Lindsey Young (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6296
Lindsey Young is a sports writer at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who started work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press 24 years ago. He covers the Northwest Georgia prep beat and NASCAR. Lindsey's hometown is Ringgold, Ga., and he graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. He received an associate's degree from Dalton Junior College (now Dalton State) and a bachelor's degree in communications from UTC. He has won several writing awards, including two Tennessee Sports Writers Association Prep Writer of the Year awards. Lindsey is married to Christine and has two children, Nicholas and Cody, and one step-daughter, Lacey. In addition to being an all-around sports fan, he is an avid bowler with five career 300 games and a high series of 801. Contact Lindsey at 423-757-6296 or

Heritage hangs on to snare 17-16 win at LFO

Published Aug. 24 2019

If Friday night's 17-16 win over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe is any indication of how this high school football season is going...

Competition at receiver heats up for Mocs as season opener looms

Published Aug. 22 2019

With a week to go before the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga kicks off its 2019 football season, the depth...

Theft charges dropped against former high school football coach Cortney Braswell

Published Aug. 21 2019

Former Ridgeland and Central High School football coach Cortney Braswell is no longer facing theft charges, according to court records.

Mobile BayBears pitchers dominate Chattanooga Lookouts

Published Aug. 20 2019

The Lookouts managed only four hits against a trio of Mobile pitchers in falling to 19-38 in the second half...

Elite offenses set to battle in Georgia Region 6-AAAA

Published Aug. 19 2019

When the dust settles on the regular season in Georgia Region 6-AAAA football, one factor likely will decide who's standing...

Mocs add late basketball transfer, Stefan Kenic

Published Aug. 19 2019

The collection of basketball talent continued this past weekend for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's coach Lamont Paris.

Is this the year Calhoun gets pushed in Region 6-AAA football?

Published Aug. 18 2019

It's been almost two decades since someone topped Calhoun for a football region championship and nearly that long since the...

Tyner, McCallie each goes 2-0 in Best of Preps Jamboree

Published Aug. 16 2019

Wayne Turner tore into his Tyner football team after what he called a poor start to the Rams' two scrimmage...

Calhoun Yellow Jackets' new coach says team has more depth this year

Published Aug. 16 2019

For the first time in nearly two decades a new man will lead the Yellow Jackets onto venerable Phil Reeve...

Chattooga Indians' defense could be Coach Hammon's best

Published Aug. 16 2019

The Indians won nine games a year ago and featured one of the best rushing attacks in the state with...

Coahulla Creek Colts' building program on pace

Published Aug. 16 2019

Experience on the offensive and defensive lines is the key to keeping coach Caleb Bagley's building program on pace.

Heritage Generals looking to reach different level

Published Aug. 16 2019

The Generals would have been a scary offensive team regardless, but the addition of an elite weapon could catapult Slaughter's...


LaFayette Ramblers have grown closer, more experienced

Published Aug. 16 2019

Being in year two with Ellis and his staff will pay off. The offseason, according to Paul Ellis, has brought...

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Warriors heading into season on a high note

Published Aug. 16 2019

After years of tough times the Warriors are heading into a season on a high note after finishing second in...

Murray County Indians' motto this year is 'Feed the Change'

Published Aug. 16 2019

A strong junior class gained valuable experience last season, and key seniors will be starting for their third consecutive year.

North Murray Mountaineers see strength in 17 returning starters

Published Aug. 16 2019

Preston Poag has the best group of skill-position players in Region 6-AAA, including rising prospect McConkey, elite junior running back...

Northwest Whitfield Bruins' defense should keep team in games

Published Aug. 16 2019

Head coach: Josh Robinson (53-33 in eight seasons here and overall)

Ridgeland Panthers should have most team speed in northwest Georgia area

Published Aug. 16 2019

The Panthers again will have the most team speed in the northwest Georgia area, led by the Roberts duo and...

Ringgold Tigers' offensive line will lead

Published Aug. 16 2019

Head coach: Robert Akins (75-54 in 12 years here; 231-157 overall)

Sonoraville Phoenix have high expectations

Published Aug. 16 2019

Head coach: Denver Pate (8-12 in two seasons here and overall)