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Ryan McLaughlin

About Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin is a longtime Bangor Daily News writer who is also a fitness trainer at Union Street Athletics in Bangor. Before becoming a fitness trainer, Ryan enjoyed long-distance running and participated in numerous road races over the years. When he isn't writing, instructing classes or training, Ryan enjoys obstacle course racing, playing golf, raising his newborn son Liam with wife Alissa and all sports.

UMaine men, New Hampshire women victorious at cross country meet

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine men and University of New Hampshire women used a common denominator in their victories in an America East dual cross-country meet Friday afternoon. Pack power. Led by senior Jesse Orach’s first-place finish and four other Black Bears finishing in the top six, coach Mark Lech’s club was easily […]

Black Bears roar to victory in UMass Cross Country Invitational

Even though the cross-country season is in its early stages, early-season meets can be of significant importance as teams gradually prepare for the championship season. The University of Maine men took an important early-season step on Saturday at the UMass Invitational in Amherst, Massachusetts, against six other East Coast teams. Coach Mark Lech’s Black Bears […]

Sunday Hat Trick: UMaine football impressive in new coach’s debut

Sometimes, you learn more from losing than you do from winning. The University of Maine football team, picked to finish 9th in the Colonial Athletic Association, arguably the best conference in the Football Championship Subdivision, sought to prove something in their opener at FBS foe Connecticut on Thursday. Even though the Black Bears were on […]

Fall prognostications: Maine hockey will host playoff series; Pats will play in Super Bowl 51

The mild, August-like weather may not suggest it, but the leaves are slowly changing colors, Halloween merchandise is filtering back into stores, and high school, college and professional athletes are thinking about fall and winter sports. The always-too-short Maine summer flew by like a comet this year – that tends to happen when you have […]

Stanley Cup, Biddeford native Brian Dumoulin get warm Maine reception 

Biddeford native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin holds the Stanley Cup aloft outside the Biddeford Arena on Tuesday 
(Ryan McLaughlin, BDN)

BIDDEFORD, Maine — For a few hours, under a bright, warm August sun, this blue-collar York County community turned into Western Pennsylvania. Tuesday was a day hockey fans in Maine had been anticipating for weeks ever since Biddeford native and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin announced he was bringing the Stanley Cup to his hometown. […]