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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

SEC releases 2021 football schedule

The Egg Bowl will return to its traditional spot as the season finale for Ole Miss and Mississippi State when the college football world — ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 2:28 pm

Sports

St. Al’s district basketball tournament canceled

St. Aloysius’ basketball season will end a little earlier than expected. The six schools in MAIS District 3-4A voted unanimously Wednesday to cancel the league’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:39 pm

Sports

Missy Gators, Gators bow out of soccer playoffs

Even though their offense wasn’t clicking, for 60 minutes the Vicksburg Missy Gators stayed within striking distance of Grenada. A solid defensive effort kept the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:41 pm

Sports

Sports column: College football, Part 2, is approaching fast

There’s an old joke in the South that there are two seasons — football, and spring football. Thanks to COVID-19, that will actually be true ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Coleman nets win No. 600 as St. Al beats Washington

In a span of 24 hours, the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes surpassed last season’s win total and gave their coach a milestone victory. Elizabeth Theriot ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:54 pm

Sports

Warren Central Junior High’s run ends in Little Six championship game

Warren Central Junior High’s boys’ basketball team entered the Little Six Tournament with a .500 record and not much more than a dream of winning ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:53 pm

Sports

Madison Central thwarts Warren Central’s playoff hopes

In the final moments of Friday’s game against Madison Central, Tony King shook free from the defense and unleashed a rocket of a shot toward ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:54 pm

Sports

Run Thru History leaves VNMP for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic will not stop one of Vicksburg’s annual rites of spring, but will give it a much different look this year. For the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:22 am

News

Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:38 am

Sports

Boys basketball: Gators hang on to beat Provine; Simpson KOs St. Al

With every missed free throw, turnover and wasted possession, the Vicksburg Gators tried hard to gift Provine a win. Provine simply refused to take it. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:06 am

Sports

Saints’ season ends with playoff loss to Tampa Bay

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:46 pm

Sports

Sports column: Longevity in sports can be inspiring and depressing

Longevity in sports is an interesting thing. For some athletes, it is celebrated. For others, it can be used against them if stick around too ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: Chill in the Hills 2021

Approximately 100 people competed in the 13th annual Chill in the Hills 10K run and 5K race walk on Saturday. The race started and ended ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:38 pm

Sports

Crandall repeats as Chill in the Hills champ; 12-year-old Eldridge wins women’s title

Ryan Crandall plans to get married later this spring. He and his bride can probably take bowls off the gift registry. The 27-year-old from Madison ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:50 pm

Sports

Madison Central shuts out Warren Central

MADISON — Warren Central started the week with a top 10 ranking among Mississippi’s boys’ soccer teams and a clear path to the Region 4-6A ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:00 pm

Local

Plans for sales tax referendum put on hold

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is withdrawing his plans to seek a local and private, or special bill, calling for a public referendum to levy a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:41 pm

Sports

Six Warren Central players make All-Region 2-6A first team

Warren Central’s run to the second round of the 2020 MHSAA Class 6A football playoffs netted one last round of accolades as six players were ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:00 am

Sports

Clinton nips Warren Central on the soccer pitch

Through 160 minutes of soccer and a few penalty kicks, Warren Central and Clinton showed that the difference between them on any given day was ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:23 pm

Sports

Chill in the Hills celebrates lucky 13th anniversary Saturday

After two rain-plagued years, the organizers of the Chill in the Hills run came up with a contingency plan for 2021. It doesn’t look like ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:17 am

Sports

Saints slime Bears in NFC wild card game, turn eye to Tampa

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees will get to celebrate his 42nd birthday by preparing for a playoff game that will also feature the one ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, January 10, 2021 10:43 pm

Sports

Missy Gators finish busy week by beating Warren Central

Leading up to their third game in five days, and second in 15 hours, Vicksburg High girls’ basketball coach Troy Stewart had some concerns about ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:18 pm

Sports

Reserves propel Gators to rout of Warren Central

As a reward for their hard work, and to give his normal lineup some rest after a difficult set of games, Vicksburg High boys’ basketball ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:17 pm

Sports

Sports Column: Sketching out plans for Mississippi’s Winter Olympics

There is snow in the forecast late this weekend. In some places, they call that “Tuesday,” but here in Central Mississippi it’s special. When we ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Lady Eagles slide past Greenville-St. Joe

The Porter’s Chapel Academy Lady Eagles are looking forward to getting their leading scorer back in the lineup. In the meantime, they’ve managed to hold ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, January 8, 2021 10:08 am

Sports

Vicksburg native Carson to officiate in national championship game

Twenty-five years ago, Fulton Carson showed up at St. Aloysius’ Balzli Field to officiate his first football game. It wasn’t the big time. It wasn’t ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:03 pm

Sports

Ole Miss dreams big after winning Outback Bowl

Ole Miss finished with a .500 record, was an afterthought in the Southeastern Conference championship race by mid-October, and lost some of its best players ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:05 am

Sports

Ugly brawl, not winning streak, will be Mississippi State’s last image of 2020

What should have been a positive finish to a difficult football season for Mississippi State quickly devolved into a chaotic nightmare. A couple of pushes ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Callaway fends off Gators’ upset bid with last-minute run

JACKSON — The Vicksburg Gators didn’t necessarily lose Tuesday’s game against Callaway, so much as they lost the final minute. Marquise Nichols hit a momentum-shifting ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:16 am

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