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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
  • Four Alabama players selected in the 1st round of the NFL draft

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (AL.com) – This was shaping up to be the biggest night in Jonathan Allen’s still young life. It just lasted a little longer than expected. After being in the discussion for the No. 1 pick weeks ago, Alabama’s national defensive player of the year waited more than two hours to hear his name called Thursday night in the NFL draft. His hometown team, Washington, took him 17th. To continue reading click here.

  • Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster fails drug test

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – The rough pre-draft process continues for former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster. Before being sent home from the combine in Indianapolis, Foster took a drug test that was later given a failing grade, NFL.com reported Thursday. The report stated Foster’s urine test was reported as “diluted.” Under the league’s drug policy, diluted tests are treated as positive tests. Foster told NFL.com he thinks the issue was the result of food poisoning and prescribed medication to help hydration. […]

  • Decatur native Deonte Brown turning heads in Tuscaloosa

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – Only one Alabama player outdid defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne in any of the three primary strength lifts during the Crimson Tide’s spring testing. While Payne recorded the top numbers on the team in both the bench press and the power clean, the top squat was posted by redshirt freshman offensive guard Deonte Brown. Only five Alabama players squatted more than 545 pounds. Brown did 675 pounds, 40 pounds more than anyone else on the team. To continue […]

  • Defense shines again in second Alabama A&M spring scrimmage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (aamusports.com) – Under clear, blue skies Saturday, the Bulldogs banged helmets and pads in their second scrimmage of the spring. The next time they’ll go all out is the Maroon & White Game on April 22. “It was a great day for a scrimmage and we had a really fun time competing against one another today,” said Head Coach James Spady. As in last week’s scrimmage, Spady said he is encouraged as he sees his team continue to grow […]

  • The Havoc advance to the SPHL semifinals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (huntsvillehavoc.com) – The Havoc score two in the third to register the 3-2 victory to knock off the Mississippi RiverKings in the first round.   “It was a hard-fought series overall,” said Tyler Steel. “It came down to the last minute, literally, but, our team came out with a goal in mind and we played a full sixty minutes.”   After a scoreless first period, the Havoc kicked off the scoring for the second time in the three-game series […]

  • Decatur native Jerraud Powers retires from the NFL

    (AL.com) – Former Auburn standout Jerraud Powers has decided eight years in the NFL is enough. On Thursday, the cornerback wrote on his Instagram account: “With the 2017 season getting started and teams are preparing to be the best they can be, I think it’s time for me to walk away from the game. The last 8 years have been a joy and wonderful ride. Even though I can still compete and play at a high level, mentally, I’m ready for the […]

  • NCAA approves an early signing period for football

    (AL.com) – The NCAA Division I Council has approved an early signing period for football, it was announced Friday. The NCAA’s approval of the early signing period is merely a recommendation, as the Collegiate Commissioners Association — which governs the National Letter of Intent program — must also sign off on the change at its June meeting before it can take effect. However, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a conference call with media Friday that there was no reason […]

  • The life of a minor league hockey player

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Every weekend fans pack the Von Braun Center to watch the Huntsville Havoc play hockey.  The games are great, and the players are doing what they love, but what the fans don’t see is everything that goes into paying minor league hockey.  The life is far from glamorous.  “Playing a game, getting on the bus, traveling six or seven hours and going to the next city.  There is that part,”  Havoc head coach Glenn Detulleo said.   “Really […]

  • Alabama A&M hires former UAB assistant Donnie Marsh as its new men’s basketball coach

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (al.com) – Donnie Marsh is returning to familiar territory. The former UAB men’s basketball associate head coach was introduced as the new head coach at Alabama A&M during a press conference this morning in Huntsville. “Emotions are kind of all over the place, but all in a good place,” Marsh said. “This is a wonderful institution and a great opportunity. I feel blessed to have been selected to be the person. I know it was a thorough search. To […]

  • Two Bob Jones players sign baseball scholarships

    MADISON, Ala. (al.com) – Oh, how things have changed in the past year for Bob Jones pitcher Ford Luttrell. The senior right-hander signed with Auburn today, the highlight thus far during a season in which he has been a flame-throwing strikeout machine. Luttrell pitched in only five games last season before partially tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. “It’s kind of weird saying that injuring your arm could be the best thing that’s happened to you, but for […]

  • Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts growing as a passer this spring

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Jalen Hurts watched safety Ronnie Harrison, waiting patiently to see whether Harrison was going to stay deep or come down to cover a shorter route. Eventually, Hurts pump-faked, tricking Harrison into breaking forward. Hurts then completed a long pass in the area where Harrison should have been. After the play, which came during a recent practice, Harrison thought to himself, ‘Dang, Jalen’s coming along.” That’s been the consistent feedback from Alabama teammates and coaches this spring, that […]

  • NASCAR’s Monster Cup Series points leader visits Huntsville ahead of the GEICO 500 at Talladega

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (talladegasuperspeedway.com) – When Kyle Larson, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship point leader, makes his way to Talladega Superspeedway for the GEICO 500 on May 7, he hopes to have a rocket ship of a race car to notch his first victory at NASCAR’s Most Competitive venue. Tuesday, while in Huntsville, just a couple hours away from the biggest, baddest race track on the planet, Larson visited the United States Space & Rocket Center – the largest […]