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.

SPARC water-ski day a big hit with new sponsor Amerigroup

Published Aug. 14 2019

They didn't have to see it to believe it — just to appreciate it fully.

Colette Murray three-peats as women's city golf champion

Published Jul. 17 2019

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golf coach Colette Murray is 3-for-3 in winning the Chattanooga Women's City Amateur championship, but...

Softball in Utah: Chattanooga State gets fresh chance

Published May. 20 2019

Chattanooga State softball coach Blythe Golden knows St. George, Utah.


Area sports notes: Wesleyan tops Cumberland twice in baseball

Published Mar. 27 2019

The Tennessee Wesleyan baseball team is 27-6 after winning 5-1 and 6-3 Wednesday at Cumberland (20-12).

Chattanooga State baseball Tigers primed for a strong season

Published Jan. 30 2019

The usual excitement of the start of a baseball season has extra oomph this week for the Chattanooga State Tigers,...

Nine Mocs named All-SoCon; Isaiah Mack defensive player of the year

Published Nov. 20 2018

Led by defensive player of the year Isaiah Mack, nine University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football players were named All-Southern...

Lady Flames edge No. 3 Columbus State 1-0 for national semifinal berth

Published Nov. 19 2018

Lee's Lady Flames are going to the NCAA Division II semifinals in Pittsburgh.

Zacori Hill, Hannah Holland to play golf for Austin Peay

Published Nov. 17 2018

Zacori Hill of Boyd Buchanan and Hannah Holland of Sale Creek will be teammates at the next level.

Covenant's Lilly Smith headed to NCAA national meet

Published Nov. 15 2018

Lilly Smith had no high school running career, which makes her sensational Covenant College career even more remarkable.

Mason Chilmonczyk, Alice Shiflett win Battlefield Marathon

Published Nov. 11 2018

Paul Hough won the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in 1987. He was in the military, stationed at the time in Hampton,...

Bobby Hudgens is new East Ridge softball coach

Published Nov. 10 2018

East Ridge High School is going back in its history to try to move forward in softball.

Lady Scots have thrived in 25 years under Mark Duble

Published Sep. 15 2018

This is homecoming weekend at Covenant College, and it's an extra special one for women's soccer coach Mark Duble.

Chattanooga swimmer Jenny Smith repeatedly goes the distance

Published Sep. 6 2018

Swimming more than 13 hours straight in chilling water with strong, changing currents and hordes of the world's largest jellyfish...

Sewanee football Tigers stronger, expect to be better

Published Aug. 31 2018

In Travis Rundle's first season as Sewanee's football coach last year, the Tigers went 3-7, but the previous three years...

Sewanee poised for further progress

Published Aug. 26 2018

Travis Rundle has a lot of reasons to expect the progress to continue with his Sewanee football Tigers this season.

Chattanooga State makes its volleyball debut Friday

Published Aug. 23 2018

A weekend tournament in Alabama will put Lady Tigers volleyball in motion.

Christian and Paige Thompson win Missionary Ridge Road Race

Published Aug. 12 2018

The Thompsons added to their recent anniversary celebration by being fastest in their fields.

Sport Allmond wins Brainerd Invitational

Published Aug. 6 2018

In a summer he called "up and down" for his golf game, Sport Allmond began August with a definite high.

Lucas Plesky, Hayley Carter each win two city tennis titles

Published Jul. 23 2018

Lucas Plesky and Hayley Carter won handily as the open singles No. 1 seeds in the finals Sunday of the...

SPARC day at Possum Creek a big hit again

Published Jul. 22 2018

The Sports, Arts and Recreation of Chattanooga organization is ending its longstanding and popular Third Saturday in July tradition, but...