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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

Nikhazy’s gem helps Rebels even series with Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — Doug Nikhazy flirted with history Saturday before settling for a simply dominant performance. The junior left-hander struck out 12 batters in a complete-game, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:38 pm

Sports

Gators confident as they chase Class 5A powerlifting championship

When they talk about their abilities, some of the members of Vicksburg High’s powerlifting team sound a bit cocky. “I’m the strongest super heavyweight in ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:29 pm

Sports

Flashes wallop Park Place in baseball matinee

Winning Thursday’s matinee against Park Place Christian didn’t put St. Aloysius in or out of the MAIS Class 4A baseball playoffs, but a victory did ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Sports

WC’s Gordon among the favorites at Class 6A state powerlifting meet

During football season, it’s easy to look right past Lane Gordon. As a sophomore, he hasn’t gotten to play a whole lot for Warren Central’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:17 pm

Sports

PCA drops Game 1 of playoff series against Centreville

Playing in the MAIS baseball playoffs for the first time since 2015 was cause for excitement among Porter’s Chapel Academy’s players — maybe a little ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:47 am

Sports

St. Al picks Bubba Nettles as next football head coach

For 10 years, Bubba Nettles has helped form the backbone of two of Warren County’s four high school football programs as a hard-working and beloved ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:52 pm

Sports

Sports column: Wrestlemania weekend is upon us

It’s time once again to take a break from the world of “real” sports and talk about a fake one. Even if it is real ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg linebacker Tommy Curtis signs to play at Belhaven

Tommy Cutis III grew up hearing stories of his father’s football prowess at Vicksburg High and Hinds Community College. As it turns out, he’s making ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:31 pm

Sports

Seniors lead Gators to easy win over Callaway

Vicksburg High is, generally speaking, a pretty young baseball team. Only a few of its regular starters are among the seven seniors on the roster. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:59 pm

Sports

Warren Central’s Harried signs with Mississippi Delta Community College

As his senior season at Warren Central wore on, Del’Jayvien Harried was growing increasingly concerned. He was having a great individual season, but the attention ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:38 pm

Sports

Warren Central gives No. 1 Jags a fight in defeat

Warren Central did not shock Mississippi’s high school baseball world on Tuesday night, although it did give it a good try. Braden Montgomery struck out ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:03 pm

Sports

Showdown with nation’s No. 1 team is up next for Warren Central

Plenty of teams in Mississippi will see Madison Central on the schedule this season and get a growing sense of dread. The Jaguars are undefeated ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, April 5, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

King was ‘catalyst’ that pushed Vikings to a Top 10 ranking

When it comes to soccer, Tony King always has one eye on the goal and the other looking over his shoulder. He’s not only scanning ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:00 am

Sports

Head named county’s best soccer coach for a record fifth time

For the past 15 years, Warren Central has been among the most consistent boys’ soccer teams in the state. In recent years, however, when it ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, April 4, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

Lady Vikes freshman Hall racks up goals, is Player of the Year

Last season, when she was an eighth-grader trying to find her footing with Warren Central’s varsity soccer team, Gloria Hall admits it was an intimidating ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Vicksburg is the Cradle of Coaches

I was bouncing around the Arizona Cardinals’ web site on Wednesday, looking for news on our resident NFL star Malcolm Butler, when I stumbled across ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Vikings bounce back to beat Clinton

CLINTON — After getting run-ruled twice and outscored 28-5 by Clinton in two games this week, Warren Central baseball coach Randy Broome went into Friday’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, April 2, 2021 11:35 pm

Sports

Gators send four basketball players on to college ranks

For years, the core members of Vicksburg High’s basketball team bled and sweat together to make the program successful. Wednesday evening, they gathered one last ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:07 pm

Sports

Warren Central baseball player Shealy signs with Hinds

A couple of weeks ago, Mayson Shealy was on his way to buy some fishing gear when he got an urgent call from Warren Central ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:30 pm

Sports

Red-hot Rice beats Ole Miss for WNIT crown

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — Ole Miss gave all it had left to cut what was once a 16-point second half deficit to four, but a superb ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:42 pm

Sports

Gators’ Hardy earns Post’s Player of Year award

The 2020-21 Vicksburg High boys’ basketball team had a deep, talented roster with players who each had a unique specialty. Guard Taylon Smith was a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:00 am

Sports

Burns is first Porter’s Chapel player in 20 years to become girls’ Player of the Year

Last season, Yakia Burns was a rising star on a very good Vicksburg High basketball team. She was the team’s second-leading scorer and helped the ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg’s Stewart repeats as Coach of the Year

Coming off the program’s best season in more than 20 years, Vicksburg High girls’ basketball coach Troy Stewart was suddenly looking at what many people ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Baseball teams still feeling pandemic’s effects

St. Aloysius and Warren Central were among the last baseball teams playing in 2020. Ordinarily, that description would be a good thing. It would mean ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Sports column: The world we left behind

We’re a year and counting into the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on where you live, the “and counting” part might vary by a few weeks, but ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:55 am

Sports

Missy Gators to host benefit tournament Saturday

While they work to improve their game on the field, some of Mississippi’s high school fast-pitch softball teams will also try to improve lives off ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, March 26, 2021 8:00 am

Lifestyles

A love of small spaces: Vicksburg native dreams up, builds tiny house

Ever since he was a little boy, David Osburn has had big plans for a tiny house. When he was 12, the Vicksburg native sketched out ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, March 26, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Vicksburg’s Butler signs one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals

Six years after he made NFL history at the Arizona Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium, Malcolm Butler is hoping he can make a lot more memories ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:41 pm

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