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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

Warren Central tennis wins home opener

A warm, sunny day was the perfect way for Warren Central’s tennis team to break the ice on the 2021 season. The Vikings did not ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:39 pm

Local

Profile 2021: Warren County has a reputation for big alligators

Alligators are found all over the Southeastern United States. Florida and Louisiana have the most, and they can be found as far north as Virginia ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 pm

Sports

Run Thru History returns with new course

It won’t take long for runners and walkers to see that the 2021 Run Thru History is different than any of its predecessors. Because of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Missy Gators have plenty of optimism after playoff loss

When they walked off the court for the final time last week, the Vicksburg Missy Gators had a swirl of emotions swimming around inside of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:37 pm

Sports

Rain alters high school, college sports schedules

The steady rain across much of Mississippi has led to the postponement of a number of high school and college sporting events scheduled for Monday ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, March 1, 2021 1:44 pm

Sports

Sports column: Thirty minutes inside the brain of a sports writer

Sitting here on a Friday morning, waiting for them to change the oil in the car, seems as good a time as any to spend ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

WC’s Gordon sets records while winning Region 2-6A powerlifting title

Lane Gordon didn’t have any competition at the MHSAA Region 2-6A powerlifitng meet on Saturday, in both a literal and historical sense. The Warren Central ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:43 pm

Sports

Freshman-fueled Porter’s Chapel knocks off Vicksburg

When he envisions what his young lineup could become, first-year Porter’s Chapel Academy baseball coach Paul Ashley has bigger things in mind than winning a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:25 am

Sports

Photo Gallery: College softball at Sports Force Parks

Seven college softball teams, including Alcorn State and Jackson State, are setting up camp at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi this weekend for the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:26 pm

Sports

College softball teams descend on Vicksburg this weekend

College softball is coming to Vicksburg this weekend. Alcorn State will host its annual River City Classic at Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi beginning ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:21 pm

Sports

Neshoba Central knocks Missy Gators out of Class 5A playoffs

The Vicksburg Missy Gators are a great team, who had a great season, and proudly boasted a top-five ranking in MHSAA Class 5A entering the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:04 pm

Sports

Missy Gators begin playoff run Wednesday vs. Neshoba Central

For the second year in a row, the Vicksburg Missy Gators are MHSAA Region 4-5A champions and dreaming of a state championship run. That’s just ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Anderson’s big night propels Gators past Saltillo in 5A playoffs

Saltillo’s game plan for beating Vicksburg High on Tuesday was to take away the Gators’ big man inside and its best 3-point shooter. For the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:14 pm

Sports

Baseball, softball teams eager to return to the field

Warren County’s spring sports teams waited a year to get back on the field after the COVID-19 pandemic cut last season short. Then they waited ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, February 22, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Our latest taste of winter left us all with indigestion

A month or so ago, when a small winter storm was threatening Vicksburg, I wrote a whimsical column about the possible sports that would be ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Five years after battling lymphoma, WC’s Downey signs with Mississippi State

Five years ago, being part of a college football program was not on Jacob Downey’s mind at all. The then-13-year-old did not play the sport, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:36 pm

Sports

Rebels, Bulldogs square off Saturday in Oxford

Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Kermit Davis has been busy this week. Besides getting the Rebels ready for two big Southeastern Conference games — one ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 19, 2021 12:34 pm

Business

Insurance agent shares advice on handling storm damage

Having an ice-covered tree fall on your home during a winter storm is not something anyone wants to deal with. If it does, however, there ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:23 pm

Business

Locals, visitors alike seeking refuge at Vicksburg’s hotels

A mix of stranded travelers, utility workers and local residents are filling up Vicksburg’s hotels during the huge winter storm of 2021, but it’s hardly ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:26 pm

Sports

MHSAA basketball playoff games delayed yet again

Another day, another delay. For the third time this week the Mississippi High School Activities Association on Wednesday announced it will postpone the start of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:28 pm

Sports

Vicksburg native, Ole Miss football legend Richard Price dies at 81

Richard Price, who overcame a humble upbringing in Vicksburg to become one of the best football players in Ole Miss history, died Tuesday at the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:52 am

Sports

MHSAA delays start of state basketball playoffs again

For the second time in as many days, the basketball playoff openers for Vicksburg High and Warren Central have been postponed. The Mississippi High School ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, February 15, 2021 3:58 pm

Sports

Vicksburg, Warren Central basketball playoff games postponed

Vicksburg High and Warren Central will have to wait a couple of extra days to begin their basketball playoff runs. First-round games involving the boys’ ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:48 pm

Sports

Sports column: Opting out could cost Alcorn State

We’re two weeks away from the full start of College Football II: Electric Boogaloo, when the Southwestern Athletic Conference and other Football Championship Subdivision leagues ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Missy Gators repeat as Region 4-5A champs

JACKSON — When they lost four starters from a team that reached the MHSAA Class 5A semifinals, there was plenty of concern about whether the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 12, 2021 11:56 pm

Sports

Callaway denies Vicksburg in boys’ Region 4-5A championship game

JACKSON — When he has a basketball in his hands, Daeshun Ruffin is like a magician. For his latest trick, he made the Vicksburg Gators’ ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 12, 2021 11:55 pm

Sports

Seasons end for Warren Central, Porter’s Chapel with tournament losses

The Warren Central Lady Vikes found no consolation in the consolation game. Kamren Edwards scored nine of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, February 11, 2021 11:09 pm

Sports

Warren Central soccer star Parker Green signs with Blue Mountain

A couple of months after he was hired as the men’s soccer coach at Blue Mountain College, Caryl Vogel was able to hit the recruiting ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:21 pm

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