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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

BOONVILLE — On Tuesday night, Ashe County traveled down the mountain to Starmount for the season's second set of games with the Rams.
Lady Huskies 40, Starmount 23
Playing without two key players, the Lady Huskies pulled off a hard-earned road victory.
Point guard Morgan Hudler sat out the game with a sprained ankle and Savannah Brooks mis

Husky hoops recap

BOONVILLE — On Tuesday night, Ashe County traveled down the mountain to Starmount for the season's second set of games with the Rams. Lady Huskies 40, Starmount 23 Playing without two key players, the Lady Huskies pulled off a hard-earned road victory. Point guard Morgan Hudler sat out the game with a sprained ankle and Savannah Brooks mis

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Swimming season is the first of the four winter sports that Ashe County is competing in to come to an end. Ashe's swim team competed in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship Meet last Saturday at the Armfield Civic Center.
The Huskies' swimming team is in its infant stages, but the team worked hard all season

Ashe swimmers compete in MVAC Championship

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Swimming season is the first of the four winter sports that Ashe County is competing in to come to an end. Ashe's swim team competed in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship Meet last Saturday at the Armfield Civic Center. The Huskies' swimming team is in its infant stages, but the team worked hard all season

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County competed in its final regular season match on Tuesday at home against Starmount. The Rams scored six forfeit victories to win the match, 51-30.
In matches that saw both teams have a wrestler compete, each team scored victories in three matches.
106: Patrick Johnson (Starmount) pinned Tate Miller (Ashe) in 1:00.

Grapplers wrap up regular season

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County competed in its final regular season match on Tuesday at home against Starmount. The Rams scored six forfeit victories to win the match, 51-30. In matches that saw both teams have a wrestler compete, each team scored victories in three matches. 106: Patrick Johnson (Starmount) pinned Tate Miller (Ashe) in 1:00.

BRISTOL, Va. — Oak Hill Academy got some good news during its most recent stretch of games, four victories in a row last Wednesday through Saturday.
The Warriors were informed that the one team to beat them this season, Hamilton High School located in Memphis, had to forfeit 15 of its 17 games, including the win over Oak Hill.
That means th

Oak Hill keeps piling up wins

BRISTOL, Va. — Oak Hill Academy got some good news during its most recent stretch of games, four victories in a row last Wednesday through Saturday. The Warriors were informed that the one team to beat them this season, Hamilton High School located in Memphis, had to forfeit 15 of its 17 games, including the win over Oak Hill. That means th

SPARTA — The regular season is rapidly coming to a close for the Ashe County wrestling team. Ashe took on West Wilkes and Alleghany last week, dropping both matches.
West Wilkes 52, Ashe 25
106: Dakota Roark (West) pinned Tate Miller (Ashe) in 20 seconds.
113: Rylee Billings (West) won by forfeit.
120: Bodi Miller (Ashe) defeated Cameron

Huskies drop two MVAC matches

SPARTA — The regular season is rapidly coming to a close for the Ashe County wrestling team. Ashe took on West Wilkes and Alleghany last week, dropping both matches. West Wilkes 52, Ashe 25 106: Dakota Roark (West) pinned Tate Miller (Ashe) in 20 seconds. 113: Rylee Billings (West) won by forfeit. 120: Bodi Miller (Ashe) defeated Cameron

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County hit the court on Thursday to take on neighboring Alleghany
Varsity women
Morgan Hudler dropped in 18 big points and the Lady Huskies outscored Alleghany by 17 points in the second half to claim a 52-34 victory over visiting Alleghany. Ashe held just a one-point lead at the half, similar to the first time these t

Husky hoops

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County hit the court on Thursday to take on neighboring Alleghany Varsity women Morgan Hudler dropped in 18 big points and the Lady Huskies outscored Alleghany by 17 points in the second half to claim a 52-34 victory over visiting Alleghany. Ashe held just a one-point lead at the half, similar to the first time these t

WEST JEFFERSON — Both junior varsity squads earned victories over West Wilkes on Tuesday afternoon.
For the JV girls, Ashe was simply too much for the Blackhawks, handing the visitors a 32-15 loss. Ashe held West Wilkes scoreless in the third quarter.
Amber Miller led the Lady Huskies with eight points. Lyndsi Holman scored seven points, Ma

JV basketball update

WEST JEFFERSON — Both junior varsity squads earned victories over West Wilkes on Tuesday afternoon. For the JV girls, Ashe was simply too much for the Blackhawks, handing the visitors a 32-15 loss. Ashe held West Wilkes scoreless in the third quarter. Amber Miller led the Lady Huskies with eight points. Lyndsi Holman scored seven points, Ma

