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.

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...

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...

Eudice Chong playing for third NCAA Division III singles title

Published May. 27 2017

Eudice Chong from Wesleyan College in Connecticut will play this morning for her third NCAA Division III tennis singles championship...

Emory University, Williams College set up women's tennis national-title rematch

Published May. 24 2017

Here we are again.

Top four women's tennis teams are in NCAA final four

Published May. 23 2017

The Williams College and Emory University women's tennis teams, which have won the last nine NCAA Division III championships, both...

Division III tennis nationals are here in Chattanooga

Published May. 21 2017

From Maine to Southern California and from Minnesota to Atlanta they have come, and that's just for the first part...

Chattanooga State softball narrowly defeated 5-4

Published May. 18 2017

The 10th-seeded Chattanooga State softball team lost 5-4 to seventh seed San Jacinto-South in the opening round Wednesday night of...

Lee University eager to challenge Argonauts again in softball super regional

Published May. 17 2017

Ah, another trip to Florida for the Lee University softball team. And more games against Gulf South Conference teams.

Chattanooga State ready for national softball tournament again

Published May. 16 2017

Although Chattanooga State has been a virtual fixture in the NJCAA Division I softball tournament for more than two decades,...

ETSU wins its first conference softball title [photos]

Published May. 14 2017

With tournament most outstanding player Lindsey Fadnek taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and regular-season player of the year...