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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
  • Auburn receives official invite to play in the Peach Bowl

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Auburn coach Gus Malzahn held a press conference this morning. Malzahn discussed the game and gave some personnel updates. Athletic director Jay Jacobs also appeared this morning and accepted the invite from Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan. No. 7 Auburn (10-3) will face No. 12 UCF (12-0) on Jan. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. There is a $6 million payout to each team for playing in the Peach Bowl. To continue reading click here.

  • UAH hockey keeps finding ways to get points

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Not only is the UAH hockey team in the middle of a two month long road trip, the Chargers have played in nine straight weeks, but the good news is the team keeps coming away with points.  You have to go back to the last weekend in October to find the last time UAH was swept in a weekend series.  The effort has the Chargers in 6th place in the WCHA standings, just five points behind 3rd […]

  • Sports Director Chase Horn reveals who was on his ballot for the 83rd Heisman trophy

    On Saturday Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield became the 83rd winner of the Heisman trophy.  I’m lucky enough to be one of the 870 media members that has a vote on the top individual award in college football.  In the name of transparency, and as a representative of North Alabama, here is a break down of who I voted for and why.  Before we get started, here is a quick refresher on how voting works.  You list three names on your […]

  • Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick named nation’s top defensive back and defensive player

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – Minkah Fitzpatrick came up a little short in the first national defensive player of the year award handed out Monday. By Thursday, he was up for another — the Chuck Bednarik Award — at the College Football Awards Show in Atlanta. This time, he got the trophy. Fitzpatrick beat Georgia’s Roquan Smith and NC State’s Bradley Chubb for the honor. To continue reading click here.

  • Madison native Josh Whitehead eyes a Guinness world record in the Rocket City Marathon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – More than 1,200 runners from 39 different states will be in Huntsville this weekend for the annual Rocket City Marathon.  A Huntsville tradition that dates back more than 40 years.  Madison native Josh Whitehead is a former winner of the Rocket City Marathon, and he’s running again this year, but he’s going to do things a little different.  Whitehead head hopes to set the Guinness world record for running a marathon in a suit.  When he applied to […]

  • Tuesday high school hoops action!

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – High school football season may be over, but basketball season is just now heating up!  Check out some highlights and scores from Tuesday night’s Huntsville area action!

  • Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele misses award ceremony to interview for Tennessee job

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele missed the events for the Broyles Award on Monday and Tuesday, including the presentation of the award, because he was in New York interviewing for the head coaching job at Tennessee, a source confirmed. AL.com reported Steele was a candidate for the head coaching job at Tennessee last week and a source confirmed he met with Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer on Sunday and interviewed with Tennessee officials in New York on Tuesday. […]

  • Huntsville head football coach to be an assistant in US All-American Bowl

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Huntsville High football head coach Mark Fleetwood has been selected to be an assistant in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game is Jan. 6 at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio. “It really is an exciting opportunity to go out there and have 100 of the best high school players in the United States together,” said Fleetewood, who will be part of the West staff. “And to come together with coaches from all over the country, share […]

  • AHSAA releases new classifications after realignment

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – Your football rivalries may soon be changing. The Alabama Athletic Association has released new classifications for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, and some football teams have moved up or down classes or swapped regions. With this year’s introduction of the “competitive balance” rule, however, alignments have seen their biggest shakeup since the introduction of Class 7A. The AHSAA changes alignments in each sport every two years, grouping schools by attendance, then arranging those schools into smaller groups […]

  • Auburn can run the ball with or without Kerryon Johnson

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – If Kerryon Johnson either can’t play or is limited in the SEC Championship Game due to the shoulder injury he suffered in the Iron Bowl, Auburn’s options at running back take a critical hit and so too does its pass protection in the backfield. As massively important as Johnson is to Auburn’s offense, having rushed for 1,276 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, his progress in pass protection this season made him into a true every-down back. Kam Martin, […]

  • UAH hockey preparing for two month road trip

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – No matter the sport, coaches aren’t fans of long road trips.  Now imagine that road trip didn’t last two, three, or even four weeks, it last two months.  That’s exactly what UAH hockey is about to go through.  The Chargers last home game was November 25, and the won’t be back at the VBC until January 26.  Being away from home for so long can wear on a team, but it’s also a chance to build some […]

  • Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham & Alabama’s Jalen Hurts named Earl Campbell Tyler Rose semifinalists

    (AL.com) – Jarrett Stidham was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award on Wednesday, the award’s selection committee announced. The Auburn quarterback is up for the award, which is given annually to the nation’s best player with ties to the state of Texas. Stidham, who was born in Kentucky, grew up in Stephenville, Texas and attended Baylor as a freshman before sitting out the 2016 season and transferring to Auburn in the spring. To continue […]