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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.

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The annual Fall Sports Awards Ceremony at Ashe County High School take place last week with coaches, parents and friends all in attendance to honor the top athletes during the fall season.
Ashe County earned conference titles in football, soccer and women's golf as well as singles and doubles championships in women's tennis.
Here are this year's

Fall athletes earn awards

The annual Fall Sports Awards Ceremony at Ashe County High School take place last week with coaches, parents and friends all in attendance to honor the top athletes during the fall season. Ashe County earned conference titles in football, soccer and women's golf as well as singles and doubles championships in women's tennis. Here are this year's

ATLANTA — Appalachian State faced its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the preseason, but this time around, the opponent got the best of the Mountaineers.
Earlier in the season, ASU escaped Blacksburg with a win over Virginia Tech.
Georgia Tech made sure that the Mountaineers did not have a chance at the upset as they built a se

Georgia Tech beats App State, 70-57

ATLANTA — Appalachian State faced its second Atlantic Coast Conference opponent of the preseason, but this time around, the opponent got the best of the Mountaineers. Earlier in the season, ASU escaped Blacksburg with a win over Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech made sure that the Mountaineers did not have a chance at the upset as they built a se

WEST JEFFERSON — It was a no-brainer giving Connor Bowers the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year award.
Bowers set school records all across the board with 3,685 passing yards and 43 touchdowns and helped lead Ashe to its best season in school history.
The Huskies won its second conference title in as many year

Bowers named MVAC Player of the Year

WEST JEFFERSON — It was a no-brainer giving Connor Bowers the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year award. Bowers set school records all across the board with 3,685 passing yards and 43 touchdowns and helped lead Ashe to its best season in school history. The Huskies won its second conference title in as many year

SPARTA — Husky wrestlers opened the Mountain Valley Conference slate of matches last week with a match at Elkin on Thursday and competed in the Alleghany Duals on Saturday.
Elkin 45, Ashe 24
106: Tate Miller (Ashe) won via forfeit.
113: Jude Lloyd (Elkin) won via forfeit.
120: No match
126: Said Javier (Elkin) defeated Bodi Miller (Ashe)

Wrestlers open conference season

SPARTA — Husky wrestlers opened the Mountain Valley Conference slate of matches last week with a match at Elkin on Thursday and competed in the Alleghany Duals on Saturday. Elkin 45, Ashe 24 106: Tate Miller (Ashe) won via forfeit. 113: Jude Lloyd (Elkin) won via forfeit. 120: No match 126: Said Javier (Elkin) defeated Bodi Miller (Ashe)

Obamacare working in NC

Let me preface this editorial by saying numbers can paint a phony picture. In fact, there are careers that have blossomed out of simply spinning numbers to prove or falsify arguments in the public eye. Late last week, the Center for American Progress, based out of Washington D.C., released an entire fact sheet that broke down the numbers of North

WEST JEFFERSON — The annual Ashe County Duals Tournament took place at the high school last Saturday.
The all-day event featured area teams facing off against each other that even included a pair of teams making the drive from Virginia.
Ashe 42, Holston (Va.) 36
106: Tate Miller (Ashe) won via forfeit.
113: Blake Carbary (Holston) won via

Ashe hosts wrestling tournament

WEST JEFFERSON — The annual Ashe County Duals Tournament took place at the high school last Saturday. The all-day event featured area teams facing off against each other that even included a pair of teams making the drive from Virginia. Ashe 42, Holston (Va.) 36 106: Tate Miller (Ashe) won via forfeit. 113: Blake Carbary (Holston) won via

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy improved to 17-0 with a pair of blowout victories.
First up, the Warriors took on Kennedy Charter from Charlotte and demolished the visiting team by 58 points with a final score of 118-60 on Thursday.
Daniel Giddens had no problem scoring in the paint as he led all players with 28 points. The senior b

Warriors go to 17-0

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy improved to 17-0 with a pair of blowout victories. First up, the Warriors took on Kennedy Charter from Charlotte and demolished the visiting team by 58 points with a final score of 118-60 on Thursday. Daniel Giddens had no problem scoring in the paint as he led all players with 28 points. The senior b

