Kelley Smiddie (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6293
Kelley Smiddie is a sports writer who has worked at the Times Free Press for 12 years. He covers high school sports and softball. Kelley's hometown is Chattanooga, and he graduated from Brainerd High School and graduated Chattanooga State and UTC. Contact Kelley at 423-757-6653 or

Meigs' Ashley Rogers repeats as Gatorade softball state player of the year

Published Jun. 5 2018

The Gatorade Company, in its 33rd year of honoring the country's top prep athletes, announced Monday that Meigs County pitcher...

Brainerd, Austin-East coaches co-host sportsmanship clinic [photos]

Published Jun. 3 2018

The boys' basketball programs at East Tennessee high schools Brainerd and Austin-East have been trying to repair their images and...

Smiddie: Chattanooga-area softball teams won big at state - again

Published May. 31 2018

More was definitely less for me last week at the Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.

Lady Seahawks earn Silverdale's first TSSAA state title [photos]

Published May. 26 2018

Silverdale Baptist Academy lost one of its biggest weapons in the Division II-A softball state final but in the meantime...

Meigs County bounces back for its third state softball title in a row [photos]

Published May. 26 2018

Meigs County won its third consecutive state TSSAA state softball championship Friday at Starplex No. 2. And while coach Jeff...

Ooltewah, Walker Valley will meet in AAA softball losers-bracket final [photos]

Published May. 25 2018

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Ooltewah fought back against Powell on Thursday in the winners-bracket final of the TSSAA Class AAA softball...

Meigs County goes for softball state title today

Published May. 25 2018

Meigs County pitcher Ashley Rogers surrendered a home run for the first time this season in Thursday's winners-bracket final at...

Lady Owls win two in Class AAA; Walker Valley stays alive

Published May. 24 2018

District 5 members Ooltewah and Walker Valley kept their high school softball seasons alive Wednesday in the Class AAA state...

Meigs, Sale Creek, Whitwell still alive in state softball [photos]

Published May. 24 2018

Nothing can subtract the lone digit on the end of Ashley Rogers' pitching record this softball season.

Silverdale Baptist eliminates Chattanooga Christian in softball state tournament

Published May. 24 2018

As much joy as Silverdale Baptist Academy's softball team would liked to have expressed after winning an elimination game Wednesday...

Shelby Sullivan drives in six in Sale Creek rout [photos]

Published May. 23 2018

Sale Creek needed only five innings to dispose of Houston County, 12-2, in its TSSAA Class A state-tournament opener Tuesday...

Chattanooga Christian, Silverdale Baptist meet in state softball elimination game today [photos]

Published May. 23 2018

Tipton-Rosemark's seven-run third inning proved to be costly for Silverdale Baptist Academy as the Lady Rebels went on to defeat...

Ashley Rogers paces 2-0 Class AA softball win for Meigs County

Published May. 23 2018

Meigs County rode another strong pitching performance from Ashley Rogers and defeated White House Heritage 2-0 in the Class AA...

Nine area softball teams in this year's Spring Fling

Published May. 22 2018

The Chattanooga area's reputation for having high-level girls' fastpitch softball is as old as the TSSAA state tournament itself. And...

Meigs County takes aim at Class AA state title next [photos]

Published May. 21 2018

Meigs County has the opportunity to win a third consecutive state softball title this week in Murfreesboro. The Lady Tigers...

Sale Creek, Whitwell cruise into Class A state softball tournament [photos]

Published May. 20 2018

Sale Creek's Macie Stanfield pitched a no-hitter, Whitwell's Anna Yell pitched a one-hitter and their teams were victorious in their...

Lady Owls back in softball state tournament after 7-2 win

Published May. 20 2018

Judging by Saturday's celebration — or lack thereof — just getting to the TSSAA Class AAA softball state tournament isn't...

Grundy County shades Signal Mountain in baseball sectional, 5-3 [photos]

Published May. 19 2018

Grundy County is headed back to the TSSAA state baseball tournament, although the players on the current roster would be...

Addy Keylon's bat, Kayla Boseman's arm lead Ooltewah to region softball title

Published May. 17 2018

Addy Keylon had a good week Wednesday afternoon at Ooltewah High School.

Baylor blasts into state softball tournament [photos]

Published May. 16 2018

Baylor's Lady Red Raiders will try next week to earn a fourth consecutive softball state championship. They swept their best-of-three...