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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

Gators get running game in gear as South Pike comes to town

For two difficult weeks, the Vicksburg Gators were trying to grab on to any piece of success they could find. Once they found it, they’re ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:56 pm

Sports

Eagles regroup ahead of trip to Centreville Academy

Porter’s Chapel Academy was riding high, with good vibes and its first three-game winning streak in seven years under its belt. The offense was clicking, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:55 am

Sports

Warren Central nudges ahead to No. 4 in Class 6A poll

Warren Central worked overtime to beat Pearl last week, and it paid off with a bump in the Mississippi Associated Press Class 6A poll. The ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:46 pm

Sports

Deion Sanders introduced as Jackson State’s head football coach

Just after breakfast on Monday morning, it was Prime Time at Jackson State. Deion Sanders, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame whose ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:26 am

Sports

Sports column: Postgame ceremonies have gotten rather awkward

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken some things from us and changed a lot of others. The 2020 spring sports season was obliterated in an instant. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:00 pm

Sports

St. Al finds the end zone, but falls to Riverfield

The ball sailed high and deep toward the front corner of the end zone. Carter Magee jumped high to reach it and somehow got a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:49 am

Sports

Flashes still seeking first TD as Riverfield comes to town

There’s an old proverb that the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. For St. Aloysius, it might have started with a little ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Vikings go for three in a row vs. Pearl

Warren Central is starting to build an impressive resumé worthy of a top-five team in Class 6A. The Vikings have not allowed a touchdown in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:49 pm

Sports

Gators try to get on the scoreboard against Natchez

The first two weeks of the season, to put it mildly, have not gone the way the Vicksburg Gators had hoped. In two losses to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:46 pm

Sports

After years of struggling, PCA’s offense breaking out in a big way

Porter’s Chapel Academy and the words “potent offense” have not exactly gone together in recent years. The Eagles have been shutout nearly twice as many ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:00 pm

Sports

Softball roundup: St. Al and PCA take tough losses; Tallulah Academy rolls

St. Aloysius overcame an early three-run deficit to take the lead Tuesday against Park Place Christian Academy, but could not hold on and wound up ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:15 pm

Sports

Casey Fisher, Carlos Lee join coaching staff at Porter’s Chapel

Carlos Lee simply missed coaching soccer after nearly a decade away from the sport. Casey Fisher, a Southern Miss basketball legend, was looking for a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:09 pm

Sports

Sports Column: Hopson’s departure was a cruel fact of coaching

It’s a cruel fact of life in the higher levels of college and professional sports that coaches are hired to be fired. Very few get ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Tallulah Academy starts slow again, wins big again

Tallulah Academy is carving out an identity as a slow-starting team. It’s also becoming one that finishes strong. Walker Sullivan scored four touchdowns, and the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:15 pm

Sports

Warren Central’s defense throttles Brandon in 23-3 victory

One of the main goals for Warren Central’s defense this season is to re-establish itself as one of the best in Mississippi after taking a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:25 am

Sports

Vikings ready to begin long home stand vs. Brandon

A lot of work has gone into renovating and modernizing Warren Central’s 50-year-old Viking Stadium over the past couple of years. Artificial turf was laid ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, September 11, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

St. Al takes care of Cathedral on the pitch

This has not been an easy soccer season for St. Aloysius. Three district losses will have it fighting for their playoff lives over the next ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:00 pm

Sports

VHS-Biloxi game has already had lots of odd twists and turns

The evolution of Vicksburg High’s football game against Biloxi might be a more fascinating tale than anything that happens on the field. It is, all ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:08 pm

Sports

Flashes win two games during bye week

The St. Aloysius Flashes have found that the easiest path to success is to do nothing at all. The Flashes did not play last week, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 10, 2020 4:05 pm

Sports

Warren Central ranked No. 5 in Class 6A poll

Region 2-6A has long enjoyed a reputation as the toughest division in Mississippi high school football, and it doesn’t seem likely to relinquish that title ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:39 pm

Sports

VWSD switches to all-digital ticketing system

Fans of Vicksburg High and Warren Central will now need to go online before they go to the game. The Vicksburg Warren School District will ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:12 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Hopson resigns as Southern Miss head coach

When he was hired as Southern Miss’ head coach four years ago, Jay Hopson called it “a dream job.” The dream is over. Hopson announced ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 7, 2020 4:50 pm

Sports

Playmakers 2020: St. Al’s Brennan Williams is about more than speed

In football, the term “track guy” can often be used as an insult. It refers to a player that is incredibly fast, but not very ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 7, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Colts sign former St. Al star Harris to practice squad

On Saturday, DeMichael Harris’ future in the NFL was in jeopardy. On Sunday, he got a second chance. Harris, a former St. Aloysius and Southern ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Sports

Sports column: Some words of advice for novice football bettors

It wasn’t that long ago when, if you wanted to bet on sports, you needed to know a guy who knew a guy, and it ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:55 am

Sports

Tallulah Academy fights through sluggishness to beat Delta Streets

Tallulah Academy was not at its best on Saturday night, and did a lot of things wrong on top of that. It took an opponent ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:59 pm

Sports

Vikings pull away from Gators in second half to win Red Carpet Bowl

Warren Central’s reward for enduring three months of uncertainty, daily COVID-19 checks, and the blistering summer heat was a pair of championship celebrations in front ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:05 am

Sports

Mississippi high school football scores – Sept. 4

Mississippi high school football scores Friday’s games Adams Christian 18, Clinton Christian Academy 0 Amory 44, Caledonia 33 Arlington, Tenn. 24, DeSoto Central 14 Bay ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 5, 2020 12:02 am

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