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.

Preseason trip teaches, bonds young Christian Heritage team

Published Aug. 18 2017

Nothing the Christian Heritage School varsity football team did a week ago may end up showing positive results in the...

Prep Preview: Dalton, rest of Region 6-AAAAAA football teams chasing Fields, Harrison

Published Aug. 17 2017

Few big-school football regions in Georgia were hit as hard by graduation this past spring as 6-AAAAAA — with one...

Prep football preview: Tight Region 6-AAAA could go down to the wire again

Published Aug. 16 2017

Say this for football in Georgia Region 6-AAAA: There's never a need to force-feed drama to keep fans interested late...

Region 6-AAA preview: Calhoun still the team to beat in improved league

Published Aug. 15 2017

Last year Region 6-AAA was considered, at least in preseason rankings, to be the weakest triple-A football league in Georgia.

Best of Preps jamboree day 1 recap [photos]

Published Aug. 12 2017

Seven teams showed up at Finley Stadium on Friday to kick off the high school football season, each playing two...

Subregion 6A-A Preview: Trion, Gordon Lee, Christian Heritage chasing Darlington

Published Aug. 10 2017

For the GHSA's Class A football programs, making the playoffs is akin to solving a mathematical equation.

North Georgia Softball Preview: Two top programs in same county under new leadership

Published Aug. 6 2017

It's not often two of Georgia's most successful high school softball programs change coaches in the same year. It's even...

Heritage's Cole Wilcox hits the national baseball scene

Published Jul. 29 2017

Many high school students embark on interesting summer work programs. Few, however, can match the one currently in play for...

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...