Stephen Hargis (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6293
E-mail: shargis@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Stephen has covered sports in the tri-state area for the Times Free Press for more than 26 years and was named Sports Editor in February of 2015 after 10 years as assistant sports editor, where he oversaw the prep sports staff. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP newsroom, having won 54 awards at the state, regional and national level ranging from investigative work to feature and news writing, including 22 awards in the past three years. Stephen was named one of the top 10 sports writers in the nation at the Associated Press Sports Editors' conference in Kissimmee Fla., in 2012, and has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with Green Eyeshade southeast regional awards three times, where his work was noted for its high standards of ethical journalism. He received an Associated Press national award for a season-long story following the Taft Youth Center football team, became the first writer from the TFP staff to win first-place as the state's top overall sports writer by the Associated Press Media Editors and has also been named the state's overall Writer of the Year three times in the past four years. He has been awarded the state's top prep writer a record 18 times, including each of the past six years, is the first writer on the TFP staff to win the prestigious Lawrenceburg Quarterback Club's Sports Writer of the Year and was recognized with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's Sportsmanship Award for Contributor of the Year in the state. He is also a regular contributor previewing and highlighting prep football on local television. In 2013, Stephen co-authored a book about University of Tennessee football entitled "Game Of My Life". Stephen is a lifelong Chattanooga area resident and has two children, Riley and Lauren.

McCallie has plenty of reasons for optimism

Published Aug. 17 2018

McCallie Blue Tornado 2018 preps football season preview.

Rebuilding continues at Walker Valley

Published Aug. 17 2018

Walker Valley Mustangs 2018 preps football season preview.

Grace Academy continues to adjust to D-II

Published Aug. 17 2018

Grace Academy Golden Eagles 2018 preps football season preview.

Expectations soaring for Meigs County

Published Aug. 17 2018

South Pittsburg Pirates 2018 preps football season preview.

Youthful Grundy County works to turn the corner

Published Aug. 17 2018

GRUNDY COUNTY YELLOW JACKETS

Tyner reloads for another shot at 2A state title

Published Aug. 17 2018

Tyner Rams 2018 preps football season preview.

Fighting Irish ready for another 'special season'

Published Aug. 17 2018

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2018 preps football season preview.

Blue Raiders hope to answer questions

Published Aug. 17 2018

Cleveland Blue Raiders 2018 preps football season preview.

Sale Creek pointing toward playoff debut

Published Aug. 17 2018

Sale Creek Panthers 2018 preps football season preview.

Hurricanes looking to rebound

Published Aug. 17 2018

East Hamilton Hurricanes 2018 preps football season preview.

Hustlin' Tigers poised for playoff push

Published Aug. 17 2018

Howard Hustlin' Tigers 2018 preps football season preview.

Bledsoe County adjusts to changes

Published Aug. 17 2018

Bledsoe County Warriors 2018 preps football season preview.


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Whitwell's Tigers loaded to take next step

Published Aug. 17 2018

Whitwell Tigers 2018 preps football season preview.

Pirates strong up front and have array of weapons

Published Aug. 17 2018

South Pittsburg Pirates 2018 preps football season preview.

Owls will rely on big-play offense again

Published Aug. 17 2018

Ooltewah Owls 2018 preps football season preview.

Pioneers have plenty of speed but short on experience

Published Aug. 17 2018

East Ridge Pioneers 2018 preps football season preview.

Hixson hopes to bounce back from disappointment

Published Aug. 17 2018

Hixson Wildcats 2018 preps football season preview.

Changes shouldn't slow Red Bank

Published Aug. 17 2018

Red Bank Lions 2018 preps football season preview.

Red Raiders look to rebound

Published Aug. 17 2018

Baylor Red Raiders 2018 preps football season preview.

Chargers should continue to progress in Division II

Published Aug. 17 2018

Chattanooga Christian Chargers 2018 preps football season preview.