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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
  • Mars Hill comes up short against GW Long, finishes as Class 2A runner-up

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – G.W. Long showed patience, and it paid off. The Rebels (31-12) drew 10 walks from seven different Mars Hill (30-12) pitchers and walked away with the Blue Map, winning 11-4 to capture the Class 2A baseball state title at Montgomery’s Riverwalk Stadium. It’s also the 15th state baseball title for the school, all since 1989. “They seemed to be on a mission,” G.W. Long coach Drew Miller said of his team. The Rebels led 4-3 after three innings, but took […]

  • Mars Hill loses game one of the 2A baseball championship series in 11 innings

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) – Things didn’t start out well for G.W. Long, but it sure ended well. Slade Simmons‘ bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th lifted G.W. Long to a 7-6 victory over Mars Hill in Game 1 of the Class 2A championship series tonight at Montgomery’s Paterson Field. “The kids never quit and never give up,” G.W. Long coach Drew Miller said. The victory puts the Rebels (30-12) within one victory of repeating as the 2A champ and a 15th championship in school […]

  • Donnie Marsh resigns as Alabama A&M’s head men’s basketball coach

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Donnie Marsh is resigning as Alabama A&M’s head men’s basketball coach.  A&M made the announcement on Friday, and released this statement.  “Alabama A&M University has accepted the resignation of head men’s basketball coach Donnie Marsh.  A search for a new head men’s basketball coach will begin immediately.” Marsh was the Bulldogs head coach for just one season, replacing former head coach Willie Hayes following the 2016-17 campaign.  Last year the team lost its first 13 games, and […]

  • Randolph boys win second straight 4A-5A state championship

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – The drama from last year’s Randolph-Briarwood Christian championship showdown wasn’t present in the rematch, but the Raiders’ jubilation returned in full force. Randolph cruised to a 5-1 victory to claim the Class 4A-5A title tonight at John Hunt Park in Huntsville. The Raiders edged Briarwood 3-2 last year on a goal with 13 minutes left in the match. Randolph has won the championship in three of the past four seasons and now have eight Blue Maps, which ties Grissom for […]

  • West Morgan girls fall short of first state title in program history

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Tara Katz made sure Carter Tuck got a state championship in her first season as the Eagles’ coach. Katz scored four goals to lead Montgomery Academy to a 5-0 victory over West Morgan in today’s Class 1A-3A girls soccer championship game at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. “She came in and really got to know us,” Katz said. “She’s been awesome. She coaches us so well.” Montgomery Academy (20-3) has won back-to-back state titles and captured three state titles in the last four seasons, all […]

  • West Morgan boys get shut out by Westminster-Oak Mountain in 1A-3A title game

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Two Westminster-Oak Mountain players opted for a sneak attack, trying to douse coach Christian Adkins with the water bucket just before the trophy presentation. “They missed mostly,” Adkins said. “My shoes are wet.” That was about the only thing the Knights missed in tonight’s 2-0 victory over West Morgan (20-3) in the Class 1A-3A boys soccer championship game at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. Houston Likens scored on a header in the first half on an assist from John Richardson, Matthew Wilson scored a second-half goal, […]

  • Four area teams advance to finals on opening day of the state soccer tournament

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – It’s state semifinal action for AHSAA soccer teams at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park, as Classes 1A-3A and 4A-5A take center state. Look back at Thursday’s action: Class 4A-5A boys semifinals Briarwood Christian 3, St. Paul’s 0: Junior forward Logan Frost scored two second-half goals to lead Briarwood Christian (23-2-1) to a 3-0 victory. Goalkeeper Grant Fielding also had four saves for the Lions.  Wright Mullins had two saves for St. Paul’s. Randolph 4, Arab 1: The defending Class 4A-5A champion Raiders (15-4-2) took the […]

  • 16th Annual Athlete of the year Banquet

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Huntsville swimmer Regan Weakley and St. John Paul II distance runner Fuad Qushair were honored tonight for their accomplishments in athletics and academics. The duo were named Huntsville Hospital Athlete of the Year winners during a banquet at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Weakley and Qushair were among 32 Athlete of the Week winners from throughout the school year. Both received $1,000 scholarships. Weakley, who will swim at Auburn, won the Class 6A-7A 100-yard freestyle state title and was second […]

  • Former Alabama running back Mark Ingram suspended for PEDs

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The National Football League announced on Tuesday that it’s suspending New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram for using performance-enhancing drugs.  The former Alabama ball carrier will have to sit out the first four games of the 2018 season, and won’t be eligible to return to the active roster until October 1.  A four game suspension is standard for a first time PED offense. Ingram is coming off a career year in 2017 where he rushed […]

  • UNA softball set to host South 2 Regional

    FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) – The University of North Alabama softball team was selected to host the 2018 NCAA Division II South 2 Regional. The Lions earned the No. 2 seed in the region and will welcome No. 3 seed Saint Leo, No. 6 seed Embry-Riddle and No. 7 seed West Florida to town for the double-eliminated tournament May 10-12 at the UNA Softball Complex at Cox Creek Park. “We are so excited about the opportunity to host a regional tournament at […]

  • UAH softball opens NCAA Tournament play against GSC rival Valdosta State

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH softball team will make its 16th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament this weekend, the Lady Chargers heading to West Palm Beach, Florida for the South 1 Regional.  UAH opens play Thursday against a familiar opponent, the same team it lost to in the Gulf South Conference Tournament, Valdosta State.  The Blazers beat the Lady Chargers 8-5 last Friday, and we’re named co-champions after weather forced the conference to cancel the last two rounds of […]

  • Bob Jones sweeps Huntsville in high school baseball quarterfinals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AL.com) – Class 7A No. 8-ranked Bob Jones swept 10th-ranked Huntsville 15-7 and 11-3 in a quarterfinal series tonight in Huntsville. The Patriots will travel to Hewitt-Trussville for the semifinals next Friday. Game 1 John-Michael Riley’s grand slam sparked Bob Jones’ 15-7 victory. The Patriots led 7-6 after three innings before Riley went deep in the top of the fourth. He finished 3-for-5 with the homer, a double and five RBIs. Caden Rose went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and Slate […]