All posts by Joe McLaughlin

Joe McLaughlin

About Joe McLaughlin

McLaughlin (right) is a Stearns High School and University of Maine graduate who worked for three years at the Aroostook Republican and News in Caribou as a reporter and editor. He has worked on the BDN sports desk for 30 years, the last 18 as sports editor. McLaughlin and his wife, Kathy Schwigan, live in Brewer and have three adult children: Ryan, Matthew and Tess.

Curt Schilling did something many of us would like to do

With apologies to my late University of Maine journalism professor Alan Miller, it’s difficult for me to be objective when writing about former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. It’s true that Schilling has developed a reputation as a sports personality who relishes the media spotlight and it’s disconcerting to those of us who bring […]

Take the time to share your thoughts on the five-class proposal for high school basketball

The five-class proposal for high school basketball currently being fine tuned by the Maine Principals’ Association’s classification committee is stirring some healthy debate. Some agree with the proposal’s premise of gaining competitive balance for all Maine high schools by reducing the enrollment gaps between the largest and smallest schools in each class. Others argue against […]