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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.

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Four Down Territory: Harris makes NFL debut, Henry makes history, and McDonald cooks against Vicksburg

You’re in Four Down Territory. Each week during football season we’ll highlight four notes, nuggets, stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, October 19, 2020 12:49 pm

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Sports column: Vegan hunting photo shows how much the journalism world has changed

My call for readers to submit their hunting photos a couple of weeks ago brought an unusual and humorous submission. Melissa Karpel, a self-described “vegan ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:05 am

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Vicksburg native Harris set to make debut with Colts

DeMichael Harris is getting his shot in the NFL. The Vicksburg native and former St. Aloysius and Southern Miss star was elevated from the practice ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:27 pm

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Kazery claims second Over the River Run title

Looking around the parking lot at the Mississippi Welcome Center on Saturday morning, Peter Kazery got a little emotional. Standing alone as the winner of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:03 pm

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Glenbrook uses big plays to storm past PCA

Glenbrook Academy didn’t beat Porter’s Chapel Academy with one big play Friday night. It beat the Eagles with a bunch of them. Jackson Powell threw ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:12 am

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PCA trying to break through a ‘mental wall’ against Glenbrook

There is not much question that Friday’s game against Glenbrook Academy is the biggest of this season for Porter’s Chapel Academy. A win would likely ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 16, 2020 8:00 am

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Playoff berth on the line for St. Al at Washington

It’s been a long, uneven, and sometimes downright strange road for the St. Aloysius Flashes this season. They’re arriving at the end, however, exactly where ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 16, 2020 7:55 am

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Close calls not going the Gators’ way

In any close football game, there are always one or two plays that turn the outcome. For the Vicksburg Gators, those just happen to keep ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:41 pm

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LSU-Florida game postponed because of COVID

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida and defending national champion LSU are now scheduled to play in December. Unfortunately for coach Dan Mullen, the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:01 pm

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Senior kicker Griffin makes all-star team, chases records during Vikings’ perfect start

Whenever he lines up to kick the football, Josh Griffin has one goal — split the uprights. Warren Central’s cannon-legged senior kicker has done it ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:00 am

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Gators’ Carter to coach in Mississippi All-Star Game

When his phone rang last week, Kelvin Carter did not immediately recognize the number. He answered anyway, and was taken aback when he heard the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:35 pm

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Leach weighing changes with Bulldogs’ roster

Three weeks ago, Mississippi State was the talk of college football. Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense had just lit up LSU’s vaunted pass defense for ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:30 pm

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Four Down Territory: Regan runs wild, Vikings’ kickers are special, and SEC offenses set records

You’re in Four Down Territory. Each week, we’ll highlight four notes, nuggets, stats and trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi high school football, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:03 pm

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Sports column: Random thoughts on football, Deltas, and cereal mascots

With Hurricane Delta wiping out most of the weekend sports calendar in Vicksburg, and also forcing us to hunker down for a couple of days, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, October 11, 2020 2:00 pm

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Greenville Christian shuts down, shuts out Porter’s Chapel

While Hurricane Delta approached Vicksburg from the south on Friday, a different kind of hurricane blew in off the Delta from the north and swept ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 9, 2020 8:30 pm

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Warren Central wins defensive slugfest with nemesis Madison Central

There will be, Warren Central hopes, bigger games and higher highs than what they experienced Thursday night. No matter what happens in the next two ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:47 am

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Ole Miss-Alabama kickoff pushed back to 6:30 p.m.

OXFORD — Hurricane Delta has altered the plans for another Southeastern Conference football game. On Thursday, the league office announced that kickoff of the Alabama ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:57 am

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Hurricane Delta postpones Over the River Run by one week

One of the biggest running events in the Mississippi Delta has been postponed because of the arrival of Hurricane Delta. The 32nd annual Over the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:44 pm

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PCA begins run through rough district

The past couple of years, Porter’s Chapel Academy has entered the month of October with a mathematical chance at the postseason, but not a realistic ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:00 pm

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Thursday night games becoming routine for VHS

Early this week, as teams scrambled to adjust their schedules and move games to Thursday to avoid the wrath of the approaching Hurricane Delta, Vicksburg ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:00 am

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Warren Central hosts Madison Central in big Region 2-5A game Thursday

One of the benefits of winning, Warren Central head coach Josh Morgan likes to point out, is that it leads to bigger and more important ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:00 pm

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St. Al suddenly in the thick of a playoff chase

A week or two ago, the St. Aloysius Flashes were talking about finding moral victories and thinking about playing out the string on a dismal ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 4:03 pm

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Four Down Territory: Offensive lines push PCA, Southern Miss running games into high gear

You’re in Four Down Territory. Each week during football season we’ll highlight four notes, nuggets, stats or trends from the weekend that was in Mississippi ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, October 5, 2020 12:42 pm

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Slimmed-down Over the River Run set for Saturday

For the 32nd year in a row, Vicksburg’s residents will have a chance to test their mettle in a race across the Mississippi River and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, October 5, 2020 8:00 am

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Sports column: Hunting season is upon us, so send us your photos

Of all the activities in the world, perhaps none is more suited for the COVID-19 era than hunting. Social distancing is mandatory. So is being ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 am

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Neshoba Central pulls away from Vicksburg

There was no miraculous comeback for the Vicksburg Gators this time, no fantastic finish. Just a loss and, head coach Todd McDaniel hopes, a hard ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:41 am

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Flashes still trying to turn things around

There comes a point in every season where its path becomes evident and the goals shift, from dreaming of championships to scrambling for scraps of ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 2, 2020 8:00 am

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PCA deals with losing streak, homecoming distractions

Tuesday morning, while running between classes and other appointments, Porter’s Chapel Academy football coach Blake Purvis had to stop and take a few minutes to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, October 2, 2020 7:55 am

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