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

Aaron Swafford's five touchdowns pace 36-8 Meigs victory

Published Oct. 21 2017

Quarterback Aaron Swafford accounted for all five of Meigs County's touchdowns Friday night, and the Tigers rolled to a 36-8...

Baylor sweeps Father Ryan in volleyball state tournament

Published Oct. 18 2017

Things went well for the Chattanooga area's lone Division II team competing Tuesday in a TSSAA state volleyball tournament at...

Sarah Sumida's set success boosts Baylor volleyball program

Published Oct. 16 2017

Baylor's high school volleyball team has looked like a big red machine this season, in large part because of its...

Baylor steamrolls into state volleyball tournament

Published Oct. 15 2017

There was no questioning whether Baylor's volleyball team was ready to play its TSSAA Division II-AA state quarterfinal Saturday at...

Blue Tornado wins 40-14 blowout over Baylor

Published Oct. 14 2017

McCallie's first touchdown in Friday's Division II-AAA East/Middle football game at Baylor came via a blocked punt.

Signal Mountain volleyball team headed to state tournament

Published Oct. 13 2017

Coaches talk about wanting to see consistent performances from their teams, so Signal Mountain volleyball's Bailee Barrett can't complain about...

Ringgold advances in AAA volleyball state tournament

Published Oct. 12 2017

It seemed like the worst thing to do in Wednesday's GHSA Class AAA first-round state tournament match at Ringgold was...

Georgia high school volleyball state playoffs begin

Published Oct. 11 2017

The Georgia high school volleyball state playoffs are about to get under way for 12 teams from the Chattanooga area....

Signal Mountain sweeps Upperman in 4-AA volleyball final

Published Oct. 11 2017

Signal Mountain defeated Upperman 3-0 on Tuesday at Signal Mountain and won the championship in the Region 4-AA high school...

Sale Creek rolls to Region 3-A volleyball title

Published Oct. 10 2017

Sale Creek's Lady Panthers won their third consecutive TSSAA Region 3-A volleyball championship Monday, defeating Columbia Academy 3-0 in the...

Prep golfers can add wet weather to challenges at state tournaments

Published Oct. 9 2017

The four Chattanooga-area teams competing in TSSAA Division II golf state tournaments this week will have three challenges to negotiate...

Passes set up Rhea County's running game in victory at Marion County

Published Oct. 7 2017

For those who weren't aware, the Rhea County High School football team has a passing game.


Hixson's Janet Tate hoping to stretch out her farewell

Published Oct. 7 2017

Last Thursday, amid all the ruckus during a fifth set of a two-hour thriller that was the TSSAA District 6-AA...

Notre Dame defeats Lady Bucs for volleyball district title

Published Oct. 6 2017

Every set in the Division II East District 2-A volleyball championship match was up for grabs at the end. But...

Walker Valley boys third, Cleveland's Rheagan Hall fifth at state golf tournaments

Published Oct. 5 2017

Walker Valley's boys' golf team made its third consecutive TSSAA state tournament appearance this week, and Cleveland girls' golfer Rheagan...

Prep Notebook: McCallie's Jr. Clay commits to Tennessee Tech basketball program

Published Oct. 5 2017

For as long as he can remember, Jr. Clay has dreamed of playing Division I college basketball.

Lady Hurricanes edge Hixson 3-2 in District 6-AA final [photos]

Published Oct. 4 2017

One look at the records of the high school volleyball teams playing Tuesday at Hixson in the District 6-AA championship...

Lady Mustangs face Lady Raiders in District 5-AAA final [photos]

Published Oct. 3 2017

Walker Valley volleyball coach Judy Pruett had her concerns coming into Monday's District 5-AAA high school volleyball semifinal against Ooltewah...

TSSAA postseason golf continues this week

Published Oct. 2 2017

The state tournament fates for the golfers from Baylor, GPS and McCallie will be determined today when those three teams...

TSSAA district volleyball tournaments this week

Published Oct. 1 2017

The Chattanooga area's new TSSAA volleyball district just went through one crazy regular season.