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

Basketball coaches Jim Case, Mike Duffie resign at Dalton High School

Published Mar. 16 2018

Dalton High School principal Steve Bartoo announced Thursday night in a news release that the school's varsity basketball coaches, Jim...

Area Georgia baseball teams retain lofty preseason goals

Published Mar. 15 2018

Expectations heading into the 2018 season were unusually high for a group of northwest Georgia high school baseball teams, and...

Lance Dockery leads Heritage past Northwest Whitfield in Region 6-AAAA baseball

Published Mar. 15 2018

After making a game-saving catch in one inning and hitting a walk-off home run in the next, Lance Dockery was...

Former Fort Payne coach Paul Ellis set to take over LaFayette football program

Published Mar. 14 2018

On a day when many of the nation's students participated in a walkout, Paul Ellis was already urging students at...

Nathan Camp overcomes adversity to lift Ringgold to win at Calhoun

Published Mar. 14 2018

Under most circumstances and with almost any other pitcher on the mound, Brent Tucker would have paid a visit just...

Former Calhoun star Olico Dennis gets his shot after long rehab

Published Mar. 9 2018

When Olico Dennis walks off the football field for the last time, he wants it to be on his terms.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe overcomes chilly temps, miscues to get past Dade County

Published Mar. 9 2018

In some years past, Johnny Burch would have taken the "W" and ran with it.

Cole Wilcox shines in front of pro scouts in 10-0 Heritage win

Published Mar. 7 2018

At this point in his high school baseball career Cole Wilcox doesn't get caught up in too many moments, although...

Prep Notebook: AT&T Field will host third annual Children's Fund Classic on Saturday

Published Mar. 2 2018

AT&T Field, home of the Chattanooga Lookouts, will host its first games of the year Saturday when six northwest Georgia...

Jeremy Elston, Marquis Hinton propel Tyner to 3-AA boys' basketball title

Published Mar. 1 2018

E'Jay Ward admits he has been a bit hard on Marquis Hinton.

Holy Innocents knock out Christian Heritage in GHSA boys' basketball state playoffs

Published Feb. 28 2018

Christian Heritage's magical basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 69-54 loss to Holy Innocents Episcopal School in the GHSA...

East Hamilton rallies past Cookeville in Region 3-AAA semifinal

Published Feb. 28 2018

East Hamilton's topsy-turvy boys' basketball season will continue for at least two more games following a 75-72 win over Cookeville...

Christian Heritage boys, girls advance to state quarterfinals in basketball

Published Feb. 23 2018

For a moment, the standing-room-only crowd in Christian Heritage School's gym grew eerily silent as Zach Gentry's 3-point shot hit...

Northwest Whitfield runs out of gas in 4A girls' playoffs

Published Feb. 22 2018

Basketball is notoriously a game of runs, and it's often how a team responds to another's surge that determines the...

Cortney Braswell fulfills dream as new Ridgeland High School football coach

Published Feb. 21 2018

Cortney Braswell will be the next head football coach at Ridgeland High School.

Signal Mountain sweeps District 6-AA basketball titles

Published Feb. 21 2018

As far as building projects are concerned, the one just turned in by the Signal Mountain boys' basketball team came...

LaFayette thwarts visitors' strategy in rousing first-round playoff win

Published Feb. 18 2018

The strategy was nothing new to Alex Kelehear, and in a way it played right into the hands of the...

Northwest Whitfield wins one, loses one in AAAA basketball playoffs

Published Feb. 17 2018

In the end, there were just too many variables working against the Northwest Whitfield boys' basketball team Friday night.

Christian Heritage boys' basketball program 'on the map' with No. 1 seed for state

Published Feb. 16 2018

When Tyler Watkins took over as boys' basketball coach at Christian Heritage School four years ago, he had the usual...

Chattanooga Christian surges past King's Academy and into D-II East region semis

Published Feb. 14 2018

It took a half for the Chattanooga Christian boys' basketball team to come back to earth, but once it did...