Ron Bush (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6291
E-mail: RBush@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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.

Jasper Highlands Classic included national champions

Published Sep. 14 2017

Emile Abraham has been succeeding in cycling for a long time, most notably as a rider but also as a...

Northeast Alabama Community College returns to intercollegiate sports with golf

Published Sep. 11 2017

Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville has not participated in intercollegiate sports since the early 1980s.

Sewanee sheds long losing streak in 2017 opener, 45-20

Published Sep. 3 2017

Saturday was a day of great starts for the Sewanee football team, but standing out more was what it ended...


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Dean Thompson, Rachel Mason win 5k for FCA

Published Sep. 3 2017

The 5k for FCA race every Labor Day weekend always includes a lot of young runners, but an old reliable...

Sewanee tries to end 19-game losing streak in opener Saturday

Published Sep. 1 2017

Sewanee opens its 123rd football season Saturday against the last team it defeated — 20 games ago.

Dan Lumpkin leaves Cleveland State for Liberty after 20 years

Published Aug. 30 2017

Dan Lumpkin has left Cleveland State Community College after 20 years as its women's basketball coach.

Chattanooga native Ryan 'Blue Chip' Martin on undercard in big Las Vegas boxing match

Published Aug. 29 2017

As has been expected for several weeks, Chattanooga native Ryan "Blue Chip" Martin is on the undercard for the much-anticipated...

Chattanooga's Kim Clingan blasts national rifle record

Published Aug. 24 2017

Kim Clingan of Chattanooga didn't just break a national record last Friday in New Hampshire. She blasted it.

Three Baylor swimmers to compete in world junior meet

Published Aug. 21 2017

Robert Parrish Freeman III goes by Trey. It's a lot faster to say, and fast is his way.

Valerie McConnell in Chattanooga for 'Next Big Hit,' then on to big fight

Published Aug. 19 2017

Valerie McConnell came home to Chattanooga this weekend to help another Brainerd High School graduate, Tony Boston, stage the inaugural...

Senior Classic a tribute to old Pic-O-Dixie softball tournament

Published Aug. 17 2017

The first International Senior Softball Association tournament in the Chattanooga area is a tribute to the most high-profile slowpitch tournament...

Christian Thompson, Jessica Marlier win Missionary Ridge race

Published Aug. 13 2017

The two Fleet Feet Sports representatives were the overall winners of the 45th annual Missionary Ridge Road Race.


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New Harrison resident a Bassmaster star

Published Aug. 10 2017

Another top professional fisherman now lives in southeastern Tennessee.

Former North Carolina star highlights Chattanooga City tennis tournament

Published Jul. 23 2017

Despite the considerable kidding he has taken about it, Brandon Deering insists it was no perk of being the Manker...

Water-sports day brings happy reactions

Published Jul. 16 2017

Sports, Arts & Recreation of Chattanooga clearly brought its "A" game to Possum Creek again Saturday, despite a late-morning interruption...

Local trio headed to Oklahoma City for MLB-backed softball camp

Published Jun. 10 2017

Three girls from the Chattanooga RBI program are among a group of 60 nationwide taking part in the second annual...

Hixson's Matt Barnet wins State Qualifying 16s singles title

Published Jun. 6 2017

In a homecoming of sorts, Matt Barnett was the pride of the Chattanooga area in the 2017 Pride of Tennessee...

Chattanooga Swim Fest photos and results

Published Jun. 5 2017

The Chattanooga Swim Fest was held this weekend in Chattanooga.

John Payne, Jessica Marlier win Chattanooga Chase 8k

Published May. 30 2017

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cross country runner John Payne made his first Chattanooga Chase a winning one Monday morning...

Lubomir Cuba, Eudice Chong double up with NCAA tennis titles

Published May. 28 2017

Lubomir Cuba and Eudice Chong won singles and doubles championships Saturday in the NCAA Division III tennis national tournament at...