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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

Second-round voting begins Saturday in Greatest on the Gridiron tournament

Some games were blowouts. Some were close. There were upsets. All of them drew a response. Nearly 2,000 votes were cast in the first round ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 10, 2020 4:17 pm

Sports

Sports column: July 14 is a big day for high school sports

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 is shaping up as one of the most important days in the history of high school sports in Mississippi and Louisiana. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 10, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

YMCA gearing up for 2020 flag football season

The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening a lot of sports seasons in 2020, but the Vicksburg YMCA is pushing ahead with plans for its youth football ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:11 pm

Sports

‘Greatest on the Gridiron’ voting open until Thursday

Nearly 1,800 votes have been cast so far in The Vicksburg Post’s “Greatest on the Gridiron” tournament, and there is still time to have your ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:55 pm

Sports

Malcolm Butler Football Camp goes virtual for 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will not cancel a new Vicksburg summer tradition, but it will alter it for a year. The Malcolm Butler Football Camp will ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:17 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’05 Porter’s Chapel vs. ’38 St. Aloysius

The 2005 Porter’s Chapel Academy Eagles posted one of the most dominating defensive seasons of the 21st century, on any level — they only allowed ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 6, 2020 5:05 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’58 St. Aloysius vs. ’75 St. Aloysius

The 1958 Flashes are often regarded as one of the school’s best teams ever, but in this matchup in the Eagles Region of The Vicksburg ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 6, 2020 3:05 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’69 Temple vs. ’81 St. Aloysius

The second of three consecutive undefeated Temple teams that were part of a 39-game overall unbeaten streak, the 1969 Buccaneers might have been the best. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:05 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’55 Carr Central vs. ’84 Vicksburg

The Greatest on the Gridiron’s Eagles Region kicks off with a cross-generational showdown between two green-clad greats. 1955 Carr Central Greenies were Warren County’s first ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 6, 2020 9:05 am

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’14 St. Aloysius vs. ’93 Vicksburg

Just before exiting the MHSAA for the MAIS, St. Aloysius fielded one of the county’s best teams of the 21st century so far. The 2014 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:05 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’66 Temple vs. ’64 Temple

It’s Temple vs. Temple in this 3 vs. 6 matchup in The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament’s Flashes Region. Coached by Hylon Adams, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:05 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’79 Warren Central vs. ’55 St. Aloysius

The second of two back-to-back undefeated Warren Central teams from the late 1970s, the 1979 squad is certainly in the discussion for best ever in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:05 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’70 Temple vs. ’16 Warren Central

It’s hard to say if the last of Temple’s three consecutive undefeated teams was its best, but it gets the nod as the No. 1 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:05 am

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’93 Warren Central vs. ’88 Warren Central

The second all-Warren Central showdown in the Gators Region pits one state champion against a state runner-up. Warren Central was among the dominant programs in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:10 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’74 Warren Central vs. ’73 Warren Central

The first of two all-Warren Central matchups in this region features two Vikings teams just a year apart. Legendary coach Lum Wright won nine games ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:10 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’90 Vicksburg vs. ’37 Carr Central

Another Vicksburg vs. Carr Central matchup takes place in the 2-7 game of the Gators bracket. Vicksburg High’s 1990 team is best remembered for one ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:10 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’73 Vicksburg vs. ’45 Carr Central

The top seed in the Gators Region is one of only a handful in Warren County history to win a state championship. Vicksburg High’s first ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:10 am

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’78 Warren Central vs. ’78 Vicksburg

Perhaps the most intriguing — and contentious — of our first-round matchups in this region is this one. Warren Central and Vicksburg did not begin ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 3, 2020 5:15 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’01 Vicksburg vs. ’57 Culkin

An intriguing first-round matchup is one that spans generations. The 2001 Gators were the only Vicksburg High team this century to reach the 10-win mark. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:10 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’77 St. Aloysius vs. ’06 Porter’s Chapel

This first-round matchup in The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament pits the 1977 St. Aloysius Flashes against the 2006 Porter’s Chapel Academy Eagles. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’94 Warren Central vs. ’48 Redwood

In round one of The Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament, we have the 1994 Warren Central Vikings and the 1948 Redwood Rockets. An iconic ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:10 am

Sports

Voting set to begin in The Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament

It’s time to pick the G.O.A.T. The Vicksburg Post’s sports staff has assembled 32 of the best high school football teams in Warren County history ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 3, 2020 7:30 am

Sports

Black Sox back in action in Vicksburg this weekend

Normally, Hattiesburg Black Sox owner Heather Aby said, she spends July 4 with her family watching a minor league baseball game at Trustmark Park in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:46 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: Post readers will select Warren County’s best football team of all-time

For more than 100 years, high school football has been a fall tradition in Mississippi. The first record of games in Warren County is in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

MHSAA waiting to make a decision on fall sports; executive director Hinton to retire

The Mississippi High School Activities Association did a lot of talking on Tuesday, but is waiting a little longer to take any action. The MHSAA’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:51 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: Star Spangled Night Run 5K

A total of 123 people participated in the Star Spangled Night Run 5K run and race walk Saturday night in downtown Vicksburg. The race is ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, June 29, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Klock strikes one at Star Spangled Night Run

Runners and walkers returned to the streets of Vicksburg on Saturday night for Mississippi’s first competitive running event in months. In keeping with the times, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:56 pm

News Main

Tremendous turnout for city’s annual summer tennis camp

On the first day of the City of Vicksburg’s annual youth tennis camp, program director Rick Shields said he figured the response would go one ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:34 am

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