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Ernest Bowker, Author at The Vicksburg Post - Page 2 of 115

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

Huge first inning sends St. Al to blowout win vs. PCA

The St. Aloysius Flashes wasted no time Saturday hitting their offensive quota for the day. Thirteen of the Flashes’ first 14 batters of the game ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:41 pm

Sports

Former gymnast Natica Johnson honored by city

The days when Natica Johnson could fly through the air or spring across the floor with the greatest of ease are probably long gone, but ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:04 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: 2021 Mississippi State Gymnastics Championship

The 2021 Mississippi State Gymnastics Championship got under way Friday morning at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The meet will include 10 competitive sessions and continue ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, March 19, 2021 12:46 pm

Sports

Warren Central to play Laurel in spring game at Southern Miss

Warren Central’s football spring game is going to Rock. The school announced it will take on Laurel on May 14 at 7 p.m., at “The ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:50 am

Sports

Flashes are mashing as they head toward district schedule

The full story of their season has yet to be written, but for the moment one thing is certain — the Flash can mash. St. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Warren Central walks all over Pisgah

Warren Central didn’t hit the ball the way it wanted to on Tuesday. Then again, it didn’t need to. The Vikings took advantage of six ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:01 pm

Sports

St. Al football coach Sizemore stepping down

Stacy Sizemore returned to his hometown of Vicksburg a couple of years ago and reconnected with his roots. A different sort of homecoming is once ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, March 15, 2021 4:27 pm

Sports

Ole Miss, Mississippi State selected to play in NIT

Ole Miss and Mississippi State were both passed over by the NCAA Tournament selection committee — at least for now — but both of their ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:27 pm

Sports

WC tennis star Embry signs with Meridian Community College

A love of, and skill at, the game of tennis runs in Madison Embry’s family. “I grew up watching it with my grandmother, and (my ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 14, 2021 6:55 am

Sports

Sports column: Post’s NCAA Tournament bracket contest offers fun, prizes

I still remember, fondly, the first time I ever filled out a bracket for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. It was 1993. I was a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

Massey’s big night leads PCA to victory in district opener

John Wyatt Massey had a game — and a moment — that he’ll never forget Friday for Porters’ Chapel Academy. The freshman catcher hit the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:07 am

Sports

Grand slam, dominant pitching power Brandon past Warren Central

BRANDON — Warren Central fought hard, did not give in, and did not let the game slip away when it easily could have Friday night. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:06 am

Sports

St. Al splits doubleheader with Hillcrest

The St. Aloysius Flashes learned Friday just how fickle the game of baseball can be. A day after beating Hillcrest Christian 18-0, the Flashes totaled ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:04 am

Sports

Black Sox, adult baseball league coming to Sports Force for 2021 season

Last summer, the Hattiesburg Black Sox set up shop in Vicksburg. This year, they’re adding some expansion teams and looking for talent. The Magnolia Baseball ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, March 12, 2021 11:21 am

Sports

Butler thanks Titans, fans as he prepares for next move

Malcolm Butler officially bid farewell to the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, one day after the team released him in a move to clear salary cap ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:06 am

Sports

Southern Miss goes one-and-done at C-USA Tournament

FRISCO, Texas — It was a game of runs all night to begin the 2021 Conference USA men’s basketball tournament, and Rice got the last ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:02 am

Sports

Lady Vikes come from behind — again — to beat Vicksburg

With a roster loaded with freshmen and sophomores, one of the early-season goals for Warren Central’s softball team was to build some wins and confidence. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:04 am

Sports

Sports Column: It’s time to apply for the Red Carpet Bowl scholarships

We’re still about five months away from the start of football season, and it is refreshing to once again think about it as an inevitable ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, March 8, 2021 7:45 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Profile 2021: Shifting lines leave monuments out of the park

For Civil War buffs visiting Vicksburg, the Vicksburg National Military Park is an obvious main attraction and the epicenter of the trip. For the more ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 7, 2021 2:00 pm

Downtown Vicksburg

Profile 2021: Story behind illuminating a neighborhood

For one night each December, the residents of the Glenwood Circle neighborhood dim the bright lights of Christmas decorations in favor of the soft embrace ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:20 am

Downtown Vicksburg

Profile 2021: Markings provide the ‘key’ to a great downtown tour

On sidewalks all over downtown Vicksburg lay the keys to the city — or, at least, the keys to a far deeper knowledge of the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:15 am

Sports

Photo Gallery: The 2021 Run Thru History

More than 300 runners and walkers competed in the 42nd annual Run Thru History’s 10K run, 5K race walk and 1-mile Cannonball Run children’s fun ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:54 pm

Sports

A Champion at Last: Hall wins Run Thru History women’s title after 17 tries

For most of this century, Kristi Hall spent the first Saturday in March competing in Vicksburg’s biggest road race, the Run Thru History 10K, and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:46 pm

Sports

Kazery wins record fourth consecutive Run Thru History 10K title

The 42nd annual Run Thru History had a different course, but the same old winner. Madison resident Peter Kazery became the first person to win ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:44 pm

Business

Profile 2021: Pawn shop gorillas provide a colorful landmark

Minnie hitched a ride from Texas to Vicksburg about 25 years ago and immediately rubbed some people the wrong way. They thought she was too ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:05 am

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

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