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.

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...

McCallie's Thomas Priest signs to play soccer for Lipscomb

Published Feb. 8 2018

McCallie School senior Thomas Priest signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play NCAA Division I soccer at Lipscomb...

Eight added to Cleveland State hall of fame

Published Feb. 3 2018

After a standout baseball career at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Ryan Coe went to Middle Georgia, which was then a...

Celie Hudson ready for healthy season for softball Mocs

Published Feb. 2 2018

It's a new year for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga softball team and sophomore pitcher Celie Hudson.

Chattanooga State begins softball season with high hopes

Published Feb. 1 2018

Intending to end yet another season at the NJCAA national tournament in Utah, the Chattanooga State softball team begins its...

Chattanooga State baseball team has all new players

Published Jan. 31 2018

Greg Dennis started as Chattanooga State's baseball coach in 2004. After 14 seasons, he's starting over.

Ashley Rogers, Wesley Cash are area hall of fame's athletes of the year

Published Jan. 27 2018

Ashley Rogers is a teenager, Wesley Cash a senior citizen.

Disabled Air Force colonel from Cleveland, Tenn., gets to ski again

Published Jan. 25 2018

In the early 2000s Shawn "Norm" Pederson was the lead pilot for the Thunderbirds, the spectacular precision flying team of...

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.