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 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.

Sports

The Run thru History celebrates 45 years as a Vicksburg institution

From muskets to markers, and cannons to concerts, the Run Thru History is more than just a run. It’s a unique Vicksburg experience. And it’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 24, 2024 4:00 am

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Mistakes prove costly for Warren Central in loss to Sumrall

FLOWOOD — Warren Central’s curious pattern of stuggling at the plate early in games continued Thursday. That was far from its only problem, though. The ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, February 22, 2024 10:01 pm

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Vicksburg’s Kameryn Bailey is The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Vicksburg High’s boys’ basketball team plowed through the first round of the MHSAA Class 6A state tournament, and Kameryn Bailey was a similarly unstoppable force ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12:14 pm

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Gators try to break second-round jinx against Olive Branch

Reaching the postseason has not been a problem for Vicksburg High’s boys’ basketball team. Winning in the postseason hasn’t been an issue, either. Winning more ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 21, 2024 4:00 am

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Warren Central sprints to victory in season-opening track meet

Warren Central’s track teams racked up some reps, experience, points and a pair of victories at their first meet of the season. Warren Central’s girls’ ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 8:43 pm

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Sports column: Warren County’s soccer scene might be headed for a golden age

A couple of generations ago, Vicksburg was ahead of the curve when it came to soccer. The city was an early adopter of the sport ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 18, 2024 10:55 am

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Vicksburg crushes Lake Cormorant, advances to second round of Class 6A tournament

The Vicksburg Gators flew right over the Lake and are headed to the Valley. Kameryn Bailey had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:40 pm

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Vikings heat up by beating Pearl

PEARL — Warren Central didn’t have any last-inning drama this time and, as a result, had a bit more fun. Maddox Lynch hit three doubles ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 17, 2024 9:12 pm

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Gators start playoffs with Saturday game vs. Lake Cormorant

As much as they would have enjoyed and celebrated winning their region tournament, the Vicksburg Gators are not dwelling on it. For one thing, there’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 16, 2024 3:05 pm

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Missy Gators happy to reach state tournament in rebuilding season

At a glance, a 10-19 record after averaging 20 wins the previous four seasons doesn’t seem all that great. For the Vicksburg Missy Gators, however, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, February 15, 2024 2:15 pm

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Lady Vikes’ run ends with semifinal loss to Saltillo

Warren Central’s fantastic season did not have a happy ending. Saltillo scored its first goal less than two minutes into the game, put seven in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 5:54 pm

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Warren Central’s Allie Mason is The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Allie Mason helped Warren Central’s girls’ soccer team surge through the playoffs, and rode the wave to The Vicksburg Post’s Athlete of the Week award. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 3:13 pm

Sports

Warren Central archers shoot down Vicksburg

Payton Tillotson was on the mark, and so was Warren Central’s archery team. Tillotson, a senior, had 13 bull’s eyes on 30 shots, and posted ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 7:25 pm

Sports

Schedules changed for Warren Central’s girls, boys soccer playoff games

The heavy rain that saturated Mississippi over the weekend has altered Warren Central’s plans for the MHSAA Class 6A soccer semifinals. The girls’ North State ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, February 12, 2024 8:23 pm

Sports

Game Plan

The Vicksburg Post welcomes your items for the Game Plan. Submit items by email to sports@vicksburgpost.com. Please include the name and phone number of a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, February 12, 2024 11:00 am

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Warren Central will go on the road for soccer semifinal games

Warren Central’s soccer teams will take their quest for a state championship on the road Tuesday. Warren Central’s girls team will play at Saltillo at ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 11, 2024 1:13 pm

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Sports Column: Marketing pays off for Warren Central’s Beau Davis

Beau Davis spent the past couple of years doing everything he was supposed to do to earn a college football scholarship. He worked out in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, February 11, 2024 11:00 am

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PCA’s perfect season spoiled with loss in South State championship game

Porter’s Chapel Academy’s perfect season is over. The rest of its season is not. The Lady Eagles had their worst offensive game of the season ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 10, 2024 7:19 pm

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Photo Gallery: Laces For Love Run

The inaugural Laces For Love Run brought a determined crowd to downtown Vicksburg on Saturday morning. Approximately 75 runners and walkers endured a morning downpour ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:53 am

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Runners, walkers brave the rain for inaugural Laces For Love Run

Even in a downpour, the bon temps roulered for the inaugural Laces For Love Run Saturday morning in downtown Vicksburg. More than 150 people registered, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:50 am

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Vikings dominate Neshoba Central to reach Class 6A soccer semifinals

Warren Central advanced to the MHSAA Class 6A boys’ soccer semifinals with a championship-caliber performance. Jacob Porter and Jonah Artman scored goals a minute apart ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 9, 2024 11:02 pm

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Lady Vikes advance to Class 6A soccer semifinals

One person described it as “Cloud Nine.” Another called it “Heaven.” They were both fitting descriptions for the kind of rare air Warren Central’s girls’ ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, February 9, 2024 7:40 pm

Sports

Laurel Christian ends Eagles’ season in South State tournament

Like a lot of brutal knockout punches, the one that ended Porter’s Chapel Academy’s boys’ basketball season was one no one saw coming. The Eagles ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 9:24 pm

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Weather moves up soccer playoff games, baseball and softball jamborees

Warren Central’s soccer teams will resume their quest for a state championship sooner than expected. Because of rain and thunderstorms that are in the forecast ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 8:47 pm

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Four Vicksburg High players sign to play college football

Almost from the time they set foot on the field, Vicksburg High’s Class of 2024 was touted as the group that would put its football ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:23 pm

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Warren Central sends seven on to the college football ranks

Warren Central’s senior class of football players wasn’t very big, literally or figuratively. What they lacked in size, however, the Vikings more than made up ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:13 pm

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Vicksburg’s Davian Williams stands tall as The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Davian Williams helped the Vicksburg Gators win a championship, and also reigns supreme as the latest Vicksburg Post Athlete of the Week. Williams, a senior ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 3:06 pm

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Bond’s late goal lifts Warren Central to playoff victory

When Warren Central was desperate and needed to get the job done, they called in their man Bond. Luke Bond. The sophomore headed in a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:14 am

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