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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 Academy ends Deshler’s 68 game win streak in 4A title game

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (al.com) – There’s another state championship in the Langford household. Jaden Langford, sister of former Madison Academy star Joshua Langford, forced a key possession change in the closing seconds to clinch the Mustangs’ 50-47 win over Deshler in the Class 3A finals tonight at Legacy Arena in Birmingham. Madison Academy’s victory snapped No. 1-ranked Deshler’s 68-game winning streak. The Tigers (34-1) were seeking a third consecutive state championship. To continue reading click here.

  • 8th grader hits game winning shot for RA Hubbard in 1A title game

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (al.com) – With no time left on the clock, eighth-grader Alexandria Orr on Thursday afternoon released her final free throw and closed her eyes. R.A. Hubbard 44. Spring Garden,43. Orr did not see the basketball hit the right side of the rim, bounce to the left and then fall through, hitting the floor at BJCC’s Legacy Arena. To continue reading click here.

  • Auburn DC Kevin Steele filling holes on Tigers defense

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Auburn is tasked with replacing the production of Carl Lawson, who is bound for the NFL, at the Buck defensive end position this spring. While second-year defensive coordinator Kevin Steele noted that the coaching staff has been plotting its replacement plan for quite some time, the Tigers still made a move this spring to bolster the position. Sophomore Tre’ Threat, who signed with Auburn as a linebacker, has moved to Buck this spring. “He played it in […]

  • RA Hubbard and Tanner girls advance on day one of the AHSAA state basketball tournament

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The RA Hubbard girls opened the state basketball tournament in Birmingham by beating Westminster-Oak Mountain to advance to the 1A championship game.  The Tanner girls also advanced to the finals with a win over RC Hatch.  Check out all of the highlights and scores form day one of the AHSAA state basketball tournament.   BOYS RC Hatch – 51 Sheffield – 27   GIRLS Westminster-Oak Mountain – 44 RA Hubbard – 48   RC Hatch – 24 […]

  • 13 area schools are heading to Birmingham for the state basketball tournament

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – On the final day of the AHSAA region basketball tournament five area teams booked a ticket to the state tournament in Birmingham, that brings the total to 13 area teams playing in the Final Four!  Check out the highlights and score from Friday. Below is the complete schedule for local teams playing next week at the BJCC.   Monday Westminster Oak Mountain vs. RA Hubbard – 9:00 am (girls) RC Hatch vs. Tanner – 3:00 pm (girls) […]

  • Four area basketball teams advance to the state tournament in Birmingham

    The AHSAA region basketball tournament continues at both Wallace State and Jacksonville State, as teams fight to earn a spot at the state tournament in Birmingham.  Check out the highlights and scores from day five of regionals, as four area teams book their ticket to the final four!   Boys Region Finals Austin – 77 Minor – 42   Boys Region Semifinals Scottsboro – 56 Talladega – 61   Guntersville – 57 Central Clay-County – 50   Girls Region Finals Hoover […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]