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

Bradley's Rhyne Howard, Heritage's Cole Wilcox, Baylor's Curtis Blair earn top Best of Preps honors

Published Jun. 15 2018

Two dominating athletes and a double-state-championship coach were the big winners at Thursday night's Best of Preps banquet at the...

Dalton's Omar Hernandez wins Gatorade state soccer award

Published Jun. 7 2018

Dalton High School junior Omar Hernandez was named the 2017-18 Gatorade Georgia Boys' Soccer Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Heritage's Cole Wilcox reaffirms UGA commitment; Cleveland Indians draft 'Conard' Broom

Published Jun. 6 2018

Heritage High School pitcher Cole Wilcox announced Tuesday via Twitter that he is going to bypass the opportunity to turn...


Chattanooga Lookouts manage 13 hits in 11-5 loss to Mobile BayBears

Published Jun. 6 2018

An early hole proved too deep to climb out of Tuesday night for the Chattanooga Lookouts in an 11-5 loss...

Lookouts end losing skid, 5-1 over Biscuits

Published May. 26 2018

The streaky Chattanooga Lookouts ended a five-game losing skid Friday night at AT&T Field, 5-1 over Montgomery.

Gordon Lee sweeps to Class A public school baseball title

Published May. 23 2018

There was one final challenge to meet if Gordon Lee was going to win its first state baseball championship in...

Gordon Lee out to have fun while chasing GHSA baseball championship

Published May. 22 2018

There is one bit of advice Gordon Lee High School baseball coach Mike Dunfee wants to stress to his Trojans...

Ben Brock goal gets McCallie into soccer state semifinals

Published May. 20 2018

There never was any real sense of panic within the McCallie soccer "brotherhood" Saturday in the TSSAA Division II-AA soccer...

Gordon Lee sweeps into Class A public championship series [photos]

Published May. 17 2018

Gordon Lee will get to chase that elusive state baseball championship one more round after sweeping past Bowdon on Wednesday...

Frustrated Ringgold falls in Class AAA semis at Westminster

Published May. 16 2018

Ringgold's run of postseason frustration continued Tuesday as the top-ranked Tigers were swept out of the GHSA Class AAA playoffs...

Meigs County gets quick start to reach 3-AA baseball final [photos]

Published May. 15 2018

It's a simple concept, but as any baseball coach knows, applying pressure in a postseason setting often is easier said...

Northwest Whitfield scores two late goals for AAAA soccer state title

Published May. 13 2018

Northwest Whitfield's "Baby Bruins" completed a magical season Saturday night with a 3-2 win over Chestatee in the GHSA Class...


Gordon Lee makes (unusual) quick work of Charlton County [photos]

Published May. 12 2018

For a Gordon Lee high school baseball series against Charlton County, Friday's GHSA Class A public school quarterfinal doubleheader was...

Northwest Whitfield, Calhoun in state soccer finals this weekend

Published May. 11 2018

Any normal team headed for its first appearance in a state championship game has the right to be nervous. Then...

Heritage spoils West Lauren strategy to earn AAAA baseball sweep

Published May. 10 2018

There were more than a few fans in attendance at Wednesday's GHSA Class AAAA baseball quarterfinal doubleheader at Heritage who...

Sharp Gordon Lee sweeps past Clinch in Class A baseball

Published May. 8 2018

With his team having not played a baseball game in nearly two weeks, Gordon Lee coach Mike Dunfee was understandably...

GHSA wins appeal; Class A public baseball playoffs set to resume Monday

Published May. 5 2018

Two northwest Georgia high school baseball teams are holding their breath after the Georgia Court of Appeals overturned a ruling...

GHSA reschedules Class A public baseball playoffs' second round

Published May. 4 2018

The Georgia High School Association announced on its website Thursday that the second round of the Class A public school...

Heritage Generals sweep into GHSA Class AAAA baseball state quarterfinals

Published May. 4 2018

Game one of Heritage's doubleheader against North Oconee in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs lived...

GHSA ruling could prove expensive for Class A baseball teams

Published May. 2 2018

The Georgia High School Association halted all play in its Class A public school baseball playoffs until further notice after...