Joe McLaughlin

Sports Editor


UMaine hockey coach deserves patience, support of fans

on Jan. 23, 2015, at 12:52 p.m.
It’s a bit surprising to read some comments about second-year head coach Red Gendron on stories following a loss by his University of Maine men’s hockey team. Some question whether Gendron was the right hire for the job, whether he can recruit top players to turn the program around and …

Jonesport-Beals Girls Basketball 37 at Islesboro Central 16

By Joe McLaughlin on Jan. 17, 2015, at 11:22 p.m.
At Islesboro on Friday night, Kali Alley scored 18 points and Georgia Payne added 9 to lead Jonesport-Beals to victory. Callie Cook scored 6 points to lead Islesboro.  

Lee Academy Boys Basketball 66 at Mattanawcook Academy 44

By Joe McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 9:49 p.m.
At Lincoln, Lee Academy was led by Howie Lin with 12 points to pick up their seventh win of the season. Scott Jipson paced Mattanawcook with eight points. Gunner Maxwell and Jordan Hanscom each added seven for the Lynx (1-10). Lee 22 36 57 66 MA  9 20 32 44 …

Edward Little Boys Hockey 1 at Cape Elizabeth 2

By Joe McLaughlin on Jan. 14, 2015, at 9:15 p.m.

Extra Points: Touching base on the local sports scene

on Jan. 13, 2015, at 9:35 a.m.
A little more than 30 years ago, I walked through the doors at the Bangor Daily News on 491 Main Street relishing the opportunity to be part of the newspaper’s sports staff. “It’s a great job,” BDN Executive Sports Editor Bud Leavitt said to me during a brief job interview …

Presque Isle Boys Hockey 1 at Old Town/Orono 7

By Joe McLaughlin on Jan. 06, 2015, at 8:31 p.m.
At Alfond Arena in Orono, Damien Spencer and Jacob Dubay each recorded two goals and an assist to help Old Town-Orono improve to 2-4. Ben Allen-Rahill chipped in with a goal and two assists for the winners while Nick Boutin notched a goal and an assist. Lucas Shorette contributed with …

Havard admin named athletic director at Colby College

on Dec. 23, 2014, at 5:04 a.m.
Tim Wheaton, who has spent the last 30 years as a coach and administrator at Harvard University, has been hired as the athletic director at Colby College in Waterville. “Tim’s strong character, principled philosophies, and record of success led us to determine that he is the right person to lead …
Louis Sockalexis poses in his Poland Spring uniform during the summer of 1894.

Campaign seeks support for Louis Sockalexis statue in Bangor

By Joe McLaughlin on Dec. 16, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Bangor native and writer Ed Rice is starting a campaign to find support and interest in building a statue in Bangor of Maine Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American to play Major League Baseball. “I’ve believed, for a very long time, that it’s a shame that the first …

Friday night’s high school swimming results

By Joe McLaughlin on Dec. 12, 2014, at 11:53 p.m.
At MDI Girls Results Mount Desert Island 126, Hampden Acad. 50 50 Yard Freestyle: 1, Mason, Paige, Trojans-ME, 30.81. 2, Barrett, Marie, HA, 30.82. 3, Novak, Abigayl, HA, 32.50. 4, Parsons, Beth, HA, 33.30. 5, Hansbury, Georgia, Trojans-ME, 34.15. 6, Munson, Helena, Trojans-ME, 35.51. 100 Yard Freestyle: 1, Woodworth, Maddie, …

Weekly sports thoughts: UNE making great move with football; one of best coaches is in Dyer Brook; a double-double to remember

on Dec. 07, 2014, at 10:28 p.m.
My weekly thoughts on sports while my mind keeps drifting to San Diego and wishing I was covering the MLB Winter Meetings… – The recent news of the University of New England in Biddeford adding a football program as early as 2017 is exciting. What’s wrong with another 75/100 kids, …

Bangor Football 6 at Cheverus 35

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 08, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
At Boulos Stadium in Portland, Joe Fitzpatrick ran for 209 yards on 37 carries with two touchdowns to power No. 1 Cheverus by No. 4 Bangor in an East Class A semifinal. Cheverus (8-1) will host Windham for the regional title on Saturday. Windham handed the Stags their only loss, 35-7 on Sept. …

York Field Hockey 2 at Gardiner 1

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2014, at 6:20 p.m.

Lisbon Field Hockey 1 at Winslow 3

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2014, at 6:18 p.m.

Scarborough Field Hockey 1 at Skowhegan 0

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.

Mount Ararat Girls Soccer 5 at Bangor 0

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2014, at 11 a.m.

Brunswick Girls Soccer 1 at Edward Little 3

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.

Searsport Boys Soccer 1 at Buckfield 2

By Joe McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

Greenville Girls Soccer 0 at Searsport 1

By RJ Robertson on Oct. 31, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
At Point Lookout in Northport, Karigen Coffin’s goal lifted the No. 2 Searsport Vikings over the No. 3 Greenville Lakers in the Western Maine Class D semi-finals. Coffin’s goal broke a scoreless tie with 13:08 remaining in the game and the Searsport defense held strong to secure the Vikings’ entry …
Charlie Milan of Brewer teamed up with Amanda Carroll of Gray to win the Can-Am mixed doubles candlepin bowling title over the weekend at the Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes in Brewer.

Love of competition leads to Can-Am candlepin title for 78-year-old Brewer bowler

By Joe McLaughlin on Oct. 31, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
Charlie Milan is 78 but still loves to compete and that’s what drew him to the Can-Am mixed doubles candlepin bowling tourney last weekend at the Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes in Brewer. The result was another title for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame member, who teamed up with Amanda Carroll …

Mount Ararat Boys Soccer at Bangor (Awaiting score)

By Joe McLaughlin on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6 p.m.
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