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Nathan Ham

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


About Nathan Ham

Nathan 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

BRISTOL, Tenn. — King University sophomore and former Ashe County tennis standout Haley Maloney started her second season as part of the Tornado tennis program.
So far, King is 1-4 in the team's first five matches of the season.
The Tornado took part in a pair of preseason matches last fall, both ended up being losses on the road. Maloney d

Tennis season starts for former Husky

BRISTOL, Tenn. — King University sophomore and former Ashe County tennis standout Haley Maloney started her second season as part of the Tornado tennis program. So far, King is 1-4 in the team's first five matches of the season. The Tornado took part in a pair of preseason matches last fall, both ended up being losses on the road. Maloney d

WINSTON-SALEM — Former Ashe County track athlete Erin Bingham capped off a championship season last weekend, winning the gold in the 60-meter hurdles at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championship.
Bingham's championship was one of two that Lees-McRae earned in the conference meet. The sophomore blazed down the track in 8.86

Bingham takes gold for Lees-McRae

WINSTON-SALEM — Former Ashe County track athlete Erin Bingham capped off a championship season last weekend, winning the gold in the 60-meter hurdles at the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Championship. Bingham's championship was one of two that Lees-McRae earned in the conference meet. The sophomore blazed down the track in 8.86

Hamilton finishes runner-up

GREENSBORO — Junior wrestler Josh Hamilton made it all the way to the championship match, but came up a couple of points short, falling by decision. Hamilton's tournament started with a pinfall win over Slade Moss from Hunter Huss with 44 seconds remaining in the match. In the quarterfinal round, Hamilton once again pinned his opponent, ear

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy improved to 41-0 with six regular season games remaining in the 2014-2015 season.
Last Friday, the Warriors hosted Quality Education Academy from Winston-Salem. Games between these two programs have turned into a rivalry of sorts after QEA was able to beat the Warriors last year in Winston-Salem.
Oak

Warriors notch two more wins

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy improved to 41-0 with six regular season games remaining in the 2014-2015 season. Last Friday, the Warriors hosted Quality Education Academy from Winston-Salem. Games between these two programs have turned into a rivalry of sorts after QEA was able to beat the Warriors last year in Winston-Salem. Oak

WINSTON-SALEM — Ashe County's indoor track team sent six athletes to the NCHSAA 1A/2A Indoor State Meet in Winston-Salem last weekend.
A pair of juniors had good performances in the men's high jump. Sam Hudler and Maison McNeill both were able to clear five feet, 10 inches on the high jump which placed them sixth and eighth place overall.
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Huskies run in championship meet

WINSTON-SALEM — Ashe County's indoor track team sent six athletes to the NCHSAA 1A/2A Indoor State Meet in Winston-Salem last weekend. A pair of juniors had good performances in the men's high jump. Sam Hudler and Maison McNeill both were able to clear five feet, 10 inches on the high jump which placed them sixth and eighth place overall. T

MONROE — Junior wrestler Josh Hamilton brought home a regional championship at 220 pounds from the 2A Midwest Regional held at Parkwood High School in Monroe.
Hamilton started his tournament run by pinning Isiah Powers from East Davidson High School in 30 seconds.
In the quarterfinals, Hamilton pinned Matt Patane (South Stokes) in 1:54. Nex

Hamilton wins wrestling regional

MONROE — Junior wrestler Josh Hamilton brought home a regional championship at 220 pounds from the 2A Midwest Regional held at Parkwood High School in Monroe. Hamilton started his tournament run by pinning Isiah Powers from East Davidson High School in 30 seconds. In the quarterfinals, Hamilton pinned Matt Patane (South Stokes) in 1:54. Nex

MILLERS CREEK — The regular season came to a close for Ashe County on Friday night against West Wilkes. The Lady Huskies scored a win while the varsity men's team suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss.
Lady Huskies 43, West Wilkes 36
Paige Spell poured in 18 points to lead the Lady Huskies to its 14th win of the season. Ashe (14-9, 8-6) w

Basketball teams wrap up regular season

MILLERS CREEK — The regular season came to a close for Ashe County on Friday night against West Wilkes. The Lady Huskies scored a win while the varsity men's team suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss. Lady Huskies 43, West Wilkes 36 Paige Spell poured in 18 points to lead the Lady Huskies to its 14th win of the season. Ashe (14-9, 8-6) w

