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Nathan Ham

Position: Sports Writer
E-Mail Address: nham@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-489-3062


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

BOONVILLE — Ashe County came within a half of a point from sweeping the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Track Championships on Tuesday.
The men's team blew away the field, tallying 211 points and beating West Wilkes, the closest competitor, by 50 points.
“This year's boys team is the best boys track team I've coached in my 15 year

Men's track wins MVAC Championship

BOONVILLE — Ashe County came within a half of a point from sweeping the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Track Championships on Tuesday. The men's team blew away the field, tallying 211 points and beating West Wilkes, the closest competitor, by 50 points. “This year's boys team is the best boys track team I've coached in my 15 year

ELKIN — Will Altemueller had his top notch stuff on Friday night as he held the Huskies to just two hits and helped the Elks take a 3-0 win and clinch second place in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.
Altemueller pitched seven shutout innings and gave up two hits with eight strikeouts and did not issue any walks.
At the plate, Altemu

Elkin's Altemueller shuts out Ashe

ELKIN — Will Altemueller had his top notch stuff on Friday night as he held the Huskies to just two hits and helped the Elks take a 3-0 win and clinch second place in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference. Altemueller pitched seven shutout innings and gave up two hits with eight strikeouts and did not issue any walks. At the plate, Altemu

WEST JEFFERSON — Four seniors played their final regular season home game last week, a 9-0 victory over Alleghany.
Olivia Brettschneider, Alexis Parks, Tyler Eller and Taylor May were all honored before the game started by their fellow teammates and coaches.
Once the game started, it was the seniors who got the goal scoring underway.
Parks

Huskies win big on Senior Night

WEST JEFFERSON — Four seniors played their final regular season home game last week, a 9-0 victory over Alleghany. Olivia Brettschneider, Alexis Parks, Tyler Eller and Taylor May were all honored before the game started by their fellow teammates and coaches. Once the game started, it was the seniors who got the goal scoring underway. Parks

JEFFERSON — Abel Warner and Jacob Worley qualified for the 2A Midwest Regional with the performances they turned in at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tournament on Monday at Jefferson Landing.
The 18-hole event featured two nine-hole matches on the front nine and back nine.
On the front nine, Starmount had the best team score with

Two ACHS golfers qualify for Regionals

JEFFERSON — Abel Warner and Jacob Worley qualified for the 2A Midwest Regional with the performances they turned in at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tournament on Monday at Jefferson Landing. The 18-hole event featured two nine-hole matches on the front nine and back nine. On the front nine, Starmount had the best team score with

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 victory over Starmount on Monday evening.
Ashe forwards had some early goal chances that caught the visiting Rams off guard. Valerie Keys had a shot knocked away in the fourth minute that resulted in a corner kick. On the kick, Alexis Parks had a good attempt at

Ashe girls edge Starmount, 2-1

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 victory over Starmount on Monday evening. Ashe forwards had some early goal chances that caught the visiting Rams off guard. Valerie Keys had a shot knocked away in the fourth minute that resulted in a corner kick. On the kick, Alexis Parks had a good attempt at

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 victory over Starmount on Monday evening.
Ashe forwards had some early goal chances that caught the visiting Rams off guard. Valerie Keys had a shot knocked away in the fourth minute that resulted in a corner kick. On the kick, Alexis Parks had a good attempt at

Ashe girls edge Starmount, 2-1

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 victory over Starmount on Monday evening. Ashe forwards had some early goal chances that caught the visiting Rams off guard. Valerie Keys had a shot knocked away in the fourth minute that resulted in a corner kick. On the kick, Alexis Parks had a good attempt at

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between April 12 and April 18 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record.
April 14
Highway 88
An animal collision took place at 7:05 p.m. about eight miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Phillip Michael Treadway of North Wilkesbor

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between April 12 and April 18 were reported by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and are considered public record. April 14 Highway 88 An animal collision took place at 7:05 p.m. about eight miles from West Jefferson. According to the narrative, Phillip Michael Treadway of North Wilkesbor

