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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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    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 […]

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    Auburn DB Rudy Ford will play in the Senior Bowl after missing the Sugar Bowl

    MOBILE, Ala. (al.com) – Rudy Ford will take the football field one last time wearing an Auburn helmet. The former Tigers defensive back said he will play in this week’s Senior Bowl after missing the Sugar Bowl earlier this month due to a right ankle injury. “Been getting healthy and ready,” Ford said following the Tuesday’s weigh-in. “Excited for everything the Senior Bowl brings. … Hoping to showcase my talents and to have a good time out here with my teammates […]

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    NASCAR makes major changes to race format

    (al.com) – NASCAR is dramatically changing its format for the upcoming season, cutting every race into stages that reward points in hopes of making every lap matter. The overhaul announced Monday assigns three stages to every race. The top 10 drivers at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be awarded points on a 10-through-1 scale and there will be a break in the racing after each segment. The third portion of the race will be for the overall […]

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    UAH basketball coach Lennie Acuff wins his 500th career game

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – University of Alabama in Huntsville head men’s basketball coach Lennie Acuff reached another career milestone on Thursday night, logging his 500th victory in his 27th season and his 20th year at the helm of the UAH program. Acuff – who ranks third all-time in the Gulf South Conference victories with 383 in the league – is the 18th active Division II coach to reach the 500-win plateau. To continue reading click here.

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    3 Tennessee Valley athletes win awards at the Mr. Football banquet

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (al.com) – LaBryan Ray may be soft spoken, but his play on the field speaks volumes. The James Clemens five-star, senior defensive end repeated Class 7A Lineman of the Year at the Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Football Banquet today in Montgomery. He was one of two Huntsville-region players to be honored, along with 4A Back of the Year Reed Blankenship of West Limestone. “It felt great to be among great players,” said Ray, the state’s No. 1 senior […]

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    Sparkman head football coach Chris Cagle resigns

    HARVEST, Ala. (al.com) – Sparkman football coach Chris Cagle has resigned after three seasons and plans to retire at the end of the school year. Cagle, a 25-year coaching veteran, went 11-19 leading the Class 7A Senators. Sparkmman was 4-6 the past two seasons and 3-7 in 2014. The four victories were the most for the program since the Senators went 10-2 in 2006, their last playoff appearance. “I have been blessed to be around the Senator players and their families,” […]

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    Broncos safety, and Huntsville native, Darian Stewart selected to 1st Pro Bowl

    DENVER, Co. (al.com) – Denver Broncos free safety Darian Stewart is going to the Pro Bowl. The former Lee-Huntsville star will replace Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry on the AFC roster for the NFL’s annual all-star game. Berry decided not to play in the Pro Bowl after the Chiefs were knocked out of the playoffs by an 18-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Stewart was named as Berry’s replacement on Tuesday. Stewart will be making his first Pro […]

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    Alabama tight end OJ Howard accepts Senior Bowl invitation

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – O.J. Howard became the fourth Alabama player to commit to playing in the Senior Bowl on Monday. CBS Sports ranks Howard as the top tight end and the 24th-best overall prospect in this year’s NFL draft and projects he will be a first-round pick. Howard posted 45 catches for 595 yards and three touchdowns as a senior this past season. To continue reading click here.

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    Nick Saban celebrates 10 years at Alabama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (al.com) – Yes, it’s really been 10 years. An actual decade has passed since Nick Saban walked into the Mal Moore Athletic Facility, two months before that building was given the perfect name, and took control of Alabama football. The date was Jan. 4, 2007. It’ll live in infamy at every other dot on the college football map. Most everyone crowded into the media room that day expected big things ahead. Almost none of us expected the decade of […]

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    Auburn star defensive end declares for the NFL draft

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – Carl Lawson’s career at Auburn has come to an end. The fourth-year junior defensive end announced via his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. Lawson, considered to be one of the nation’s top edge rushers, is projected to be a first- or second-round selection according to ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. The 6-foot-2, 253-pounder finished his Auburn career with 67 total tackles, including 24 for […]

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    Rudy Ford misses his last game at Auburn with an ankle injury

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (al.com) – Auburn was without a key member of its secondary in the Sugar Bowl. Starting nickelback Rudy Ford missed the final game of his career, which the Tigers lost to No. 7 Oklahoma, 35-19, Monday night at the Superdome. Ford practiced earlier this week but the ankle injury he suffered in the Iron Bowl proved to be too much to play through. To continue reading click here.