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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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    UAH hockey team ready for home opener

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH hockey team plays its home opener at the VBC this Friday night against Lake Superior State.  The Chargers have won four of their last six meetings against the Lakers, but head coach Mike Corbett knows his guys can’t take this team lightly.  “Lake State is a team that we have battled and we won some games in their rink, and we split here if I remember correctly, so we have had success.  We still know that […]

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    Decatur fullback quietly making a big impact for the Red Raiders

    DECATUR, Ala. – There are a lot of reasons the Decatur high school football teams has a 7-1 record this season.  Quarterback Alec Marks is having a strong season and so is running back Ladarius Woods, but a big reason for their success is a player you’ve probably never hear of.   Fullback Jalen Martin doesn’t get a lot of recognition, but his role s immeasurable.  “We’re an I offense and he’s an I fullback doesn’t touch the ball much, […]

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    UNA football teams receives NCAA playoff waiver

    FLORENCE, Ala. (al.com) – The University of North Alabama football team was granted a waiver by the NCAA on Wednesday that will allow the Lions to be considered for the Division II football playoffs, despite not meeting the minimum requirement of 10 regular-season contests. UNA’s scheduled game on October 8 in Melbourne, Fla., against Florida Tech was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthewand left the Lions with just nine regular-season games. The game will not be made up, giving the team a […]

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    Volleyball area tournament day 2

    The Hazel Green volley ball team sweeps Athens, then tops Florence to win the class 6A, Area 16 volleyball tournament.  Madison Academy wins its area tournament as well by sweeping both Westminster Christian and Randolph.  Check out the highlights!   Tuesday’s are tournament scores: Championship Matches Winners and runner-ups advance to Super Regionals, Oct., 20-22) CLASS 4A Area 1 at Satsuma Satsuma (14-10) 3, UMS-Wright (10-20) 2, 16-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-9, 15-11 Area 2 at W.S. Neal W.S. Neal(17-5) 3, […]

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    Top ranked Alabama runs away from Tennessee in Knoxville 49-10

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (al.com) – Bo Scarbrough’s long run was the final big blow, an 85-yard touchdown that made this a truly lopsided game. Tennessee has shown a knack for erasing large deficits during the last two years and has consistently looked its best in the most difficult of situations. There wasn’t any magic from the Vols Saturday, though. The Tide built a sizable lead and continued to add to it on its way to a 49-10 victory over the No. 9 […]

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    North Alabama shuts out Shorter on homecoming

    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – The tenth ranked University of North Alabama Lions rolled to a 31-0 halftime lead and went to a 45-0 win over the Shorter Hawks at Braly Municipal Stadium. With the win, UNA is now 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the Gulf South Conference. Shorter falls to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in the GSC. The win was UNA’s 12th consecutive Homecoming win and kept the Lions all-time record against Shorter perfect at 5-0. North Alabama finished the game […]

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    Alabama A&M in desperate need of a win

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (aamusports.com) – Coming off last Saturday’s Homecoming loss to Alcorn State, Head Coach James Spady said the Bulldogs are disappointed but not discouraged. “We’re still encouraged,” he said at his weekly press conference. “We’re disappointed at the outcome; we’re disappointed in being 1-5. Everybody’s still fired up, there’s still something to play for.” To continue reading click here.

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    Nick Saban is never satisfied

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – There is nothing Nick Saban loathes more than complacency. The man is never satisfied, which is why he keeps trying to perfect the imperfectible while competing for national championships when he already has five in hand. Even though Saban has long since figured out how to roll the ball over the crest of the hill, it’s easy to formulate the impression that he’s a successful, less-tormented version of Sisyphus. Everyone was again reminded of Saban’s unusual drive […]

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    Football runs deep in the Spady family

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When Alabama A&M hired James Spady as its new head coach, it wasn’t the only football program getting a member of the Spady family.   His son Jalen Spady enrolled at Huntsville High, and according to head coach Clint Woodfin, quickly became one of the Panther’s best offensive lineman.   “Hes got a great football IQ.   If we need 3 yards we`re gonna run behind him, sports and football are in his blood.”   Standing at over […]

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    Auburn Tigers have a top 30 offense & defense

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Auburn is in the top 30 nationally in both total offense and total defense, a feat last accomplished by the Tigers in 2004. Following a 38-14 beatdown of Mississippi State, Auburn (4-2, 2-1 SEC) improved in almost every statistical category. At the halfway point of its season, Auburn is 28th nationally in total offense and 29th nationally in total defense. To continue reading click here.

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    Hurricane Matthew affecting SEC games

    (al.com) – Even in the land where It Just Means More, there are more important things than a football game. Getting out of the way of a hurricane and the people who have to deal with it is one of those things. With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the Sunshine State, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey did the right thing Thursday afternoon by postponing Saturday’s LSU-Florida game in Gainesville. It didn’t make sense to put people in harm’s way or to take […]

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    October 6: Huntsville vs. James Clemens; Jemison vs. Lee; Hazel Green vs. Muscle Shoals

    Huntsville vs. James Clemens; Jemison vs. Lee; Hazel Green vs. Muscle Shoals