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Ernest Bowker, Author at The Vicksburg Post - Page 2 of 107

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.

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St. Al suddenly in the thick of a playoff chase

A week or two ago, the St. Aloysius Flashes were talking about finding moral victories and thinking about playing out the string on a dismal ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:03 pm

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Four Down Territory: Offensive lines push PCA, Southern Miss running games into high gear

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

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, October 5, 2020 12:42 pm

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Slimmed-down Over the River Run set for Saturday

For the 32nd year in a row, Vicksburg’s residents will have a chance to test their mettle in a race across the Mississippi River and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, October 5, 2020 8:00 am

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Sports column: Hunting season is upon us, so send us your photos

Of all the activities in the world, perhaps none is more suited for the COVID-19 era than hunting. Social distancing is mandatory. So is being ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 am

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Neshoba Central pulls away from Vicksburg

There was no miraculous comeback for the Vicksburg Gators this time, no fantastic finish. Just a loss and, head coach Todd McDaniel hopes, a hard ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:41 am

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Flashes still trying to turn things around

There comes a point in every season where its path becomes evident and the goals shift, from dreaming of championships to scrambling for scraps of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 2, 2020 8:00 am

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PCA deals with losing streak, homecoming distractions

Tuesday morning, while running between classes and other appointments, Porter’s Chapel Academy football coach Blake Purvis had to stop and take a few minutes to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 2, 2020 7:55 am

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Vicksburg switches date of game vs. Cleveland Central

Vicksburg High’s football game at Cleveland Central next week has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 8, Vicksburg Warren School District athletics director Preston Nailor announced. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:16 pm

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Gators try to keep good times rolling vs. Neshoba Central

For a day, maybe two, the Vicksburg Gators got to bask in the glow of a thrilling come-from-behind victory that put them in the win ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:11 pm

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Titans-Steelers game postponed because of COVID

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game originally scheduled for Sunday will be played either Monday or Tuesday due to positive coronavirus tests among the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:37 pm

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Deflections, interceptions, TDs becoming Smith’s signature moves

Every great player has a signature move, whether it’s a shifty juke by a running back, a bone-crunching hit by a linebacker or a high-arcing ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:00 am

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Warren Central up to No. 3 in Class 6A poll

Warren Central keeps on winning, and keeps on gaining respect across the state. The Vikings remained undefeated with a 23-10 victory over Germantown last week, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:31 pm

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Four Down Territory: All about kickers and Costello

You’re in Four Down Territory, where each week we will highlight four notes, stats, trends or happenings from the weekend that was in Mississippi high ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 28, 2020 1:39 pm

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How They Did: Vicksburg’s college and NFL players

A recap of how players from the Vicksburg area did in college football and NFL games over the weekend: • Ole Miss offensive lineman Ben ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 28, 2020 10:06 am

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Game Plan

Elite Hitting Camp Elite Baseball, LLC will host its Professional Baseball Skills Hitting Camp on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Warren Central High School’s Viking Field. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:00 pm

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Sports column: Sanders’ hire is a different move for the SWAC

For all of its great tradition, when it comes to college football, the Southwestern Athletic Conference practically exists in its own universe. The SWAC has ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:00 am

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Costello shatters records as Mississippi State upsets No. 6 LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — K.J. Costello passed for a Southeastern Conference record 623 yards and five touchdowns in the Mississippi State debut of coach ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:12 pm

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Who’s Hot

Warren Central running back Tre Hall ran for 119 yards and a touchdown on only five carries in a 23-10 win over Germantown on Friday. Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:00 am

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Defense powers Warren Central past Germantown

Some people spend their entire lives trying to figure out who they are and how to succeed with it. It’s taken Warren Central four games. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:29 am

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Warren Central begins run through Region 2-6A gauntlet

For the first time since 2016, Warren Central is entering the Region 2-6A schedule undefeated. It’s a nice achievement, but it’s also meaningless. The next ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, September 25, 2020 10:00 am

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Williams’ game-winning FG caps Gators’ comeback victory

In a span of six days, the Vicksburg Gators were a part of two fantastic finishes. This time, they got to celebrate at the end. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:08 pm

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St. Al goes on the road to face district rival Copiah Academy

When he started looking at film and the roster of this week’s opponent, St. Aloysius coach Stacy Sizemore felt his heart sink a little. “They’ve ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:28 pm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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