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

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...

Experienced, athletic Ringgold seeks baseball redemption

Published Feb. 10 2018

Brent Tucker summed up his accomplished baseball program's mindset with GHSA teams set to open the season Monday.

Sonoraville wrestling team earns first state title in school history

Published Feb. 10 2018

If Eli Knight felt any pressure with a team state championship possibly on the line, there was no indication. He...

Trion has ups and downs, but finishes third at GHSA state wrestling tournament

Published Feb. 10 2018

There were a few more unpleasant moments than Trion wrestling coach Eric Brock would have wanted for his team, but...

Underdogs Calhoun, Bremen survive at 6-AAA tournament

Published Feb. 10 2018

Underdogs stole the show at the Region 6-AAA basketball tournament Friday night, at least on the boys' side.

Sonoraville wrestlers in position to win GHSA traditional state title

Published Feb. 10 2018

Sonoraville is one good day away from winning its first wrestling state championship after a strong Friday at the GHSA...

Northwest Whitfield rolls into 6-AAAA boys' basketball title game

Published Feb. 9 2018

There are rarely any good scenarios when your best player — a reigning region player of the year, no less...

Dalton third after day one of GHSA wrestling state championships

Published Feb. 9 2018

Dalton continued its strong wrestling postseason Thursday as the GHSA state traditional tournaments began for classes AAAA to AAAAAAA in...

Ringgold two-sport star Andre Tarver has big athletic decisions looming

Published Feb. 7 2018

The only thing on Andre Tarver's mind on this wintry Monday in February was getting ready for a high school...

Calhoun boys stay alive in Region 6-AAA tournament

Published Feb. 7 2018

It's been quite the different kind of season for the Calhoun High School boys' basketball team.

Dalton thriving after day one of GHSA sectional wrestling

Published Feb. 3 2018

Dalton wrestlers had an impressive first day at the GHSA's Class AAAAA B sectional Friday at Lanier High School in...

Defense, experience lead the way for surging LaFayette

Published Feb. 2 2018

There are times the LaFayette Ramblers can be downright flashy on the basketball court.

Gilmer earns another wrestling title; Heritage third, Ridgeland fourth

Published Jan. 27 2018

The Georgia Area 6-AAAA wrestling traditional tournament followed a familiar script Saturday as host Gilmer flexed its muscle under new...

Jada Griffin's 24 points help keep Northwest Whitfield perfect in 6-AAAA [photos]

Published Jan. 27 2018

Greg Brown knew his team had one mismatch on the court.

Trion improves playoff chances with Christian Heritage's second loss of season

Published Jan. 24 2018

Seldom does a regular-season basketball victory mean so much to a team not in the running for a region championship.

Sonoraville, Trion regroup to earn third-place trophies

Published Jan. 13 2018

MACON, Ga. — Only two wrestling teams in each classification get to leave the Macon Centreplex as winners on championship...

UPDATE: MLK King of the Court games possibly postponed

Published Jan. 12 2018

The second Waffle House MLK King of the Court games will take place Saturday at the University of Tennessee at...