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I am so excited to be a part of the WHNT News 19 Sports team all the way from the Texas panhandle, where I covered, among other sports, high school football. It's the single most important aspect of life to sports fans in west Texas!

However, as much as the folks in the Lone Star State need their high school football, nothing compares to the passion and desire people in our state demand for their Alabama and Auburn coverage. I can say with great confidence the sports team here at WHNT News 19 will be your best source for everything that relates to the Tigers and Crimson Tide.

After graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, I got my "big break" as a news reporter at KFDA in Amarillo. This job allowed for me to eventually move into a sports career and the rest is history!

While football is my passion, I also have a great love for many other sports. In fact, slicing my driver in to the woods, air balling layups, and getting my skis crossed up on the slopes are common activities you can find me doing in my spare time.

While I believe football is more than just a game, it still pales in comparison to the importance of family and friends in my life. My mother, father and sister are without a doubt the backbone of my existence and I owe all my successes to them.

Please do not hesitate to send me an email if there is a cool sports story going on in your town! Because after all, this whole TV news thing isn't about me, it's about you! Email me at ryan.cody@whnt.com.

One of my favorite quotes: "I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." - Walter Cronkite

Recent Articles
  • Stars Even Series With Biscuits

    Huntsville, Ala. – Erik Komatsu drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eleventh inning scoring Josh Prince lifting the Huntsville Stars to a 4-3 win over the Montgomery Biscuits Friday night at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville. The game was dominated by homeruns up until the Stars late inning heroics. Cameron Seitzer gave Montgomery a 1-0 lead in the second inning when he homered against LHP Brent Suter to start the inning. The Stars then matched Seitzer’s […]

  • Stars Snap Two Game Skid

    Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Stars got an outstanding start from RHP Drew Gagnon(5-2) and just enough offense from C Lucas May leading them past the Montgomery Biscuits 4-1 Thursday night at Joe Davis Stadium. May gave the Stars the lead in the bottom of the second inning.  He hit a two-out solo homerun over the wall in left field for his first homerun of the year. The Biscuits tied the game against Gagnon in the top of the fourth […]

  • Local Soccer Fan Torn Between USA and Germany

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) Most folks in the Rocket are well aware of Huntsville’s German history.  Dr. Wernher Von Braun and his crew of rocket scientists came to north Alabama and planted roots which are still alive and well today. When the United States faces Germany Thursday in the World Cup, many soccer fans will be torn between rooting for their country and their heritage. Click the video player to find out how one is dealing with the predicament. The […]

  • Bradley Shines in Stars Loss

    Huntsville, Ala. - The Montgomery Biscuits led wire to wire Wednesday night defeating the Huntsville Stars 4-2 at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville. The Biscuits scored early against Jed Bradley(1-3) who started for the Stars. In the top of the first inning, Ryan Brett led off with a double down the left field line.  Jake Hager then laced an rbi double to the gap in left center scoring Brett. In the top of the second inning, Bradley retired the first […]

  • Jacksonville State Football Recruiting in Huntsville

    Huntsville, Ala. – (WHNT) John Grass is taking over a very talented Jacksonville State football team this Fall, but his eyes are constantly looking toward the future. In order to stay on top of recruiting in Alabama, Grass is making the rounds to evaluate and teach players across the state. “We’ve seen over 1,000 people last year in our camps and like I said I think this year we will see that many or more and we got a lot […]

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    Josh Magette Blogging NBA Mini Camp Experience

    Orlando, Fla. – (WHNT) Josh Magette’s road to fulfilling his NBA dream is now on display for the world to see. UAH’s all-time leader in assists is blogging about his experience at Orlando Magic Mini Camp this summer. Magette is getting a chance to make the NBA squad after leading his Los Angeles D Fenders to a regular season championship one year ago.  Since graduating, Magette has spent a season in the Netherlands  playing in the Dutch Basketball League before […]

  • Huntsville Players Shine in All-Star Game Loss

    Chattanooga, Tenn. – (WHNT) Tyler Cravy looked every bit of the obvious starting pitcher Tuesday night when he worked a scoreless first inning in the Southern League All-Star Game. Drew Gagnon came on to work a scoreless second inning, but the South team scored six runs on 14 hits to spoil Huntsville’s last appearance in the game. Stars Third baseman Jason Rogers singled and scored a run in the 4th inning but it was not enough in the end, and […]

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    Late Goal Pushes USA Past Ghana in World Cup

    Natal, Brazil – (WHNT) It did not take long for the United States to notch one on the scoreboard and in the win column during it’s World Cup opener against Ghana. Clint Dempsey scored just 32 seconds into the match, which is officially the 6th fastest goal in World Cup history. John Brooks hammered home the game winner with his head in the 85th minute to give America a valuable 3 points. The one cloud hanging over this game was […]

  • Stephen Rivers Transfers to Vanderbilt

    Nashville, Ten. – (al.com)It is now official — former LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers, the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, is transferring to Vanderbilt. The 6-foot-7 Rivers announced in February that he was leaving LSU and was released by the Tigers, but only to Vanderbilt among potential SEC destinations. The Athens, Alabama, product been LSU backup quarterback in 2012 but slipped to third on the depth chart last year behind senior starter Zach Mettenberger and freshman Anthony […]

  • Stars Land Eight Players on All-Star Team

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - (al.com) Just as the Huntsville Stars have been the dominant team in the Southern League in the first two months of the season, they are also the dominant team when it comes to the All-Star roster. Eight Stars were announced Tuesday as members of the Southern League North Division All-Star team, which will play the South squad on Tuesday, June 17 in Chattanooga. They are first baseman Nick Ramirez, third baseman Jason Rogers and pitchers Tyler Cravy, Drew […]

  • Hughes High School Names Stadium After Gus Malzahn

    HUGHES, Arkansas – It’s not often Gus Malzahn is moved to tears. The Auburn coach, in a rare moment of his emotions getting the better of him, admitted to tearing up a bit while speaking to a gathering of about 20 former players at Hughes (Ark.) High on Monday. Our news partners at al.com were along for the trip. The coach was here to meet with his former team, which finished the 1994 season as the state runner-up in Class 2A. It’s the […]

  • Stars Clinch First Half Title, Playoff Berth

    Jackson, Tenn – (WHNT) The Huntsville stars won the first half North Division championship Monday night despite losing in a rain shortened game to Jackson. Birmingham sealed the deal by defeating Tennessee 10-5, marking the Stars first Southern League Playoff berth since 2009. The division championship ensures Huntsville’s tenure in the rocket city will last at least one more playoff series. If nothing else the team will host at least one game in that first round series, and if they […]