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

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...

Prep Golf Preview: Walker Valley loaded

Published Jul. 23 2017

With three experienced seniors, a promising newcomer and healthy competition from some others trying to crack the lineup, Walker Valley's...

Tennessee rolls, ties against Georgia in All-Star Softball Classic

Published Jun. 20 2017

The score in the first game in Monday's 20th Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Softball Classic at Frost Stadium was lopsided. Conversely, the...

Golf veteran Mike Jenkins new Notre Dame coach

Published Jun. 11 2017

Notre Dame High School has hired Mike Jenkins as its golf coach. Jenkins succeeds Jeff Fisher, who resigned after coaching...

Gordon Sargent, Leila Raines win junior golf tournament at WindStone

Published Jun. 9 2017

The way Gordon Sargent showed improvement as the American Junior Golf Association's Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star tournament went along,...

Kevin Cameron-led Tennessee tops Georgia all-stars 95-67

Published Jun. 7 2017

Newly hired Notre Dame High School boys' basketball coach Jonathan Adams ran his first two practices recently, and within the...

Two share lead entering final day of junior golf tourney in Ringgold

Published Jun. 7 2017

The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star will have a distinct final threesome today as the 54-hole tournament concludes at WindStone...

Reviewing Chattanooga area spring football

Published Jun. 4 2017

A look at area Tennessee football spring drills.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...