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

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14.
Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night's Homecoming game.
It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score

Huskies drop Cards, 48-14

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14. Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night's Homecoming game. It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score

Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Maggie Witherspoon (right) was named the 2014 Ashe County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night. She was presented her crown, flowers and sash by last year's queen, Hailey Richardson.

ACHS Homecoming Queen crowned

Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Maggie Witherspoon (right) was named the 2014 Ashe County High School Homecoming Queen on Friday night. She was presented her crown, flowers and sash by last year's queen, Hailey Richardson.

WEST JEFFERSON – The Huskies continued the charge to an undefeated Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season and most assuredly a high seed in the 2A state playoffs with a 9-0 win at home against East Wilkes on Thursday.
It was a wet and damp evening in the High Country, but that did not keep the Huskies from overpowering yet another oppone

Huskies top Cardinals, 9-0

WEST JEFFERSON – The Huskies continued the charge to an undefeated Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season and most assuredly a high seed in the 2A state playoffs with a 9-0 win at home against East Wilkes on Thursday. It was a wet and damp evening in the High Country, but that did not keep the Huskies from overpowering yet another oppone

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14.
Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night's Homecoming game.
It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score

Ashe rolls over East Wilkes, 48-14

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14. Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night's Homecoming game. It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score

The first step in postseason success started on a high note for the women's golf team, winning the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament and sweeping the top two MVAC season awards.
Ashe finished with a team score of 146 on its home course at Mountain Aire to beat East Wilkes by 24 shots. Alleghany placed third with a team score of 172. Elkin took

Ashe County wins MVAC Tournament

The first step in postseason success started on a high note for the women's golf team, winning the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament and sweeping the top two MVAC season awards. Ashe finished with a team score of 146 on its home course at Mountain Aire to beat East Wilkes by 24 shots. Alleghany placed third with a team score of 172. Elkin took

Five seniors were honored during Ashe's final game of the season on Tuesday at home against West Wilkes.
Alexis Parks, Abby Lopp, Mckenzie Black, Savannah Poe and Cierra Sawyer bid farewell to the Lady Husky volleyball program.
As for the game, West Wilkes came away with a three sets to one victory to put an end to Ashe's season.
West Wilkes too

Volleyball season comes to an end

Five seniors were honored during Ashe's final game of the season on Tuesday at home against West Wilkes. Alexis Parks, Abby Lopp, Mckenzie Black, Savannah Poe and Cierra Sawyer bid farewell to the Lady Husky volleyball program. As for the game, West Wilkes came away with a three sets to one victory to put an end to Ashe's season. West Wilkes too

Wee Wolves Basketball
Registration is coming very soon for kindergarten, first and second grade boys and girls that want to take part in the Wee Wolves Basketball season.
Registration is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Westwood Elementary School.
If you have any questions or would like more information, call Kevin Miller or Dustin

Local sports briefs

Wee Wolves Basketball Registration is coming very soon for kindergarten, first and second grade boys and girls that want to take part in the Wee Wolves Basketball season. Registration is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Westwood Elementary School. If you have any questions or would like more information, call Kevin Miller or Dustin

For the first time in Ashe County High School history, a golf team has finished off an undefeated conference season with the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship.
The women's team wrapped up the regular season at Oakwoods Country Club and easily handled the competition yet again, winning by 23 shots with a team score of 153.
Wilkes Ce

Golf team wins MVAC title

For the first time in Ashe County High School history, a golf team has finished off an undefeated conference season with the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship. The women's team wrapped up the regular season at Oakwoods Country Club and easily handled the competition yet again, winning by 23 shots with a team score of 153. Wilkes Ce

Three Lady Husky tennis players captured conference titles in singles and doubles action on Wednesday in Elkin.
Senior Hallie Brown defeated teammate Grace Miller in the MVAC 2A singles finals while the doubles tandem of senior Maggie Witherspoon and junior Keely Caddell grabbed the MVAC 2A doubles championship.
Brown's road to the finals started

Ashe sweeps MVAC 2A championships

Three Lady Husky tennis players captured conference titles in singles and doubles action on Wednesday in Elkin. Senior Hallie Brown defeated teammate Grace Miller in the MVAC 2A singles finals while the doubles tandem of senior Maggie Witherspoon and junior Keely Caddell grabbed the MVAC 2A doubles championship. Brown's road to the finals started

Ashe County notched its 13th win in a row and remained unbeaten in conference play with a 4-3 victory over Starmount on Thursday.
The night also featured breast cancer awareness pink jerseys worn by the team and lots of pink in the stands to raise awareness for the disease.
On the field, Miguel Ramos tallied a hat trick with three goals and Erik

Huskies win 13th straight

Ashe County notched its 13th win in a row and remained unbeaten in conference play with a 4-3 victory over Starmount on Thursday. The night also featured breast cancer awareness pink jerseys worn by the team and lots of pink in the stands to raise awareness for the disease. On the field, Miguel Ramos tallied a hat trick with three goals and Erik

Ashe County improved to 6-0 with a dominating performance over West Wilkes in Miller's Creek on Friday night.
The Huskies scored all 55 of its points in the first half and cruised to a 55-13 win to ruin the Blackhawks' Homecoming night.
Connor Bowers started the scoring with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Maison McNeill. Kendall Richardson's extr

