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

Shelby Duggard has a special reason to count her blessings this Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 23 2017

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that reminds Americans to give thanks for the blessings that they have. Locally, the Duggard...

Rockwood slips past favored Meigs County, 9-8

Published Nov. 18 2017

Meigs County's defense did not allow a pass completion Friday night until Rockwood quarterback Nate Brackett connected with Trey Treadway...

Red Bank defensive ends Jamel Davis, Ivan Young are forces of nature

Published Nov. 17 2017

The National Weather Service may not be calling for rain tonight at Red Bank. But regardless of that, the home...


Central Florida steals win from UTC women, 58-57

Published Nov. 14 2017

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's women's basketball team led for more than 27 minutes of Monday's game against Central...

Sophomore Madison Hayes keys East Hamilton's aspirations

Published Nov. 12 2017

One look at her Twitter handle — @girl4allsports — pretty much defines Madison Hayes in her youth.

Meigs County rolls over Happy Valley to reach 12-0

Published Nov. 11 2017

Happy Valley came into Friday's TSSAA football playoff game at Meigs County having given up the fewest points in Class...

City high school basketball jamboree a chance to identify 'kinks'

Published Nov. 10 2017

Signal Mountain's girls defeated Silverdale Baptist Academy 19-9 in the third of nine periods with 15-minute running clocks Thursday night...

Prep Notes: Robert Catlett elevated to head coach for Hixson volleyball

Published Nov. 8 2017

Hixson didn't have to go far to find its next high school volleyball coach. All the administrators had to do...

West defense takes down Rhea's season

Published Nov. 4 2017

It was fitting that the tie-breaking score that lifted Knoxville West past Rhea County came from the Rebels' defense.

Versatile Boeck leads Soddy-Daisy against Oak Ridge tonight

Published Nov. 3 2017

Soddy-Daisy's Ty Boeck confirmed that he has never worked in a concession stand. Therefore, the rumors of him selling popcorn...

Signal Mountain girls lose soccer state final

Published Oct. 29 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Signal Mountain was the aggressor throughout the first half of Saturday's TSSAA Class A girls' soccer state...

Gryphons top CCS in Division II-A state soccer final, 2-0

Published Oct. 28 2017

St. George's got two second-half goals from Olivia Tanzer and defeated Chattanooga Christian 2-0 in the TSSAA Division II-A girls'...

Baylor girls endure to win ninth soccer state title

Published Oct. 28 2017

Baylor's girls' soccer team celebrated two state championships at the stadium in the center of the Siegel Soccer Complex —...

Lifelong disorder not hindering Silverdale's McCaulley McGuire in football

Published Oct. 27 2017

Silverdale Baptist Academy's McCaulley McGuire was 7 years old when he knew he wanted to give playing football a try.

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...