

Rushing Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Shaun Dotson, Hoover 56 577 10.3 6 Chase Justice, Mingo 52 394 7.6 6 Mason Hodge, Wayne 38 336 8.8 2 Justin Stewart, Poca 55 284 5.2 1 Cody Stiltner, Wayne 23 283 12.3 1 Austin Burford, Siss. 28 253 9.0 3 Cody Harvey, Scott 31 242 7.8 3 Joe Hunt, Mingo 42 238 5.7 3 Levi Clendenin, Poca 50 229 4.6 3 S

Man Middle romps over CMS, 26-0

MAN — The Man Middle School football team ran its record to 3-0 on the season with Thursday night's 26-0 thumping over county rival Chapmanville Middle School in the annual MMS homecoming game at Man's George A. Queen Memorial Field. For the Pioneers, it was their third straight shutout victory. Coach Tootie Carter's Man team opened with a

CHAPMANVILLE — A week before the Chapmanville Regional High School football team's showdown at county rival Logan, the Tigers were in dire need of a win.
After falling to Sissonville, Herbert Hoover and Scott in Cardinal Conference games to open the season, Chapmanville needed a breakthrough on Friday night as the winless Poca Dots came to t

Tigers erase Dots to get first win

CHAPMANVILLE — A week before the Chapmanville Regional High School football team's showdown at county rival Logan, the Tigers were in dire need of a win. After falling to Sissonville, Herbert Hoover and Scott in Cardinal Conference games to open the season, Chapmanville needed a breakthrough on Friday night as the winless Poca Dots came to t

NEWTOWN — The Westside and Mingo Central game featured to Class 2A powers from southern West Virginia as both were ranked No. 3 in the state.
Both teams came in with identical 3-0 records, so something had to give at Mingo Central's Buck Harless Stadium on Friday night.
Homestanding Mingo Central (4-0) remained undefeated and made a stateme

Miners put Westside on backside with 59-16 win

NEWTOWN — The Westside and Mingo Central game featured to Class 2A powers from southern West Virginia as both were ranked No. 3 in the state. Both teams came in with identical 3-0 records, so something had to give at Mingo Central's Buck Harless Stadium on Friday night. Homestanding Mingo Central (4-0) remained undefeated and made a stateme

POINT PLEASANT — It wasn't a very pleasant return trip for the Logan High School football team to Point Pleasant's Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on Friday night.
It was Point Dismal for the Wildcats as Logan was hammered 63-8 by the undefeated Big Blacks, the No. 6-ranked team in Class AAA.
Point Pleasant, which dispatched last year's Cl

Logan routed at Point Pleasant, 63-8

POINT PLEASANT — It wasn't a very pleasant return trip for the Logan High School football team to Point Pleasant's Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on Friday night. It was Point Dismal for the Wildcats as Logan was hammered 63-8 by the undefeated Big Blacks, the No. 6-ranked team in Class AAA. Point Pleasant, which dispatched last year's Cl

Even with last week's 28-22 loss to Class AA Westside, the Man High School football team was expected to get a high ranking in the first WVSSAC Football Ratings.
The Hillbillies got just that.
Man (2-1) is ranked fourth in the state in the Class A ratings, which were released on Tuesday afternoon.
The Billies, which play at 2A River View on Frid

WVSSAC Football Ratings: Man ranked fourth, Logan 16th

Even with last week's 28-22 loss to Class AA Westside, the Man High School football team was expected to get a high ranking in the first WVSSAC Football Ratings. The Hillbillies got just that. Man (2-1) is ranked fourth in the state in the Class A ratings, which were released on Tuesday afternoon. The Billies, which play at 2A River View on Frid

CRHS golf splits in latest four matches

The Chapmanville Regional High School golf team gained a split in its last four matches. CRHS beat Lincoln County, lost to Poca and Wayne, then defeated Mingo Central. The Tigers took out Lincoln County by 61 strokes in a 124-185 score in a recent match at the Logan Country Club in Chapmanville. Only three scores were counted in his match. Jacob

CHAPMANVILLE — There were plenty of exciting matches last Saturday as the Coalfield Youth Soccer League headed into Week 2 action.
Several games went into overtime on penalty shootouts, keeping the Mullins Soccer Complex crowd on the edge of their seats.
In the 17-and-under division, the Wolverines edged out the Destroyers in overtime penal

CYSL Week 2: Wolverines beat Destroyers in OT penalty shots

CHAPMANVILLE — There were plenty of exciting matches last Saturday as the Coalfield Youth Soccer League headed into Week 2 action. Several games went into overtime on penalty shootouts, keeping the Mullins Soccer Complex crowd on the edge of their seats. In the 17-and-under division, the Wolverines edged out the Destroyers in overtime penal

Lady Cats spike Sherman, East

The Logan High School volleyball team is off to a good start to the season. Last week, the Lady Cats won a pair of matches at home over Sherman. On Sept. 11, Logan defeated Sherman 25-17, 25-20, 15-25, 25-17 in varsity action. LHS also prevailed in the JV match, 25-14, 8-25, 25-20. Then on Monday, Logan swept Wyoming East, winning 25-18, 24-26,

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' young hitters have received virtually all the attention late this summer. But it's been the organization's pitching prospects, led by Kyle Hendricks, who have experienced instant success in the big leagues.
Hendricks, who didn't reach the majors until July, kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven

Cubs sweep past slumping Reds with pair of shutouts

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' young hitters have received virtually all the attention late this summer. But it's been the organization's pitching prospects, led by Kyle Hendricks, who have experienced instant success in the big leagues. Hendricks, who didn't reach the majors until July, kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven

There might be a new Tigers' basketball player donning the Orange and Black of Chapmanville Regional High School this season.
His name, reportedly, is Ben Eke, a 6-foot-8, 185-pound center from United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C.
Eke, a junior, who hails from Nigeria, averaged 4.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for Uni

CRHS hoops might get 6-8 Nigerian

There might be a new Tigers' basketball player donning the Orange and Black of Chapmanville Regional High School this season. His name, reportedly, is Ben Eke, a 6-foot-8, 185-pound center from United Faith Christian Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Eke, a junior, who hails from Nigeria, averaged 4.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for Uni

CMS tennis off to strong start to fall season

CHAPMANVILLE — With the recent success of the Chapmanville tennis team, the sport has seen tremendous growth and exposure in the area. Just last spring the Chapmanville girls team won their first state championships in school history, as Haley Justice, Cassidy Lewis, Myla Bryant, and Sara Lambert won state titles in doubles for the Lady Tige

The Man and Logan high school football teams are both ranked in the top 16 in the just-released WVSSAC Football Rankings.
Man (2-1), with wins over Class AAA Logan and Class AA Mount View, is ranked fourth in the state in Class A.
Logan (2-1) is tied for 16th in the state in the Class AAA rankings.
The ratings, the first to be released this seas

Billies ranked fourth; Cats are 16th

The Man and Logan high school football teams are both ranked in the top 16 in the just-released WVSSAC Football Rankings. Man (2-1), with wins over Class AAA Logan and Class AA Mount View, is ranked fourth in the state in Class A. Logan (2-1) is tied for 16th in the state in the Class AAA rankings. The ratings, the first to be released this seas

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

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




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