Nathan Ham

Position: Sports Writer
E-Mail Address: nham@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-846-7164


About Nathan Ham

Ham was born in Boone and has lived in Ashe County his entire life. He graduated from Ashe County High School in 2005 and from Appalachian State University in May of 2009 with a B.S. degree in Communications with a concentration in Electronic Media/Broadcasting. He has been the sports editor at the Jefferson Post since October of 2009.

Latest Stories by Nathan Ham

The women's golf team took on Watauga in the final non-conference tune-up for the upcoming slate of Mountain Valley Conference matches.
Watauga finished with a team total of 133, 10 shots better than the Lady Huskies.
Sarah Hardin tied the best score of her career with a 39 to finish in second place. Watauga's Mary Seramur won the match with a sc

Watauga edges Ashe at Mountain Aire

The women's golf team took on Watauga in the final non-conference tune-up for the upcoming slate of Mountain Valley Conference matches. Watauga finished with a team total of 133, 10 shots better than the Lady Huskies. Sarah Hardin tied the best score of her career with a 39 to finish in second place. Watauga's Mary Seramur won the match with a sc

By Nathan Ham
nham@civitasmedia.com
Ashe continued its winning ways in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference with another 9-0 victory, this one over visiting Wilkes Central.
“It was a great conference win for our team. I am very proud of our players,” said coach Larry Dix.
Ashe won all but one set against the Eagles, and that came

Ashe tennis sweeps Wilkes Central

By Nathan Ham nham@civitasmedia.com Ashe continued its winning ways in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference with another 9-0 victory, this one over visiting Wilkes Central. “It was a great conference win for our team. I am very proud of our players,” said coach Larry Dix. Ashe won all but one set against the Eagles, and that came

By Nathan Ham
nham@civitasmedia.com
A strong line of thunderstorms put an end to Friday night's football game between Ashe County and Hibriten.
The game will be ruled a no contest, meaning it will not count for or against either squad.
The game was shaping up to be a back-and-forth offensive slug fest with both teams combining for seven touchdo

Football game ruled no contest

By Nathan Ham nham@civitasmedia.com A strong line of thunderstorms put an end to Friday night's football game between Ashe County and Hibriten. The game will be ruled a no contest, meaning it will not count for or against either squad. The game was shaping up to be a back-and-forth offensive slug fest with both teams combining for seven touchdo

Early season struggles continue for the volleyball team with the squad falling to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in Mountain Valley Conference play with a pair of losses to Starmount and Wilkes Central.
Starmount 3, Ashe 0
The Lady Rams are now 4-4 overall after a 3-0 win over Ashe last week. Starmount won the first set, 25-9 and followed that up with 25-7

Lady Huskies still seeking first win

Early season struggles continue for the volleyball team with the squad falling to 0-7 overall and 0-4 in Mountain Valley Conference play with a pair of losses to Starmount and Wilkes Central. Starmount 3, Ashe 0 The Lady Rams are now 4-4 overall after a 3-0 win over Ashe last week. Starmount won the first set, 25-9 and followed that up with 25-7

Several players stepped up to fill empty seeds for the Lady Huskies on Monday, giving Ashe an 8-1 victory.
Ashe played without third seeded Maggie Witherspoon who is still out due to an injury and sixth seeded Caroline Current who missed the match because of sickness.
Top seed Hallie Brown and second seeded Grace Miller cruised to singles wins. B

Lady Huskies outlast Starmount

Several players stepped up to fill empty seeds for the Lady Huskies on Monday, giving Ashe an 8-1 victory. Ashe played without third seeded Maggie Witherspoon who is still out due to an injury and sixth seeded Caroline Current who missed the match because of sickness. Top seed Hallie Brown and second seeded Grace Miller cruised to singles wins. B

Darcie Vincent resigned suddenly from her position as women's basketball head coach at Appalachian State University last Friday.
“I thank the university and the Appalachian State family for the great experience I've had here, and I wish the young women the best in the upcoming season,” said Vincent in a press release last week.
The sc

App State women's basketball coach resigns

Darcie Vincent resigned suddenly from her position as women's basketball head coach at Appalachian State University last Friday. “I thank the university and the Appalachian State family for the great experience I've had here, and I wish the young women the best in the upcoming season,” said Vincent in a press release last week. The sc

