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Alex Swatson, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Sports

Young, hungry, improved defense key to Gators’ hopes this season

With new leaders, a defensive coordinator who knows the talent of his players and a young core of rising juniors, Vicksburg High’s defense is on ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Monday, August 15, 2016 8:59 am

Health

Local uses gym to change lives

Downtown Vicksburg is decorated with quaint shops and restaurants, but nestled along Washington Street sits an establishment unbeknownst to much of the public. Vicksburg firefighter ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:01 am

Sports

America’s wait is over, with football in the air

The moment most of America has collectively waited on for almost nine months is arriving. Football is in the air. As grass is mowed and ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:33 am

Health

Volleyball provides exercise, competition

A group of friendly, yet competitive adults meet at the YMCA every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to partake in some high impact volleyball. The 10 ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 9:55 am

Sports

Time for some time off, and reflections on life

After four separate occasions of telling Vicksburg that “Ernest is on vacation,” the roles are reversed. Yup, the guy with the dreadlocks often referred to ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 8:48 am

Sports

Community shows up at Bazinsky Field in support of Mudbugs

Bazinsky field was home plate for Vicksburg softball past and present athletes to support a good cause. Rick Daughtry and Mike Ferguson assembled a softball ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:47 pm

Sports

Lady Thunder’s tourney run ends in one-point loss

A charge called the other way or a made free throw could’ve made all the difference in the world for the River City Lady Thunder ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Saturday, July 30, 2016 10:27 pm

Sports

Lady Thunder split games in doubleheader

DALLAS – It was a tale of two games for the River City Lady Thunder Friday. The Lady Thunder split their doubleheader in the second ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Friday, July 29, 2016 11:49 pm

Sports

Lady Thunder open tournament with a win

DALLAS — The River City Lady Thunder went straight from the highway to the hardwood on Thursday. After leaving in the morning and driving 300-plus ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Friday, July 29, 2016 8:46 am

Sports

Mississippi Heat develops athletes, change lives

When Michael Keyton started the Mississippi Heat Track Club in 2006, it was a hobby to keep up with his energetic sons Xavier and Michael ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:32 am

Health

Gym instructor fosters women’s workout space for women

Women often struggle with body shaming. If a woman is too tall or muscular like the Williams sisters, voluptuous like Jennifer Lopez or full-figured like ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:51 am

Sports

Smith growing as athlete, person

When Terrell Smith woke up prepared to board a plane headed to the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, he found out his 200-meter dash ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:38 am

Sports

Knowledge, awareness keys to sports success

High school sports are a beautiful thing to cover. Athletes in Vicksburg are — the majority of the time — unbothered with standings, records or ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:24 am

Sports

River City Lady Thunder believe they can hang tough in national tournament in Dallas

About five hours west of Vicksburg on Interstate 20 lay the host city of the Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks. It also plays host the PrimeTime ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:11 pm

Sports

Young golfers see the bright side in final day of championship

Sportsmanship seemed to be the central theme among the younger golfers in day two of the Warren County Junior Golf Championship. Caleb Tucker and Will ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:33 am

Sports

Warren County Junior Golf Championship underway at Clear Creek

Fresh and familiar faces of Warren County took to Clear Creek in an effort to improve their golfing talents. Golfers ages 11 through 18 participated ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Friday, July 22, 2016 2:06 pm

Sports

MHSAA considering health, safety of pitchers before setting count

Coaches around the state and executives from the Mississippi High School Activities Association gathered at the Mississippi Association of Coaches clinic to discuss how to ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:09 am

Sports

Mississippi Heat sends five to Junior Olympics

As the summer heat became more intense, so did the amateur track club bearing the same name. The Mississippi Heat will send Charve’ Gibson, Shaniyah ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:08 am

Sports

Warren Central’s Thompson soars high to Houston

The leg strength Warren Central’s Raven Thompson developed through ballet classes at Debra Franco’s School of Dance has served her well on the track. Thompson ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:48 am

Sports

VWSD seeks help in nominating inaugural hall of fame class

Past athletes and coaches of the Vicksburg Warren School District should be honored. However, it requires a little help from the community. VWSD athletic director ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:47 am

Health

Senior center offers exercises

It becomes more important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with age. At the Vicksburg Senior Center, physical and mental exercise is abundant in standard and ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:22 am

Sports

This college football season is poised to be entertaining

College football is about five weeks away. With the university of Alabama winning it’s 16th national championship it put the Southeastern Conference back on top ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:42 am

Sports

Malcolm Butler embraces title of role model to Vicksburg’s youth

Malcolm Butler went from working at Popeyes on Pemberton Sqaure Boulevard to playing cornerback for the New England Patriots in a few short years. Once ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Monday, July 18, 2016 10:30 am

Sports

VHS alumnae game brings back fond memories

As players from Vicksburg High’s softball most recent roster to the one dating back to 1998 emerged onto the field, a sense of sisterhood blanketed ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:15 am

Sports

Second annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp proves to be a success

At the end of his football camp, Malcolm Butler addressed the kids with a message: be successful through a sturdy work ethic and a positive ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:14 am

Sports

Swimmers take advantage of VSA’s last chance meet at City Pool

It’s always great to make a first impression, but it’s even more important to make the most of a last chance effort. The Vicksburg Swim ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:30 am

Sports

NFL star Butler returns to VHS to host camp

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler will return to his hometown to pass down football knowledge he’s gained heading into his third season in the ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Friday, July 15, 2016 8:44 am

Sports

VSO shifting gears for 2016

Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization rolls through Aug. 21, yet as the adage stands, “the early bird catches the worm.” VSO is offering a ... Read more

by Alex Swatson, Friday, July 15, 2016 8:42 am

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