Ron Bush (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6291
Deputy Sports Editor Ron Bush is a Chattanooga native and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate who began working in the sports department of the News-Free Press in November 1979. Among his many duties since then were four years as the afternoon paper's beat writer for the UTC men's basketball team. He became a sports copy editor in 1994 but has continued to write stories on a variety of sports subjects. He is in the Greater Chattanooga Area Sports Hall of Fame.

Christian Thompson, Rachel Mason win Chickamauga Chase 15k race

Published Apr. 23 2017

Five days after a top-30 finish in the Boston Marathon, Christian Thompson won the Chickamauga Chase 15-kilometer race Saturday morning...

Adaptive bike helps local disabled veteran exercise

Published Apr. 20 2017

John McPherson wanted to visit Scotland, and the best way he had to get there as a member of the...

Spring City newcomer a Bassmaster champion

Published Apr. 13 2017

Many people know that Rhea County is home to three regular contenders in the top Fishing League Worldwide bass tournament...


Chattanoogan runs sub-five-minute mile for 40th consecutive year

Published Apr. 12 2017

Tim Ensign has been running for a long time.

Nine-time participant Michelle McKamey plays for fourth Rotary singles title

Published Apr. 8 2017

Michelle McKamey of Paducah, Ky., plays this morning for her fourth consecutive A Division singles title in the annual Rotary...

Pro boxing event in Chattanooga tonight features homecoming for two brothers

Published Mar. 30 2017

Tonight at the Chattanooga Convention Center is a homecoming featuring reunited brothers Joseph Francisco and Roger Hilley.

Chattanooga native Ryan Martin boxes in Madison Square Garden tonight

Published Mar. 18 2017

Seeing the inside of Madison Square Garden for the first time didn't intimidate Ryan Martin this week. It invigorated him.

Local businessmen land quail quota in Oklahoma

Published Mar. 16 2017

What did consecutive late-January days in southwestern Oklahoma of a high of 93 degrees, a high of 58 and a...

Sewanee lands Rundle this time, as coach not quarterback

Published Mar. 14 2017

It turns out that the Sewanee football program had a chance at Travis Rundle long before he became the Tigers'...

Sewanee hires Travis Rundle as football coach

Published Mar. 10 2017

Sewanee athletic director Mark Webb announced today that Travis Rundle has been hired as the football coach of the NCAA...

Outdoors Notebook: Anglers try to end Rose's streak this weekend, Bryan signs two girls

Published Mar. 9 2017

The third 2017 tournament in the FLW Tour series begins today on the Harris Chain of lakes in Central Florida,...

Ashley Conner stars as Mocs split in first day of Frost Classic

Published Feb. 25 2017

Junior Ashley Conner batted in three runs with two homers and made a superb defensive play that became enormous as...


Coach Randy Evans secures first ever volleyball signees for Cleveland State

Published Feb. 18 2017

Coach Randy Evans secured the first two signees ever for Cleveland State volleyball Friday, and each is an accomplished outside...

3 Chattanooga Christian School athletes commit to play in college

Published Feb. 16 2017

Covenant College and Chattanooga Christian School have had a long though unofficial relationship, and that continues with the decisions of...

Grace Academy surprises former athletic director with special tribute

Published Feb. 12 2017

Longtime Grace Academy coach and athletic director Leslie Compton attended the school's basketball games Friday mainly to enjoy senior night....

Jim Rosemann relishes Reelfoot Lake hunting experience

Published Feb. 9 2017

Jim Rosemann got the full attention of the Reelfoot Duck Slayers guide service on a recent two-day trip to Reelfoot...

Ryan Martin gets HBO fight at Madison Square Garden

Published Feb. 4 2017

The boxing career of Chattanooga native Ryan 'Blue Chip' Martin continues to rise.

Chattanooga State, Covenant, Bryan open baseball seasons

Published Feb. 3 2017

After knocking it out of the park academically in the fall semester, the Chattanooga State baseball team begins its 2017...

Cleveland State adds eight to its hall of fame

Published Jan. 29 2017

The most nationally known new member of the Cleveland State Cougar Athletics Hall of Fame, former major league baseball player...

Chattanooga's Durward Higgins turning 75; still a national cycling champ

Published Jan. 26 2017

Durward Higgins will turn 75 Friday, and he was planning to celebrate with a 75-mile bicycle ride today so he...