Kelley Smiddie (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6293
E-mail: ksmiddie@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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 ksmiddie@timesfreepress.com.

Malik Hampton, Jessie Walker lead Brainerd into region semifinals

Published Feb. 26 2017

Brainerd's Panthers didn't finish quite as strong as they started Saturday in their Region 3-AA high school basketball quarterfinal at...

Hurricanes freeze Stone Memorial, 62-38, in Region 3-AAA

Published Feb. 26 2017

East Hamilton hosted Stone Memorial in a Region 3-AAA boys' high school basketball quarterfinal Saturday. It turned out to be...

Signal Mountain girls' season ends in region rout

Published Feb. 25 2017

Signal Mountain may have needed to play a near flawless game Friday to advance in the Region 4-AA girls' high...

Chattanooga Christian Chargers hope postseason stumbles are behind them

Published Feb. 24 2017

Chattanooga Christian School perhaps could be questioned for sleepwalking last Friday when Notre Dame came calling in the District 7-AA...

Top seeds impressive in cruising to District 5-A titles [photos]

Published Feb. 23 2017

The top-seeded teams in the District 5-A high school basketball tournament looked just that Wednesday.

Tyner boys, Red Bank girls win 6-AA tournament

Published Feb. 22 2017

Tyner's boys can't go back in time and erase the loss they had to Brainerd on senior night a week...

Bearettes top East Hamilton 81-40 in 5-AAA final

Published Feb. 21 2017

Bradley Central coach Jason Reuter set six goals for his girls' high school basketball team before the start of the...

Lady Eagles win 7-AA; Notre Dame boys repeat

Published Feb. 19 2017

Signal Mountain's girls exacted a little bit of payback Saturday, and they did it in a big way.

Baylor surprises McCallie with 73-54 upset win [photos]

Published Feb. 18 2017

The unranked team looked like the state-ranked team Friday at Baylor.

Bradley Central takes control in fourth quarter, ousts Owls 43-33

Published Feb. 17 2017

Sixth-seeded Ooltewah played like a team that didn't want its season to end Thursday at Soddy-Daisy. But third-seeded Bradley Central...

Reid Daniels resigns as Soddy-Daisy boys' coach

Published Feb. 17 2017

Reid Daniels has announced that he is resigning as boys' basketball coach at Soddy-Daisy High School.

Chattanooga area basketball teams ready for district tournaments

Published Feb. 13 2017

If the regular season was any indication, the two Class AA basketball districts in which all the teams are from...


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Brainerd wins in double OT, but Tyner is district champ [photos]

Published Feb. 11 2017

It took 40 tension-filled minutes to decide the outcome in Friday's District 6-AA boys' high school basketball game at Tyner....

Prep Notebook: McMinn Central coach Johnny Morgan reaches 900 wins

Published Feb. 10 2017

McMinn Central girls' basketball coach Johnny Morgan on Tuesday watched his 2016-17 team register the 900th coaching victory in his...

No. 1 Eagles blister No. 3 Blue Tornado, 81-46

Published Feb. 8 2017

Brentwood Academy held McCallie to a season-low point total in Tuesday's Division II-AA East/Middle Region basketball game at McCallie. But...

McCallie edges Hamilton Heights in overtime, 71-67 [photos]

Published Feb. 5 2017

When McCallie had the chance to make a clutch shot late in the final game of the Dr Pepper TEN...

East Hamilton edges fifth-ranked Cleveland, 78-77 [photos]

Published Feb. 4 2017

East Hamilton's Cam Montgomery was as stoic talking about his heroics after Friday's District 5-AAA boys' high school basketball game...

Looking back at the 2013 prep recruiting class from the Chattanooga area

Published Feb. 2 2017

LOOKING BACK: The Times Free Press looks back at the careers of the area's 10 most notable football signees from...

Lady Lions atone for one league loss by beating Tyner

Published Jan. 28 2017

The Lady Lions trailed the entire first half except for a tie at 2. Other than the first 32 seconds...

Baylor's ultra-hot start leads to 53-31 win over GPS [photos]

Published Jan. 27 2017

When Baylor starts out shooting the basketball like it did Thursday, no matter the opposing team, that team is in...