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

Sale Creek coach Clifford Kirk has hip surgery after 'crazy accident' in game

Published Mar. 20 2018

Sale Creek softball coach Clifford Kirk suffered an injury Saturday during a game and had surgery Monday and is recovering...

Stratford knocks Tyner out of state tournament, 78-55

Published Mar. 16 2018

Only one of the inexperienced state-tournament basketball teams in Thursday's last Class AA boys' quarterfinal looked the part.

Tyner boys set for Class AA basketball state tournament

Published Mar. 15 2018

When Tyner lines up for the opening tip to its Class AA boys' basketball state quarterfinal tonight at 7 EDT...

Lady Owls win 10-0 as Kayla Boseman no-hits Soddy-Daisy

Published Mar. 14 2018

Ooltewah softball coach Jon Massey would be the first to say that his team isn't in midseason form two games...

SEC signees Ashley Rogers, Kaili Phillips, Kayla Boseman and Cheyenne Lindsey lead area softball seniors [photos]

Published Mar. 11 2018

With Chattanooga as the hub, the southeast Tennessee and northwest Georgia areas have combined to produce a nationally recognized hotbed...

Bradley Central girls' state run ended by Houston in semifinals [photos]

Published Mar. 10 2018

Bradley Central was unable to set up a championship matchup between the No. 2- and No. 1-ranked Class AAA girls'...

Bradley Central girls fall in state semifinals

Published Mar. 9 2018

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Second-half shooting woes doomed Bradley Central's girls, who were bounced from the TSSAA Class AAA state basketball...

Bradley Central girls stellar on defense in state quarterfinal victory

Published Mar. 7 2018

No. 2-ranked Bradley Central limited No. 5 Daniel Boone to five field goals the entire game and came away with...

Rhyne Howard, Bearettes begin state play today against Daniel Boone

Published Mar. 7 2018

Bradley Central and its senior class of one have qualified for the Class AAA girls' high school basketball tournament this...

Riverdale keeps East Hamilton from state tournament, 50-45

Published Mar. 6 2018

East Hamilton lost the basketball in a couple of late-game situations Monday and ultimately lost more than that.

Bradley Central girls headed to AAA basketball state tournament

Published Mar. 4 2018

Bradley Central's TSSAA Class AAA girls' basketball state sectional Saturday night started out eerily similar to last year's. The finish...

Baylor edges Briarcrest, plays for Division II-AA boys' state title

Published Mar. 3 2018

Baylor's smallest player stood out in the biggest moment Friday in a TSSAA Division II-AA state semifinal at Lipscomb University.


Brentwood Academy overwhelms Baylor girls in state semifinals

Published Mar. 3 2018

Not much went Baylor's way in the opening quarter of its TSSAA Division II-AA girls' basketball state semifinal at Lipscomb...

Lady Red Raiders season ends in rout

Published Mar. 2 2018

The Baylor girls' basketball team saw its season come to an end Friday.

Baylor advances to state championship after Tre Jackson's game-winning free throw

Published Mar. 2 2018

Baylor will play for the Division II-AA boys' basketball state championship.

Baylor basketball teams set for state semifinals

Published Mar. 2 2018

Baylor's boys' and girls' basketball teams are each a win away from playing for a high school state championship. Both...

East Hamilton boys win Region 3-AAA title

Published Mar. 2 2018

East Hamilton's boys went through some turmoil this high school basketball season when head coach Rodney English was first suspended...

Bradley Central beats East Hamilton to win Region 3-AAA girls' basketball title

Published Mar. 1 2018

The members of Bradley Central's girls' basketball team who returned from last season have waited a year to be back...

Lady Hurricanes earn another shot at undefeated Bearettes

Published Feb. 27 2018

Ninth-ranked East Hamilton will get a fourth shot at trying to beat No. 2-ranked Bradley Central. Both girls' basketball teams...

Signal Mountain wins in OT, joins Tyner in Region 3-AA final

Published Feb. 27 2018

Wil Allen celebrated his 17th birthday Tuesday at Red Bank, and a whole bunch of his schoolmates from Signal Mountain...