WINSTON-SALEM — The Ashe County Mat Monsters traveled down the mountain last weekend for the USA Wrestling youth and middle school state tournament.
A total of five Mat Monster youth grapplers and four Ashe County Middle School wrestlers placed in the top three spots, marking another strong outting from the growing youth wrestling program in

Mat Monsters wrestle in state tourney

WINSTON-SALEM — The Ashe County Mat Monsters traveled down the mountain last weekend for the USA Wrestling youth and middle school state tournament. A total of five Mat Monster youth grapplers and four Ashe County Middle School wrestlers placed in the top three spots, marking another strong outting from the growing youth wrestling program in

BANNER ELK — First-year assistant coach and former Husky Daniel Waln has been part of something special at Lees-McRae College this basketball season.
The Bobcats just set a record for the most wins in a season in school history, scoring its 14th win with an 86-78 victory over Emmanuel College last week.
“For us to get to 14 wins is a

Lees-McRae hoops sets new school record

BANNER ELK — First-year assistant coach and former Husky Daniel Waln has been part of something special at Lees-McRae College this basketball season. The Bobcats just set a record for the most wins in a season in school history, scoring its 14th win with an 86-78 victory over Emmanuel College last week. “For us to get to 14 wins is a

WEST JEFFERSON — Wilkes Central used a 26-point second quarter to build a seven point advantage that the Eagles would only increase from there.
Both teams played to a tie after the first quarter, but Central exploded for 26 points in the second quarter to take a 37-30 halftime lead.
The Eagles grabbed its first double-digit lead of the game

Wilkes Central girls defeat Ashe, 67-44

WEST JEFFERSON — Wilkes Central used a 26-point second quarter to build a seven point advantage that the Eagles would only increase from there. Both teams played to a tie after the first quarter, but Central exploded for 26 points in the second quarter to take a 37-30 halftime lead. The Eagles grabbed its first double-digit lead of the game

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy moved to 38-0 with a pair of victories in California last weekend and a big home win on Monday.
The Warriors traveled to the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California to take on a pair of top-25 teams.
In Friday's game, Oak Hill squared off against 13th ranked Sierra Canyon f

Warriors inching closer to perfection

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy moved to 38-0 with a pair of victories in California last weekend and a big home win on Monday. The Warriors traveled to the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California to take on a pair of top-25 teams. In Friday's game, Oak Hill squared off against 13th ranked Sierra Canyon f

WEST JEFFERSON — A brutal start for Ashe turned into a crucial victory over visiting Wilkes Central as the Huskies rallied from an early 14-2 hole to take an 11-point win.
Wilkes Central outscored Ashe 14-2 in the first quarter, but the Huskies were able to real off a 15-2 run of its own in the second quarter to not only recover from its ter

Huskies beat rival Eagles, 49-37

WEST JEFFERSON — A brutal start for Ashe turned into a crucial victory over visiting Wilkes Central as the Huskies rallied from an early 14-2 hole to take an 11-point win. Wilkes Central outscored Ashe 14-2 in the first quarter, but the Huskies were able to real off a 15-2 run of its own in the second quarter to not only recover from its ter

WEST JEFFERSON — For the third straight year, the Ashe County Huskies will finish atop the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference junior varsity standings.
On Tuesday, the Huskies clinched the title with a thrilling 54-53 win over rival Wilkes Central.
Dante Shuler hit a free throw with just a few seconds remaining to give Ashe the win.
Shule

JV boys win MVAC title

WEST JEFFERSON — For the third straight year, the Ashe County Huskies will finish atop the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference junior varsity standings. On Tuesday, the Huskies clinched the title with a thrilling 54-53 win over rival Wilkes Central. Dante Shuler hit a free throw with just a few seconds remaining to give Ashe the win. Shule

12th Grade A Honor Roll
Adolph, Joshua Andrew; Alff, Rosalie Sabine; Baker, Jason Brent; Barnes, Hunter Lane; Blevins, Brandon Michael; Blevins, Jacob Andrew; Bowers, Connor Rand; Brettschneider, Olivia Elaine; Brown, Hallie Ana; Calhoun, Carter Lee; Cullifer, Isaiah Luke; Day, Tara Renee; DeJonge, Elijah Halsey; Dillard, Carrie Marie; Eller, Tyle