DOBSON — Both Ashe County indoor track teams finished as runner-up at the most recent meet at Surry Central last Tuesday.
West Wilkes swept the top finishing spots in both the men's and women's team scores.
In field events, Josh Hamilton was Ashe's top finisher in the shot put with a toss of 37 feet, seven inches. Sam Hudler finished second

Track team runs at Surry Central

DOBSON — Both Ashe County indoor track teams finished as runner-up at the most recent meet at Surry Central last Tuesday. West Wilkes swept the top finishing spots in both the men's and women's team scores. In field events, Josh Hamilton was Ashe's top finisher in the shot put with a toss of 37 feet, seven inches. Sam Hudler finished second

WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies wrapped up a busy week of basketball at home against Watauga on Friday night where both varsity teams came away with impressive victories over the rival Pioneers.
Lady Huskies 49, Watauga 35
Ashe County slowly pulled away in the second half after a very even first half between the two teams.
The Lady Huskies he

Varsity teams sweep Watauga

WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies wrapped up a busy week of basketball at home against Watauga on Friday night where both varsity teams came away with impressive victories over the rival Pioneers. Lady Huskies 49, Watauga 35 Ashe County slowly pulled away in the second half after a very even first half between the two teams. The Lady Huskies he

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — The Oak Hill Academy Warriors picked up right where they left off after Thanksgiving break with three wins, including two at the Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton, Kentucky.
The first game back came against Dreher High School from Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Dreher features one of the top scorers in

Warriors play in Kentucky tourney

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — The Oak Hill Academy Warriors picked up right where they left off after Thanksgiving break with three wins, including two at the Marshall County Hoopfest in Benton, Kentucky. The first game back came against Dreher High School from Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Dreher features one of the top scorers in

BOONE — Appalachian State's three-game winning streak came to a close on Sunday with a 68-51 loss at the hands of Hofstra in the Holmes Convocation Center.
The Mountaineers knocked off ACC foe Virginia Tech and followed that up with wins over Hampton and Jacksonville, but the Hofstra Pride proved to be too much down the stretch for the Mount

ASU Basketball sees winning streak end

BOONE — Appalachian State's three-game winning streak came to a close on Sunday with a 68-51 loss at the hands of Hofstra in the Holmes Convocation Center. The Mountaineers knocked off ACC foe Virginia Tech and followed that up with wins over Hampton and Jacksonville, but the Hofstra Pride proved to be too much down the stretch for the Mount

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County played a pair of non-conference games to start the week, playing host to Hibriten on Monday and traveling to North Surry on Tuesday.
Varsity women
The Lady Huskies made quick work of Hibriten to score a 50-30 victory in the home opener.
Ashe's defense held the Panthers in check all night long, holding the visit

Husky hoops roundup

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County played a pair of non-conference games to start the week, playing host to Hibriten on Monday and traveling to North Surry on Tuesday. Varsity women The Lady Huskies made quick work of Hibriten to score a 50-30 victory in the home opener. Ashe's defense held the Panthers in check all night long, holding the visit

BOONE — The Huskies traveled to Watauga to battle the rival Pioneers on Friday and returned with two victories.
JV girls: Watauga 33, Ashe 30
Watauga got the first win of the day in the JV girls contest, holding off a valiant effort from the Lady Huskies.
Olivia Williamson paced the Pioneers with 12 points. Crystal Spencer was Ashe's top s

JV and varsity teams split with Watauga

BOONE — The Huskies traveled to Watauga to battle the rival Pioneers on Friday and returned with two victories. JV girls: Watauga 33, Ashe 30 Watauga got the first win of the day in the JV girls contest, holding off a valiant effort from the Lady Huskies. Olivia Williamson paced the Pioneers with 12 points. Crystal Spencer was Ashe's top s

MILLERS CREEK — Ashe County has an indoor track team for the first time since 2008 and are off to a nice start after the first meet of the season at the West Wilkes Polar Bear Meet.
A pair of athletes have already qualified for the state championships coming up in February. Sam Hudler and Maison McNeill both cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the

Winter track season underway

MILLERS CREEK — Ashe County has an indoor track team for the first time since 2008 and are off to a nice start after the first meet of the season at the West Wilkes Polar Bear Meet. A pair of athletes have already qualified for the state championships coming up in February. Sam Hudler and Maison McNeill both cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the