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County scored eight runs over a span of three innings and held off a late charge from Alleghany to score an 8-7 victory at home on Tuesday night.
This game also marked Senior Night for the baseball team as five players took the field at home for the final time. The seniors honored were Nathaniel Johnson, Thomas Sexton,

Huskies hold off Alleghany, 8-7

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County scored eight runs over a span of three innings and held off a late charge from Alleghany to score an 8-7 victory at home on Tuesday night. This game also marked Senior Night for the baseball team as five players took the field at home for the final time. The seniors honored were Nathaniel Johnson, Thomas Sexton,

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 victory over Starmount on Monday evening.
Ashe forwards had some early goal chances that caught the visiting Rams off guard. Valerie Keys had a shot knocked away in the fourth minute that resulted in a corner kick. On the kick, Alexis Parks had a good attempt at

Ashe girls edge Starmount, 2-1

WEST JEFFERSON — The Lady Huskies ran its winning streak to 11 games with a 2-1 victory over Starmount on Monday evening. Ashe forwards had some early goal chances that caught the visiting Rams off guard. Valerie Keys had a shot knocked away in the fourth minute that resulted in a corner kick. On the kick, Alexis Parks had a good attempt at

BOONVILLE — Ashe County completed the 2015 regular season last Thursday at Starmount, a meet that included nine event victories for the Huskies.
In hurdle events, Paige Spell took first in the women's 100-meter with a finishing time of 17.34 seconds. Ashe also grabbed the second and third place spots in the race with Savannah Cary finishing

Track wraps up regular season

BOONVILLE — Ashe County completed the 2015 regular season last Thursday at Starmount, a meet that included nine event victories for the Huskies. In hurdle events, Paige Spell took first in the women's 100-meter with a finishing time of 17.34 seconds. Ashe also grabbed the second and third place spots in the race with Savannah Cary finishing

WEST JEFFERSON — The Husky golf team had its best match of the conference season, finishing in fifth place overall and having a golfer in the top three individual scores at Mountain Aire Golf Course last Thursday.
Wilkes Central shot a 165 to get the win. The Eagles finished eight shots ahead of second place Starmount. Alleghany was third wi

Golfers complete regular season

WEST JEFFERSON — The Husky golf team had its best match of the conference season, finishing in fifth place overall and having a golfer in the top three individual scores at Mountain Aire Golf Course last Thursday. Wilkes Central shot a 165 to get the win. The Eagles finished eight shots ahead of second place Starmount. Alleghany was third wi

WEST JEFFERSON — A pair of second half goals made the difference between two of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening.
Both Ashe and Elkin battled to a scoreless tie in the first half.
The Lady Huskies controlled most of the possession throughout the first 40 minutes and had a bunch of scoring chances

Ashe shuts out Elkin, 2-0

WEST JEFFERSON — A pair of second half goals made the difference between two of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening. Both Ashe and Elkin battled to a scoreless tie in the first half. The Lady Huskies controlled most of the possession throughout the first 40 minutes and had a bunch of scoring chances

ELKIN — The rainy weather moved out just in time to have a bright, sunny day for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tennis tourney on Tuesday.
Elkin and Wilkes Central capped off a fantastic conference season by sweeping both the 1A singles and doubles championships and 2A singles and doubles titles.
Three Ashe County players, Andrew S

Elkin, Wilkes Central win tennis titles

ELKIN — The rainy weather moved out just in time to have a bright, sunny day for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tennis tourney on Tuesday. Elkin and Wilkes Central capped off a fantastic conference season by sweeping both the 1A singles and doubles championships and 2A singles and doubles titles. Three Ashe County players, Andrew S

WEST JEFFERSON — A pair of second half goals made the difference between two of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening.
Both Ashe and Elkin battled to a scoreless tie in the first half.
The Lady Huskies controlled most of the possession throughout the first 40 minutes and had a bunch of scoring chances

