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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

MILLERS CREEK — West Wilkes broke a tied game wide open with an eight-run fourth inning outburst to beat the Huskies 12-2 in six innings.
Ashe scored in the top of the first inning before West Wilkes tied things up with a run in the third.
The fourth inning was all Blackhawks as the strong batting lineup finally got to the Ashe pitching sta

West Wilkes tops Ashe 12-2

MILLERS CREEK — West Wilkes broke a tied game wide open with an eight-run fourth inning outburst to beat the Huskies 12-2 in six innings. Ashe scored in the top of the first inning before West Wilkes tied things up with a run in the third. The fourth inning was all Blackhawks as the strong batting lineup finally got to the Ashe pitching sta

MILLERS CREEK — Six different goal scorers combined to lead the Lady Huskies to a 7-1 win on the road at West Wilkes.
Ashe County remains unbeaten early in conference play at 3-0.
Alyssa Peterson got the offense started in the 11th minute with a goal.
Just two minutes later, Ashe nearly got a score from Melissa Ramos but the shot was stopp

Lady Huskies down Blackhawks 7-1

MILLERS CREEK — Six different goal scorers combined to lead the Lady Huskies to a 7-1 win on the road at West Wilkes. Ashe County remains unbeaten early in conference play at 3-0. Alyssa Peterson got the offense started in the 11th minute with a goal. Just two minutes later, Ashe nearly got a score from Melissa Ramos but the shot was stopp

HAYS — North Wilkes thought for sure they had this game in the bag against Ashe County on Thursday.
The Vikings scored seven runs in the fourth inning and held a commanding 11-2 lead.
Instead, the Huskies stormed back and scored 10 runs in the final three innings to earn a 12-11 win on the road.
Thomas Sexton had a huge game offensively wi

Huskies win thriller at North Wilkes, 12-11

HAYS — North Wilkes thought for sure they had this game in the bag against Ashe County on Thursday. The Vikings scored seven runs in the fourth inning and held a commanding 11-2 lead. Instead, the Huskies stormed back and scored 10 runs in the final three innings to earn a 12-11 win on the road. Thomas Sexton had a huge game offensively wi

ODESSA, Fla. — Noah Gouge said he has one goal for this year.
The Ashe County native is one of the best sharpshooting junior competitors in the country and wants to be able to claim a spot as a shooting All-American.
Gouge, 16, competed in his first shooting match of the season at the Satellite Southern Grand at the Silver Dollar Shooters C

Ashe student aiming for top competition

ODESSA, Fla. — Noah Gouge said he has one goal for this year. The Ashe County native is one of the best sharpshooting junior competitors in the country and wants to be able to claim a spot as a shooting All-American. Gouge, 16, competed in his first shooting match of the season at the Satellite Southern Grand at the Silver Dollar Shooters C

NEW YORK — Oak Hill Academy keeps counting down the days until the start of the DICKS'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament on April 2.
The three-day tournament begins Thursday with quarterfinal action followed by the semifinals on Friday and the championship game on Saturday.
All games will be televised on the ESPN family of net

Warriors traveling to NYC for national tourney

NEW YORK — Oak Hill Academy keeps counting down the days until the start of the DICKS'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament on April 2. The three-day tournament begins Thursday with quarterfinal action followed by the semifinals on Friday and the championship game on Saturday. All games will be televised on the ESPN family of net

RONDA — The varsity Lady Huskies started off its conference schedule on the right foot with a pair of mercy-rule wins on the road.
Ashe traveled to East Wilkes on Tuesday and came away with a 10-1 victory.
The Lady Huskies had a 5-1 halftime lead and equaled its scoring output with another five goals in the second half.
Valerie Keys, Melis

Ashe starts MVAC season 2-0

RONDA — The varsity Lady Huskies started off its conference schedule on the right foot with a pair of mercy-rule wins on the road. Ashe traveled to East Wilkes on Tuesday and came away with a 10-1 victory. The Lady Huskies had a 5-1 halftime lead and equaled its scoring output with another five goals in the second half. Valerie Keys, Melis

