Lindsey Young (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6296
Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey's hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate's degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor's degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports Writers Association Prep Writer of the Year awards. Lindsey is married to Christine and has two children, Nicholas and Cody, and one step-daughter, Lacey. In addition to being an all-around sports fan, he is an avid bowler with five career 300 games and a high series of 801. Contact Lindsey at 423-757-6296 or

Best of Preps award winners share speaker Vic Beasley's passion [photos]

Published Jun. 28 2017

Vic Beasley may have been talking about his own path to stardom, but the Atlanta Falcons' outside linebacker had the...

Recent Ringgold graduate's overtime pick ends wild Tenenssee/Georgia Showcase

Published Jun. 11 2017

Michael Layman knew going into Saturday night's Tennessee/Georgia All-Star Showcase that he likely never would put football pads on again...

Reviewing Georgia prep football spring drills

Published Jun. 5 2017

The spring practice period was busier than usual for northwest Georgia high school football teams after the GHSA allowed scrimmages...

Former Ringgold ace Matthew Crownover gets promoted

Published Jun. 4 2017

Former Ringgold High School and Clemson University ace Matthew Crownover's baseball career reached a new level this past week when...

Prep Notebook: State championship golf teams cap strong spring at Gordon Lee

Published May. 28 2017

The Gordon Lee High School golf teams completed a stellar spring for the school's athletic program by winning individual and...

Missed chances doom Gordon Lee in baseball state championship series

Published May. 26 2017

The Trojans, who at times struggled to score runs during the season, missed out on three early opportunities against top-ranked...

'19-deep' Gordon Lee baseball team ready for Class A title series

Published May. 25 2017

This isn't a team fueled by past defeat or a need to prove itself. The Trojans don't believe they are...

Gordon Lee tops sloppy Charlton County in Class A semis

Published May. 19 2017

Mike Dunfee's most often-quoted advice to his Gordon Lee baseball players is "Just keep playing the game and good things...

Gordon Lee, Charlton County going to game three again [photos]

Published May. 18 2017

Given the history between these two high school baseball programs, no one should be surprised the Class A public state...

Four area teams set for Georgia baseball semifinals

Published May. 17 2017

There are storylines aplenty surrounding the four northwest Georgia baseball teams still alive in the GHSA semifinal round of the...

Northwest Whitfield quarterback Luke Shiflett commits to MTSU

Published May. 17 2017

For the first time in several years, Luke Shiflett is looking forward to a rather casual summer.

Silverdale erupts to reach Region 3-A softball final

Published May. 16 2017

If Glen Woodard were worried after several early chances to score runs went by the way in Monday's Region 3-A...

Leonel Lugo's golden goal lifts Southeast Whitfield to first state soccer title

Published May. 14 2017

The way Leonel Lugo described his championship-winning kick made it seem like time slowed down for the Southeast Whitfield High...

North Hall sweeps Ringgold in Class AAA quarterfinals

Published May. 12 2017

North Hall (25-11) will host upstart Calhoun in next Wednesday's semifinal round. The Yellow Jackets defeated Lovett, 2-0, in Thursday's...

Gordon Lee bats come alive in state quarterfinals

Published May. 11 2017

Baseball coaches typically appreciate days off, but don't count Gordon Lee's Mike Dunfee among that group.

Jadyn Raschke's walk-off blast lifts Ooltewah in 5-AAA softball

Published May. 10 2017

The look on Jadyn Raschke's face said it all.

Ringgold bats awaken in 12-1 win over Appling, headed to quarters

Published May. 9 2017

The Ringgold High School baseball team unleashed two days of pent-up frustration Monday at Bill Womack Field.

Appling County-Ringgold High School state baseball series delayed

Published May. 5 2017

It was a gamble worth trying, Ringgold High School baseball coach Brent Tucker believed, but Thursday's attempt to get at...

Dalton, Calhoun earn GHSA baseball road sweeps

Published May. 4 2017

A season battling some of the best baseball teams in Georgia has paid off for Dalton in the Class AAAAAA...

High-scoring Kailey Burrell leads surprising Dade County girls' soccer team

Published May. 2 2017

Dade County High School girls' soccer coach Aaron Stanton began the year feeling a bit sorry for the team's three...