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

Marion County dominant in win over Hixson

Published Aug. 19 2017

Marion County is seeking its fourth consecutive trip to the Class 2A football title game. The Warriors aren't looking that...

Cleveland rolls vs. Ooltewah in volleyball opener

Published Aug. 18 2017

Cleveland's Lady Raiders got their first view from the top Thursday. And for now, they're going to stay there.

Prep Football Preview: Silverdale Baptist Seahawks

Published Aug. 18 2017

Silverdale 2017 high school football preview.


Howard, Baylor, Soddy-Daisy each 2-0 in Best of Preps jamboree [photos]

Published Aug. 13 2017

If there are any swelled heads among Howard's football Hustlin' Tigers, there better be some ice to bring the swelling...

Volleyball Preview: Soddy-Daisy coach embraces new district

Published Aug. 13 2017

With the abundance of TSSAA private schools moving from Division I to Division II starting this school year, the state...

Best of Preps jamboree day 1 recap [photos]

Published Aug. 12 2017

Seven teams showed up at Finley Stadium on Friday to kick off the high school football season, each playing two...

Hendersonville boys, Farragut girls win Cunningham Preview

Published Aug. 9 2017

Hendersonville's boys and Farragut's girls were the team champions and had the individual winners in the 12th Matt Cunningham Preview...

Division II Prep Preview: Four Chattanooga teams among Knoxville Webb's new challengers

Published Aug. 8 2017

Five Chattanooga teams that played in Division I last year are now part of an expanded private-school classification.

Cookeville, Tenn., softball team wins national title in Chattanooga

Published Aug. 7 2017

There were 127 teams in the USA Softball 14-under fastpitch national tournament held in the Chattanooga area the past week.

Taylor Lewis wins Brainerd Invitational in playoff

Published Aug. 7 2017

Brainerd Golf Course was once home for Taylor Lewis when he played for Boyd-Buchanan. But since those days ended, he's...

Cookeville's Tennessee Mojo play today for USA Softball title

Published Aug. 6 2017

The Tennessee Mojo 2021 team didn't have to travel far for its USA Softball national tournament this year. And now...

Sequatchie County High School hires new basketball coaches

Published Aug. 6 2017

Sequatchie County High School has hired Willie Young and Kasey Woodlee to head its boys' and girls' basketball programs beginning...


Region 4-3A Preview: Grundy County more experienced, Sequatchie County less so

Published Aug. 4 2017

About the only things Sequatchie County and Grundy County have in common this high school football season is that they're...

Marion County's Sara Muir ahead of the game [photos]

Published Aug. 4 2017

Instead, Muir had to wait until she was of middle school age before the proposition came her way. That may...

ASA 14U notebook: UT's Karen Weekly glad for softball's return to the Olympic Games

Published Aug. 3 2017

University of Tennessee softball co-head coach Karen Weekly couldn't remember exactly where she was just about one year ago when...

Andrew Weathers wins Chattanooga Men's Metro golf tournament

Published Jul. 31 2017

Andrew Weathers just hung around on the putting green Sunday after he finished his round in the Chattanooga Men's Metro...

Hufstetler, Law, Thomas lead Chattanooga Men's Metro with 68s

Published Jul. 30 2017

The Chattanooga Men's Metro golf tournament at Black Creek Club finally got in a full day of play. And with...

Former Mississippi State golfer is Choo Choo champ

Published Jul. 28 2017

Now that he's able to separate schoolwork and play, Benjamin Follet-Smith's golf game may be ready to take off.

Rescheduled Men's Metro starts this weekend at Black Creek

Published Jul. 28 2017

It's now scheduled to take place this weekend. Play is set to start this morning with first tee times at...

New alignment means long football trips for Grace Academy

Published Jul. 26 2017

Now that the TSSAA has reclassified the sports programs for its member schools starting this school year, Grace Academy's football...