Kyle McFadden is a graduate from Linganore High School’s Class of 2014, a sports junkie and general newshound. He got his start as a sports writer for Linganore’s student-run newspaper The Lance in January 2014, where he wrote 13 articles.
McFadden then launched his own blog in October 2014 called The Beltway Dispatch covering collegiate, local high school and professional sports. Formerly known as The Beltway Dispatch, McFadden and Evan Engelhard merged respective platforms in June 2015 to make what is now Maryland Sports Access.
With baseball, basketball and golf experience, McFadden brings ample knowledge to the helm of MSA. McFadden covers a wide variety of sports in football, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer and specializes in the collegiate and high school levels.
McFadden volunteers at Damascus Road Community Church — serving as a mentor to the youth, basketball coach at the varsity and junior varsity levels, and leads a small group of middle schoolers and high schoolers every Wednesday and Sunday night.
Though he’s only been around journalism for three years, he’s a sports freelancer for The Baltimore Sun and The Frederick News-Post.
McFadden’s work has also appeared in DMV newspapers The Aegis, The Capital Gazette, The Daily Times (Delmarva Now), The Hometown Observer, Howard County Times, Germantown Pulse and The Towson Times.
McFadden currently studies at Frederick Community College and plans to transfer to the University of Maryland in the fall of 2018 to work on a bachelor’s degree in journalism. His goal is to one day be a national college basketball writer.