Lindsey Young


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 lyoung@timesfreepress.com.

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — On the heels of a seven-game baseball World Series, the hottest softball rivalry in northwest Georgia may go one step further.

For all the success northwest Georgia high school softball teams had this regular season, four of them learned Thursday that one bad game — or inning — in Columbus can put championship hopes in jeopardy.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — High school athletic competition can leave lasting memories for teenagers, some memorable for good reasons; others can leave a few scars.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Shannon Brooks and his 1,700 rushing yards dominated the pregame talk, but the Pickens County defense stole the show Friday night in a 23-0 Region 7-AAAA win at Heritage.

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TRION, Ga. — A year ago at this time the Trion High School softball team was left to wonder what one more win might have meant.

CALHOUN, Ga. — With the game on the line, the team's most dangerous hitter up and first base open, Calhoun High School softball coach Diane Smith was surprised to see Taylor Kelly getting pitched to.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Ringgold dug its usual early hole in Friday's twice-delayed Georgia Class AAA softball first-round series against Rockmart, but, as usual, the Lady Tigers found a way to climb out.

CALHOUN, Ga. — The biggest adjustment of the 2014 prep football season for the Ringgold Tigers may have occurred Friday night, but it had nothing to do with schemes or personnel. Down by 14 points to upset-minded Sonoraville in a key Region 6-AAA game, coach Robert Akins went for an attitude adjustment.

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