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I’m a Texas boy born and raised, but couldn’t be more excited to be here in Huntsville, Alabama! The chance to cover SEC football is a dream come true, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports Team.

Back home in Texas I attended West Texas A&M University where I majored in Mass Communications/Broadcasting. After graduating, my first job in TV was in my hometown of Amarillo. A photographer job at KFDA, where I actually met and worked with Ryan Cody.

After about a year of working in Amarillo, I accepted a Weekend Sports Anchor Job at KWES in Midland, Texas. Then two years later my good friend Ryan gave me a call about a job, and now I’m here in Huntsville!

Football has and always will be my passion, that’s why I feel this is the perfect job. Playing and covering high school and college ball in the state of Texas was great, but the level of passion for SEC football here in north Alabama is a different world that I can’t wait to be a part of. That said, I love anything and everything about all sports!

If you have any cool story ideas, or just want to talk a little sports, feel free to email me any time at chase.horn@whnt.com!


Recent Articles
  • Ole Miss beats Auburn 7-0 to eliminate the Tigers from the SEC Baseball Tournament

    HOOVER, Ala. (AL.com) – Andrew Mitchell was both immaculate and imperfect on Friday night. The Auburn left-hander accomplished the rare feat of an immaculate inning (three strikeouts on nine pitches) — doing it one better, in fact — but Ole Miss struck him for four costly runs as the Rebels eliminated the suddenly listless Tigers from the SEC Tournament, 7-0, at the Hoover Met. Mitchell (2-2, 4.01 ERA) put together an admirable performance on the mound, tying his career high with […]

  • SPHL adds expansion franchise in Moline, Illinois

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For the third straight year, a new franchise is joining the Southern Professional Hockey League.  The SPHL announced this week that Moline, Illinois will be the home of the new Quad City franchise.  Quad City will be the 11th team in the SPHL, and the league’s second franchise in Illinois. The Southern Professional Hockey League expanding its reach further north.  Moline is more than 14 from Pensacola, and it’s a 10-hour drive for the defending champion Huntsville […]

  • The 39th annual Cotton Row Run is right around the corner

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We’re just days away from Memorial day, that means we’re just days away from the 39th annual Cotton Row Run.  The event features a 10k, 5k, and one mile fun run.  The Cotton Row has become a Huntsville tradition to celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country, and it’s also a premier running event in the south east.  Something people look forward to every summer.  “It’s an important holiday, and the Cotton Row itself is a […]

  • Hazel Green baseball team wins first state championship in program history

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – Tyler Duskin isn’t afraid of a big-game situation. With a championship on the line, Hazel Greenhanded the ball to its senior southpaw and he delivered with a five-hit shutout as the Trojans beat Helena 1-0 for the Class 6A title tonight at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery. It was the first championship in program history for Hazel Green (32-13). Defending state champ Helena won today’s first game 3-1 to force a decisive third meeting. Hazel Green won the opener 4-3 on Thursday. […]

  • Russellville falls short of 4th straight Class 5A state championship

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – Two straight Class 5A state runner-up finishes didn’t discourage Faith Academy coach Matt Seymour. He believed the third time would indeed be the charm. He was right. MVP Eli Giles pitched six strong innings Friday morning and Chris Sargent broke the game open with a three-run double as the top-ranked Rams dethroned three-time defending champ Russellville with a 7-3 victory at Riverwalk Stadium. Faith (36-3) won Game 1 on Thursday night behind ace Reece Ewing. “We’ve had a tough few years going at it with this […]

  • UAH softball excited for rematch with Saint Leo in super regional

    SAINT LEO, Fl. – The UAH softball team hit the road on Tuesday, the Lady Chargers heading to Florida for a best of three series against Saint Leo in the super regionals.  This is is actually a rematch from the first week of the season, when the Lions beat UAH 9-1.  Too many walks, too many errors, not enough hits doomed the Lady Chargers in that first game.  Head coach Les Stuedeman says, after knocking off top seeded Palm Beach Atlantic […]

  • Mars Hill comes up short against GW Long, finishes as Class 2A runner-up

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – G.W. Long showed patience, and it paid off. The Rebels (31-12) drew 10 walks from seven different Mars Hill (30-12) pitchers and walked away with the Blue Map, winning 11-4 to capture the Class 2A baseball state title at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium. It’s also the 15th state baseball title for the school, all since 1989. “They seemed to be on a mission,” G.W. Long coach Drew Miller said of his team. The Rebels led 4-3 after three innings, but took […]

  • Mars Hill loses game one of the 2A baseball championship series in 11 innings

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – Things didn’t start out well for G.W. Long, but it sure ended well. Slade Simmons‘ bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th lifted G.W. Long to a 7-6 victory over Mars Hill in Game 1 of the Class 2A championship series tonight at Montgomery’s Paterson Field. “The kids never quit and never give up,” G.W. Long coach Drew Miller said. The victory puts the Rebels (30-12) within one victory of repeating as the 2A champ and a 15th championship in school […]

  • Donnie Marsh resigns as Alabama A&M’s head men’s basketball coach

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Donnie Marsh is resigning as Alabama A&M’s head men’s basketball coach.  A&M made the announcement on Friday, and released this statement.  “Alabama A&M University has accepted the resignation of head men’s basketball coach Donnie Marsh.  A search for a new head men’s basketball coach will begin immediately.” Marsh was the Bulldogs head coach for just one season, replacing former head coach Willie Hayes following the 2016-17 campaign.  Last year the team lost its first 13 games, and […]

  • Randolph boys win second straight 4A-5A state championship

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – The drama from last year’s Randolph-Briarwood Christian championship showdown wasn’t present in the rematch, but the Raiders’ jubilation returned in full force. Randolph cruised to a 5-1 victory to claim the Class 4A-5A title tonight at John Hunt Park in Huntsville. The Raiders edged Briarwood 3-2 last year on a goal with 13 minutes left in the match. Randolph has won the championship in three of the past four seasons and now have eight Blue Maps, which ties Grissom for […]

  • West Morgan girls fall short of first state title in program history

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Tara Katz made sure Carter Tuck got a state championship in her first season as the Eagles’ coach. Katz scored four goals to lead Montgomery Academy to a 5-0 victory over West Morgan in today’s Class 1A-3A girls soccer championship game at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. “She came in and really got to know us,” Katz said. “She’s been awesome. She coaches us so well.” Montgomery Academy (20-3) has won back-to-back state titles and captured three state titles in the last four seasons, all […]

  • West Morgan boys get shut out by Westminster-Oak Mountain in 1A-3A title game

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Two Westminster-Oak Mountain players opted for a sneak attack, trying to douse coach Christian Adkins with the water bucket just before the trophy presentation. “They missed mostly,” Adkins said. “My shoes are wet.” That was about the only thing the Knights missed in tonight’s 2-0 victory over West Morgan (20-3) in the Class 1A-3A boys soccer championship game at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. Houston Likens scored on a header in the first half on an assist from John Richardson, Matthew Wilson scored a second-half goal, […]