Ashe shuts out Elkin, 2-0

WEST JEFFERSON — A pair of second half goals made the difference between two of the top teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening. Both Ashe and Elkin battled to a scoreless tie in the first half. The Lady Huskies controlled most of the possession throughout the first 40 minutes and had a bunch of scoring chances

JEFFERSON — Catching fish may be a little harder to come by at the Ashe County Wildlife Club's trout lake while the North Carolina Wildlife Commission repairs the sediment retention dam above the lake.
The work was expected to be completed early in April around the opening of trout season, however the heavy rain that the county has experienc

Repairs taking place at wildlife club lake

JEFFERSON — Catching fish may be a little harder to come by at the Ashe County Wildlife Club's trout lake while the North Carolina Wildlife Commission repairs the sediment retention dam above the lake. The work was expected to be completed early in April around the opening of trout season, however the heavy rain that the county has experienc

ELKIN — The rainy weather moved out just in time to have a bright, sunny day for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tennis tournament on Tuesday.
Elkin capped off a fantastic conference season by sweeping both the 1A singles and doubles championships.
The Elks finished the regular season with a 14-1 overall record and a 13-1 mark in MV

Elkin sweeps 1A tennis titles

ELKIN — The rainy weather moved out just in time to have a bright, sunny day for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tennis tournament on Tuesday. Elkin capped off a fantastic conference season by sweeping both the 1A singles and doubles championships. The Elks finished the regular season with a 14-1 overall record and a 13-1 mark in MV

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County plated 12 runs in the first inning on the way to completing the season sweep of North Wilkes on Tuesday night, 16-1.
Earlier in the year, Ashe had to rally to beat the Vikings on the road. This time around, the Husky offense was on fire from the get-go.
Senior first baseman Nathaniel Johnson was a perfect 3-3 at

Huskies rout Vikings, 16-1

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County plated 12 runs in the first inning on the way to completing the season sweep of North Wilkes on Tuesday night, 16-1. Earlier in the year, Ashe had to rally to beat the Vikings on the road. This time around, the Husky offense was on fire from the get-go. Senior first baseman Nathaniel Johnson was a perfect 3-3 at

Ashe County softball
WEST JEFFERSON — The varsity Lady Huskies scored its first win of the season, beating North Wilkes on Tuesday by a 9-8 score.
Chloe Sullivan and Sarah Houck each collected three hits. Mckenzi Wallace and Abby Miller also added a pair of hits.
On the mound, Wallace pitched a complete game and got the victory.
“It

ACHS sports briefs

Ashe County softball WEST JEFFERSON — The varsity Lady Huskies scored its first win of the season, beating North Wilkes on Tuesday by a 9-8 score. Chloe Sullivan and Sarah Houck each collected three hits. Mckenzi Wallace and Abby Miller also added a pair of hits. On the mound, Wallace pitched a complete game and got the victory. “It

WEST JEFFERSON — Two seniors were recognized for their hard work and leadership last Friday in the final home match of the season against Starmount.
Jacob O'Neal and Caleb Adcock, the top two seeds for the team, played their final home match on Friday and ended the regular season on Saturday at Wilkes Central.
The Huskies were able to score

Tennis team wraps up regular season

WEST JEFFERSON — Two seniors were recognized for their hard work and leadership last Friday in the final home match of the season against Starmount. Jacob O'Neal and Caleb Adcock, the top two seeds for the team, played their final home match on Friday and ended the regular season on Saturday at Wilkes Central. The Huskies were able to score

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County keeps piling up the wins in conference play, notching its seventh MVAC win in a row and eighth straight win overall with a 6-0 triumph against North Wilkes on Tuesday.
Taylor May had the first scoring chance for Ashe in the 10th minute, but saw her shot stopped by the goalie.
One minute later, Valerie Keys got i

Lady Huskies win eighth straight

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County keeps piling up the wins in conference play, notching its seventh MVAC win in a row and eighth straight win overall with a 6-0 triumph against North Wilkes on Tuesday. Taylor May had the first scoring chance for Ashe in the 10th minute, but saw her shot stopped by the goalie. One minute later, Valerie Keys got i





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