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Ernest Bowker, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

Sports

Girls basketball roundup: Missy Gators fall just short; PCA takes care of Tallulah

FLOWOOD — With a roster that only has two seniors and eight sophomores, one of the big challenges facing the Vicksburg Missy Gators this season ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:24 am

Sports

Gators get back on the court, but not into win column

FLOWOOD — After nearly a month off, the Vicksburg Gators tempered some of their expectations for Tuesday’s game against Northwest Rankin. A win, especially in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:22 am

Sports

St. Al’s Williams, PCA lineman Blue, Tallulah and Briarfield crews among area’s MAIS all-stars

At the conclusion of a season that always seemed to be in danger of not finishing, a couple of Warren County football players will get ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:02 pm

Sports

Four Down Territory: Airing it out at the Egg Bowl, MHSAA championship games set, and the Broncos had no QB

You’re in Four Down Territory. Here, we break down four notes, nuggets stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi high school football, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Some things to be unthankful for on Thanksgiving

This is the weekend where we stop, reflect, and give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. We all have plenty of those ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 30, 2020 7:55 am

Sports

Runners gather for a lighthearted Thanksgiving Day run in the park

Every Thanksgiving morning, before the turkey goes in the oven, the green bean casserole is prepared and the first football game is turned on, a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:27 pm

Sports

Rebels’ Moore seeking Egg Bowl redemption

OXFORD (AP) — Elijah Moore isn’t letting his worst moment in college football define him. The statistics do a better job of that, anyway. Ole ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 27, 2020 6:02 pm

Sports

Vicksburg’s Butler earns community service award from NFLPA

All throughout his NFL career, Tennessee Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler has given back to his hometown of Vicksburg and the people who helped him along ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:22 am

Sports

Former St. Al star Ben Brown anchoring Ole Miss’ O-Line

In two full seasons and most of a third in the middle of Ole Miss’ offensive line, Ben Brown has seen a lot. He’s been ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Sports

Four Down Territory: Instant replay helps Briarfield win Class 1A title, and the Saints keep stuffing the run

You’re in Four Down Territory, where each week we break down four notes, nuggets, stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi high ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Sports

Sports column: Keeping up with the football TV schedule is a chore

One of my weekly tasks in the sports department is hunting down and typing up the college football and NFL TV schedules for the week. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, November 22, 2020 1:37 pm

Sports

Clinton scores late touchdown to beat Warren Central in Class 6A playoffs

CLINTON — Warren Central and Clinton lined up across from each other with just over a minute left, and dug in. Months of work had ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:20 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Tully Toys have continued to be a cherished treasure for many children

This feature on Tully Hall and Tully Toys is included in the November/December edition of Vicksburg Living. For information on how to subscribe to Vicksburg ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 20, 2020 11:23 pm

Sports

Briarfield repeats as MAIS Class 1A champ behind Baker’s big day

JACKSON — Tallulah Academy’s plan to win the MAIS Class 1A championship involved controlling the football and keeping Briarfield Academy’s high-powered offense off the field. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 20, 2020 5:01 pm

Sports

Warren Central, Clinton face one final showdown in playoffs

For 55 years, Warren Central and Clinton have forged a rivalry on the football field. They’ve played in good years and bad, for regular-season championships, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 20, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Madison scores four as Flashes win soccer opener

St. Aloysius’ boys’ soccer team lost quite a few key players from last year’s roster. Fortunately, the lightning-quick goal-scoring machine was not among them. Cooper ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:10 pm

Sports

Trojans’ Sullivan trying to finish off long runs

JACKSON — Brothers, especially twins, are supposed to sacrifice for each other. It becomes even more of an ingrained trait when they’re teammates. Tallulah Academy, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Red Carpet Bowl opponents announced for 2021, 2022

One old rivalry will be rekindled, and a more recent one will add a couple of chapters in the 2021 and 2022 Red Carpet Bowl. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:39 am

Sports

8-Man powers Tallulah, Briarfield square off for MAIS Class 1A crown

For the past five years, the road to success in the Mid-South Association of Independent Schools’ 8-man football division has been U.S. 65 in Northeast ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Four Down Territory: COVID-19 dominates the playoffs, Ole Miss QB Corral is red hot, and the Saints reach a milestone

You’re in Four Down Territory, where we examine four notes, nuggets, stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi high school football, college ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 16, 2020 3:41 pm

Sports

Sports column: Harris, Butler make Vicksburg proud

The Week 10 NFL opener between the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans on Thursday was just another game for most of the country. The Colts ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:00 pm

Sports

Gators’ season ends with playoff loss to Grenada

Vicksburg High ended a three-year absence from the playoffs. It will have to wait a while longer to end its losing streak. Joe Moss ran ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 13, 2020 10:14 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Tupelo forced to forfeit; Warren Central advances to round two

It wasn’t the kind of win that Warren Central wanted, but it is the kind that is becoming the accepted norm in 2020. Warren Central ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 13, 2020 1:21 pm

Sports

Warren Central faces Tupelo in first round, first road game

Warren Central is no stranger to the playoffs. Its nine-year run of postseason appearances is the fourth-longest active streak in MHSAA Class 6A. This Friday’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 13, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Warren Central crushes Crystal Springs on the pitch

According to the schedule, Warren Central’s boys’ soccer team was playing Crystal Springs on Thursday night. In reality, the Vikings were playing Northwest Rankin, Clinton, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:46 pm

Sports

Gators look to spring upset against Grenada in Class 5A playoffs

When the playoffs begin, coaches are fond of reminding their players that everyone has a 0-0 record and that all anyone needs is confidence and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Sports

Vicksburg High cancels four basketball games because of COVID-19

Vicksburg High’s boys’ basketball team and its varsity cheerleading squad have been put in a timeout because of COVID-19. Four reported cases of the coronavirus ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:39 pm

Sports

Vikings’ rally comes up short against Ridgeland

After trailing by 14 points late in the third quarter, Warren Central pulled it together and almost pulled off a huge comeback Tuesday night against ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:55 am

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