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

Kaylee Skipper, Coffee County shut down Soddy-Daisy's softball season

Published May. 20 2017

Soddy-Daisy's Lady Trojans didn't have many scoring opportunities in their Class AAA high school softball sectional Friday. And when they...

Brooke Parrott's arm, Tatum Morgan's bat have Pounders state-bound

Published May. 19 2017

Senior Brooke Parrott has been a key contributor for Central softball, particularly throughout the TSSAA playoffs, and that was the...

Lady Trojans edge Ooltewah 2-1 in Region 3-AAA final

Published May. 18 2017

The Lady Trojans took advantage of a seventh-inning error and defeated Ooltewah 2-1 in the Region 3-AAA championship game Wednesday...

Lady Raiders cruise into state tourney

Published May. 18 2017

Although there aren't many of them, Baylor's senior softball players have now qualified for the TSSAA Division II-AA state tournament...

Macon County rallies to edge CCS in softball, 5-4

Published May. 16 2017

Chattanooga Christian didn't look so much like the young team that it is in the first four innings of Monday's...

Silverdale taking nothing for granted in region play

Published May. 14 2017

It seems as though it was just a formality that Silverdale Baptist Academy would win the District 5-A high school...

Lady Seahawks take 5-A title with fourth win over CSAS, 10-3

Published May. 12 2017

The Lady Seahawks (19-2) will host Marion County in one of Monday's Region 3 semifinals. CSAS (12-13) will play at...

Soddy-Daisy claims District 5-AAA softball crown

Published May. 11 2017

The TSSAA District 5-AAA softball tournament proved to be a coming-out party of sorts for one of Soddy-Daisy's Lady Trojans....

GPS, Baylor tied at top of region standings after season series split

Published May. 10 2017

GPS softball coach Susan Crownover said pitcher Shelby Walters was trying to be "a little too fine" in her first...

CCS, Sequatchie to meet for District 7-AA softball title

Published May. 10 2017

Chattanooga Christian secured a spot in the District 7-AA high school softball championship game by beating Grundy County 8-2 in...

Soddy-Daisy Lady Trojans beat top-seeded Lady Owls, 6-4

Published May. 9 2017

Soddy-Daisy used three intentional walks over the course of Monday's District 5-AAA high school softball winners-bracket final at Walker Valley....

Soddy-Daisy, Ooltewah advance in District 5-AAA softball tournament

Published May. 8 2017

Soddy-Daisy's Alexis Trimiar led off the bottom of the first inning by hitting a looper to center field that neither...


Lookout Valley edges Lady Pirates 5-4 in 6-A tourney

Published May. 7 2017

Lookout Valley's aggressiveness offensively made up for its shoddiness defensively Saturday, albeit barely.

Chattanooga Christian School rises in two years from no team to district softball champion

Published May. 6 2017

The high school softball program at Chattanooga Christian School has a long and strong history but fell on some hard...

Lady Trojans complete third unbeaten regular season in four years

Published May. 3 2017

The current seniors on Soddy-Daisy's girls' tennis team were denied having undefeated head-to-head seasons each year throughout their high school...

Lady Hurricanes edge Ooltewah 3-2 for tourney title [photos]

Published Apr. 30 2017

East Hamilton softball coach Norma Nelson can consider her idea to have hosted a tournament on the final weekend of...

Baylor eighth-grader Ace Sellers throws no hitter against Central High School [photos]

Published Apr. 28 2017

Baylor eighth-grader Ace Sellers proved Thursday that there was more than one captivating pitcher in the Lady Red Raiders' high...

Whitwell wins district softball title with second-half surge

Published Apr. 28 2017

Whitwell is 11-2 since the Ooltewah tournament. Seven of the wins have been by seven or more runs.

Whitwell claims 6-A softball regular-season title [photos]

Published Apr. 27 2017

Anna Yell looked as though she might be destined to be the losing pitcher in Wednesday's District 6-A high school...

Lady Owls pounce on Soddy-Daisy, win 12-2

Published Apr. 26 2017

Three Lady Owls had three-RBI hits Tuesday as Ooltewah beat Soddy-Daisy 12-2 in five innings in a District 5-AAA high...