Lindsey Young (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6296
E-mail: lyoung@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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 lyoung@timesfreepress.com.

Calhoun boys prevail, girls lose in first round of GHSA Class AAA state

Published Feb. 19 2017

Both Calhoun High School basketball teams executed their game plans during a GHSA Class AAA first-round basketball playoff doubleheader Saturday...

Cold-shooting Heritage falls in girls' state playoffs [photos]

Published Feb. 18 2017

Friday was supposed to be the night when a girls' basketball program on the rise celebrated a new milestone.

Northwest Whitfield girls rolling as playoffs begin

Published Feb. 17 2017

Northwest (21-5) began its late-season hot streak after a 14-point loss at Heritage on Jan. 27. Clemmons let it be...

Dalton faces stiff challenge in Class 6A baseball

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Dalton High School baseball team returned to prominence a year ago, winning 24 games and reaching the Class AAAAA...

With three state champs, Sonoraville gives glimpse of wrestling future

Published Feb. 12 2017

Sonoraville, which brought just seven wrestlers to the state tournament, finished second to Bremen for the team title and took...

Heritage's Chuckie Thurman, Gilmer's Matthew Waddell steal the show at GHSA wrestling

Published Feb. 12 2017

MACON, Ga. — There were two matches involving Chattanooga-area wrestlers during the GHSA traditional championships that caught the attention of...

Four 6-AAAA teams in top seven after semis at GHSA traditional wrestling state tournaments

Published Feb. 11 2017

MACON, Ga. — A team state title at the GHSA traditional championships may be a long shot for northwest Georgia...

Jon Morgan, Alex Kelehear lead LaFayette boys' basketball team to 6-AAAA final [photos]

Published Feb. 10 2017

DALTON, Ga. — Jon Morgan stole the show in the first half of LaFayette's 44-43 Region 6-AAAA basketball semifinal victory...

Individual, team titles on the line at GHSA state traditional wrestling tournaments

Published Feb. 9 2017

Area 6-AAAA is recognized as one of the most talented and deepest high school wrestling leagues in Georgia. It's an...

Wilcox-led Heritage tops Gilmer to earn 6-AAAA semifinal spot

Published Feb. 8 2017

It's been an up-and-down last two weeks for the Heritage High School boys' basketball team, so it wasn't surprising that...

Surging Sonoraville sends seven to GHSA state wrestling, including four sectional champs

Published Feb. 5 2017

Sonoraville High School wrestling coach Randy Steward admits his team might not be state traditional tournament championship material this year....

Lifelong Falcon fans Stephen Hargis and Lindsey Young discuss the Super Bowl

Published Feb. 5 2017

Times Free Press sports editor Stephen Hargis and veteran sports writer Lindsey Young have been lifelong fans of the Atlanta...

Angry Northwest Whitfield girls top Southeast, earn tourney top seed via coin clip

Published Feb. 4 2017

DALTON, Ga. — The deck was stacked against Southeast Whitfield's girls' basketball team Friday night and the dealer was, well,...

Trio of seniors leading Heritage girls to new basketball heights

Published Feb. 3 2017

Eddie Bryant normally writes a letter to each of his basketball players before a season starts or early on. The...

Dalton gets two for one in 83-70 win over South Cobb

Published Feb. 1 2017

When your region games count twice, every contest is, well, doubly big.

Gilmer, Trion area wrestling champs; Northwest, Ridgeland, Sonoraville also shine

Published Jan. 29 2017

The start to the GHSA traditional wrestling postseason went well for a handful of Chattanooga-area prep programs.

Heritage girls top Northwest Whitfield to force tie for top spot in 6-AAAA

Published Jan. 28 2017

Heritage (20-2) and Northwest (16-4) are tied atop the 6-AAAA standings at 9-1 with two region games remaining. If each...

Fosters lead second-half rally as Chattooga tops Dade

Published Jan. 25 2017

Even a basketball team with six seniors occasionally needs a not-so-gentle reminder that there are few gimmes, especially on the...

Much still to be decided over final two weeks in Georgia prep hoops

Published Jan. 21 2017

Georgia high school basketball teams have two weeks to make their moves before the start of the postseason. In northwest...

Calhoun rebounds with crucial 6-AAA win over Sonoraville

Published Jan. 18 2017

CALHOUN, Ga. — The last two games prior to Tuesday may have hurt the pride of the Calhoun High School...