ACHS Tennis
WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County dropped a home match to Wilkes Central on Tuesday by a 9-0 score.
“It was a good experience for our young inexperienced team. Wilkes Central was very strong at every seed,” said Ashe County Head Coach Larry Dix. “The boys need more court time and need to work on consistency, court p

Local sports briefs

ACHS Tennis WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County dropped a home match to Wilkes Central on Tuesday by a 9-0 score. “It was a good experience for our young inexperienced team. Wilkes Central was very strong at every seed,” said Ashe County Head Coach Larry Dix. “The boys need more court time and need to work on consistency, court p

Golf season underway

WILKESBORO — Monday's non-conference golf match at Oakwoods Country Club marked the start of the season for Ashe County. The Huskies finished in fifth place with a team score of 195. Wilkes Central won the match by three shots with a score of 161, edging out Forbush (164) and Alleghany (167). West Wilkes was fourth with a total of 192 and No

WILKESBORO — The varsity baseball team played a pair of road games on Monday and Tuesday that included a blowout win over rival Wilkes Central and a close defeat at the hands of East Wilkes.
Ashe 12, Wilkes Central 1
Junior ace Joseph Lowder tossed a one-hitter and Wilkes Central's pitching staff had no answer for the Husky bats.
Ashe had

Huskies split two in Wilkes

WILKESBORO — The varsity baseball team played a pair of road games on Monday and Tuesday that included a blowout win over rival Wilkes Central and a close defeat at the hands of East Wilkes. Ashe 12, Wilkes Central 1 Junior ace Joseph Lowder tossed a one-hitter and Wilkes Central's pitching staff had no answer for the Husky bats. Ashe had

WEST JEFFERSON — As the non-conference schedule of games begins to wind down for Ashe County, the Lady Huskies earned a hard-fought 1-1 tie against former conference foe Surry Central.
Emilee Stanley put the Eagles on the board in the first half and protected that lead through the first 40 minutes of play.
In the second half, the Lady Huski

Ashe battles Surry Central to 1-1 tie

WEST JEFFERSON — As the non-conference schedule of games begins to wind down for Ashe County, the Lady Huskies earned a hard-fought 1-1 tie against former conference foe Surry Central. Emilee Stanley put the Eagles on the board in the first half and protected that lead through the first 40 minutes of play. In the second half, the Lady Huski

The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.
March 9
Lansing
A two-vehicle accident happened at 8:56 p.m. about four miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Fernando Olvera Sanchez of Lansing was traveling east on Staggs Creek Road when the v

Ashe County wreck report

The following accidents that occurred between March 8 and March 14 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record. March 9 Lansing A two-vehicle accident happened at 8:56 p.m. about four miles from Lansing. According to the narrative, Fernando Olvera Sanchez of Lansing was traveling east on Staggs Creek Road when the v

Softball
WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County softball team dropped to 0-3 with a pair of losses last week.
At Starmount on Tuesday, the Lady Huskies were handed a 13-1 defeat. Savannah Brooks scored Ashe's only run.
The next day, Ashe had its first home game of the year against a tough North Surry squad. The Greyhounds came away with an 18-0

Local sports briefs

Softball WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County softball team dropped to 0-3 with a pair of losses last week. At Starmount on Tuesday, the Lady Huskies were handed a 13-1 defeat. Savannah Brooks scored Ashe's only run. The next day, Ashe had its first home game of the year against a tough North Surry squad. The Greyhounds came away with an 18-0

BOONE — Ashe County athletes won seven events and had several other strong performances last Wednesday at Watauga.
Senior Paige Spell grabbed first place in the triple jump. Her leap measured in at 32 feet, 3.25 inches.
Ashe dominated the men's 110-meter hurdles, sweeping the top three spots. Jacob Blevins took first in 16.9 seconds followe

