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, Whitwell cruise into Class A state softball tournament [photos]

Published May. 20 2018

Sale Creek's Macie Stanfield pitched a no-hitter, Whitwell's Anna Yell pitched a one-hitter and their teams were victorious in their...

Lady Owls back in softball state tournament after 7-2 win

Published May. 20 2018

Judging by Saturday's celebration — or lack thereof — just getting to the TSSAA Class AAA softball state tournament isn't...

Grundy County shades Signal Mountain in baseball sectional, 5-3 [photos]

Published May. 19 2018

Grundy County is headed back to the TSSAA state baseball tournament, although the players on the current roster would be...

Addy Keylon's bat, Kayla Boseman's arm lead Ooltewah to region softball title

Published May. 17 2018

Addy Keylon had a good week Wednesday afternoon at Ooltewah High School.

Baylor blasts into state softball tournament [photos]

Published May. 16 2018

Baylor's Lady Red Raiders will try next week to earn a fourth consecutive softball state championship. They swept their best-of-three...

Lady Chargers top DCA twice for state-tournament spot

Published May. 16 2018

Chattanooga Christian made three errors in the top of the first inning - two on the same play - in...

Ooltewah rolls 12-0 behind Kayla Boseman's no-hitter [photos]

Published May. 15 2018

If the first three innings of Monday's Region 3-AAA high school softball semifinal at Ooltewah are any indication, the Lady...

Eric Johnson now head coach of Lookout Valley softball team

Published May. 11 2018

Lookout Valley's high school softball program expects a smooth transition as assistant coach Eric Johnson succeeds David Dinger, who resigned...

Adjustments help Sale Creek win District 4-A softball title

Published May. 10 2018

Not much was going Sale Creek's way through the first four innings of Wednesday's District 4-A high school softball final...

Ansley Blevins' three-run homer helps GPS edge Baylor 4-3

Published May. 9 2018

Ansley Blevins hit her second high school varsity home run Tuesday. She doesn't remember what team the first one was...

Sale Creek tops Tellico in 4-A softball winners-bracket final, 7-3

Published May. 8 2018

Perhaps it was his words of encouragement. Perhaps it was his mere prescence. Or maybe Sale Creek's Lady Panthers just...

East Ridge, Red Bank post run-rule wins in 6-AA tournament

Published May. 6 2018

The No. 3-seeded team defeating the No. 2-seeded team in a high school softball tournament usually isn't a complete surprise....

CCS Chargers sweep tournament doubleheader with King's Academy [photos]

Published May. 5 2018

Chattanooga Christian got outhit in both of its high school baseball games Friday but didn't get outscored in either.

Lionettes appreciate but not content with No. 1 district seed

Published May. 4 2018

On the brink of the District 6-AA high school softball tournament, Red Bank's Lionettes have a different view on the...

East Hamilton advances in district tournament with extra-inning win

Published May. 3 2018

The way things began for East Hamilton and starting pitcher Jared Price in the District 5-AAA high school baseball tournament...

Jake Yost set to lead McCallie wrestling program

Published May. 3 2018

McCallie School has announced that assistant wrestling coach Jake Yost is being promoted to head coach, where he will succeed...

Lady Seahawks rebound from loss to CCS with 17-4 title win

Published May. 2 2018

Silverdale Baptist Academy earned the first TSSAA Division II-A East District 2 softball title, although it took two games Tuesday...

Silverdale prevails 8-5 in tough winners-bracket final with CCS

Published Apr. 29 2018

Silverdale Baptist Academy defeated Chattanooga Christian 8-5 at CCS in Saturday's winners-bracket final of the Division II-A East District 2...

Andy Bunch pitches Bradley to doubleheader split, top seed in 5-AAA

Published Apr. 26 2018

Bradley Central came into Wednesday's high school baseball doubleheader at Soddy-Daisy knowing it needed to win one game to be...

East Ridge's Sabrina Thompson signs with Coppin State

Published Apr. 21 2018

East Ridge softball pitcher Sabrina Thompson signed scholarship papers Thursday and will continue her career at Coppin State University.