Seven different scorers carried the Ashe County Huskies to a 9-0 mercy rule win over Alleghany in the conference season opener.
The Huskies scored in the 11th minute with a header from Kendall Wagner off of a corner kick from Justin Roland.
Just two minutes later, Ashe netted the second goal off of a shot from Victor Melo.
Miguel Ramos scored hi

Ashe overpowers Alleghany, 9-0

Seven different scorers carried the Ashe County Huskies to a 9-0 mercy rule win over Alleghany in the conference season opener. The Huskies scored in the 11th minute with a header from Kendall Wagner off of a corner kick from Justin Roland. Just two minutes later, Ashe netted the second goal off of a shot from Victor Melo. Miguel Ramos scored hi

A strong rushing attack will square off against a powerful passing game as Hibriten will host Ashe County this Friday.
The undefeated Panthers are coming off of a 33-14 win against county rival West Caldwell last week.
Senior TiShawn Daniels rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hibriten ground attack. Teammate Devell Maxwell, anoth

Ashe, Hibriten collide in final non-conference game

A strong rushing attack will square off against a powerful passing game as Hibriten will host Ashe County this Friday. The undefeated Panthers are coming off of a 33-14 win against county rival West Caldwell last week. Senior TiShawn Daniels rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hibriten ground attack. Teammate Devell Maxwell, anoth

Ashe's impressive start to the 2014 soccer season continued on Thursday evening with a 2-1 victory over Watauga in Boone, capping off a season sweep of the rival Pioneers.
Miguel Ramos gave Ashe the first lead of the game at 1-0 with a goal in the 48th minute after missing the previous three games with an injury.
The Pioneers tied it up with a sh

Huskies complete season sweep of Watauga

Ashe's impressive start to the 2014 soccer season continued on Thursday evening with a 2-1 victory over Watauga in Boone, capping off a season sweep of the rival Pioneers. Miguel Ramos gave Ashe the first lead of the game at 1-0 with a goal in the 48th minute after missing the previous three games with an injury. The Pioneers tied it up with a sh

The Husky defense forced four turnovers and held the R.J. Reynolds Demons to just three points to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Both teams struggled offensively in the first half. The Demons saw its second drive come to an end with a fumble at the 6:13 mark of the first quarter. Later on, Reynolds also missed a 36-yard field goal with 43 seconds l

Defense leads way to 19-3 victory

The Husky defense forced four turnovers and held the R.J. Reynolds Demons to just three points to improve to 3-0 on the season. Both teams struggled offensively in the first half. The Demons saw its second drive come to an end with a fumble at the 6:13 mark of the first quarter. Later on, Reynolds also missed a 36-yard field goal with 43 seconds l

The Ashe County Cross Country teams took to the course in Lenoir on Wednesday for the annual Caldwell Invitational.
The race features both an invitational race, which means runners reached a certain qualification for the race, as well as an open race for any runner to compete in.
Ashe was well-represented in both invitational and open events.
In

XC teams compete in Lenoir

The Ashe County Cross Country teams took to the course in Lenoir on Wednesday for the annual Caldwell Invitational. The race features both an invitational race, which means runners reached a certain qualification for the race, as well as an open race for any runner to compete in. Ashe was well-represented in both invitational and open events. In

Elkin and Ashe County split the six singles matches right down the middle, but it would be Elkin that swept all three doubles matches to secure a 6-3 victory.
Ashe's top seed Hallie Brown won the first set, 6-1, against Miracle Walters. Walters stormed back to take the second set, 6-2. In the third set tiebreaker, Brown was able to score an 11-9 w

Elkin Tennis holds off Ashe, 6-3

Elkin and Ashe County split the six singles matches right down the middle, but it would be Elkin that swept all three doubles matches to secure a 6-3 victory. Ashe's top seed Hallie Brown won the first set, 6-1, against Miracle Walters. Walters stormed back to take the second set, 6-2. In the third set tiebreaker, Brown was able to score an 11-9 w

The Lady Husky volleyball team is still looking for its first victory of the season after dropping a pair of Mountain Valley Conference matchups.
Alleghany improved to 4-0 on the young season with a 3-0 win over Ashe. The Trojans took the first set, 25-21 before cruising in the final two sets with scores of 25-12 and 25-9.
Senior Abby Lopp had fi

Volleyball team falls to 0-2 in MVAC

The Lady Husky volleyball team is still looking for its first victory of the season after dropping a pair of Mountain Valley Conference matchups. Alleghany improved to 4-0 on the young season with a 3-0 win over Ashe. The Trojans took the first set, 25-21 before cruising in the final two sets with scores of 25-12 and 25-9. Senior Abby Lopp had fi

