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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
  • Guntersville wants more wins and a deeper playoff run in 2017

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – After three straight seasons of double digit wins, last year the wildcats won just six games, and lost in the first round of the playoffs.  That`s a solid season for most schools, but not Guntersville, where the bar for success is much higher.  “We feel like we need to prove ourselves from last year when we only had six wins, going 6-4, from going 10-0 twice,” senior running bac kArcher Charles told WHNT News 19.  “We`re used […]

  • Nick Saban rant ends with a smile

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – There are times Nick Saban lights into a reporter. It can get a little tense. Wednesday was a little different. This was on the light side and ended with matching grins, maybe even a chuckle. These sound bites might not make SportsCenter this time, but they offered a small window into the emotions this time of August. It started with a question about a freshman receiver, DeVonta Smith, and clips of his practice action that appeared on […]

  • What’s next for Auburn quarterback Sean White?

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Sean White’s immediate future is as Auburn’s backup quarterback. What happens after the 2017 season is still to be determined. The redshirt-junior, who is on track to graduate in December, said he has “not thought about” what he’ll do after the season. “I’m just focusing on this season,” White said. “That’s all I’m thinking about. When that time comes, I’ll think about it then.” To continue reading click here.

  • New head coach Kenny Chadwick wants to bring a winning culture to New Hope

    NEW HOPE, Ala. – For the first time in seven years, there will be a new head coach on the sidelines for New Hope.  Kenny Chadwick comes to the Indians, and he’s bringing a new excitement to the team.   “He brings a lot of intensity to the practice and workout.  Everything he does is high tempo, and he does not like moving slow,”  senior offensive lineman Jacob Reavis told WHNT News 19.  “At the beginning of it, during the summer, […]

  • Alabama A&M running back Jordan Bentley named to the Black College Football Player of the Year Award watch list

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (aamusports.com) – Alabama A&M running back Jordan Bentley has been named to the 2017 Watch List for the Black College Football Player of the  Year Award. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF). The award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University. Former North Carolina A&T, and current Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Award in 2016. […]

  • North Alabama starts the year ranked #6 in the country

    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – The University of North Alabama will open the the 2017 regular season ranked No. 6 in the nation after the American Football Coaches Association released its pre-season poll Monday. The Lions finished the 2016 season ranked No. 2 in the AFCA poll and has now been ranked in the AFCA Top 25 in the last 44 straight polls. UNA opens its season at home on August 31 against No. 5 ranked Texas A&M-Commerce and will travel to […]

  • New faces, same high expectations for Madison Academy

    MADISON, Ala. – Madison Academy only knows how to do one thing, and that’s play for state championships.  The Mustangs have played for a title in five of the last six seasons, but the core that led the team to Auburn last year has moved on to the next level.  “We had some super seniors last year, but we have some good kids coming up,” head coach Grant Reynolds told WHNT News 19.  “This class has about nine or ten […]

  • Grissom Tigers hope for a turnaround under new head coach Chip English

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Losing has been all too common for the Grissom Tigers in recent years.  The Tigers have lost 20 straight games, and 39 of their last 40, but now there’s a new head coach in town.  Chip English comes to Grissom all the way from North Carolina, and he plans to bring with him a winning culture.  “The bottom line is you have to feel like every day you walk on the field you are going to be […]

  • After a down year the Lee Generals eye a return to the playoffs

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Lee Generals are ready to prove that last season was a fluke.  Lee dropped from class 6A to 5A last year, but didn’t have the best results.  The Generals did play the top teams in their new region strong taking Russellville to its limit, and beating first place Brooks, but after that win the team lost four of its next five.  The skid cost Lee a spot in the playoffs.  “Going down to 5A our competition […]

  • Alabama A&M making improvements on defense

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama head coach James Spady is an offensive guy, but he expects big things from his defense in year two under coordinator Travis Pearson.  That side of the ball finished near the bottom in most statistical categories in 2016, but has really impressed so far in camp.  Especially at linebacker, that position group has really shined since the pads came on.  “It’s really fun to watch our linebacker core.  Byran Brower is back for his senior year, […]

  • Huntsville Panthers ready for a fresh start with a new head coach

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For the third time in four years, Huntsville High starts fall camp with a new head coach.  Mark Fleetwood comes in after six years of coaching Peachtree Ridge high school in Georgia.  He`s also a long time college assistant with stops at Auburn, Jacksonville State and Troy.  Now his coaching journey brings him to Huntsville, and his new team has impressed him right away.  “The commitment, the work ethic, the way they jumped at going about doing things,” […]

  • Auburn holds first scrimmage of fall camp

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn did not name a starting quarterback after the team’s first scrimmage Monday, which was closed to the media. Transfer Jarrett Stidham and returning starter Sean White continue to compete for the job and split time with the first-team offense. “At times they both made plays,” Malzahn said. “When you’re looking at everything without watching the film, it’s hard for me to say but I think both of them did good things at […]