Warren Central’s Gloria Hall claims Athlete of the Week honor

Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Gloria Hall had a hat trick, then pulled off a neat trick by winning The Vicksburg Post’s final Athlete of the Week award of 2022.

Hall prevailed in an online poll by The Vicksburg Post’s readers, with the top three separated by just 20 votes.

Vicksburg High soccer player Amari Johnson finished second, Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Noah Porter was third, and Vicksburg football player Jeleel Fleming fourth.

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Hall, a junior with Warren Central’s girls’ soccer team, scored three goals in an 8-1 rout of Terry on Dec. 6. It was the first MHSAA Region 5-6A victory of the season for the Lady Vikes and snapped a two-game losing streak.

Congratulations to Gloria and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for making the Athlete of the Week contest a success so far. A total of 11,059 votes have been cast since the weekly poll began in September.

The Athlete of the Week contest will go on hiatus for the holiday break and return in January. We look forward to once again honoring the best local athletes each week in our print edition and at vicksburgpost.com.

About Ernest Bowker

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 reporters in the paper's 140-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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