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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

Pro wrestling legend, Mississippi native Kamala dies at age 70

Former professional wrestler James Harris, a Mississippi native who was better known by his ring name “Kamala,” died on Sunday. He was 70. Harris was ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:42 pm

Sports

Game Plan

Cannons baseball tryouts The Vicksburg Cannons 10U baseball team will have tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Culkin baseball fields. Tryouts will start at ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Scrimmage marks fresh start for PCA, high school football

Braden Kapp shed one tackle, carried the football around the edge of the line, and was quickly blasted by a Tensas Academy defender as the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:25 pm

Business

Obedience course helps turn rowdy pups into very good boys and girls

Sarah, Henry, Coco, Chloe and a few of their new friends greeted each other in the parking lot while waiting for class to begin. They ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:35 pm

Sports

1990 Vicksburg claims Greatest on the Gridiron championship

In the 1990 MHSAA Class 5A playoffs, Vicksburg High saw its magical season end because of a blocked field goal and PAT in the fourth ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:41 pm

Sports

Black Sox trying to stay alive at NBC World Series

After a heartbreaking loss in their opening game, the Hattiesburg Black Sox will have to fight their way through the losers’ bracket at the National ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:45 pm

Sports

Preseason scrimmages give teams a look at players and COVID-19 precautions

The most important games of the high school football season — and perhaps in the history of the sport — will be played this Friday ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Loss doesn’t dampen St. Al’s spirits in softball season opener

By Patrick Murphy The Natchez Democrat NATCHEZ — The St. Aloysius Lady Flashes lost 12-0 to Cathedral Monday in Natchez. The result wasn’t as important, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:49 pm

Sports

Sports column: Football schedules keep shifting like quicksand

One of my annual chores in the sports department is typing up football schedules. It’s tedious work, but it’s necessary and enjoyable. They come in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: 1970 Temple, 1990 Vicksburg vie for title of greatest team ever

The tournament to crown Warren County’s best high school football team of all-time has been whittled from 32 teams down to two. The 1970 Temple ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 31, 2020 5:08 pm

Sports

Turning the MHSAA’s COVID-19 guidelines into policies will take discussion, AD says

Normally, grabbing a facemask during a football game is a penalty. This season, it will be encouraged. Fans and stadium personnel could be required to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 31, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

SEC will play 10-game, conference-only football schedule

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:55 pm

Sports

Greenville cancels football season; was scheduled to play WC in October

One of Mississippi’s largest high schools will not be playing football — or any other sports — this fall. The Greenville Public School District Board ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:28 pm

Sports

‘Greatest’ semifinals coming down to the wire

With two days left in the semifinals of The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament, one matchup is turning into a blowout while another ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 4:49 pm

Sports

Black Sox cruise to amateur state championship

With a roster stocked with players from in and around Warren County, and having moved their home games to Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:18 pm

Sports

Black Sox advance to state championship game at Sports Force

The Hattiesburg Black Sox will have a chance to win a state championship in their adopted hometown. The Black Sox won two games Saturday to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 25, 2020 10:16 pm

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron: ’70 Temple vs. ’81 St. Aloysius

The second Greatest on the Gridiron semifinal features one of the most dominant teams in Warren County history against one that rose up from relative ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:02 pm

Sports

Greatest on the gridiron: ’01 Vicksburg vs. ’90 Vicksburg

The first Greatest on the Gridiron semifinal pits two great Vicksburg High teams, 10 years apart, for a spot in the championship game. Although separated ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:02 am

Sports

Greatest on the Gridiron finalists span four decades of success

After three weeks, 28 games, and more than 4,100 votes have been cast, The Vicksburg Post’s Greatest on the Gridiron tournament is down to the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 24, 2020 6:59 pm

Sports

MACJC to begin football season in October

There will be junior college football in Mississippi this fall. At least, that’s the plan for now. The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges announced Friday ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 24, 2020 2:34 pm

Sports

Brothers Rudy and Garrett Reeves tearing it up in the world of motocross

The bedroom that Rudy and Garrett Reeves share is a shrine to success. Posters from the motocross events they’ve raced in and won cover the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 24, 2020 9:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Strange radio signals evoke memories

Like a lot of kids in the 1980s and 90s, I used to enjoy slipping on some headphones late at night and jamming out to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 24, 2020 8:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

2020 Red Carpet Bowl matchup: Vicksburg vs. Warren Central

The Red Carpet Bowl is great. The River City Classic football game between Vicksburg High and Warren Central is also great. Now, they are two ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:52 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: Vicksburg High stadium construction

Vicksburg High’s Memorial Stadium, which is nearly 70 years old, is undergoing a multi-year renovation project. The visitors’ side stands and scoreboard have been removed. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Voting in the Greatest on the Gridiron tournament still open

The Elite Eight round of the Vicksburg Post’s “Greatest on the Gridiron” tournament is entering the fourth quarter. Nearly 600 votes have been cast so ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:04 pm

Sports

Canceled games, seasons create scheduling chaos in college football

ATLANTA (AP) — Arkansas State’s football opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:11 pm

BREAKING NEWS

SWAC postpones football season until spring 2021

The Southwestern Athletic Conference will not play football in 2020. The league announced Monday that it will postpone competition in all of its fall sports ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 20, 2020 6:53 pm

Sports

VWSD’s virtual students can still participate in sports, AD says

Students in the Vicksburg Warren School District who choose to attend virtual classes in the upcoming school year will still be eligible to participate in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 17, 2020 8:09 pm

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