Huskies run at Watauga

BOONE — Ashe County athletes won seven events and had several other strong performances last Wednesday at Watauga. Senior Paige Spell grabbed first place in the triple jump. Her leap measured in at 32 feet, 3.25 inches. Ashe dominated the men's 110-meter hurdles, sweeping the top three spots. Jacob Blevins took first in 16.9 seconds followe

WEST JEFFERSON — North Surry scored four runs in the ninth inning to win a marathon game over Ashe County on Wednesday night, 14-10.
Ashe rallied twice in the seventh and eighth innings to keep play alive, but a four-run outburst by the Greyhounds in the ninth was too much for Ashe to overcome.
North Surry took a 1-0 lead in the top of the

Huskies fall in extra innings

WEST JEFFERSON — North Surry scored four runs in the ninth inning to win a marathon game over Ashe County on Wednesday night, 14-10. Ashe rallied twice in the seventh and eighth innings to keep play alive, but a four-run outburst by the Greyhounds in the ninth was too much for Ashe to overcome. North Surry took a 1-0 lead in the top of the

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County evened its overall mark to 2-2 with a dominating 6-0 win over visiting Avery County on Monday.
Alexis Parks started the scoring with her first goal of the season coming in the 14th minute of play.
For the second time this season, Olivia Brettschneider scored on a free quick from roughly 20 yards out, this goal c

Lady Huskies blank Avery, 6-0

WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County evened its overall mark to 2-2 with a dominating 6-0 win over visiting Avery County on Monday. Alexis Parks started the scoring with her first goal of the season coming in the 14th minute of play. For the second time this season, Olivia Brettschneider scored on a free quick from roughly 20 yards out, this goal c

MOCKSVILLE — Five Ashe County track athletes qualified for regionals in the team's first meet of the season last Wednesday at Davie County High School.
“Given how little practice we've had this year we were pleased with the start to the season,” said head coach Alex Rollins. “We had several people already qualify for region

Track team opens season at Davie

MOCKSVILLE — Five Ashe County track athletes qualified for regionals in the team's first meet of the season last Wednesday at Davie County High School. “Given how little practice we've had this year we were pleased with the start to the season,” said head coach Alex Rollins. “We had several people already qualify for region

Ashe Baseball overpowers Starmount, 6-2

BOONVILLE — The Huskies scored five runs in the first inning and that was plenty of run support needed for another solid night of pitching from Ashe County. Joseph Lowder started and pitched two innings, giving up three hits and one run with two walks and two strikeouts. Pierce Cox finished off the game tossing five more innings and giving u

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between March 1 and March 7 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record.
March 3
Jefferson
A two-vehicle accident happened at 12:15 p.m. on Bill Bledsoe Road about six miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Phillip Brandon Coldiron of Grassy Creek

Ashe County wreck report

ASHE COUNTY — The following accidents that occurred between March 1 and March 7 were reported by the N.C. Highway Patrol and are considered public record. March 3 Jefferson A two-vehicle accident happened at 12:15 p.m. on Bill Bledsoe Road about six miles from Jefferson. According to the narrative, Phillip Brandon Coldiron of Grassy Creek

Mat Monsters hosting 'Monster Momma Mash' fundraiser

JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Mat Monsters are turning things over to the mothers of the wrestling team for the inaugural Monster Momma Mash to be held this Sunday at Family Central. Everyone is invited to come out and attend the event which will feature the mommas of the young athletes showing off wrestling skills of their own. Admission for

MOUNT AIRY — North Surry was able to defend its home field by earning a 2-1 walk-off victory over the visiting Huskies.
Caleb Hobernicht drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, spoiling another superb pitching performance from junior Joseph Lowder.
“This was one of those games that kept you on the edge from

North Surry knocks off Ashe, 2-1

MOUNT AIRY — North Surry was able to defend its home field by earning a 2-1 walk-off victory over the visiting Huskies. Caleb Hobernicht drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, spoiling another superb pitching performance from junior Joseph Lowder. “This was one of those games that kept you on the edge from





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