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

Calhoun's Gavin Gray has prep performance of the week

Published Nov. 20 2018

It was one of those games when coach Hal Lamb was grateful to have someone like Gavin Gray running his...

UTC football team has offseason mission

Published Nov. 19 2018

The Mocs are home for the FCS playoffs for the second straight year, but they hope to be back there...

Ridgeland's five turnovers prove costly in playoff loss

Published Nov. 17 2018

There was a fitting theme to Cartersville's 41-7 win over Ridgeland.

Game-day preview: UTC at South Carolina

Published Nov. 16 2018

Here are some things to know about UTC's football game at South Carolina on Saturday.

Chattooga hopes to run past Rabun County in second round of GHSA football state playoffs

Published Nov. 16 2018

The numbers alone are enough to scare most teams.

Opportunities await for Mocs at South Carolina

Published Nov. 16 2018

It's an opportunity the UTC football team is grateful for, and there are a number of reasons why.

Ridgeland's Jordan Blackwell has performance of week in upset playoff win

Published Nov. 13 2018

Nothing that happened during Ridgeland's 34-14 first-round GHSA playoff win over eighth-ranked Flowery Branch surprised coach Cortney Braswell, especially Jordan...

Missed opportunities, late returns doom Mocs against Mercer

Published Nov. 11 2018

This one got away from UTC, courtesy of Mercer kick returner Stephen Houzah.

Mocs' Isaiah Mack, Derek Mahaffey proud of defense despite loss

Published Nov. 11 2018

Despite the outcome, Isaiah Mack was all smiles.

Mocs football: Bits and pieces

Published Nov. 11 2018

Analysis and scoring details from UTC's win against Mercer on Saturday.

Live coverage: UTC vs. Mercer

Published Nov. 10 2018

UTC vs. Mercer college football game results as they happen.

Physical North Hall ends LFO's surprising season

Published Nov. 10 2018

Even having its season end on the wrong side of a 41-6 score couldn't dampen Lakeview-Fort Oglehtorpe's feeling of accomplishment...


Late surges took Heritage, Ringgold into postseason

Published Nov. 9 2018

Five games into this GHSA football season, there appeared to be few paths to the state playoffs for Heritage and...

Georgia Region 6-AAA title on the line; playoff spots up for grabs elsewhere

Published Nov. 2 2018

LFO hopes for its biggest moment yet in a turnaround season. Calhoun hopes its tradition continues.

Gordon Lee, Heritage capture GHSA softball state titles

Published Oct. 28 2018

Two northwest Georgia programs came home from Columbus with championships, and two more battled to third-place finishes.

Gordon Lee, Trion, Heritage still perfect at GHSA state softball championships

Published Oct. 26 2018

Staying in the winners bracket was everyone's goal at the GHSA softball state championships in rainy Columbus, and three northwest...

LFO secures home playoff game with 19-9 win over North Murray

Published Oct. 26 2018

The sense of accomplishment hit Bo Campbell as his players celebrated around him on a wet, chilly Friday night in...

LFO at North Murray highlights big night of northwest Georgia prep football

Published Oct. 26 2018

High school region playoff races in northwest Georgia will start to come into focus after a handful of key games...

Area softball teams go 6-for-7 at rain-affected GHSA championships

Published Oct. 26 2018

The inclement weather many feared was coming to the GHSA softball state championships hit Columbus earlier than expected.

Rain could once again affect local teams at GHSA softball championships

Published Oct. 25 2018

The ability to adjust on the fly could once again be a key attribute for any team that hopes to...