Appalachian State will host Campbell in the team's first home game as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
Last week, the Mountaineers were unable to repeat history in Ann Arbor as the Michigan Wolverines dismantled App State, 52-14.
One bright spot was freshman halfback Terrence Upshaw who ran for 109 yards and became the first Mountaineer playe

Mountaineers set for home opener

Appalachian State will host Campbell in the team's first home game as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Last week, the Mountaineers were unable to repeat history in Ann Arbor as the Michigan Wolverines dismantled App State, 52-14. One bright spot was freshman halfback Terrence Upshaw who ran for 109 yards and became the first Mountaineer playe

After scoring the biggest win of the young season last week over Watauga, the Huskies will get back to business this Friday at home against the R.J. Reynolds Demons.
The Huskies got two TD passes from Connor Bowers and another strong game from a trio of sophomores to score the first road win ever over Watauga. Colin Ellis had a TD reception, as di

Huskies set to take on R.J. Reynolds

After scoring the biggest win of the young season last week over Watauga, the Huskies will get back to business this Friday at home against the R.J. Reynolds Demons. The Huskies got two TD passes from Connor Bowers and another strong game from a trio of sophomores to score the first road win ever over Watauga. Colin Ellis had a TD reception, as di

North Carolina's 45th District Senate candidate Jim Sponenberg spent part of his Thursday on a trip to the High Country to visit Ashe County.
Sponenberg, a Democrat, will be running against Republican incumbent Dan Soucek for the state Senate seat in November.
The 45th district includes the counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga

N.C. Senate candidate visits Ashe

North Carolina's 45th District Senate candidate Jim Sponenberg spent part of his Thursday on a trip to the High Country to visit Ashe County. Sponenberg, a Democrat, will be running against Republican incumbent Dan Soucek for the state Senate seat in November. The 45th district includes the counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga

Ashe County entered play against Avery County on Thursday without its three top scorers, but still came away with a 2-0 victory.
Miguel Ramos missed his second straight game, Victor Melo missed the game after exiting the Hibriten game early in the first half and Cesar Ruiz continues to miss time with a preseason foot injury.
The Husky defense pro

Short-handed Huskies beat Avery, 2-0

Ashe County entered play against Avery County on Thursday without its three top scorers, but still came away with a 2-0 victory. Miguel Ramos missed his second straight game, Victor Melo missed the game after exiting the Hibriten game early in the first half and Cesar Ruiz continues to miss time with a preseason foot injury. The Husky defense pro

For the first time in school history, Ashe County was able to beat Watauga in Boone, while at the same time snapping a 13-year losing streak to the rival Pioneers.
A late field goal from Kendall Richardson gave Ashe a 16-13 victory, the first win over Watauga since Ashe held on for a 14-7 win in 2001.
“When it came down to it, he (Richardso

Losing streak ends

For the first time in school history, Ashe County was able to beat Watauga in Boone, while at the same time snapping a 13-year losing streak to the rival Pioneers. A late field goal from Kendall Richardson gave Ashe a 16-13 victory, the first win over Watauga since Ashe held on for a 14-7 win in 2001. “When it came down to it, he (Richardso

It was a tough start to the season for the junior varsity football team, taking a 34-26 loss in game one.
North Surry scored first on a 23-yard TD pass to go ahead at the 5:49 mark of the first quarter. Ashe answered back with runs from Matthew Greer and John Reavis as well as a pass from quarterback Grant Thompson. Reavis pounded the ball in from

JV Huskies fall to North Surry

It was a tough start to the season for the junior varsity football team, taking a 34-26 loss in game one. North Surry scored first on a 23-yard TD pass to go ahead at the 5:49 mark of the first quarter. Ashe answered back with runs from Matthew Greer and John Reavis as well as a pass from quarterback Grant Thompson. Reavis pounded the ball in from

The Lady Huskies opened the season with a second place finish at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday, the first non-conference tuneup for the upcoming Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season.
South Stokes finished first followed by Ashe, East Surry, Mount Airy, Elkin, Surry Central and North Surry.
Ashe had all four golfers finish par or bette

Golfers finish runner-up in first match

The Lady Huskies opened the season with a second place finish at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday, the first non-conference tuneup for the upcoming Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season. South Stokes finished first followed by Ashe, East Surry, Mount Airy, Elkin, Surry Central and North Surry. Ashe had all four golfers finish par or bette




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