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

Jessie Walker, Joseph Norwood total 40 points in Brainerd's 55-51 win over Tyner [photos]

Published Dec. 16 2017

Under first-year head coach E'Jay Ward, Tyner may have had some inside knowledge going up against the team he served...

Three CCS softball juniors make college commitments

Published Dec. 15 2017

Three Chattanooga Christian juniors recently made decisions on where to continue their softball careers.

Lady Irish 3-0 in district after 50-41 victory against Chattanooga Christian

Published Dec. 13 2017

As well as things went for Chattanooga Christian's girls early in their Division II East District 2-A high school basketball...

Maia Rackel scores 19 in Signal Mountain's 64-35 rout of Red Bank [photos]

Published Dec. 8 2017

When Signal Mountain trailed by five points at the end of the first quarter in Friday's District 6-AA girls' high...

East-West Classic basketball tournament tips off tonight at East Hamilton

Published Dec. 7 2017

The Chattanooga area will host five high school basketball teams from West Tennessee in the first East-West Classic, which is...

Hawks pull away from Baylor in fourth quarter for 62-41 win

Published Dec. 6 2017

Things ran hot and cold in the fourth quarter in the boys' high school basketball game Tuesday night at Baylor....

JuToreyia Willis leads Baylor by Bruisers, 46-26

Published Dec. 3 2017

GPS managed seven baskets against Baylor in Saturday's Division II-AA East/Middle Region game at GPS.

Panthers pick up pace late, win big at Howard [photos, video]

Published Dec. 2 2017

Little by little, Brainerd continued to build a first-half lead in Friday's District 6-AA boys' high school basketball game at...

Baylor wrestlers rally to give Bradley Central rare home loss

Published Dec. 1 2017

Two of the most storied wrestling programs in the TSSAA met Thursday at a place where Bradley Central doesn't have...

Rams rout Hixson 80-44 in E'Jay Ward's coaching debut

Published Nov. 29 2017

E'Jay Ward's 28th birthday was Sunday, and he wanted only one present. His Tyner basketball team delivered it to him...

Alcoa blanks Lions, 34-0, returns to state final [photos]

Published Nov. 25 2017

Alcoa is headed to a TSSAA state football final — again.

Sophomore quarterback Madox Wilkey adds to Red Bank's multiple threats

Published Nov. 24 2017

Madox Wilkey said Red Bank offensive coordinator Drew Akins approached him after last football season and told the freshman that...

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...