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

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...

East Hamilton girls come up just short against White County

Published Feb. 25 2017

If a basketball season was measured solely by the level of improvement from start to finish, the just concluded first...

Perry runs past Northwest Whitfield in 4A playoffs [photos]

Published Feb. 24 2017

Ryan Richards has been at this basketball coaching game long enough to realize that sometimes the other team is just...

Henry County rallies past Northwest Whitfield girls in GHSA playoffs [photos]

Published Feb. 24 2017

The Northwest Whitfield game plan was fairly obvious in Thursday night's GHSA Class AAAA second-round girls' playoff game against Henry...

Area boys' teams earning new rep in GHSA basketball playoffs

Published Feb. 23 2017

The statewide reputation of basketball in northwest Georgia is, well, meh.

Baylor girls cruise past Pope John Paul II in playoffs' opening round

Published Feb. 22 2017

Pope John Paul II needed some divine intervention to compete with Baylor during Tuesday's Division II-AA girls' playoff basketball game...

Big Baylor rally falls short as MBA advances in D-II playoffs

Published Feb. 22 2017

Austin Clark has been coaching too long to be placated by any sort of moral victory, but Tuesday night at...

Ringgold girls rise through adversity to make 3A sweet 16

Published Feb. 22 2017

Adversity can either tear a team apart or bring it closer together.

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...