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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

Sports column: SEC expansion will leave lots of unintended casualties

It’s hard to believe the movie “Speed” is approaching its 30th anniversary. Like a lot of things from the 1990s, it has somehow remained in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 1, 2021 4:35 am

Sports

Red Carpet Bowl tickets go on sale Sunday

Tickets for the 2021 Red Carpet Bowl will go on sale Sunday, and for the first time can be purchased online. The Red Carpet Bowl ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 31, 2021 4:30 am

Sports

Bulldog fans flock to see national championship trophy on its Vicksburg visit

Dozens of people dipped out of work or took a detour on their lunch break to share in a piece of Mississippi State sports history ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:37 pm

Sports

Mississippian Kendricks out of Olympics because of positive COVID test

By Jake Thompson The Oxford Eagle OXFORD — Mississippi native Sam Kendricks is out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. The news broke ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:41 am

Sports

Photo Gallery: Summer Slam Basketball Tournament

The Core Mississippi Magic AAU basketball program hosted the Summer Slam Tournament last weekend at the Jackson Street Gym. Approximately a dozen teams competed in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:00 am

Sports

Yocum wins Warren County Championship with record-setting performance

Coming into the final round of the Warren County Golf Championship on Sunday, Luke Yocum had a huge lead and a simple mission. “I just ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 25, 2021 10:32 pm

Sports

Sports Column: With dueling, tug-of-war and plunge for distance, the early Olympics were awesome

A year late and several billion dollars short, the Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin this weekend in Tokyo. The spectacle has become a modern ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 25, 2021 8:05 am

Sports

Vicksburg’s Strange set for induction to bowling hall of fame

Two years ago, Jackie Strange was honored for a lifetime of service to the bowling community by being elected to the Southern Bowling Congress Hall ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg native Brown snags All-SEC honor

For three years, Ben Brown has been a fixture on Ole Miss’ offensive line. On Friday, he earned a little recognition for it. The Ole ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:35 pm

Sports

Williams settling in as Warren Central’s boys basketball coach

When he came to Warren Central as an assistant boys’ basketball coach four years ago, Keith Williams soon knew he’d found his happy place. After ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 23, 2021 6:00 am

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: Mudcats Tennis Tournament

A total of 45 young tennis players from Mississippi and Louisiana came to Vicksburg last weekend to play in the Mudcats Tennis Tournament at Halls ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:41 am

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: Malcolm Butler Football Camp

Nearly 300 players from across Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee descended upon Vicksburg High’s Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the Seventh Annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 19, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: There’s a lot more to NIL deals than cash

One of the major stories in college sports this summer has been the NCAA’s loosening of rules to allow athletes to cash in on their ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:00 pm

Sports

Hundreds join Butler for football, fun at free camp

Malcolm Butler’s NFL journey has taken him to New England, Tennessee, and now Arizona. On Saturday, however, he returned to where it all started. The ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:15 pm

Sports

St. Al coach Buck recovering after getting hit with line drive

St. Aloysius softball head coach Savannah Buck is out of the hospital and at home recovering after she was hit in the face with a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 17, 2021 6:37 pm

Crime

Shots fired into home in Kings

Vicksburg police are investigating after shots were fired into a home in the Kings community late Thursday night. At 11:21 p.m. Thursday officers responded to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 16, 2021 6:14 pm

Sports

New YMCA program introduces kids to competitive swimming

Several members of the YMCA Cannonballs flipped over on their back and pushed off from the pool wall, gracefully gliding through the water for a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 16, 2021 5:02 pm

Sports

Seventh annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp scheduled for Saturday

Like a lot of things, the Malcolm Butler Football Camp took a bit of a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, like a lot of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:43 pm

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: St. Aloysius Football Camp

Nearly 30 children in Grades 1-6 are participating in the annual St. Aloysius Football Camp this week. The young players are going through drills and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:26 pm

Sports

Sports column: Dirty work in summer builds champions

Beyond the centerfield fence at Warren Central’s Lucy Young softball field sits a small concrete plant. The plant was put there to manufacture on-site the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 11, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Vikings changing focus as next phase of offseason program begins

Warren Central is at halftime of its offseason. The Vikings spent June getting in shape and hosting a series of 7-on-7 games. They took this ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 10, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Former St. Al coach Fields returns to football as Raymond’s leader

Michael Fields is feeling refreshed and rejuvenated this summer. After spending a season away from football for the first time in his long coaching career, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 9, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Red Carpet Bowl to use digital tickets

As it approaches its 60th birthday, the Red Carpet Bowl is entering the digital age. No paper tickets will be sold for this year’s games, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 8, 2021 8:00 am

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery: City of Vicksburg tennis camp

Throughout the summer, the city of Vicksburg has hosted its annual youth tennis camp at Halls Ferry Park. Nearly two dozen children ages 5-18 have ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Warren Central takes new approach to summer baseball

Like all good coaching staffs, Warren Central’s sat down to lay out their plan for this offseason and figure out what they needed to do ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Flashes finish up summer baseball boot camp

When he looks a few years down the line and starts talking about his younger players, St. Aloysius baseball coach Sid Naron can’t help but ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 5, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: This championship was for all of us

As the 2021 College World Series progressed and Mississippi State kept winning games to get deeper and deeper into the tournament, the event became a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 4, 2021 1:00 pm

Sports

Pitching was the difference in Bulldogs’ run to the title

Vanderbilt rolled through the regular and postseason on the strength of its two pitching aces. Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker, both likely top 10 picks ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 1, 2021 7:30 pm

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