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

PCA’s Chase Hearn wins The Post’s Athlete of the Week award

In a race that came down to the wire, an Eagle flew past all of his challengers. Porter’s Chapel Academy basketball player Chase Hearn won ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 11:00 am

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St. Al earns senior night sweep of Discovery Christian

It was gritty and it wasn’t pretty, but it was a win — and near the end of a difficult season, the St. Aloysius Flashes ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 10:02 am

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Missy Gators clobber Columbus, earn first playoff win since 2010

For the first time in more than a decade, Vicksburg High is going swimming in the deep water of the MHSAA girls’ soccer playoffs. Amari ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 9:04 am

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College basketball TV schedule: Jan. 23-29

COLLEGE BASKETBALL ON TV Monday, Jan. 23 5:30 p.m. Big Ten – Wisconsin at Northwestern 6 p.m. ESPN – Duke at Virginia Tech 6 p.m. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, January 23, 2023 3:21 pm

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Sports column: Time to apply for local scholarships

It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since I went to college. Shows that I can remember seeing on first-run TV are still in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 22, 2023 8:00 am

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Missy Gators eager to end long playoff losing streak

Even in their deepest ruts in the past 10 or 15 years, Vicksburg High has usually been able to make a cameo appearance in the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 20, 2023 11:09 am

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PCA’s Sims, Fisher earn District 3-3A awards

Porter’s Chapel Academy’s basketball program started to reap the rewards — and awards — from a great season. Tiara Sims was named the MAIS District ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:55 pm

Sports

Warren Central’s Zion Harvey wins Athlete of the Week award

Zion Harvey helped Warren Central’s girls’ basketball team get off to a fast start in region play, and reaped another reward as The Vicksburg Post’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 12:28 pm

Sports

Vikings finish a difficult soccer season with loss to Northwest Rankin

FLOWOOD — The final moments of Warren Central’s boys’ soccer season included a hard foul, three yellow cards and a penalty kick save. That it ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 10:08 am

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Playing is only part of Lady Vikes’ challenge heading into soccer playoffs

FLOWOOD — Warren Central will face St. Martin in the first round of the MHSAA Class 6A girls’ soccer playoffs. It’s not an easy assignment, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 9:34 am

Sports

Sports column: Like Hamlin, Vicksburg’s Martin is a medical miracle

Over the past two weeks, the sports world has gotten to know — and, thankfully, marvel at — the story of Damar Hamlin. The 24-year-old ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 15, 2023 11:00 am

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Vicksburg native Kordell Watts set to play in Dream Bowl college all-star game

Kordell Watts has a dream of playing professional football. He’s hoping the Dream Bowl can help make it come true. Watts, a former Vicksburg High ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 15, 2023 8:00 am

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Vicksburg’s Williams and Franklin, WC’s Smith picked for state all-star games

The stars have come out for Warren County’s basketball teams. Three players — Vicksburg’s Davian Williams and Malik Franklin, and Warren Central’s Jae’la Smith — ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 13, 2023 11:02 am

Sports

Lady Eagles beat Greenville Christian to move into driver’s seat in District 3-3A race

Tiara Sims walked to the free throw line knowing the free throws she was about to shoot were for more than just sealing up this ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 13, 2023 10:04 am

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Greenville Christian tops PCA in District 3-3A showdown

If things work out the way they hope, this was far from the last time Porter’s Chapel Academy’s boys’ basketball team will see Greenville Christian. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 13, 2023 9:22 am

Sports

Vicksburg’s Layla Carter nominated for McDonald’s All-American Game

Vicksburg High’s Layla Carter has been part of a great team for several years, and now she’s got a chance to be a member of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:06 pm

Sports

St. Aloysius’ Emily Cook wins first Athlete of the Week award for 2023

Emily Cook has had a lot of memorable moments in a lot of sports during her high school years, and the latest helped her pull ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:37 pm

Sports

Lady Flashes come up short vs. Copiah Academy; Porter’s Chapel knocks off Manchester

In some lopsided basketball games, one team blows the other off the floor with a dominant effort. In others, like the one between St. Aloysius ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:52 am

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Copiah Academy rushes past Flashes; PCA picks up another district win

The St. Aloysius Flashes got off to a fast start Tuesday night. Everything after that seemed like a blur, and not in a good way. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 11:19 am

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Flashes start crucial run of district games by beating East Rankin

Whether they were taking their opponent lightly, trying to wear them down, or just cruising along, it didn’t matter in the end for St. Aloysius’ ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, January 9, 2023 11:40 pm

Sports

Sports column: Local basketball teams are ones to watch

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar from 2022 to 2023, it’s a fresh start in more ways than one. With football season finally put to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 8, 2023 8:00 am

Sports

Porter’s Chapel picks up pair of district wins against Deer Creek

Porter’s Chapel Academy was cruising toward a comfortable, if lackluster, victory Thursday night when it suddenly found itself having to put in some work to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 6, 2023 11:02 am

Sports

Warren Central’s Karel signs with East Central CC

When Kayleigh Karel was a freshman, Warren Central softball coach Dana McGivney said, she was already showing the potential to play in college. “Just her ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, January 5, 2023 10:01 am

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Basketball roundup: Carter gets 100th win as Gators top Callaway; PCA’s Mack and Selby have big nights

Kelvin Carter’s 100th victory as Vicksburg High’s boys’ basketball coach was even sweeter because of who it happened to come against. Davian Williams scored a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:59 am

Sports

Bulldogs enjoy some normalcy in preparations for ReliaQuest Bowl

The pictures from Tampa are the standard stuff of bowl season — football players enjoying a rollercoaster ride at Busch Gardens, coaches standing together at ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 1, 2023 8:00 am

Sports

Game Plan

The Vicksburg Post welcomes your items for the Game Plan. Submit items by email to sports@vicksburgpost.com. act person for your event. Spring bowling league The ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, December 31, 2022 8:00 am

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Ole Miss’ championship, Leach’s death were Mississippi’s top sports stories for 2022

A national championship celebration and a celebration of life defined the 2022 sports year in Mississippi. Ole Miss’ stunning run to the NCAA baseball national ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, December 31, 2022 8:00 am

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Sports column: Warren County had a fairly quiet sports year

The year in review edition is a New Year’s weekend staple for news outlets all over the country. We in the business like to package ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, December 31, 2022 7:55 am

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