EAST BEND — Ashe County's 2014-2015 wrestling season got underway last Tuesday at Forbush High School with the Huskies dropping a pair of matches against Forbush and West Davidson.
Forbush 48, Ashe 36
106: Caleb Price (Forbush) pinned Tate Miller (Ashe) in 38 seconds.
113: Mason Coffman (Frobush) won via forfeit.
120: Bodi Miller (Ashe) p

Wrestling team falls at Forbush

EAST BEND — Ashe County's 2014-2015 wrestling season got underway last Tuesday at Forbush High School with the Huskies dropping a pair of matches against Forbush and West Davidson. Forbush 48, Ashe 36 106: Caleb Price (Forbush) pinned Tate Miller (Ashe) in 38 seconds. 113: Mason Coffman (Frobush) won via forfeit. 120: Bodi Miller (Ashe) p

NEWLAND — The Ashe County Huskies opened the 2014-2015 season with a pair of victories on the road at Avery County.
Men
Ashe had three players reach double figures and used a strong third quarter to pull away from the Vikings for a 60-50 victory.
The Huskies had a three-point lead at the half, 30-27, but outscored Avery 16-8 in the third q

Ashe opens season with two wins

NEWLAND — The Ashe County Huskies opened the 2014-2015 season with a pair of victories on the road at Avery County. Men Ashe had three players reach double figures and used a strong third quarter to pull away from the Vikings for a 60-50 victory. The Huskies had a three-point lead at the half, 30-27, but outscored Avery 16-8 in the third q

BOONE - Appalachian State's request to be able to play in a bowl game after its first season in the Sun Belt was denied by the NCAA. The school was informed of this decision late Tuesday.
“We thank the NCAA for considering our request for a waiver and respect its decision to deny the request,” said interim director of athletics Rick Be

ASU bowl waiver denied

BOONE - Appalachian State's request to be able to play in a bowl game after its first season in the Sun Belt was denied by the NCAA. The school was informed of this decision late Tuesday. “We thank the NCAA for considering our request for a waiver and respect its decision to deny the request,” said interim director of athletics Rick Be

WEST JEFFERSON - Basketball season officially got underway this past weekend at Ashe County High School with the annual Dr. Pepper/Triangle Vending JV Invitational Tournament.
The Lady Huskies lost on Friday to Avery but bounced back in the third place game on Saturday against West Wilkes to capture its first win of the season.
For the boys' team

Ashe hosts JV tournament

WEST JEFFERSON - Basketball season officially got underway this past weekend at Ashe County High School with the annual Dr. Pepper/Triangle Vending JV Invitational Tournament. The Lady Huskies lost on Friday to Avery but bounced back in the third place game on Saturday against West Wilkes to capture its first win of the season. For the boys' team

CULLOWHEE - Junior lineman Josh Wineberg was one of 15 Western Carolina University football players to receive all-conference or all-freshman team recognition from the Southern Conference last Tuesday.
The former Husky has had a stellar career so far at WCU, wrapping up his third year as a starter on the Catamount offensive line.
Wineberg was nam

Wineberg named all-conference performer

CULLOWHEE - Junior lineman Josh Wineberg was one of 15 Western Carolina University football players to receive all-conference or all-freshman team recognition from the Southern Conference last Tuesday. The former Husky has had a stellar career so far at WCU, wrapping up his third year as a starter on the Catamount offensive line. Wineberg was nam

BOONE - Appalachian State midfielder and former Husky, Kebrina Keys, recently completed her junior season of soccer.
Keys played in 18 of ASU's 19 games and earned 10 starts. The junior scored one goal and had two assists to go with 15 shots taken.
The Mountaineers finished 8-11 overall and 5-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. The team's season offici

Keys wraps up junior season

BOONE - Appalachian State midfielder and former Husky, Kebrina Keys, recently completed her junior season of soccer. Keys played in 18 of ASU's 19 games and earned 10 starts. The junior scored one goal and had two assists to go with 15 shots taken. The Mountaineers finished 8-11 overall and 5-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. The team's season offici





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