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Ryan McLaughlin

About Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports reporter Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. In "The Boston Blitz" he'll be sharing his perspective with BDN readers about what's happening on the Boston professional sports scene.

MDI’s Tardy, Brewer’s Lufkin headline Maine track standouts in New England meet

Over the last two winters, Brewer High School shot putter Austin Lufkin and Mount Desert Island distance runner Tia Tardy have made history in their respective events. This season, Lufkin became the first shot putter in the history of the PVC-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League to break 60 feet, while Tardy became the league’s first […]

Brewer’s Lufkin, Bangor’s Smallwood break own PVC-EMITL records

It was quite a week for Austin Lufkin. On Wednesday, the Brewer High School senior signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at FCS Division I institution Wofford University in South Carolina. Saturday in the PVC-Eastern Maine Indoor Track League’s regular-season finale, Lufkin once again made history in the shot put circle. Lufkin, […]

Hampden Academy senior breaks EMITL pole vault record

The records just continue to fall in the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League. So far this winter, Brewer shot putter Austin Lufkin (59 feet, 11.50 inches) and Bangor pole vaulter Rhian Smallwood (10 feet, 7 inches) have re-written the EMITL record books. On Saturday, it was Hampden Academy senior Johann Bradley’s turn. Bradley joined Smallwood in setting […]

Bangor’s Smallwood breaks EMITL pole vault record in season-opening meet

Normally, you wouldn’t expect league records to fall in the first meet of a track and field season. Bangor High School senior Rihan Smallwood bucked that trend in a tremendous way on Saturday afternoon. Smallwood broke an Eastern Maine Indoor Track League record that was not even a year old, clearing a remarkable 10 feet, […]

Husson freshman sets school record in season-opening track meet

The Husson University women’s track and field team kicked off its season at the University of Southern Maine Open on Saturday, and left Gorham with some strong performances. Among them included a school-record performance from freshman Heidi Ntengeri. The  Nashua, New Hampshire, native established a new school mark in the 400-meter dash, placing second in […]