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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
  • Huntsville Times Ladies Classic Tip Off

    MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Check out the highlights and scores from day one of the Huntsville Times Ladies Classic!   Huntsville – 51 Locust Fork – 33   Butler – 20 Austin – 60   Spain Park – 53 Lincoln County – 60   Florence – 51 Columbia – 45   Madison Academy – 25 Hazel Green – 47   Johnson – 36 Decatur – 38   Oakland – 52 James Clemens – 34   Bob Jones – 48 Lee […]

  • Lady Bulldogs Rally Falls Short

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – In what was a tale of two halves, the Lady Bulldogs nearly pulled off an improbable comeback Wednesday, trailing by 21 points at the half, only to lose 62-56 to Eastern Kentucky. Janie Myles had a double-double – 20 points and 11 rebounds – to lead the Lady Bulldogs and Nashaye Sutton scored 14 points in just 14 minutes. The visiting Colonels – on the strength of shooting 65.5 percent from the field – led 41-20 […]

  • Number 1 JUCO Athlete Heading to Auburn

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – As expected, Mississippi Gulf Coast quarterback Jason Smith signed with Auburn Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. The former McGill-Toolen star originally signed with Auburn in 2013, but failed to qualify academically. After redshirting as a freshman at MGCCC, he started at quarterback last season and threw for 1,566 yards with 18 touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed for 424 yards and 10 scores. To continue reading click here.   Courtesy: al.com

  • Shackelford Wins Community Service Award

    OXFORD, Miss. (WHNT) – Ole Miss linebacker Deterrian Shackelford is the 2014 winner of the Danny Wuerffel Trophy, the school announced Tuesday. The Wuerffel Trophy is a national award given to the college football player who exhibits “exemplary community service.” Shackelford is a Decatur, Ala., native. “It’s hard for me to express how excited I am to announce Deterrian Shackelford as the 2014 Wuerffel Trophy winner,” said Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner at Florida. “This young man truly exemplifies […]

  • Old SEC Coaching Rivalry Renewed with Saban and Meyer

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – The last two times they met, Nick Saban madeUrban Meyer quit. Literally. So with Saban and Alabama headed toward a Jan. 1 semifinal playoff game against Meyer and Ohio State in New Orleans, the Ohio State AD might want to update his list of potential coaching candidates. Just in case. The 2009 SEC Championship Game will go down in history as the day Saban replaced Meyer as the alpha male in the conference and Alabama regained its […]

  • Bama Faces Unfamiliar Missouri in SEC Title Game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Understandably, Alabama didn’t know much about its upcoming SEC championship opponent late Saturday night. The No. 1 Crimson Tide play No. 17 Missouri on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship. Alabama’s spot representing the West was locked up earlier in the afternoon when Mississippi State lost to Ole Miss, but the Crimson Tide went on to beat Auburn 55-44 in a wild Iron Bowl. “I haven’t even worried […]

  • Iron Bowl Week is Here

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – The Auburn football traveling party can pack plenty of fun facts this week as it prepares to cross the state for that little road trip known as the Iron Bowl. Auburn has a winning record in Bryant-Denny Stadium (5-2) and in Tuscaloosa overall (7-2). Auburn has the best winning percentage (.714) of any visitor that’s played more than two games in Bryant-Denny Stadium. One-hit wonders with good timing such as Central Florida and Northern Illinois don’t […]

  • Lions Win in Over Time

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Nathan Spehr was 4-of-9 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 24 points to lead the University of North Alabama men’s basketball team to a 96-89 overtime win over Martin Methodist Saturday evening at Flowers Hall. The win gives UNA a 3-1 record on the season while the Red Hawks (4-1) fall for the first time. North Alabama led by as many as 13 points in the first half and carried a 42-35 lead into […]

  • SEC Report

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A couple of cupcake wins for Auburn and Alabama highlights this week’s SEC Report.   Eastern Kentucky – 3 Florida – 52   Charleston Southern – 9 #10 Georgia – 55   South Alabama – 12 South Carolina – 37   #8 Ole Miss – 0 Arkansas – 30   Western Carolina – 14 #1 Alabama – 48   Samford – 7 #14 Auburn – 31   #20 Missouri – 29 Tennessee – 21   Vanderbilt […]

  • Valdosta Eliminates UNA in GSC Rematch

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Aaron Pistelli kicked four field goals, including an 18-yarder with 3:19 left in the game, to lift Valdosta State to a 33-31 win over North Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs at Braly Stadium. With the win Valdosta State (9-2) advances to meet Lenoir-Rhyne in the second round, while North Alabama ends its season at 9-2. UNA led 14-3 early before VSU took a 17-14 lead at the half. UNA then regained […]

  • Top 5 Plays Playoff Edition, Second Round

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Check out the Top 5 Plays from the second round of the high school football playoffs!

  • Chargers Pick up First Conference Win

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The University of Alabama in Huntsville hockey team picked up its first conference win of the season, earning a series split with visiting Lake Superior State with a 5-2 triumph. The win pushes the Chargers to 2-8-2 (1-5-0 WCHA), while LSSU slips to 2-10-0 (2-5-0 WCHA). The Chargers skated to a 2-0 lead Saturday night as Cody Marooney scored his first of the season with a shorthanded marker at 5:09 of the first, and Richard Buri‘s followed […]

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