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 140-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

Game Plan

The Vicksburg Post welcomes your items for the Game Plan. Submit items by email to sports@vicksburgpost.com. Please include the name and phone number of a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 23, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

“It makes my day”: Malcolm Butler enjoys giving back with annual youth football camp

After he lost a footrace to high schooler Marquise Knight, former NFL star Malcolm Butler joked that he might have lost a step. “It’s fun. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 20, 2024 6:08 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: 10th annual Malcolm Butler Football Camp

One of Vicksburg’s modern football traditions celebrated a milestone Saturday. Nearly 200 children in grades 1-12 came to Vicksburg High’s Memorial Stadium for the 10th ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 20, 2024 6:07 pm

Sports

Sports Column: Ready to make new memories with NCAA Football 25

Let me tell you a little story about Brian Austin, the best college football player you couldn’t possibly have heard of. Austin grew up on ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 20, 2024 4:00 am

Local

VWSD board approves clear bag policy for all athletic events

Fans attending Vicksburg Warren School District athletic events will need a new fashion accessory this year. At its monthly meeting on Thursday the VWSD Board ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 18, 2024 6:41 pm

Sports

Game Plan

The Vicksburg Post welcomes your items for Game Plan. Submit items by email to sports@vicksburgpost.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 18, 2024 4:06 pm

Sports

Vicksburg bowler Jackie Strange heading toward top-100 finish in USBC Open Championships

In 30 years of competing in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Jackie Strange says he’s had “some good, some bad” performances. It’s not ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 6:00 pm

Sports

Championship season heats up at Clear Creek Golf Course

With one of the staple events of Clear Creek Golf Course’s summer season coming up on the calendar, it seems like a good time to ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Ole Miss’ Kiffin pays tribute to his dad at SEC Media Days

Lane Kiffin stepped to the podium at SEC Media Days on Monday, prepared to answer the usual round of preseason questions about his Ole Miss ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 16, 2024 9:33 am

Sports

Jackson Prep’s Konnor Griffin leads quartet of Mississippi players picked on first day of MLB draft

Two Mississippi natives and two transplants gave the state a heavy presence at the top of the 2024 Major League Baseball draft. Jackson Prep’s Konnor ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 15, 2024 8:52 am

Sports

Malcolm Butler Camp set for 10th edition on July 20

In the summer of 2015, fresh off the Super Bowl-clinching interception that made him a household name, Malcolm Butler started a free youth football camp ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, July 14, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Gators use summer to regroup and rebuild with overhauled roster

Vicksburg High football coach Christopher Lacey will often remind his players and anyone else who listens that “this year’s team is not last year’s team.” ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 13, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Linking to the past with Immaculate Grid

Have you ever heard of George Metkovich? How about Muddy Ruel? Roger Peckinpaugh or Stuffy McInnis ring a bell? Me either, until an insanely fun ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 12, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Flashes building foundation for a new era under first-year coach Mosby

As he starts to get a grip on St. Aloysius’ football program, new head coach Walker Mosby is preaching a simple philosophy. “I want these ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, July 11, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Porter’s Chapel looking to linemen as strength of revamped roster

During a workout in June, Porter’s Chapel Academy’s football team tried its hand at sumo wrestling. The drill, designed to help players learn to use ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 9, 2024 1:00 pm

Sports

St. Al tabs Hallberg to coach girls’ basketball team

St. Aloysius didn’t go far to fill its girls basketball coaching vacancy. The school announced Monday that Walter Hallberg IV has been named its next ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, July 8, 2024 8:16 pm

Sports

With lineups set, Warren Central works on chemistry during summer

For Warren Central, the first half of the summer was not about the X’s and the O’s, but rather the Jimmys and the Joes — ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, July 6, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Thoughts on why July 4 is so awesome

Because of vacations and holidays I’ve been trying this summer to write a handful of columns in advance, or at least come up with some ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, July 5, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Golfers young and old pack Clear Creek for weekly scramble, kids’ camp

No matter your age, Clear Creek Golf Course was the place to be on Wednesday. A total of 62 adult golfers participated in Clear Creek’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, July 3, 2024 7:05 pm

Sports

SEC officially welcomes Texas, Oklahoma as new members

Pep rallies, appearances on the house network, and plenty of excitement ushered in a new era for the Southeastern Conference on Monday. July 1 was ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, July 2, 2024 2:45 pm

Sports

Cannonballs finish summer swim season at JSA City Meet

FLOWOOD — The Vicksburg YMCA Cannonballs had 16 top-five finishes, including three second-places, at their final swim meet of the season. The one program coordinator ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, June 30, 2024 8:25 pm

Sports

Sports column: A new and confusing era in college sports begins July 1

We’re just a few days away from the end of college sports as we’ve known it, and the start of college sports as we will ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, June 30, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Willis steps down as St. Al basketball coach for job at Jackson Prep

For the third year in a row, St. Aloysius will have a new girls basketball coach. K.K. Willis announced Saturday that she is stepping down ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, June 29, 2024 4:58 pm

Sports

Sandlot facility, teams crafting Vicksburg’s next great generation of sports talent and leaders

Just inside the door of The Sandlot sports training facility, more than a dozen rings earned from the outstanding tournament finishes by its two youth ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, June 29, 2024 4:00 am

Sports

Former WC softball star Abigail Morgan signs with Southern Miss

Abigail Morgan is on the move. The former Warren Central softball standout announced in May that she was entering the NCAA transfer portal, and on ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, June 28, 2024 5:17 pm

Sports

Photo Gallery: St. Aloysius baseball camp

St. Aloysius’ baseball team and a few dozen of their closest friends hit the field this week for the school’s youth baseball camp. Approximately 35 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, June 28, 2024 12:23 pm

Sports

M-Braves are back at home, and back to winning

PEARL — The Mississippi Braves have started a homestand and a winning streak upon their return to Trustmark Park. Cody Milligan went 3-for-4 with a ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, June 26, 2024 5:46 pm

Sports

MAIS Class 1A champ Sharkey-Issaquena Academy cancels 2024 football season

Sharkey-Issaquena Academy walked off the football field last season as state champions. It’ll be a while before they walk back on. SIA head coach and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, June 25, 2024 7:09 pm

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