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

Lady Hurricanes clinch top spot in District 6-AA volleyball

Published Sep. 22 2017

East Hamilton has scheduled volleyball matches against 2016 state-tournament teams Signal Mountain and Cleveland coming up soon as the Lady...

Bucs, Lady Seahawks win district; Hayes Wood, Lydia Campbell are medalists

Published Sep. 20 2017

Boyd-Buchanan's golf Buccaneers wish this week had been next week. But the Lady Bucs are glad it's not.

Cleveland girls, Walker Valley boys win District 5 Large titles

Published Sep. 19 2017

Cleveland's Rheagan Hall made it known last year that one of her goals as a high school golfer was to...

Signal Mountain boys' golf team has impressive depth

Published Sep. 18 2017

How much depth does Signal Mountain's boys' golf team have?

Bradley Bears slip past rival Blue Raiders, 27-21

Published Sep. 16 2017

Cleveland made a concerted effort to take away Bradley Central's play-making wide receiver Lameric Tucker in Friday's Region 2-6A high...

Signal Mountain dominates golf district tournament

Published Sep. 15 2017

Signal Mountain's boys registered the top five scores in the District 6 Small high school golf tournament Thursday at Brown...

Soddy-Daisy still a step behind Cookeville in District 6-AAA volleyball

Published Sep. 14 2017

Cookeville volleyball coach Jackie Cox said she welcomed it when she saw Soddy-Daisy would be moving into the Lady Cavaliers'...

Weather may shake up district prep golf

Published Sep. 11 2017

The first TSSAA postseason of the 2017-18 school year is set to get underway today.

Meigs goes deeper to beat Sequatchie

Published Sep. 9 2017

Meigs County trailed by a touchdown at the end of the first quarter in Friday's home game against Sequatchie County.

Cleveland's Hall, Walker Valley's Gray win City Prep golf titles [photos]

Published Sep. 7 2017

Judging by the individual winners in the City Prep golf tournament Wednesday at The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay, one...

Cleveland pulls out 3-2 volleyball win against Walker Valley

Published Sep. 6 2017

The District 5-AAA volleyball match Tuesday at Cleveland High School looked like the battle for first place that it was....

Long run of Chernaks, Millikens and Sullivans nearing end for Ooltewah volleyball

Published Sep. 3 2017

For the last decade-plus, there has been at least one Chernak, Sullivan or Milliken on an Ooltewah volleyball roster. In...


Backup QB Alonzo Russell helps Pioneers top Hurricanes

Published Sep. 2 2017

East Ridge got big performances from its defense and a reserve quarterback Friday night as it defeated East Hamilton 21-13...

Baylor volleyball beats GPS to reach 12-0

Published Aug. 31 2017

It seemed as though GPS managed to stay with undefeated and nationally ranked Baylor throughout most of Wednesday's Division II-AA...

Volleyball Lady Bruins impressive in 2-0 region start

Published Aug. 30 2017

Three teams opened their GHSA Region 6-AAAA volleyball seasons Tuesday at Northwest Whitfield, and the host Lady Bruins did nothing...

Bradley's Bears maul Mustangs in 52-7 victory

Published Aug. 26 2017

Bradley Central's approach offensively Friday was to take what the defense allowed. Apparently the Bears' approach defensively was to allow...

Big Charger from the Bahamas learning to play football [video]

Published Aug. 25 2017

Keano Roberts remembers as a youth watching NFL games on Sundays with his father, Antonio. They found the game to...

Signal Mountain volleyball team tops new 7-AA rival Red Bank, 3-0

Published Aug. 23 2017

Red Bank and Signal Mountain are neighboring communities with high schools about 10 miles apart. However, any time an athletic...

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.