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

Ridgeland rolls in battle of the unbeatens, takes control in 6-AAAA

Published Oct. 14 2017

This was supposed to be the first real test of the season for the fifth-ranked Ridgeland High School football team.

Dominant defenses will be on display at Heritage tonight

Published Oct. 13 2017

With Halloween nearing and high school football's regular season entering its home stretch, it's time to find out what's real...

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe starts, finishes strong in Class AAA softball sweep

Published Oct. 12 2017

Coming off a disappointing loss to Calhoun in the Region 6-AAA softball championship round in which his team had leads...

Heritage, Calhoun softball surges have followed similar paths

Published Oct. 11 2017

Reaching the Georgia softball playoffs is hardly anything new for the Calhoun and Heritage programs. How each team made the...

Heritage cooks up another strong win, remains unbeaten [photos]

Published Oct. 7 2017

If Heritage football coach E.K. Slaughter were a chef, he would be wise to guard the recipe that has carried...

Signature win justifies coach's belief at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe

Published Oct. 6 2017

All building projects have a foundation, a starting point that can be built upon.

Calhoun rallies for pair of wins to take Region 6-3A softball title

Published Oct. 5 2017

Calhoun celebrated its sixth consecutive region softball championship Wednesday night, sweeping a doubleheader at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 6-5 and 11-2.

Red-hot Heritage rolls to 6-AAAA softball final

Published Oct. 4 2017

The Heritage High School softball program is no stranger to postseason success, but there have been few, if any, seasons...

Ryan Carter, unbeaten Generals roll to 61-21 win over Southeast

Published Sep. 30 2017

Playmakers have to have the ball in their hands to, well, make plays. Ryan Carter made sure to remind the...

Murray County's Tucker Gregg making his college case

Published Sep. 29 2017

In most ways it doesn't bother Tucker Gregg that he's likely the most productive high school football player you've never...

Ridgeland tops Northwest to earn top seed for Region 6-AAAA softball tournament

Published Sep. 29 2017

Hailey Carroll didn't mean to steal the show on senior night, but the Ridgeland High School sophomore did just that...

Prep Notebook: Coach Bill Napier left impression on many area programs

Published Sep. 28 2017

Northwest Georgia is mourning the loss of longtime high school football coach Bill Napier, who died Tuesday night after a...

Unbeaten Ridgeland steamrolls Northwest Whitfield, 48-7

Published Sep. 23 2017

Ridgeland brought the train with it Friday night.

High-powered offenses on display as 6-AAAA football begins region play

Published Sep. 22 2017

The records are gaudy, the stats impressive and the intrigue on the rise as GHSA Region 6-AAAA football teams begin...

Ridgleand bends but doesn't break in key 6-AAAA softball win

Published Sep. 20 2017

For six innings of Tuesday's key Region 6-AAAA softball game, Ridgeland's Richie Wood was a satisfied coach.

Ringgold rallies for wild 47-42 win over Adairsville

Published Sep. 16 2017

The circus came to town Friday night on Don Patterson Field, complete with enough shenanigans to make the most avid...

'Arms race' of technology taking place in area prep football scene

Published Sep. 15 2017

At the rate things are moving, area high school football fans can expect stadiums to soon have luxury suites, a...

Northwest takes first place with 9-4 win over LaFayette

Published Sep. 15 2017

Jason Brooker would prefer to do without the early drama, but, considering the bottom line, the Northwest Whitfield High School...

Georgia softball regions going down to the wire with two weeks left

Published Sep. 14 2017

Northwest Georgia is regarded as annually producing some of the state's most talented prep softball teams.

Blake Bryan, Heritage roll past North Murray to stay unbeaten

Published Sep. 9 2017

Most football coaches look forward to an off week in the schedule as a time to heal up, watch a...