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.

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...

Colette Murray, Darlene Werhnyak repeat Women's City golf titles

Published Jul. 19 2018

Even though golf is her job, Colette Murray doesn't get to play it much.

Ken Koelling, Isaiah Strode, Hayley Carter each wins two TVOC titles

Published Jun. 11 2018

Three people left the Manker Patten Tennis Club on Sunday with singles and doubles titles in the Tennessee Valley Open...

Former UNC star Hayley Carter trying for TVOC triple crown in her native city

Published Jun. 9 2018

Back in her No. 1 town, Hayley Carter is seeded No. 1 in Women's Open singles and doubles and Mixed...

Cousins Sierra Holder, Bree Roark returning to rodeo nationals

Published Jun. 7 2018

Georgetown cousins Sierra Holder and Bree Roark both expect to go further in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo at...

Brandon Hudgins, Christian Noble swap Chattanooga Chase wins

Published May. 29 2018

North Carolina resident Brandon Hudgins was a little surprised to find himself in the lead at the top of Minnekahda,...