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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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    Former Auburn Receiver Signs With LA Rams

    AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) – The Los Angeles Rams have signed former Auburn wide receiver Duke Williams after he attended the NFL team’s rookie minicamp as a tryout player, theLos Angeles Daily News and Orange County Register reported on Tuesday night. Williams caught 45 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns for Auburn in 2014 and was considered one of the top wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft class heading into last season. But Williams played in only five games and caught 12 passes for […]

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    Gus Malzahn Talks Auburn Football on Tiger Trek Stop in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Auburn football coach arrived in Huntsville late Monday afternoon with lots of encouraging words about the upcoming season even as the sour taste of the 2015 season perhaps lingers for fans. During a meeting with reporters before greeting fans at the North Alabama Regional Tiger Trek at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Malzahn touched on a number of topics. To continue reading click here.

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    AHSAA High School Baseball Quarterfinals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Check out the scores and highlights from the high school baseball playoff quarterfinals! Decatur Heritage (23-11) 7-10, Cedar Bluff (16-19) 0-0 (Decatur Heritage (25-11) wins series 2-0) South Lamar 6-1-6, Athens Bible (31-13) 3-2-5 (South Lamar (25-11) wins series 2-1) Fyffe 1-19-23, Gaston (17-13) 2-0-6 (Fyffe (19-10) wins series 2-1) Mars Hill Bible 1-6-9, Randolph County (28-8) 12-4-5 (Mars Hill Bible (31-12) wins series 2-1) Westbrook Christian 7-4, Pisgah (24-7) 2-2 Westbrook Christian (26-10) wins series 2-0) […]

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    UAH Upsets North Alabama in South 1 Regional

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The University of Alabama in Huntsville softball team put itself in the driver’s seat at the 2016 NCAA South 1 Regional on Friday, defeating top-seed and nationally-ranked No. 3 North Alabama 4-2 at the UNA Softball Complex. The Chargers improve to 40-15 on the season, while UNA drops to 50-6. UAH will now advance to the championship game on Saturday which is slated for a 1:30 p.m. start and will need just one win while the yet […]

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    North Alabama and UAH Win South 1 Regional Openers

    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – The University of North Alabama softball team opened play at the NCAA Division II South 1 Regional with a 5-0 victory over Tuskegee Thursday afternoon. The win sets up a 1 p.m. showdown on Friday against UAH, who defeated Saint Leo 3-0 earlier in the day. Against Tuskegee, the bottom of the lineup did most of the damage for UNA (50-5), which reached 50 victories in a season for the first time. Peyton Delong hit a two-run […]

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    Former North Alabama Running Back Signs with NFL Team

    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – University of North Alabama senior running back Lamonte Thompson of Florence has signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Thompson, a four-year starter for the Lions, is the second UNA player to sign with an NFL team this week, with defensive back Darvell Harris having already signed with the Seattle Seahawks. To continue reading click here.

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    Huntsville Hospital and TOC Name Athletes of the Year at annual Banquet

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the 14th straight year Huntsville Hospital and TOC held the annual Athlete of the Year Banquet.  The event honors 32 finalists awarding one male and female with $1,000 dollar scholarships, and the title Athlete of the Year.  Former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy was on hand as the guest speaker and to present the winners their checks. Bob Jones swimmer Byron He took was named the Male Athlete of the Year.  He plans on attending […]

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    Local athlete gives up college scholarship to be with his Mom

    MADISON, Ala. – Former Bob Jones Patriot Mike Bernier worked his entire life to earn a Division One college scholarship, but after starting every game as a freshman for Eastern Illinois he walked away from his scholarship to be with his mom who was battling cancer. “There is really no way not to think about it.  It’s always in the back of your mind and your always thinking about it,” Mike said.  “Even when you are out there punting, in […]

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    Luther Tiggs Named Bob Jones Boys Basketball Head Coach

    MADISON, Ala. (al.com) – Luther Tiggs is returning to the court. Bob Jones announced this morning that Tiggs, currently the school’s athletic director and an assistant principal, will be the new boys basketball coach. The hire was approved during a Madison City Schools Board of Education meeting Thursday night. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead this program,” Tiggs said in a press release. “Madison City Schools has a reputation of preparing students academically and athletically to compete in a global 21st […]

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    UAH 3rd Baseman Finalist for Player of the Year Award

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (uahchargers.com) – The 2016 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player of the Year Top 25 have been announced, and UAH’s Kaitlyn Bannister is one of the 25 players in the running for the national honor. Bannister had previously earned a spot on the watch list for the award and has landed among this select group thanks to a terrific regular season to this point. Only one other player from the Gulf South Conference earned a place on the list […]

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    Havoc Captain Named All-SPHL Second Team

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – For the third straight year Stuart Stefan was name to an All-SPHL team, the Havoc captain taking home second team honors this season.  In 2016 Stefan was tied for third among defensemen with 23 assists, and fourth in points with 29.

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    From the 256 to the NFL: Reggie Ragland opens up about his incredible journey from the Patriots to the Pros

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – From becoming one of the first in Bob Jones football history to see significant playing time as a freshman to becoming just the third Alabama football player to earn unanimous All-American notice, it is clear, wherever Reggie Ragland goes, he leaves an indelible mark. The linebacker’s next destination is Chicago for the 2016 NFL draft, which runs April 28-April 30. Ragland is projected to go mid-to-late in the first round. While on a return trip to Huntsville for […]

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