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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
  • Atlanta Braves walk off on Opening Day beating Philadelphia 8-5

    ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, capping the Atlanta Braves’ comeback from a five-run deficit that rocked the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 Thursday and ruined the managing debut of Gabe Kapler. Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies also homered for Atlanta, which won with a walk-off hit on opening day for the first time since 1998. Hector Neris (0-1) gave up an infield hit to Charlie Culberson and an intentional walk […]

  • Auburn holds 1st scrimmage of spring football

    AUBURN, Ala. (AL.com) – After his performance in Auburn’s first spring scrimmage, junior safety Daniel Thomas could be spending some time in the comfy recliner chair in the defensive meeting room for turnover of the day. Thomas had two interceptions on Saturday to help lead a dominant performance by the Auburn defense, which had five takeaways in all and wreaked havoc on the rebuilding offensive line and young quarterbacks. “The defense really stood out to me today, they won the line […]

  • The Havoc officially clinches playoff berth

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It was more a matter of when than if, but the Havoc is officially postseason bound.  Huntsville just the third team in the SPHL, along with Peoria and Pensacola, to clinch its spot in the playoffs. Before the team gets too far ahead of itself, there are still six games left to play in the regular season.  Games with playoff implications.  Huntsville is just four points behind second-place Pensacola. That second seed could be huge as good […]

  • Auburn beats Charleston 62-58 to advance to the Round of 32

    SAN DIEGO, CA. (AL.com) – In its first trip to NCAA Tournament in 15 years, Auburn embodied the ethos of Big Dance: Survive and advance. No. 4 Auburn knew it needed its defense to return to form and for role players to be a factor if it was going to make a run in March. It got both of those in spades. Even as star point guard Jared Harper had arguably the worst game of his career and Bryce Brown shot […]

  • Alabama beats Virginia Tech 86-83 for 1st NCAA Tournament win since 2006

    PITTSBURGH, PA. (AL.com) – Warming up for the second half, John Petty smiled a shot a thumbs up to the fan who shouted love to the Alabama freshman. The shooting slump was dead. And Alabama lives on. When Collin Sexton slow to start Thursday night, Petty’s dead-eye helped send Alabama to its first NCAA tournament win in 12 years, 86-83 over Virginia Tech. Petty went 6-for-8 from 3-point range for 20 points while Sexton scored 22 of his 25 after halftime […]

  • Alabama A&M preparing for Annual Maroon and White Game on Saturday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala, – Spring football has flown by for Alabama A&M.  Wednesday was practice number 12, the team will go again on Friday, then Saturday we have the Annual Maroon and White Game at Louis Crews Stadium.  The Bulldogs have one more practice on the schedule after the spring game, and first year head coach Conell Maynor says they’ll need everyone of the remaining work outs as the continue installing new schemes on both side of the ball. Coach Maynor is […]

  • Alabama forward Donta Hall a game-time decision against Virginia Tech

    PITTSBURGH, PA, (AL.com) – Enjoying the opening moments of Alabama’s open practice Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Donta Hall laughed as he shot fade-away 3-pointers. He continued with the rest of the workout in a mostly empty arena a day before facing Virginia Tech in the NCAA tournament. It’s still not clear if the Crimson Tide’s second-leading scorer will be on the floor at 8:20 p.m. CT Thursday. Coach Avery Johnson said he’s still “day to day” less than a week before suffering […]

  • Alabama ready for NCAA Tournament opener against Virginia Tech

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AL.com) – When talking about teams that Virginia Tech resembles, Dazon Ingram noted the similarities he sees in Auburn. Alabama’s first-round NCAA opponent having traits of a rival it faced three times — twice successfully — creates opportunity and enhances a few vulnerabilities. This is a Hokie team that makes 8.8 shots from 3-point range per game. Asked about defending those shooters, Johnson said it actually has a lot to do with his team’s offense. Too often, he said, […]

  • Alabama A&M players adjusting to new coaching staff during spring practice

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Monday was practice seven of 15 spring practices for Alabama A&M.  First year head coach Connell Maynor getting a chance his to see what kind of personnel he has during spring ball, since he took the job less than two months ago.  Maynor trying not rush his team this spring as he installs a new system on both offense and defense, instead lot of what’s happening right now is the players are getting used to the new staff, and coach […]

  • Jacksonville State begins spring practice

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (jsugamecocksports.com) – The Jacksonville State football team had to alter its first day of spring practice a bit on Monday, moving the workout up an hour to avoid a rainy morning in Jacksonville. The four-time defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Gamecocks moved practice up to avoid the rain in the forecast, but head coach John Grass was pleased with what he saw in the short workout. “You have to adapt and overcome,” he said. “Sometimes schedules change. We got in this […]

  • Madison Academy girls repeat as 4A state champions

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AL.com) – Alissa Hargett finally has her state championship. Hargett, a senior starter on Madison Academy‘s 2009 runner-up team, won a title in her first season as coach as the Mustangs defeated Deshler 56-43 for the 4A crown tonight at Legacy Arena in Birmingham. “Well, I’m a rookie, so I’m a little bit in shock, I think,” Hargett said. “I am beyond proud of this team, but they knew that long before this game. They have put in a lot of work […]

  • Pisgah knocks off Lauderdale County in 3A state title game

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AL.com) – Second-ranked Pisgah missed 17 free throws in Friday’s Class 3A state title game against perennial power Lauderdale County at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena. However, the Eagles hit four big ones when it counted most. Bailey Law and Annie Hughes, both juniors, hit two free throws each in the final 54.5 seconds to lead Pisgah to a dramatic 62-59 victory over the top-ranked Tigers. To continue reading click here.