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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

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

Sports

Bad fourth quarter costs Lady Vikes

The Warren Central Lady Vikes did pretty well in the odd-numbered quarters Tuesday night. The even-numbered quarters, not so much. The Lady Vikes let an ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:54 am

Sports

Colts sign Harris to active roster

DeMichael Harris’ NFL apprenticeship is officially over. After spending the first two months of the season on the practice squad, the Indianapolis Colts signed the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:12 am

Sports

Whittington, Smith and Parker cash in at Red Carpet Bowl golf tournament

Chris Whittington, Chase Smith and Gage Parker got paid for their solid weekend of work. The trio used a steady stream of birdies and pars ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 9, 2020 5:46 pm

Sports

Four Down Territory: It’s hard to repeat in Class 6A, Harris back on field for Colts, and no one runs anymore

You’re in Four Down Territory. Each week we’ll highlight four notes, nuggets, stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi high school football, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, November 9, 2020 11:05 am

Sports

Sports column: Realignment will change some rivalries, start new ones

For years, decades even, you could set your watch by the high school football schedule. The exact dates floated a bit, but the same games ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 am

Sports

Tallulah Academy swamps North Sunflower in MAIS Class 1A playoffs

TALLULAH — On its first play from scrimmage Friday night, Tallulah Academy missed a block and running back Walker Sullivan was tackled in the end ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:09 am

Sports

Vikings getting rest, ready for postseason

Everyone in Region 2-6A will have their eyes on Clinton on Friday night. That is where homestanding Clinton will face Starkville in a game that ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, November 6, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Basketball roundup: Missy Gators stumble, PCA girls and WC boys bring home wins

A fast start by the Vicksburg Missy Gators quickly gave way to a cold spell, the cold spell turned into a deficit, and eventually the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 5, 2020 11:04 pm

Sports

With playoff spot secure, Gators head to Holmes for regular-season finale

During the 2020 season, the Vicksburg Gators have had a pair of three-game losing streaks, been shut out twice, lost a game on the final ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:52 pm

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