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.

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...

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.

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...