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.

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...

Softball Mocs largely new but optimistic about 2017 season

Published Jan. 25 2017

No one should expect the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team to dominate the Southern Conference this season as...

Lee soccer job an answer to prayer for Potteigers

Published Jan. 24 2017

About a year ago, Derek Potteiger revealed, his wife began to pray that God would lead their family to the...

GPS, Rhea girls, Tullahoma boys in state bowling semifinals

Published Jan. 21 2017

The Girls Preparatory School bowling team was down 11-5 and 86 pins after the first two games of its TSSAA...

Cleveland State adding volleyball, cross country, golf

Published Jan. 19 2017

As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, Cleveland State Community College announced the addition of three varsity sports for...

McMinn County, Rhea fall in boys' bowling sectionals

Published Jan. 17 2017

The Smyrna and Tullahoma high school boys' bowling teams produced a sensational Region 4 final last week, Smyrna edging the...

UTC women defeat ETSU 60-45 [photos]

Published Jan. 14 2017

Lakelyn Bouldin and Chelsey Shumpert combined to make seven 3-point shots and score 30 points and the University of Tennessee...

McMinn County boys, Rhea girls region bowling champs

Published Jan. 10 2017

The Region 3 bowling finals Monday turned out to be a rematch of the District 5 finals in the same...

Chattanooga fisherman Steve Norris sets another world-record

Published Jan. 5 2017

Chattanooga's Steve Norris brushed off his latest Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame line-class world record.

Bryson Harper, Jenny DeLong win Karen Lawrence Run

Published Jan. 1 2017

Harper, 28, won the four-mile Karen Lawrence Run in 26 minutes, 17 seconds from the downtown Sportsbarn in Chattanooga.

Lookout Mountain trail races offer variety

Published Dec. 15 2016

The local temperatures are expected to be good for trail running Saturday morning, and that's nice because two unique sets...

McCall's Mocs smother Warhawks, 79-52 [photos]

Published Dec. 4 2016

Louisiana-Monroe gave the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball team one of its six losses last season.