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Oak Hill Warriors have rebounded nicely from its only loss of the season, winning the Bass Pro Shop Tournament of Champions this past weekend in Missouri and taking down 11th ranked Villa Angela-St. Josephs in Massachusetts on Monday.
Eight teams competed in the three-day tournament last weekend with three of those eig

Oak Hill improves to 27-1

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Oak Hill Warriors have rebounded nicely from its only loss of the season, winning the Bass Pro Shop Tournament of Champions this past weekend in Missouri and taking down 11th ranked Villa Angela-St. Josephs in Massachusetts on Monday. Eight teams competed in the three-day tournament last weekend with three of those eig

JEFFERSON — Ashe County's youth wrestling program, the Mat Monsters, are asking for your support.
This Monday, Jan. 26, the Mat Monsters will be hosting a fundraiser at Pizza Hut from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with 10-percent of eat-in and takeout orders as well as all tips being donated to the program.
The Mat Monster wrestling program allows fo

Mat Monsters to host fundraiser Monday

JEFFERSON — Ashe County's youth wrestling program, the Mat Monsters, are asking for your support. This Monday, Jan. 26, the Mat Monsters will be hosting a fundraiser at Pizza Hut from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with 10-percent of eat-in and takeout orders as well as all tips being donated to the program. The Mat Monster wrestling program allows fo

WEST JEFFERSON — Both varsity squads ended the first half of conference play with victories over West Wilkes on Tuesday.
Lady Huskies 49, West Wilkes 40
Ashe trailed by two points entering the fourth quarter before rallying to a nine-point victory.
Junior Savannah Brooks scored six of her seven points in the fourth and Morgan Hudler added

Huskies sweep Blackhawks

WEST JEFFERSON — Both varsity squads ended the first half of conference play with victories over West Wilkes on Tuesday. Lady Huskies 49, West Wilkes 40 Ashe trailed by two points entering the fourth quarter before rallying to a nine-point victory. Junior Savannah Brooks scored six of her seven points in the fourth and Morgan Hudler added

MORAVIAN FALLS — A balanced scoring attack and some stellar defense gave the Lady Huskies a season sweep over Avery County with a 42-28 win on Wednesday.
Morgan Hudler was Ashe's top scorer with 10 points. Hallie Brown filled up the stat sheet with nine points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist. Paige Spell chipped in nine points and ha

Lady Huskies beat Avery, fall to Central

MORAVIAN FALLS — A balanced scoring attack and some stellar defense gave the Lady Huskies a season sweep over Avery County with a 42-28 win on Wednesday. Morgan Hudler was Ashe's top scorer with 10 points. Hallie Brown filled up the stat sheet with nine points, six rebounds, two steals and an assist. Paige Spell chipped in nine points and ha

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County played host to Wilkes Central on the mats Friday night with the Eagles coming away with a 54-30 team victory.
For the Huskies, the team won three of the five matches that took place. The other nine matches all resulted in forfeits with one of those going Ashe's way and the rest going down as forfeit wins for the

Wilkes Central grapplers defeat Ashe

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County played host to Wilkes Central on the mats Friday night with the Eagles coming away with a 54-30 team victory. For the Huskies, the team won three of the five matches that took place. The other nine matches all resulted in forfeits with one of those going Ashe's way and the rest going down as forfeit wins for the

TIGERVILLE, S.C. — Lees-McRae College evened up its record at 7-7 with an impressive 101-88 victory on the road at North Greenville on Tuesday night.
The Crusaders started out the game scoring the first six points, but the LMC Bobcats ripped off a 21-3 scoring run, capped off by a trio of three-pointers from Keegan Crabtree, Raul Tutton and

LMC overpowers North Greenville, 101-88

TIGERVILLE, S.C. — Lees-McRae College evened up its record at 7-7 with an impressive 101-88 victory on the road at North Greenville on Tuesday night. The Crusaders started out the game scoring the first six points, but the LMC Bobcats ripped off a 21-3 scoring run, capped off by a trio of three-pointers from Keegan Crabtree, Raul Tutton and

MORAVIAN FALLS — The Huskies saw its three-game winning streak come to an end this past week with a pair of losses.
Avery 53, Ashe 46
The Huskies trailed by 12 at halftime and the cut the deficit to three going to the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback.
Senior Connor Bowers scored 12 points to lead Ashe. Alex Spencer added

