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

Lady Seahawks beat Chattanooga Christian in softball again

Published Apr. 20 2018

Silverdale Baptist Academy's Kaili Phillips, a University of Tennessee signee, likely hasn't seen a whole lot of good pitches this...

Walker Valley tops Ooltewah 2-0 in District 5-AAA softball showdown [photos]

Published Apr. 19 2018

As a leadoff batter, Carissa Frost's job most at-bats is to try to get on base ahead of her slugging...

Two big innings signal big win for Eagles, 12-2

Published Apr. 18 2018

Signal Mountain came into Tuesday's District 6-AA high school baseball game against Red Bank needing a victory to keep pace...

Baylor tops GPS 5-3 in 'kind of ugly' softball game [photos]

Published Apr. 14 2018

Friday's TSSAA Division II-AA East/Middle Region softball game between Baylor and GPS was an uncharacteristic one, considering at least one...

Red Bank beats Central, sets pace in District 6-AA softball [photos]

Published Apr. 13 2018

Red Bank's softball team has long had some offensive woes when facing fellow District 6-AA competitor Central in recent years....

Silverdale edges Chattanooga Christian 6-5, clinches district title

Published Apr. 11 2018

Silverdale Baptist Academy accomplished its first goal of the 2018 high school baseball season Tuesday. It's not even mid-April, but...

Mark Wattenberger hired as Sequatchie County football coach

Published Apr. 5 2018

Sequatchie County High School has hired Mark Wattenbarger as its new football coach.

Bears win 7-4, making Owls pay for mistakes

Published Apr. 4 2018

Bradley Central baseball coach Travis Adams said after Tuesday's home game that earlier in the season his team's offense struggled...

Dylan Perry, Soddy-Daisy gain control of Cleveland for 7-3 win

Published Apr. 3 2018

Soddy-Daisy right-hander Dylan Perry made a minor adjustment in Monday's District 5-AAA high school baseball game against Cleveland, and it...

Siegel wins Gold division, Ooltewah takes Silver title in Lady Trojan tournament

Published Apr. 1 2018

Recent history repeated itself over the weekend in the 28th Soddy-Daisy Lady Trojan Invitational high school softball tournament.

Sequatchie's young Edgmon sisters commit to softball Mocs

Published Mar. 31 2018

"Ella is very fast," Somerville said. "She's a good ballplayer and a good kid. She's also very passionate about the...

Lady Owls keep rallying to 16-15 district win over Walker Valley

Published Mar. 28 2018

If Ooltewah's softball team would've been the Lady Fish on Tuesday, it could be written that they wriggled off the...


Yellow Jackets win 4-1, now 3-0 in District 4-A

Published Mar. 27 2018

Lookout Valley got some early runs and had two pitchers combine on a three-hitter Monday, and the Yellow Jackets defeated...

Meigs County softball team shares title at Ooltewah Invitational

Published Mar. 25 2018

Meigs County and The King's Academy were declared co-champions Saturday in the Gold division of the Ooltewah Invitational high school...

Silverdale Baptist Academy shuts out Chattanooga Christian in district softball

Published Mar. 22 2018

Silverdale Baptist Academy defeated Chattanooga Christian School 7-0 at CCS on Wednesday, improving to 2-0 in Division II-A East District...

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...