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.

Walters State tops Cleveland State for region softball title

Published May. 10 2018

Walters State's undefeated run through the 2018 TCCAA/Region VII softball tournament almost was overshadowed by the team that finished second...

Lady Tigers, Lady Cougars in final three of softball regional

Published May. 9 2018

Top-seeded Chattanooga State and fifth-seeded Cleveland State are both in the final three of the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII softball tournament...

Lady Tigers upset, but Tigers, Cleveland State teams win in regionals

Published May. 8 2018

The second day of the TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII tournaments at Chattanooga State began with a big surprise for the host...

Tigers, Lady Cougars among first-day winners in region tournaments

Published May. 7 2018

Roane State had the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning and got nothing.

High-ranked Senators, Lady Tigers big targets in region tournaments

Published May. 5 2018

Being 48-10 and ranked No. 12 in the country is nice for the Chattanooga State softball team, but that really...

Chattanoogan Jamie Ann Phillips wins four-lake Arizona swim race

Published May. 3 2018

What if the three days before the Olympic open water marathon swim of 10 kilometers you had to swim 15.2,...

Baylor's Henry Hooks, Keegan Weekley to play soccer for Covenant

Published Apr. 28 2018

Baylor School seniors Henry Hooks and Keegan Weekley signed celebratory letters of intent this week to continue their soccer careers...

Baylor graduate Scott Wier is guide on prize-winning turkey hunt

Published Apr. 24 2018

Christian Brown and Scott Wier almost didn't get to do one of their favorite things this year, but then circumstances...

Rodney Stoker, Amanda Tate win Chickamauga Chase 15k

Published Apr. 21 2018

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga running teammates Rodney Stoker and Amanda (Lynch) Tate could have been the masters winners...

Three GPS athletes set for college sports

Published Apr. 20 2018

This has been a week for Girls Preparatory School to celebrate seniors going on to college sports.

Chattanooga Junior Rowing duo headed to Rhode Island and Navy

Published Apr. 14 2018

Chattanooga Junior Rowing's Max Klischies and Kathryn Zeglen will be putting their oars in the water for NCAA Division I...

Hamilton Heights' Elizabeth Balogun named to All-USA first team

Published Apr. 12 2018

Elizabeth Balogun is from Nigeria, but in basketball she's an All-American and now first-team All-USA.


Hamilton Heights girls in national spotlight this week

Published Mar. 28 2018

This is an especially exciting week for the Hamilton Heights Christian Academy girls' basketball team.

Christian Noble, Cayce Bryan win special edition of 65 Roses 5k

Published Mar. 25 2018

The annual 65 Roses 5K at Lee University had significant things to celebrate Saturday morning, plus its always noble cause:...

Lady Cougars, Lady Tigers earn spots in region semifinals

Published Mar. 5 2018

Cleveland State's "Elite Eight" are in the final four.

Foster Chason returns to Chattanooga State as TCCAA commissioner

Published Mar. 3 2018

Dr. Foster Chason was back Friday in the Chattanooga State gymnasium, where he spent many, many hours during the 30-year...

Chattanooga State basketball teams on late-season surges

Published Mar. 2 2018

In her first postseason game as a college basketball head coach, Stacey Franklin's Chattanooga State Lady Tigers lost badly in...

Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame honoring Ted Turner

Published Feb. 14 2018

America's Cup winner and former Atlanta Braves and Hawks owner Ted Turner will receive a special tribute at the Greater...

Baylor's Lainee Bohannon to play soccer for Wofford

Published Feb. 14 2018

Lainee Bohannon could have been left out of Wofford's soccer recruiting after breaking her leg and missing much of her...

Bruisers' Maddox Bandy commits to Lipscomb tennis program

Published Feb. 12 2018

Girls Preparatory School tennis standout Maddox Bandy has committed to play collegiately for Lipscomb and plans to sign with the...