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.

Better-armed softball Mocs expecting a bounce-back season

Published Jan. 20 2018

Coach Frank Reed clearly has addressed the main recent shortcoming of his University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team.

Ken Colquette, Vic Grider among 17 area hall of fame inductees

Published Jan. 13 2018

Two coaches who each owns four football state championships and two runner-up finishes at high schools eight miles apart are...

Keiko Brewer being remembered in Karen Lawrence Run

Published Dec. 14 2017

Karen Lawrence's family isn't the only one that has kept her memory going for nearly four decades.

Guns and Hoses boxing benefit drawing a crowd tonight at Chattanooga Convention Center

Published Dec. 8 2017

The ninth annual Guns and Hoses Battle of the Badges boxing event matching area law-enforcement officers against firefighters and other...

Chattanooga Football Club to host Major League Soccer originals FC Dallas

Published Dec. 5 2017

This year the Chattanooga Football Club hosted Major League Soccer newcomer Atlanta United at Finley Stadium.

Frank Reed's Parker Eagles hold 20th-year reunion

Published Nov. 29 2017

Before becoming the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's softball coach in 2001, Frank Reed started the fastpitch program at Chattanooga...

Rodney Stoker, Dylan Hassett win Turkey Trot 8k race

Published Nov. 24 2017

While Rodney Stoker was making a triumphant return to the Turkey Trot road race Thursday morning in Chattanooga. Dylan Hassett...

Jake Gillette, Kaye Starosciak win Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

Published Nov. 12 2017

Jake Gillette's first marathon in Georgia became his 39th victory at the 26.2-mile distance. Only 31 years old, he's won...

Bruisers' Shelby Walters signs to play Duke softball

Published Nov. 10 2017

Shelby Walters goes into her senior softball season at Girls Preparatory School not only as a proven pitcher but as...

Senior trio lead Covenant College's Lady Scots into NCAA regional

Published Nov. 9 2017

In one sense a glorious era of Covenant College volleyball is about to end, but part of the legacy of...

Indoor football returning to Dalton Convention Center in March

Published Nov. 2 2017

Indoor football is returning to the Dalton Convention Center.

Marathon great Meb Keflezighi coming to 65 Roses 5k

Published Oct. 26 2017

A 5-kilometer race is 23 miles shorter than a marathon, for which Meb Keflezighi is most noted, but a particular...


Randy Crawford succeeds LeeAnne Shurette as Central softball coach

Published Oct. 20 2017

When LeeAnne Shurette made the difficult decision late this past summer to quit coaching softball at Central High School, she...

Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson attends boxing regional

Published Oct. 19 2017

Shakur Stevenson knows where USA Boxing regionals like the one in Chattanooga this week can lead.

Ex-heavyweight champ Ray Mercer is surprise visitor to boxing regional

Published Oct. 17 2017

The pre-tournament news conference for the USA Boxing Eastern Elite Qualifier and Regional Open Championships had a heavyweight late addition...

More than 800 boxers registered for regional in Chattanooga

Published Oct. 14 2017

The magnitude is mammoth.

Brothers local headliners for relocated boxing event

Published Oct. 7 2017

Tommy Zbikowski's first professional boxing match was 11 years ago in Madison Square Garden in New York, while he was...

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...