Ashe's winning streak snapped

MORAVIAN FALLS — The Huskies saw its three-game winning streak come to an end this past week with a pair of losses. Avery 53, Ashe 46 The Huskies trailed by 12 at halftime and the cut the deficit to three going to the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback. Senior Connor Bowers scored 12 points to lead Ashe. Alex Spencer added

WARRENSVILLE — Ashe County Middle School's wrestling team took on Starmount last Friday in a home match.
The Rams rallied to take a 60-36 win, but the Bulldogs still had several shining moments on the mats.
Isaac Stanley earned a pinfall win in the second period of his match in the 98-pound division. Torin Potter (96 pounds) and Drake Ellio

Bulldog wrestling falls to Starmount

WARRENSVILLE — Ashe County Middle School's wrestling team took on Starmount last Friday in a home match. The Rams rallied to take a 60-36 win, but the Bulldogs still had several shining moments on the mats. Isaac Stanley earned a pinfall win in the second period of his match in the 98-pound division. Torin Potter (96 pounds) and Drake Ellio

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — The Oak Hill Warriors suffered its first defeat of the season in Memphis, Tennessee this past Saturday against Hamilton High School.
The week started off good with a 104-58 victory over Elite One Academy, who traveled all the way here from Arizona.
Dwayne Bacon dropped in 31 points and also dished out 10 assists. Khad

Oak Hill bounces back from first loss

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — The Oak Hill Warriors suffered its first defeat of the season in Memphis, Tennessee this past Saturday against Hamilton High School. The week started off good with a 104-58 victory over Elite One Academy, who traveled all the way here from Arizona. Dwayne Bacon dropped in 31 points and also dished out 10 assists. Khad

BOONE — Former Husky standout Tommy Spagnolo has put in years of hard work on and off the basketball court.
On Monday, the Appalachian State senior was chosen as the men's basketball team captain by head coach Jim Fox.
“This is a well deserving honor for Tommy,” said Fox in a press release. “He sets the tone for our progra

Spagnolo named ASU's team captain

BOONE — Former Husky standout Tommy Spagnolo has put in years of hard work on and off the basketball court. On Monday, the Appalachian State senior was chosen as the men's basketball team captain by head coach Jim Fox. “This is a well deserving honor for Tommy,” said Fox in a press release. “He sets the tone for our progra

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County dropped a pair of tight conference matchups against North Wilkes and East Wilkes.
North Wilkes 36, Ashe 31
106: Caleb Byrd (North Wilkes) wins by forfeit.
113: No match
120: Bodi Miller (Ashe) defeated Micah Lovette (North Wilkes) by a 9-3 decision.
126: Harley Miller (Ashe) defeated Devin Nichols (North Wilk

Wrestlers open conference season

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County dropped a pair of tight conference matchups against North Wilkes and East Wilkes. North Wilkes 36, Ashe 31 106: Caleb Byrd (North Wilkes) wins by forfeit. 113: No match 120: Bodi Miller (Ashe) defeated Micah Lovette (North Wilkes) by a 9-3 decision. 126: Harley Miller (Ashe) defeated Devin Nichols (North Wilk

The varsity women's team split a pair of conference games late last week. Ashe dropped hard-fought game in overtime to Elkin on Thursday but bounced back to blow out East Wilkes on Friday.
Elkin 48, Ashe 39
The Lady Huskies held a 10-point lead with four minutes left to play in the game, but Elkin rallied back to end up winning the game in overti

Lady Huskies notch eighth win

The varsity women's team split a pair of conference games late last week. Ashe dropped hard-fought game in overtime to Elkin on Thursday but bounced back to blow out East Wilkes on Friday. Elkin 48, Ashe 39 The Lady Huskies held a 10-point lead with four minutes left to play in the game, but Elkin rallied back to end up winning the game in overti

WEST JEFFERSON — Conference play is nearing the halfway point and the Huskies are making the most of it, reeling off three straight wins against Mountain Valley Athletic Conference foes.
Ashe 63, Elkin 48
Seniors Corbin Winebarger and Alex Spencer dropped in 12 points to guide the Huskies to its second conference victory.
Winebarger also a

Huskies run win streak to three

WEST JEFFERSON — Conference play is nearing the halfway point and the Huskies are making the most of it, reeling off three straight wins against Mountain Valley Athletic Conference foes. Ashe 63, Elkin 48 Seniors Corbin Winebarger and Alex Spencer dropped in 12 points to guide the Huskies to its second conference victory. Winebarger also a





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