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

Calhoun clamps down on Peach County in state final, 10-6 [photos]

Published Dec. 8 2017

State championship football teams are supposed to be purebreds, the top of the line. Teams that flash elite speed, perfect...

Hal Lamb wins 3rd state championship with Calhoun's victory over Peach County

Published Dec. 8 2017

Calhoun used a dominating defensive effort Friday to give Hal Lamb his third state championship trophy.

Calhoun football team learned lessons from early loss

Published Dec. 8 2017

First of all, Brannon Spector wants to clarify that losing a football game is never actually a good thing.


Preview of today's GHSA Class AAA final between Calhoun and Peach County

Published Dec. 8 2017

The Jackets eliminated a very young group of Trojans with an overtime victory in the second round of the 2015...

Hot-shooting LaFayette rolls past Heritage on the road

Published Dec. 6 2017

Hank Peppers knows it's way too early in the high school basketball season to get too excited about a win...

Calhoun headed to title game after 14-6 upset at Cedar Grove

Published Dec. 2 2017

This underdog thing suits the Calhoun High School football team just fine.

Preview of today's GHSA Class AAA semifinal between Calhoun and Cedar Grove

Published Dec. 1 2017

Calhoun is coming off an impressive 31-7 win at Liberty County in which QB Gavin Gray completed 32 of 38...

Calhoun linebackers hope to add to legacy

Published Dec. 1 2017

It was 2011, and like most recreational league football players in his town, Bailey Lester dreamed of one day wearing...

Georgia heads into SEC title game on high note [photos]

Published Nov. 26 2017

The Georgia football revenge tour completed its successful 2017 run Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, adding rival Georgia Tech to...

Bulldogs not bothered by being underdogs in SEC title game

Published Nov. 26 2017

Though Georgia would find out later that its Southeastern championship game opponent would be Auburn, the players obviously didn't know...

Strong defensive effort lifts Calhoun to Class AAA semifinals

Published Nov. 25 2017

The last time Calhoun had traveled to the Savannah area for a postseason football game, it didn't turn out so...

No challenge is too big for Calhoun's Zack Fuller

Published Nov. 24 2017

High school coaches aren't supposed to have favorites.


Here's a preview of tonight's Chattanooga area high school football playoffs

Published Nov. 24 2017

This is a rematch of last year's semifinal, where the Cherokees rallied from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit...

Here's a preview of Friday's Chattanooga area high school football playoffs

Published Nov. 22 2017

This is a rematch of last year's semifinal, where the Cherokees rallied from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit...

Special teams, defense carry Calhoun past Monroe Area [photos]

Published Nov. 18 2017

There were enough mistakes Friday night to give coach Hal Lamb a week's worth of teaching moments for his Calhoun...

Ridgeland defensive line dominates with its speed

Published Nov. 17 2017

Tonight's game at Ridgeland will put on display the most timeless of football matchups: size versus speed.

Sonoraville wrestlers armed for Georgia title try

Published Nov. 12 2017

Randy Steward is counting on the power of momentum.

Dooly's Bo Lawson lights up Trion in 56-35 playoff win [photo gallery]

Published Nov. 11 2017

Trion just ran into the wrong team — and the wrong quarterback — at the wrong time.

Aggressive Zaine Burton is leader of Heritage defensive revival

Published Nov. 10 2017

Zaine Burton knows there are still those who doubt the legitimacy of the Heritage High School football defense.

Depleted Northwest Whitfield survives 6-AAAA mini games

Published Nov. 7 2017

As a coach, Josh Robinson knew his depleted football team would give its best in Monday night's Region 6-AAAA mini...