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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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    Alabama Player Arrested for Domestic Violence, dismissed from team

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was arrested Saturday night and charged with domestic violence third degree assault and domestic violence third degree criminal mischief, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday at the victim’s home on East 15th Street, according to the incident report. Police say Taylor’s 24-year-old girlfriend suffered minor neck injuries during an altercation between them. Police also found a bedroom closet door with a hole punched in […]

  • Crimson Tide Safety Arrested for DUI

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama free safety Geno Smith was arrested Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Bond was set at $1,000, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office website. Smith was also arrested and charged with DUI in 2013. The senior was the early favorite to replace Nick Perry as Alabama’s starting free safety. To continue reading click here.   Courtesy: al.com

  • Brock and Koger Lead Chargers to Win Over UNA

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The No. 6 University of Alabama in Huntsville baseball team defeated rival No. 24 North Alabama by scores of 4-0 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon to open the three-game, Gulf South Conference series at Mike D. Lane Field. The Chargers improve to 21-4-1 (13-4-1 GSC), while the Lions slip to 21-7 (10-6 GSC). The Chargers benefitted from an outstanding performance in game one by left-hander Daniel Koger, as the Huntsville native hurled a season-best 11 strikeouts over […]

  • Nick Marshall visits Decatur with ‘Tide for Troops’

    DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Former Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was in Decatur this weekend with the Tide for Troops organizations visiting with and signing autographs for local military members and their families at the Decatur Internal Medicine Center. Marshall, who lead Auburn to the BCS National Championship game in 2014, is currently preparing for the NFL Draft which begins April 30th.

  • Anthony Grant Out as Alabama Basketball Coach

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – After six seasons, one NCAA tournament appearance and two years of job controversy, Alabama basketball coach Anthony Grant knows his fate moving forward. Grant was fired Sunday morning, the school announced. “Earlier today, I informed Anthony Grant that he will not be retained as head men’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama,” Alabama athletics director Bill Battle said. “This decision was reached only after a great deal of deliberation, but I feel it is in […]

  • Spring Ball Underway for Crimson Tide

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – And so it begins. The soft-opening of the 2015 Alabama football campaign took place Friday afternoon as the Crimson Tide began spring practice. With a new quarterback, receiver corps and some holes to fill on defense, there will be plenty of storylines to follow over the next few weeks. This is where it began. To continue reading click here.   Courtesy: al.com

  • Greg Sankey Named New SEC Commissioner

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Greg Sankey has been named the eighth commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, the league announced on Thursday. Sankey, who is in his 13th year as a member of the SEC staff, succeeds Mike Slive who has held the post since 2002 and announced last October that he will retire on July 31, 2015. “The institutions of the Southeastern Conference searched for a commissioner who would carry forward the momentum of success enjoyed by the SEC over the last decade while also possessing […]

  • Former Alabama Players Impress During Pro Day

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – Several former Alabama players auditioned in front of NFL teams at the Tide’s Pro Day Wednesday, going through testing such as the 40-yard dash and bench press as well as positional drills. Here are some of the numbers I was able to gather from the testing: To continue reading click here.   Courtesy: al.com

  • Gus Malzahn Has a Lot of Work to Do This Spring

    AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT) – Coaches line out their goals every season. Some items are tangible, but others can only be defined once a coach sees enough of his team to develop a gut feeling that he believes will translate into wins on the field. Gus Malzahn‘s three goals for Auburn in the spring are simple: understand and execute the playbook, develop trust between coaches and players, and “get our edge back.” It’s the last goal that remains constant and has […]

  • 3 Bulldogs Earn All-SWAC Honors

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama A&M’s Ladarius Tabb was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year, as announced by the league Monday. Tabb led the SWAC in scoring (18 points per game), rebounds (8.1 per game) and double-doubles (12). A league-high four-time Player of the Week, he scored 20 or more points ten times this season including four 30-plus-point games. Tabb was named second team All-SWAC guard. Teammate Nick West was named first team All-SWAC center. He was 10th […]

  • Top 5 Plays From the State Basketball Tournament

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Six area teams brought home championships from the AHSAA State Basketball Tournament in Birmingham, but they couldn’t have done it without the help of some great plays.  Check out the Top 5 Plays from the state tournament!

  • West Limestone Wins First Title Since 1956

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WHNT) – Only one West Limestone starter was left standing at the final whistle in the Class 4A state championship game. But foul trouble would not deny the Wildcats. Fourth-ranked West Limestone took advantage of a lengthy Westminster Christian scoring drought, and overcame four starters fouling out to win 53-42 tonight at Legacy Arena at the BJCC. Zane Griffin was that lone remaining West Limestone starter. He finished with team highs in points (17) and rebounds (8). To continue […]


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