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.

Meigs County fights back for softball state-title repeat [photos]

Published May. 27 2017

Rogers (33-3) pitched all 48 of Meigs' innings in the tournament, striking out double digits every game except the last....

Aubrey Reed's home run lifts Meigs County to state title game

Published May. 26 2017

Leadoff-batter Kaylie Moore walked and next batter Aubrey Reed followed with a home run, sparking Meigs County to a four-run...

Lady Pounders win in 13 innings, then fall in four to Christian Academy of Knoxville

Published May. 26 2017

Central's Lady Purple Pounders could've used about a day and a half off to replenish energy after outlasting Greenbrier 2-1...


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GPS, Baylor again meet for Division II-AA softball state title [photos]

Published May. 26 2017

For the seventh time in the last eight years, the Division II-AA high school softball state final will feature familiar...

GPS claims 7-1 victory over Baylor in TSSAA Division II-AA winners-bracket final

Published May. 25 2017

GPS got a five-hitter from Shelby Walters and Haley Smith's seventh-inning grand slam helped put away a 7-1 victory over...

Meigs County drops Scotts Hill in state tournament [photos]

Published May. 25 2017

Aubrey Reed and Madison Crabtree each had three hits, including a home run, and Lindsey Ward also homered in Meigs...

Gibbs beats Lady Owls on walk-off grand slam [photos]

Published May. 25 2017

Had Wednesday's TSSAA Class AAA state softball winners-bracket semifinal at McKnight No. 1 between Ooltewah and Gibbs been scheduled for...

Forrest edges Meigs County 2-1 in Class A softball

Published May. 25 2017

If Meigs County is going to repeat as TSSAA Class A state softball champion, the Lady Tigers are going to...

Whitwell eliminated in softball with 10-9 loss

Published May. 25 2017

Whitwell scored four runs the last three innings in its TSSAA Class A state softball losers-bracket game Wednesday against Jackson...

Lady Pounders stay alive with 1-0 win

Published May. 25 2017

More times than not this high school softball season, when Central has scored it has won. Although that didn't happen...

Baylor's Lady Red Raiders defeat St. Benedict in Division II-AA state softball game

Published May. 24 2017

Macy Ann McKnight hit two of Baylor's four home runs and the Lady Red Raiders defeated St. Benedict 12-1 in...

Late rallies hurt Central in opening-round defeat

Published May. 24 2017

There have been times this high school softball season in which Central scored a run and pitcher Brooke Parrott made...


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Misplays cost Whitwell in 5-1 Class A softball loss

Published May. 24 2017

Whitwell's Lady Tigers couldn't seem to get out of their own way in Tuesday's TSSAA Class A state-tournament opener at...

Ashley Rogers, Madison Crabtree lead Meigs into Class A softball semis

Published May. 24 2017

Meigs County's Lady Tigers showed Tuesday in their opening game at the Class A softball state tournament that they have...

Brooke Parrott central figure in Lady Purple Pounders' state quest

Published May. 23 2017

It's a good thing for the Central High School softball program that Brooke Parrott is — or at least was...

Kaylee Skipper, Coffee County shut down Soddy-Daisy's softball season

Published May. 20 2017

Soddy-Daisy's Lady Trojans didn't have many scoring opportunities in their Class AAA high school softball sectional Friday. And when they...

Brooke Parrott's arm, Tatum Morgan's bat have Pounders state-bound

Published May. 19 2017

Senior Brooke Parrott has been a key contributor for Central softball, particularly throughout the TSSAA playoffs, and that was the...

Lady Trojans edge Ooltewah 2-1 in Region 3-AAA final

Published May. 18 2017

The Lady Trojans took advantage of a seventh-inning error and defeated Ooltewah 2-1 in the Region 3-AAA championship game Wednesday...

Lady Raiders cruise into state tourney

Published May. 18 2017

Although there aren't many of them, Baylor's senior softball players have now qualified for the TSSAA Division II-AA state tournament...

Macon County rallies to edge CCS in softball, 5-4

Published May. 16 2017

Chattanooga Christian didn't look so much like the young team that it is in the first four innings of Monday's...