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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
  • Madison County RB Tae Provens commits to a SEC school

    GURLEY, Ala. (AL.com) – Madison County‘s Tae Provens had made his college decision and is headed to the SEC. Provens, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound who has played running back for most of his high school career but is listed as an athlete by recruiting services, committed to LSU tonight via Twitter.  Provens ran for 1,264 yards and 17 touchdowns in 11 games last season. His 2017 season begins Sept. 1 against Etowah. To continue reading click here.

  • Alabama wide receiver TJ Simmons transferring to a Big 12 school

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – One of Alabama’s young receivers has left the program. Sophomore T.J. Simmons announced on Twitter Sunday morning that he’s transferring to West Virginia. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Pinson native was coming off of a productive spring and appeared to be firmly in the mix for playing time at wide receiver after contributing on special teams as a freshman last season. To continue reading click here.

  • Troy football schedules future game with Ole Miss

    TROY, Ala. (AL.com) – Mark your calendar, Troy fans. You’re heading to The Grove. Troy has announced it will play at Ole Miss to open the 2022 football season. Speaking of the Rebels, Ole Miss announced it will kick off the 2018 football season in Houston, Texas against Texas Tech in the sixth installment of the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium. To continue reading click here.

  • Matt Gourgeot looks to repeat as Spirit of America Champ

    DECATUR, Ala. – In two weeks the 50th annual DAIKIN Spirit of America golf tournament tees off at Burning Tree Country Club in Decatur, but for the first time, the defending champ calls the River City home.  It took a playoff, but Matt Gourgeot became the first Decatur resident to ever win the spirit last year, and the Burning Tree member is back to defend his title.  After years of finishing near the top of the leader board, Gougeot finally […]

  • Miami Marlins prospect Brax Garrett has Tommy John surgery

    MIAMI, Fl. (AL.com) – Miami Marlins No. 1 prospect and former Florence High pitcher Brax Garrett had Tommy John surgery today, according to MLB.com. Garrett, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, is expected to miss 12-14 months. The operation was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told MLB.com. To continue reading click here.

  • Auburn and UAB working to schedule a non-conference game

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Auburn and UAB would both like to play each other in football but the two sides haven’t found a date that works yet. “We’ve had conversations with them,” Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs told AL.com. “We’d love to play them again if we can work it out on the schedule, but finding a common date is often difficult to do some times.” “I think it will happen,” UAB athletic director Mark Ingram said. “I don’t know when.” […]

  • UNA adds another team to its D1 football schedule

    FLORENCE, Ala. (AL.com) – North Alabama has announced that it will add Western Illinois to its 2019 and 2020 football schedules. North Alabama will open the 2019 season at home against Western Illinois on Aug. 29, 2019 at Braly Stadium. The 2020 game will be in Macomb, Ill. on Sept. 3 Western Illinois finished 6-5 last year, including a 6th-place finish in the Missouri Valley Conference. To continue reading click here.

  • Alabama A&M announces which players will represent the team at Media Day

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Believe it or not, media days for both the SEC and SWAC are less than a month away.  Alabama has revealed the two players that will represent the Bulldogs on Friday, July 14 in Birmingham.  Head coach James Spady is bringing sophomore running back, and Guntersville native Jordan Bentley and defensive lineman Averee Giles.  Giles has been with Spady since he got to A&M, and Bentley is the reigning SWAC freshman of the year.  Spady says both […]

  • Florida gives football coach Jim McElwain an extension and raise

    GAINESVILLE, Fl. (AL.com) – Florida football coach Jim McElwain and basketball coach Mike White have agreed to lengthy contract extensions, the school announcedFriday. McElwain’s extension is for six years and $26.9 million, an average of $4.48 million per season. He is now under contract through 2022. White’s new deal is for six years and $16.3 million, an average of $2.71 million per season. He is now under contract through 2023. To continue reading click here.

  • The Ledges Golf Course in Huntsville ranked #3 in the state by Golf Digest

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There are a lot of great golf courses here in Huntsville, but according to Golf Digest there are none better than the Ledges Country Club, rating the course the 3rd best in the entire state of Alabama. So what separates the Ledges from every other course? “They did a great job designing the course, you are able to move between to tee boxes to have a variety of shot selection, and it`s a tough course,” Ledges Chief […]

  • Former Auburn linebacker Cameron Toney transfers to UT-Chattanooga

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Former Auburn linebacker Cameron Toney will finish his career in the FCS. Toney, a graduate transfer who left the Auburn football team in the spring, announced via his Instagram account that he is going to play at UT-Chattanooga. To continue reading click here.

  • Jacksonville State to play in first football game at SunTrust Park in 2018

    ATLANTA, Ga. (jsugamecocksports.com) – Jacksonville State will face Kennesaw State in the first football game at SunTrust Park in 2018, the start of a two-game series with the Owls that will also bring them to Burgess-Snow Field. The Gamecocks and Owls will meet on the gridiron for the first time on Nov. 18, the final weekend of the 2018 season, at SunTrust Park, the $622 million home of the Atlanta Braves that opened in April of 2017. The Braves and KSU […]