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

Stephens County rallies twice in extras to eliminate Northwest Whitfield

Published Apr. 30 2017

Game three of the GHSA Class AAAA first-round baseball series at Northwest Whitfield could have garnered first-class ratings as a...

Heritage breaks loose in 4A baseball sweep of Jefferson

Published Apr. 29 2017

Given his choice, Eric Beagles would prefer to pocket some of the runs his Heritage High School baseball team scored...

Northwest Whitfield, Coahulla Creek ride similar strengths to baseball playoffs

Published Apr. 28 2017

Northwest Whitfield and Coahulla Creek high schools are six miles apart, and while their athletic programs compete in different classifications,...


Young: Falcons should light the Lamp with their first draft pick tonight

Published Apr. 27 2017

The NFL draft starts tonight in Philadelphia, and for Atlanta Falcons fans (even the new bandwagon variety) the anticipation is...

Dalton takes control of region baseball race on Jantzen Calvo's clutch hit

Published Apr. 15 2017

Jantzen Calvo could feel the importance of the situation as the Dalton High School senior stood in the batter's box...

A look at Northwest Georgia's regional baseball races

Published Apr. 14 2017

A couple of days can make a world of difference in a tight baseball race.

North Murray edges Ringgold, 1-0, creates three-way tie for first

Published Apr. 12 2017

It's true there isn't much history associated with North Murray High School athletics, but it's safe to say Tuesday night's...

Ringgold baseball team rallies with six runs in seventh to top Calhoun

Published Apr. 8 2017

Ask Brent Tucker to name the one thing the coach wants each of his Ringgold High School baseball teams to...

2017 Atlanta Braves: Position by Position

Published Apr. 2 2017

It's been called a transition season, a bridge to the future and several other things, but what fans of the...

5 key questions facing the 2017 Atlanta Braves

Published Apr. 2 2017

A look at the key questions facing the Atlanta Braves as they open a new era at SunTrust Park:

Intense Dalton Catamounts start fast in 10-7 baseball win at Heritage

Published Mar. 26 2017

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Intensity. It's not a word thrown around in baseball circles nearly as often as in more physical...

Chattooga senior Jay Shropshire to compete in national dunk contest

Published Mar. 24 2017

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. — Maybe your bracket has been busted and your favorite team is sitting at home.


Cold weather brings challenges to prep baseball teams

Published Mar. 17 2017

Remember all those 60- and 70-degree days in February? All the early grilling, wearing shorts, fighting the pollen and actually...

Young: State puts Georgia High School Association on notice

Published Mar. 10 2017

To put it succinctly, the state of Georgia is 'sticking' it to the Georgia High School Association.

Calhoun falls to Morgan County in AAA state semifinal

Published Mar. 5 2017

The Calhoun boys' basketball season ended Saturday night with a 72-61 loss to Morgan County in a GHSA Class AAA...

East Hamilton celebrates first region basketball title [photos]

Published Mar. 3 2017

If the lights were on a little longer than usual Thursday night at East Hamilton High School, blame it on...

Malik Lawrence-led Calhoun tops Jenkins to earn spot in AAA semis

Published Mar. 2 2017

CALHOUN, Ga. — Vince Layson knew any chance his Calhoun boys' basketball team had of winning Wednesday night's GHSA Class...

Walker Valley stuns top seed Cleveland, will meet East Hamilton in 3-AAA final

Published Mar. 1 2017

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The fourth time was a charm for Walker Valley.

Chattooga hits the road for GHSA AA quarterfinal

Published Mar. 1 2017

Jared Groce obviously had hoped for one more home game in the GHSA Class AA basketball playoffs, a place where...

Notre Dame postseason magic runs out in overtime against Livingston

Published Feb. 26 2017

It wasn't the dream finale he may have envisioned, but Saturday night's overtime loss to Livingston Academy in a Region...