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Kelyn runs the sports desk at City Paper, which he joined on June 4, 2018, three days before the Capitals won the Stanley Cup. Since then, he’s covered the Mystics and Nationals championship runs, in addition to a number of historic events in D.C. sports. He enjoys finding and writing stories beyond the games, and can likely be found running or playing tennis.

Kelyn’s latest stories

Sports Coverage at City Paper Has Always Focused on Underreported Stories

Sports Coverage at City Paper Has Always Focused on Underreported Stories

“We’re not a paper of record. But what we are is a paper of vital interests.”

Dave McKenna realizes now that he missed the memo. During his time at City Paper, he saw an “incredible honor roll” of people arrive, work at the paper for a few years, and then move on. McKenna stayed for 26 years. “I never had a goal,” he says. “In my life, I’ve never had a…

Mystics Enter the Season Healthy and Confident

Mystics Enter the Season Healthy and Confident

With Elena Delle Donne and Alysha Clark back from injury, the Mystics look to make a championship push after missing the playoffs last season.

The disappointing end to the Washington Mystics’ 2021 season still weighs on Ariel Atkins. For the first time since she was drafted 2018, Atkins had failed to reach the playoffs. The Mystics finished the season 12-20, and afterward, head coach and general manager Mike Thibault called for a “reset” of the team’s culture. But this…

Mystics Add Depth With Draft Picks Shakira Austin and Christyn Williams

Mystics Add Depth With Draft Picks Shakira Austin and Christyn Williams

“No question we got what we wanted,” head coach and general manager Mike Thibault says.

Last week, when the Washington Mystics traded their first overall selection to the Atlanta Dream for the third and 14th picks in the 2022 WNBA Draft and the right to swap first-round picks in the 2023 draft, the Mystics’ front office reasoned that the team would be receiving a better value in this year’s draft.…