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

Hurricanes in the zone in 62-49 win over Tyner [photos]

Published Jan. 20 2018

Sometimes one little subtle change is all it takes to make a big difference in an athletic contest, and such...

Chargers roll past Seahawks in 71-47 victory

Published Jan. 19 2018

Chattanooga Christian School provided Silverdale Baptist Academy the opportunity to take aim at sole possession of first place in the...

Former area sports standout Demetrius Morgan working to help area youth

Published Jan. 15 2018

Demetrius Morgan made it out. Now he has made his way back in.

Lady Irish top CCS, maintain control of district [photos]

Published Jan. 13 2018

Notre Dame girls' basketball coach Jason Hill was so pleased with the way his players performed in the third quarter...

UPDATE: MLK King of the Court games possibly postponed

Published Jan. 12 2018

The second Waffle House MLK King of the Court games will take place Saturday at the University of Tennessee at...

Yellow Jackets finally get past Sale Creek, 75-71 in overtime

Published Jan. 10 2018

Lookout Valley boys' basketball coach Eric Ford may have been wondering if one of his teams would ever beat Sale...

Bearettes, McCallie, Van Buren boys No. 1 in state polls

Published Jan. 10 2018

The best chance for a surprise development in an Associated Press high school state poll tends to be when the...

John Rhodes leads CCS to 74-49 rout of Grace Academy [photos]

Published Jan. 6 2018

Chattanooga Christian's John Rhodes had a big first half in Friday's Division II East District 2-A boys' high school basketball...

Prep Basketball Notebook: Lady Hurricanes champions in Panama City tournament

Published Jan. 5 2018

East Hamilton's high school basketball teams spent the weekend after Christmas in Panama City, Fla., and came back with a...

McCallie tops Baylor 49-39 for third consecutive Best of Preps title [photos]

Published Dec. 30 2017

After McCallie's first game in the 2017 Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament at Chattanooga State, Blue Tornado...

Meigs County girls will play for Best of Preps tournament title

Published Dec. 30 2017

Halfway through the third quarter of Friday's first girls' semifinal in the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament...

Lady Red Raiders survive stiff challenge from Rhea County at Best of Preps tournament

Published Dec. 30 2017

Baylor's girls continued their winning ways in the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament — but just barely.


McCallie starts, finishes well to beat Notre Dame at Best of Preps tournament

Published Dec. 29 2017

McCallie got off to a fast start Thursday in its opening game at the Times Free Press Best of Preps...

Panthers win at Best of Preps tourney, hope for fewer mistakes in semis

Published Dec. 29 2017

The last boys' first-round game Thursday in the Times Free Press Best of Preps basketball tournament at Chattanooga State featured...

Baylor girls, McCallie try to extend Best of Preps tournament streaks

Published Dec. 27 2017

McCallie will be chasing its third consecutive championship and Baylor's girls will be going for their sixth in succession in...

Best of Preps Tournament to showcase Van Buren's Caden Mills

Published Dec. 23 2017

On Feb. 27, 2015, Van Buren County's boys were deadlocked with Boyd-Buchanan in a Region 3-A basketball semifinal at South...

Sumida switches volleyball commitment to MTSU

Published Dec. 22 2017

Sarah Sumida, the setter on Baylor's TSSAA Division II-AA state-championship volleyball team, recently made a change in college plans and...

Rhyne Howard-led Bearettes top East Hamilton in battle of unbeatens

Published Dec. 19 2017

Bradley Central's girls trailed at the end of the first quarter Monday, and again at halftime of their District 5-AAA...

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.