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Ryan McLaughlin

About Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin is a longtime Bangor Daily News writer who is just as passionate about sports as he is keeping the people of Maine fit and healthy as a fitness trainer at Union Street Athletics in Bangor. Ryan's passion for sports started when he was very young and he turned that into a successful career in cross country and track at Brewer High School. Ryan is a former New England Patriots season ticket holder and his wife has been a UMaine hockey season ticket holder since 1994. When he's not training clients or writing, Ryan enjoys golf, hockey, obstacle course racing and traveling.

High school athletes: Train hard, but find time to enjoy your summer

The Old Town High School baseball team holds its state championship trophy aloft after winning the first state title in program history earlier this month.

For high school athletes and educators throughout Maine, this is a fantastic time of year. For educators, another school year has just wrapped up. The same goes for Maine’s best scholastic athletes, whose seasons came to an end last weekend with state championship hardware being handed out in baseball, softball and lacrosse. Some are saying […]

LeBron should’ve acknowledged former Cavaliers after winning title

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 48 hours, LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers ended the city’s long championship drought Sunday night, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. In winning the franchise’s first championship, the Cavs became the first team in NBA history to overcome […]

Searsport pitcher showed incredible heart, poise in state championship win


Sometimes, all it takes is one piece of adversity to test the championship mettle of an athlete. Saturday’s Class D state high school baseball championship game between Searsport and Penobscot Valley provided a fantastic glimpse of that. Vikings senior righthander Kyle Moore had been cruising through three innings of work, and when he returned to […]