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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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    Highlights and scores from day two of the AHSAA region basketball tournament

    For Check out the highlights and scores from day two of the AHSAA region basketball tournament!   BOYS Minor – 48 Muscle Shoals – 45   Parker – 70 Fort Payne – 47   Bessemer City – 73 Austin – 91   RA Hubbard – 63 Pickens County – 73   Coosa Christian – 39 Decatur Heritage – 68   GIRLS Jackson-Olin – 25 Hazel Green – 49   Minor – 53 Athens – 60   Ramsay – 62 Fort […]

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    State wrestling tournament semifinals recap

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (al.com) – Vestavia Hills, Oxford and Arab are in prime positions for historic titles. In Class 7A, the reigning champion Rebels are in first place with 119.5 points after Day 2 at the AHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Huntsville. Vestavia Hills is seeking a state-record 15th state title. Hoover (91 points) and Hewitt-Trussville (82) are second and third, respectively, in 7A. Arab is looking to win a fifth consecutive championship, which would tie the second-longest streak in state history. […]

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    UAH loses battle for first place with Valdosta State

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – In an instant classic between the top two teams in the Gulf South Conference, No. 25 Valdosta State prevailed in overtime by an 84-81 margin over the 19th-ranked University of Alabama in Huntsville men’s basketball team at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall on Thursday night. The Chargers slip to 19-6 (14-4 GSC) with the setback, while VSU improves to 21-4 (16-3 GSC). Turning Point -Beau Justice hit a game-tying 3-pointer just before the end of regulation and […]

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    AHSAA regional basketball tournament tips off at JSU & Wallace State

    The AHSAA regional basketball tournament is underway.  Area teams head to Wallace State or Jacksonville State just two wins away from a trip to the state tournament in Birmingham.  Check out the highlights and scores from day one of the regional tournament!   BOYS Bob Jones – 43 Vestavia Hills – 58   Huffman – 70 Grissom – 57   Hoover – 62 Sparkman – 40   Cleveland – 60 Tanner – 59   Altamont – 40 Sheffiels – 44 […]

  • Former Auburn head coach stepping away from coaching

    (al.com) – Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik has stepped down as defensive coordinator at North Carolina, the school announced Thursday. Chizik, 55, was at UNC under coach Larry Fedora the last two seasons. He said he is looking to spend more time with his family, which still lives in Auburn. “After a lot of prayer and discussions with my wife and children, I have made the difficult decision to step away from coaching to be with my family,” Chizik said. “The […]

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    Huntsville High offensive lineman continues family legacy at UTEP

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For athletes, the process of deciding where to go college is difficult.  You have to find a program that fits you both athletically and academically.  Huntsville High’s Jalen Spady went through that process, but instead of choosing a home for the next four years, he decided to go home, signing with the University of Texas in El Paso. “Honestly it’s just a dream come true.  Since I was about three I remember, I always said I wanted […]

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    AHSAA girls area basketball tournament begins

    It’s playoff time!  The AHSAA girls basketball area tournament began Monday.  A win in the opening round of the tournament guarantee’s teams a spot in sub-regionals.  Check out some scores from day one of the girls area tournament.   Hazel Green – 61 Muscle Shoals – 25   Athens – 74 Florence – 54   Lawrence County – 45 Russellville – 30   East Limestone – 54 Brooks – 31   Wilson – 44 Rogers – 42   Deshler – […]

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    Bruce Pearl wants more respect for Auburn & Alabama basketball

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Bruce Pearl wants a little more recognition for the state of Alabama. After his Auburn team swept archrival Alabama for the first time since 2009, the Tigers’ third-year head coach felt the cross-state series has been “minimized” by some pundits outside of Alabama. Pearl expressed his opinion on the under-coverage of the rivalry Monday while previewing Auburn’s Tuesday night home game against Mississippi State. The result was a lengthy diatribe by Pearl, who feels the rivalry — […]

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    Jemison guard John Petty receives Jordan Brand Classic jersey

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (al.com) – A preview of Alabama’s basketball will be on display in Brooklyn this April. Crimson Tide signees John Petty of Mae Jemison in Huntsville and Collin Sexton of Pebblebrook (Ga.) were both recently selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at the Barclays Center. The 24-player roster has not been split into two teams, so it’s not yet know if Petty and Sexton will be teammates or go head-to-head. Petty knows which he would […]

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    Lady Chargers upset UNA 76-75 in overtime

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – The University of Alabama in Huntsville women’s basketball team picked up a thrilling victory in overtime on Monday night, knocking off visiting North Alabama 76-75 at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall. The Chargers improve to 4-15 (3-11 Gulf South Conference), while the rival Lions slip to 15-5 (9-5 GSC). Turning Point -With the Chargers trailing by three and the game winding down, Caroline Dodd hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to tie the game and force […]

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    UAH basketball team hits 19 3’s on way to 105-88 win for UNA

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – The No. 19 University of Alabama in Huntsville men’s basketball team secured a 105-88 victory over rival North Alabama on Monday night, picking up the team’s fifth straight win while moving back into a tie with Valdosta State atop the conference standings. UAH moves to 16-4 (11-2 Gulf South Conference) with the triumph, while UNA slips to 11-9, 6-8 GSC. Turning Point -With the guests trimming the deficit to just three at 87-84 with 3:43 left, Justin […]

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    Alabama signee John Petty selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (al.com) – John Petty is getting another chance to shine in the spotlight. The Mae Jemison senior star and Alabama signee has been selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The event, which started in 2002, features top senior players from across the country. Petty is the only player from Alabama on the roster. Petty (6-foot-5) was selected to the event two weeks after being left off the roster […]