Kelley Smiddie is a sports writer who has worked at the Times Free Press for 12 years. He covers high school sports and softball.
Kelley’s hometown is Chattanooga, and he graduated from Brainerd High School and graduated Chattanooga State and UTC.
Contact Kelley at 423-757-6653 or email@example.com.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — GPS softball coach Susan Crownover didn't lay blame for Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Pope John Paul II in Tuesday's Division II-AA opener in the Spring Fling, but the final pitch was off the mark and proved to be costly.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton's usually stable offense wasn't enough Tuesday to overcome the unstable defense it played against Chester County in its first-round game at McKnight No. 1 in the TSSAA Class AA softball tournament.
COHUTTA, Ga. — Third place was crowded with area talent Monday in the GHSA Class AAAA girls' state golf tournament at Nob North.
Before the season started, East Hamilton softball coach Cara Stiles wasn't sure how much Maria Walshe would be able to pitch, or how effective she would be if she did. But if those concerns weren't dismissed once she starte
Sports seasons have their ups and downs and teams can only wish for the ups to come along at the right times. Such is the case now for East Hamilton's softball team, but not for Bledsoe County's.
Some of Baylor's softball players started a little slow offensively Friday in the Lady Red Raiders' best-of-three TSSAA Division II-AA state-quarterfinal series against Father Ryan. Not Precious Birdsong. But she doesn't do anything slow.
If Clifford Kirk had been there Thursday to see the unraveling, he might've thrown his cap.
First-year Sale Creek coach and longtime softball coach Clifford Kirk is recovering at a local hospital from a collapse he suffered Wednesday during the seventh inning of the Region 3-A final against Whitwell at Sale Creek.
East Hamilton wasted little time in retaking the lead after Meigs County tied the score in the top of the sixth inning in Wednesday's Region 3-AA high school softball final at East Hamilton.
After being involved with the softball program at Ooltewah High School for 25 years, Norma Nelson has been fired from the head coaching position she has held the last 20.