Huskies demolish Blackhawks, 55-13

Ashe County improved to 6-0 with a dominating performance over West Wilkes in Miller's Creek on Friday night. The Huskies scored all 55 of its points in the first half and cruised to a 55-13 win to ruin the Blackhawks' Homecoming night. Connor Bowers started the scoring with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Maison McNeill. Kendall Richardson's extr

Ashe County student Noah Gouge has been an avid trap shooter since the age of 10 and has been competing with some of the top shooters in the nation over this past year.
Gouge, 15, recently took part in the North Carolina Hall of Fame Shoot held in Bostic from Sept. 25-28.
Noah was able to win four of the nine events he competed in, including winn

Gouge enjoys more shooting success

Ashe County student Noah Gouge has been an avid trap shooter since the age of 10 and has been competing with some of the top shooters in the nation over this past year. Gouge, 15, recently took part in the North Carolina Hall of Fame Shoot held in Bostic from Sept. 25-28. Noah was able to win four of the nine events he competed in, including winn

After beating Alleghany 9-0 and moving into the top 15 in the 2A soccer rankings, the Huskies backed that ranking up with a 9-0 win at over Elkin on a soggy Monday evening.
Miguel Ramos and Cesar Ruiz put Ashe ahead quickly with goals in the seventh and ninth minutes.
Ramos netted his second goal in the 27th minute before Victor Melo scored just

Huskies throttle Elks, 9-0

After beating Alleghany 9-0 and moving into the top 15 in the 2A soccer rankings, the Huskies backed that ranking up with a 9-0 win at over Elkin on a soggy Monday evening. Miguel Ramos and Cesar Ruiz put Ashe ahead quickly with goals in the seventh and ninth minutes. Ramos netted his second goal in the 27th minute before Victor Melo scored just

The Huskies needed a fourth quarter rally to get by Wilkes Central, 28-21, to improve to 2-0 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.
Ashe scored first with a quarterback keeper from Grant Thompson with 4:27 left in the first quarter, and then added on to that with a 52-yard run by Matt Greer to put Ashe ahead 14-0 at the 1:37 mark of the quart

JV Huskies edge Eagles, 28-21

The Huskies needed a fourth quarter rally to get by Wilkes Central, 28-21, to improve to 2-0 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference. Ashe scored first with a quarterback keeper from Grant Thompson with 4:27 left in the first quarter, and then added on to that with a 52-yard run by Matt Greer to put Ashe ahead 14-0 at the 1:37 mark of the quart

JV Huskies beat Alleghany in OT

It took overtime before either team put points up on the scoreboard and it would be Ashe that came away with the 7-0 victory. A true defensive struggle ensued through four quarters of play. In the first quarter, Ashe's opening drive ended with a turnover on downs. On Alleghany's first possession, Ashe's Robert Poe forced a fumble that was recover

Hallie Brown and Maggie Witherspoon were honored before last Tuesday's match against Starmount in the final home regular season match of their careers.
Ashe closed out the regular season with a 9-0 win against Starmount and a 7-0 win at Wilkes Central.
In the Starmount match, Brown beat Amber Hurst in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0. Grace Miller defeate

Tennis team honors seniors

Hallie Brown and Maggie Witherspoon were honored before last Tuesday's match against Starmount in the final home regular season match of their careers. Ashe closed out the regular season with a 9-0 win against Starmount and a 7-0 win at Wilkes Central. In the Starmount match, Brown beat Amber Hurst in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0. Grace Miller defeate

Connor Bowers threw five touchdown passes and the Huskies remained unbeaten on the season with a 56-25 win over Wilkes Central on Saturday evening.
The first two drives for both teams ended in punts. Ashe was able to break the scoreless tie with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bowers to Colin Ellis on the team's third drive of the game. Kendall Rich

Huskies ground Eagles, 56-25

Connor Bowers threw five touchdown passes and the Huskies remained unbeaten on the season with a 56-25 win over Wilkes Central on Saturday evening. The first two drives for both teams ended in punts. Ashe was able to break the scoreless tie with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bowers to Colin Ellis on the team's third drive of the game. Kendall Rich

Lady Huskies win at Mountain Aire

The women's golf team remains unbeaten in Mountain Valley Conference play with yet another impressive victory. Ashe cruised to an 18-stroke victory over the rest of the field at Mountain Aire Golf Course last Wednesday. Ashe finished with a team score of 141. East Wilkes (159) was second, followed by Alleghany (167), Wilkes Central (168), Elkin (

Volleyball, cross country update

Tough times continue for the varsity volleyball team as they dropped three more Mountain Valley Conference matches. West Wilkes 3, Ashe 0 The Blackhawks swept Ashe in three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-16. Sophomore Corinne Jones and senior Abby Lopp led Ashe with two kills each. Ashe had four aces as a team. Jones, Lynsey Aldridge, Ab

For the Huskies, it has been nothing but check marks in the win column over the past month. Ashe has not lost since Aug. 25, a game they played without its top two leading scorers.
On Monday, Ashe wrapped up the first half of Mountain Valley Conference games with a 7-0 victory at West Wilkes. This was the third consecutive shutout for the Huskies

Soccer extends streak to 10

For the Huskies, it has been nothing but check marks in the win column over the past month. Ashe has not lost since Aug. 25, a game they played without its top two leading scorers. On Monday, Ashe wrapped up the first half of Mountain Valley Conference games with a 7-0 victory at West Wilkes. This was the third consecutive shutout for the Huskies





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