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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!

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    Local athlete gives up college scholarship to be with his Mom

    MADISON, Ala. – Former Bob Jones Patriot Mike Bernier worked his entire life to earn a Division One college scholarship, but after starting every game as a freshman for Eastern Illinois he walked away from his scholarship to be with his mom who was battling cancer. “There is really no way not to think about it.  It’s always in the back of your mind and your always thinking about it,” Mike said.  “Even when you are out there punting, in […]

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    Luther Tiggs Named Bob Jones Boys Basketball Head Coach

    MADISON, Ala. (al.com) – Luther Tiggs is returning to the court. Bob Jones announced this morning that Tiggs, currently the school’s athletic director and an assistant principal, will be the new boys basketball coach. The hire was approved during a Madison City Schools Board of Education meeting Thursday night. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead this program,” Tiggs said in a press release. “Madison City Schools has a reputation of preparing students academically and athletically to compete in a global 21st […]

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    UAH 3rd Baseman Finalist for Player of the Year Award

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – The 2016 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year Top 25 have been announced, and UAH’s Kaitlyn Bannister is one of the 25 players in the running for the national honor. Bannister had previously earned a spot on the watch list for the award and has landed among this select group thanks to a terrific regular season to this point. Only one other player from the Gulf South Conference earned a place on the list […]

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    Havoc Captain Named All-SPHL Second Team

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the third straight year Stuart Stefan was name to an All-SPHL team, the Havoc captain taking home second team honors this season.  In 2016 Stefan was tied for third among defensemen with 23 assists, and fourth in points with 29.

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    From the 256 to the NFL: Reggie Ragland opens up about his incredible journey from the Patriots to the Pros

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – From becoming one of the first in Bob Jones football history to see significant playing time as a freshman to becoming just the third Alabama football player to earn unanimous All-American notice, it is clear, wherever Reggie Ragland goes, he leaves an indelible mark. The linebacker’s next destination is Chicago for the 2016 NFL draft, which runs April 28-April 30. Ragland is projected to go mid-to-late in the first round. While on a return trip to Huntsville for […]

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    Gus Malzahn Rotates Quarterbacks in A-Day Scrimmage

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Auburn closed spring practice with its annual A-Day scrimmage Saturday, as the first team (blue) defeated the second team (white), 19-10. Check out a few things we noticed throughout the game below. Auburn’s quarterback situation is no clearer than it was before the game Gus Malzahn was hesitant to name a timetable for when he’ll name a starting quarterback after the game, and for good reason. Jeremy Johnson, Sean White and newcomer John Franklin III rotated throughout […]

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    New Hope QB Signs College Football Letter of Intent

    NEW HOPE, Ala. (WHNT) – After a long wait New Hope quarterback Adam Browner finally signed his national letter of intent to play college football.  “Been looking forward to this day for a long time didn’t know where, didn’t know what was going to happen,” Browner told WHNT News 19. “But for this day to finally be here and to come to fruition is probably the most relief I’ve felt in a long time.” Browner, a three year starter, has […]

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    Jacksonville State Introduces New Basketball Coach

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (jsugamecocksports.com) – Jacksonville State has selected a proven winner to take over its men’s basketball team. On Wednesday, Gamecocks athletics Director Greg Seitz announced the hiring of Ray Harper as the program’s 11th head coach and the fifth to run the Gamecocks at the Division I level. Harper will be formally introduced at a press conference on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Media Room at Pete Mathews Coliseum. The press conference will be streamed live on the OVC […]

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    Johnson’s Petty Wins Mr. Basketball Award

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (al.com) – John Petty has completed a basketball awards season sweep. The J.O. Johnson junior was named the state’s Mr. Basketball today during the Alabama Sports Writers Association Player of the Year luncheon in downtown Montgomery. The 6-foot-7, five-star guard also repeated as Class 5A Player of the Year at the ceremony. The two honors came after being named Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year, 5A state tournament MVP, AL.com Super All-State Player of the Year and Huntsville Region […]

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    North Alabama Blanks Lady Chargers in Series Finale

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – Raven Cole pitched a two-hit shutout and the No. 4 University of North Alabama softball team defeated No. 11 UAH 4-0 on Sunday to win the three-game Gulf South Conference series. With the win, the Lions improve to 37-5 overall and maintain first place in the GSC with a 21-3 league record. Cole, a junior from Orange, Texas, went the distance in the circle, working seven innings to improve to 19-1 on the season. She struck out […]

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    Lions and Lady Chargers Split Double Header

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – In a battle two of the top-ranked teams in the land, the No. 11 University of Alabama in Huntsville softball team split with fourth-ranked North Alabama on Saturday afternoon at Charger Park, winning 7-3 in the day’s first game before falling 8-6 in the nightcap. The Chargers move to 31-8 (17-6 Gulf South Conference), while the Lions go to 36-5 (20-3 GSC). The two teams will conclude the series on Sunday at 2 p.m. To continue reading […]

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    Alabama Players Adjusting to New Defensive Coordinator

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Jeremy Pruitt’s defensive philosophies might not differ much from Kirby Smart’s but his approach in working with players has already been different this spring. Pruitt, who has taken over for Smart as Alabama’s first new defensive coordinator in nearly a decade, has quickly earned a reputation as a players’ coach this spring in working with Alabama’s defense. Pruitt has the benefit of already knowing players on the roster from either his previous tenure as secondary coach at […]


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