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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

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

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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

Sports

Conference USA will no longer hold championship events in Mississippi

Conference USA entered the fight to change Mississippi’s state flag on Monday by announcing that it will prohibit its championship events from being held in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, June 22, 2020 9:35 pm

Sports

Construction work, COVID-19 precautions bring an odd vibe to Vikings’ practice

On the sun-soaked turf of Viking Stadium, a new addition cast the only shade. The massive video scoreboard, installed this week to replace the modest ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: SEC and NCAA send a message on Mississippi’s state flag

Sports and society — specifically the quest for social justice — seem to be colliding on a daily basis nowadays. On Thursday night, the Southeastern ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:45 am

Sports

MSU baseball coach Lemonis, university presidents voice support for changing flag

Hours after the NCAA announced that Mississippi would no longer be allowed to host postseason events because of its controversial state flag, Mississippi State baseball ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, June 19, 2020 6:11 pm

Sports

Black Sox set up shop in Vicksburg, will play at Sports Force this weekend

The Hattiesburg Black Sox are making Vicksburg their home for the summer. The semi-pro baseball team has reached an agreement with Sports Force Parks on ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:58 pm

Sports

Vicksburg native Butler named to GSC’s all-decade team

Malcolm Butler has added yet another accolade to a lengthy list. The former Vicksburg High and West Alabama star was named to the Gulf South ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:36 am

Sports

Volleyball tryouts will have a fast pace

Athletes attending tryouts for the girls’ volleyball teams at Vicksburg High and Warren Central won’t have long to make a good impression. Tryouts for both ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Gators begin new era with first workout under McDaniel

When the numbers came in on his first official practice as Vicksburg High’s football head coach, Todd McDaniel was very pleased by two key figures. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Sports is emerging from the COVID-19 nightmare

In 2020, the sports world has found itself in the middle of a horror movie. We were all cruising along at a party (the NFL ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Porter’s Chapel’s coaching staff puts new spin on summer workouts

When he took on the additional job of athletic director this spring, Porter’s Chapel Academy football head coach Blake Purvis sat down and took a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

St. Aloysius football begins a new era, at last, with summer workouts

When Stacy Sizemore was hired as St. Aloysius’ head coach in February, it marked the start of a new chapter in the storied 100-plus year ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, June 12, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

VWSD sets date for athletic physicals

Athletes at Vicksburg and Warren Central high schools who need to get a new physical will have the chance to do it next week. Vicksburg ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:00 pm

Sports

Sports column: Theory and reality clash as summer workouts begin

How do you clean things that are inherently dirty? How do you keep people apart, when they have gathered somewhere to be together? If 20 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

As football teams return to practice, coaches take on new responsibilities

Like they often do, Warren County’s high school football coaches have spent this offseason breaking down their operation and trying to figure out how to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

St. Aloysius, Porter’s Chapel schedule athletic physicals

High school athletes at St. Aloysius and Porter’s Chapel Academy will have a chance to get an updated physical later this month. The two schools ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, June 5, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

MAIS to hold ‘Call of Duty’ e-sports tournament

The Mid-South Association of Independent Schools is putting out the Call for its latest e-sports offering. The MAIS will host a tournament featuring the game ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:53 pm

Sports

Warren Central, Vicksburg to begin football workouts June 15

Football season will, unofficially, begin on June 15 for Warren Central and Vicksburg High. That’s the date when both teams will be allowed to start ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:00 am

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