Ashe County High School announces A/B Honor Roll

12th Grade A Honor Roll Adolph, Joshua Andrew; Alff, Rosalie Sabine; Baker, Jason Brent; Barnes, Hunter Lane; Blevins, Brandon Michael; Blevins, Jacob Andrew; Bowers, Connor Rand; Brettschneider, Olivia Elaine; Brown, Hallie Ana; Calhoun, Carter Lee; Cullifer, Isaiah Luke; Day, Tara Renee; DeJonge, Elijah Halsey; Dillard, Carrie Marie; Eller, Tyle

RONDA — Ashe County hit the road to East Wilkes to square off against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Varsity men
The Huskies blew open a close game in the second and third quarters, turning a five-point advantage at the end of one to a 31-point lead going to the fourth quarter. Ashe shot its way to a 72-49 win.
Ashe hit 51-percent of its attemp

Husky hoops

RONDA — Ashe County hit the road to East Wilkes to square off against the Cardinals on Tuesday. Varsity men The Huskies blew open a close game in the second and third quarters, turning a five-point advantage at the end of one to a 31-point lead going to the fourth quarter. Ashe shot its way to a 72-49 win. Ashe hit 51-percent of its attemp

Mat Monsters host wrestling tourney

WARRENSVILLE — A good crowd of fans showed up to the inaugural King of the Mountain Tournament at Ashe County Middle School, hosted by the Mat Monsters club wrestling team. The tournament featured wrestlers from first grade through middle school and brought in kids not just from neighboring counties but neighboring states as well. The Mat M

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — The Warriors added three more victories last week to an already outstanding season that just keeps getting better.
On Wednesday, Oak Hill traveled to Beckley, West Virginia to take on St. Ignatius Prep from Greenwood, South Carolina. The Warriors cruised to an 81-39 victory. Dwayne Bacon led all scorers with 21 points.

Oak Hill earns three more wins

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — The Warriors added three more victories last week to an already outstanding season that just keeps getting better. On Wednesday, Oak Hill traveled to Beckley, West Virginia to take on St. Ignatius Prep from Greenwood, South Carolina. The Warriors cruised to an 81-39 victory. Dwayne Bacon led all scorers with 21 points.

HAYS — Junior Joshua Hamilton and senior Jason Baker brought home conference championships from the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tournament held at North Wilkes on Saturday.
In the semifinal round, Hamilton pinned T.J. Brown from West Wilkes at the 5:10 mark of the match. In the finals, Hamilton dispatched of North Wilkes grappler Ern

Hamilton, Baker win wrestling titles

HAYS — Junior Joshua Hamilton and senior Jason Baker brought home conference championships from the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tournament held at North Wilkes on Saturday. In the semifinal round, Hamilton pinned T.J. Brown from West Wilkes at the 5:10 mark of the match. In the finals, Hamilton dispatched of North Wilkes grappler Ern

WEST JEFFERSON — Playing shorthanded once again, Ashe battled the conference-leading North Wilkes Vikings down the stretch, but came out on the losing end, 58-43.
The Lady Huskies trailed by 14 at halftime and were able to get to within seven points late in the game before North Wilkes slowly pulled away.
“I was really proud of my tea

North Wilkes outlasts Ashe, 58-43

WEST JEFFERSON — Playing shorthanded once again, Ashe battled the conference-leading North Wilkes Vikings down the stretch, but came out on the losing end, 58-43. The Lady Huskies trailed by 14 at halftime and were able to get to within seven points late in the game before North Wilkes slowly pulled away. “I was really proud of my tea

WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies played stellar defense throughout, holding North Wilkes to just 18 points and easily picked up the team's eighth win of the season.
Alex Spencer paced the Huskies with nine points and snagged three rebounds. Kendall Richardson and Parker Shelton both scored eight points, Colin Ellis scored seven and Corbin Wineba

Ashe hammers North Wilkes, 56-18

WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies played stellar defense throughout, holding North Wilkes to just 18 points and easily picked up the team's eighth win of the season. Alex Spencer paced the Huskies with nine points and snagged three rebounds. Kendall Richardson and Parker Shelton both scored eight points, Colin Ellis scored seven and Corbin Wineba





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