Ryan McLaughlin

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Edward "Ted" Woodbrey II of Gorham (right) is the only men's soccer player in University of Maine history to twice earn All-Yankee Conference recognition. He will be inducted posthumously into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.

High-scoring soccer star to receive posthumous UMaine Sports Hall of Fame honor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:54 p.m.
Ted Woodbrey’s passion for soccer was reflected in his play during his time at the University of Maine. “I think he had a good time and he loved the sport,” said Woodbrey’s mother, Helen. “He was a very good soccer player and he enjoyed it.” The late Woodbrey, a four-year …

UMaine men’s basketball team adds ‘natural’ playmaker

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
“He’s really excited to be a Black Bear, and we’re excited to have him with us.”
Margaret Henrick

Former UMaine field hockey standout parlays playing career into success in coaching

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
Any field hockey coach will tell you that a team’s best offense can be its defense. That was a trait Margaret Henrick McGregor personified in her four-year field hockey career at the UMaine.
Johanna Riley

Former UMaine star spins track success into lifelong pursuits

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Track and field is a sport that can prove beneficial in all aspects of life when an athlete’s career comes to a close. In the case of former University of Maine standout Johanna Riley Evans, her time on the track in Orono proved rewarding in a variety of ways.
UMFK soccer coach Bill Ashby

UMFK men’s soccer coach earns 400th career victory

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
With his club’s 3-1 victory over the visiting Clippers, UMFK head coach Bill Ashby became the 42nd college soccer coach to achieve 400 career victories.
University of Maine's Jesse Orach runs during their cross-country meet in Orono on Friday. Orach won the men's race.

UMaine senior star is running down a dream

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 26, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
“Knowing that it’s my last year I just want to finish with no regrets,” Jesse Orach said. “I think I’m well on my way to doing that. I’m not finished yet.”

RPI Women's College Hockey 3 at University of Maine 1

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 24, 2016, at 7:28 p.m.
ORONO, Maine, Despite being the first on the board, the Black Bears Women’s Hockey team dropped their home and season opener to Rensselaer Polytech. 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. The game remained scoreless after 1 period where both goalies saw work as the two teams combined for a total of 16 …

Wesleyan Men's college soccer 0 at Bates 2

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 24, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates men’s soccer team earned their first NESCAC victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at Russell Street Field. It’s the Bobcats’ (3-2-2, 1-2-1 NESCAC) first victory over the Cardinals (3-2-1, 0-2) since a 3-2 win in 2008. The first half …

Bryant and Stratton Men's college soccer 0 at University of Maine 4

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 24, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
Fort Kent, Maine—The University of Maine at Fort Kent Men’s soccer team prevailed in a rematch of the 2015 USCAA national championship game, 4-0, over Bryant and Stratton on Saturday afternoon. Two-time USCAA National Player of the Year, senior Ben Kluvers scored a second half hat trick to power the …
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Brewer football team outlasts Skowhegan to stay undefeated

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Brewer and Skowhegan didn’t exactly put on a defensive clinic on Friday night, but the Witches’ Trey Wood was their best defense in the fourth quarter.

University of Maine-Fort Kent Women's college soccer 0 at University of Maine-Presque Isle 7

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
Presque Isle, Maine – The University of Maine at Presque Isle Owls dropped a 7-0 match to the University of Maine at Fort Kent (9-0) on Friday evening. The Bengals netted all seven goals in the first half.  The Owls were looking at a four goal deficit before ten minutes …
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UMaine men, New Hampshire women victorious at cross country meet

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
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 …
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Fit Friday: Hitting it big with HIIT workouts.

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Having a good, sound, comfortable fitness routine is vital to the success of any athlete. If you really want to have success, sometimes you can’t be afraid to get uncomfortable. When I’m instructing my fitness classes, one of the cues I like to use once in a while is “If …
Brewer High's athletic trophies have returned to a "Wall of Champions" after construction at the school.

Brewer High School re-establishes ‘Wall of Champions’

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Dave Utterback said that the plaques were not hung immediately after the renovations concluded because the walls needed to be painted.

Stearns Field Hockey 2 at Foxcroft Acad. 6

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 20, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.
At Dover-Foxcroft, Alli Bourget had three goals and two assists as Foxcroft defeated Stearns of Millinocket. Cassidy Marsh had two goals for the Ponies while Caitlin Seavey added another.  Sue Kim and Abbie Moore combined for six saves on 20 shots. Audrey Dunstan and Cassidy McLeod had the goals for Stearns. Angela …

Bates at Bowdoin

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 20, 2016, at 8:37 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin and Bates men’s soccer teams exchanged goals in the final 11 minutes of regulation and ended in a 1-1 deadlock on Tuesday afternoon at Pickard Field. The Polar Bears move to 3-1-1 this season while the Bobcats stand at 2-2-2 following today’s match. The teams …

Greenville Boys Soccer 6 at Valley 1

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 20, 2016, at 8:31 p.m.
At Bingham, Noah Pratt had two goals as Greenville defeated Valley. Nick Foley and Ben Baldwin had a goal plus an assist and Camden Harmon and Doug Kane goals for the Lakers. Evan Bjork had five saves on six shots. Joseph Thomas scored the only goal for Valley. Dillon Bean …

US Women’s Disc Golf championships set for Sabattus

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 20, 2016, at 7:43 p.m.
The first major women’s Professional Disc Golf Association championships to be held in New England will take place in Maine this weekend.

Van Buren Boys Soccer 0 at Easton 2

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2016, at 7:59 p.m.
At Easton, Hunter Brown scored the only two goals of the game to lead the Bears to the win. Jake Flewelling earned the shutout making 6 saves on 8 shots for 7-3-1 Easton. Colby Lapoint saved 9 of 15 shots for 1-6-2 Van Buren. Story continues below advertisement.
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UMaine cross-country senior continues torrid pace

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
University of Maine senior Jesse Orach continued his blazing start to the cross-country season.