Kelley Smiddie

phone: 423-757-6293

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.
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Bubba Simmons has resigned his position as athletic director at the McCallie School and has accepted the job as principal at Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, Ga. Jeff Romero, who was an assistant director of communications at McCallie, has been hired to succeed Simmons and will be interim AD for the upcoming school year.

Jeff Baughman was recently hired as volleyball coach at Central High School.

The Atlanta and Chattanooga RBI softball teams met in the first and last games over the weekend in the Southeast Regional tournament in Chattanooga.

Ringgold has hired Ashley Boren as its high school volleyball coach for at least the upcoming season.

Silverdale Baptist Academy has hired Nathan Daugherty to coach its varsity high school volleyball program.

Rex Elmore Jr. has followed through on his notion of getting some of the old gang back together. Yes, the old gang. Not the over-the-hill gang.

Whether you get a kick out of winning, a kick out of socializing, or just a kick out of kicking something, adult kickball may be the thing for you.

If Chattanooga's Darnell Sweeney never plays center field in professional baseball again, his career offensive averages at that position will be hard to top.

Megan DeGan entered the 2014 Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon as the defending women's overall champion.

Things could not have started much worse for Chattanooga starting pitcher Andres Santiago in Friday's Southern League baseball game at AT&T Field.

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