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 139-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: Time to think some happy thoughts

I normally save the “things that make me happy” gimmick column for when I’m on vacation. Then a confluence of events this week — mostly ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Ole Miss has plenty of new faces on roster as training camp opens

OXFORD — Ole Miss’ football team got back to work this week, with new faces in new places and a couple of key position battles ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:42 am

Sports

District rival’s move creates open dates for PCA, Tallulah Academy football teams

Porter’s Chapel Academy and Tallulah Academy have suddenly found themselves with a hole in their football schedules. Claiborne Academy, which is a district rival of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, August 1, 2022 10:26 am

Sports

Sports column: Help us pick the face of football in Warren County

If you put your nose into the wind you can already smell the concession stand smoke. Put your ear to the ground and you’ll hear ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

VWSD athletic director Preston Nailor leaving for job in Madison County

Seven years ago, Preston Nailor came home. Now, he’s going back to where he came of age. Nailor is leaving his job as the Vicksburg ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 29, 2022 8:05 am

Sports

Clear Creek events get new names as course’s tournament season starts this weekend

Two of Warren County’s major golf tournaments have gotten a facelift. The Clear Creek Classic and Warren County Open — formerly known as the Clear ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 28, 2022 3:35 pm

Sports

Vicksburg native Harris determined to make Colts’ opening day roster

For the past two years, DeMichael Harris has been in something akin to NFL purgatory. He’s been good enough that the Indianapolis Colts have kept ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

MHSAA pushes early-season football kickoffs to 7:30 p.m.

High school football games will have a slightly later start for the first half of the 2022 season. The Mississippi High School Activities Association announced ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:47 pm

Sports

Sports column: If you’re to be crushed this season, be crushed gloriously

One of my favorite historical quotes that applies to sports came from Baron de Bassompierre, the under secretary of the Belgian Foreign Office, in August ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

After brief retirement, awkward split, Malcolm Butler ready to roll again with Patriots

Eight months ago, Malcolm Butler wasn’t sure if he’d ever play football again. If he did, the idea that he would return to the New ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

VWAA hands control of its baseball league to Sports Force Parks

Vicksburg’s youth baseball league is under new management. Dustin Chamblee, the president of the Vicksburg Warren Athletic Association, recently announced that the league’s operations will ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:27 pm

Vicksburg Living

The World Below: Vicksburg residents traverse the globe for diving adventure

The places Mark Posey and Lee Tidwell have visited over the years are some of the most desirable vacation spots in the world. The Bahamas. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 18, 2022 11:14 am

Vicksburg Living

Feel The Rush: Pierce Brothers thrive in the world of dirt bike racing

When it comes to youth sports, some families devote their summers to traveling baseball or softball teams. Others dive into the realms of club soccer ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 18, 2022 10:47 am

Sports

Photo Gallery: 8th Annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp

Nearly 300 children in grades 1-12 attended the 8th Annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp Saturday at Vicksburg High School. The free camp was started in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:05 am

Sports

Sports column: Vicksburg native Rivers has plan for a new award

It’s funny, in this business, how stories can cluster together. Sometimes it’s planned, like when you examine several different angles to a big topic. Other ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:55 am

Sports

Hundreds attend 8th Annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp

During a successful and eventful eight-year NFL career, Malcolm Butler has changed addresses a few times. His hometown, though, has always been in his heart. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:34 pm

Sports

Longtime YMCA program director Wayne Scott eases into retirement

When he was 8 years old, Wayne Scott visited the Vicksburg YMCA for the first time. At 14, he got his first job there. At ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Chill in the Hills 10K gets rebrand, new date for 2023

The “chill” in Chill in the Hills will take on a different meaning starting in 2023. The 10-kilometer run and race walk, which has been ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 15, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg native, NFL star Butler hosts football camp Saturday

Malcolm Butler is back in the NFL, and so is the summer tradition he started in his hometown of Vicksburg. Nearly 300 children have registered ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

‘It’s a gold mine’: Green sees unlimited potential for football at Madison Parish

Milton Green is not shy about the potential he sees in Madison Parish High School’s football program. “It’s a gold mine,” he said. Like a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Red Carpet Bowl founder, former Carr and Cooper football coach Gene Allen dies at age 91

Gene Allen, a former football coach and local businessman who also helped start the Red Carpet Bowl, died Monday at his home in Vicksburg. He ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 11, 2022 11:19 pm

Sports

Sports column: Gary Jones was a good man gone too soon

Anyone who has ever played organized sports as a kid remembers the name of the teams they were on. Seemingly random local businesses around town ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 10, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Photo Gallery: Football never stops

The official start of the 2022 high school football season is still five weeks away, but Warren County’s teams have been busy getting ready all ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg coach Muhammad chasing a championship with Mississippi Raiders

Stashed in his unassuming white Toyota Camry are the tools of Solomon Muhammad’s trade. A football jersey. Pads. A helmet. They’re not out of place ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 8, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

PCA football skips spring, gets back to work during summer

After ending a seven-year playoff drought and notching a winning record for the first time since 2008, everyone involved in Porter’s Chapel Academy’s football program ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Gators tear through summer basketball schedule

In his nearly two decades as an assistant and then the head coach of Vicksburg High’s boys basketball team, Kelvin Carter has seen his share ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 4:15 pm

Sports

Sports column: We’re pretty good at this stuff

Saying this might be considered sacrilege to some of my fellow journalists, but I did not get into this business to change the world. I ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:00 am

Sports

Vikings retool roster, build team chemistry in summer workouts

The summer workout period is always an important time for high school football teams to figure out their identities and see if anyone can emerge ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:00 am

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