Ernest Bowker, Author at The Vicksburg Post - Page 2 of 122

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

Four Down Territory: PCA rumbles, LSU tumbles

Welcome to the 2021 debut of Four Down Territory. Each week we’ll look at four notes, nuggets, stats and trends from the weekend that was ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 6, 2021 4:39 pm

Sports

Playmakers 2021: Ole Miss lineman Ben Brown poised for a big year

Editor’s note: This story appears in the 2021 edition of Playmakers, The Vicksburg Post’s football preview magazine. Copies of Playmakers are available at the newspaper’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Monday, September 6, 2021 4:00 am

Sports

Sports column: Brown, Anderson represent teams and Vicksburg well

The full start of the college football season this weekend also marks the beginning of the race for the Heisman Trophy. For the next three ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 5, 2021 1:00 pm

Sports

Game Plan

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

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 5, 2021 12:55 pm

Sports

South Alabama stomps Southern Miss

MOBILE, Ala. — In a matchup of head coaches making their college debuts, Kane was a little more able than his opponent. Jake Bentley threw ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, September 5, 2021 2:26 am

Sports

Warren Central scratches out a victory over Vicksburg

After two possessions, it looked like the latest edition of the River City Rivalry game between Vicksburg and Warren Central might be a high-scoring shootout. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, September 4, 2021 12:41 am

Sports

Flashes gear up to face defending champ Riverfield

It’s Week 3 for St. Aloysius, but the key number is two. The Flashes have played two games, and have two losses, and now they’re ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, September 3, 2021 6:00 am

Sports

PCA begins home slate against Discovery Christian

Porter’s Chapel Academy coach Blake Purvis bristled at the suggestion that last week’s 40-34 loss to Manchester Academy could be called a “good loss.” There’s ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, September 3, 2021 5:55 am

Sports

Young Gators look to shake off loss, end streak vs. WC

When he stepped back to assess his team’s performance in the Red Carpet Bowl, Vicksburg High head coach Todd McDaniel expressed some understandable frustration. The ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:50 pm

Sports

Warren Central goes for 10th straight win against rival VHS

Josh Morgan has been part of enough Vicksburg vs. Warren Central football games, both as a player and a coach, to have a good feel ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:48 pm

Sports

Cardinals caught off guard by Butler situation

Malcolm Butler still has not announced a decision about his football future, but it appears the Arizona Cardinals will hold a roster spot for him ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 3:53 pm

Sports

Colts bring back Harris, sign him to practice squad

DeMichael Harris’ time on the NFL unemployment line only lasted a day. The Vicksburg native and former St. Aloysius star was among 15 players signed ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 2:17 pm

Sports

Former Gators star, Tulane linebacker Anderson always striving to improve

When it comes to football — or life — Nick Anderson’s philosophy is simple. He might win some plays and he might lose some, but ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 1:00 pm

Sports

McMullin finds a spot at East Central CC

Earlier this year, Sam McMullin’s college football career was fading. By his own admission, he was an undersized walk-on offensive lineman trying to find his ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

Former St. Al star Harris waived by Colts

Tuesday was cutdown day in the NFL, and a Vicksburg native was among the roster casualties. Former St. Aloysius and Hinds Community College star DeMichael ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 5:29 pm

Sports

Sports column: Some final thoughts before football season begins

Time is short this week and there’s a lot of ground to cover. So it’s time to do a two-minute drill of football thoughts and ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Sunday, August 29, 2021 2:00 pm

Sports

Vikings blank Forest Hill for third consecutive Red Carpet Bowl shutout

After he missed the last two months of the 2020 season with a broken ankle, Jaevian Mims said he entered 2021 with something to prove. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:55 am

Sports

Friday’s Mississippi high school football scores

Friday’s Mississippi scores Alcorn Central 24, Walnut 19 Baldwyn 12, Kossuth 11 Bay 26, West Harrison 7 Bayou Aca. def. Marshall Aca., forfeit Biggersville 21, ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Saturday, August 28, 2021 12:54 am

Local

Registration open for the 2021 Over the River Run

For the 33rd year in a row, Vicksburg residents — as well as those from a lot of other places — will have their chance ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 27, 2021 9:36 am

Sports

Vikings launch into season with Red Carpet Bowl

For most teams in Mississippi, Week 1 is as much about learning about their own capabilities as their opponent. For Warren Central, there really was ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 27, 2021 8:00 am

Sports

PCA gets its shot at the champ

Porter’s Chapel Academy has played its first game of the season. Now it’ll face its first big test. Fresh off a resounding victory in its ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 27, 2021 7:50 am

Sports

Flashes regroup to face Centreville Academy

When they started working on the game plan for Week 2, the first thing the St. Aloysius Flashes looked at was the start of Week ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Friday, August 27, 2021 7:45 am

Sports

Lady Vikes stay perfect in rivalry with Vicksburg

After a shaky start to the season, Warren Central’s volleyball team needed a win to start gaining some traction. It found the one opponent it ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:05 pm

Sports

Playmakers 2021: Expectations never drop for Tallulah Academy

Editor’s note: This story appears in the 2021 edition of Playmakers, The Vicksburg Post’s football preview magazine. Playmakers is included in the Wednesday, Aug. 25 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:57 pm

Sports

Playmakers 2021: St. Al linebacker Chase Tucker beefs up for 2021

Editor’s note: This story appears in the 2021 edition of Playmakers, The Vicksburg Post’s football preview magazine. Playmakers is included in the Wednesday, Aug. 25 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:00 pm

Sports

Alcorn hires former major leaguer Williams as baseball coach

LORMAN — Alcorn State has recruited some major league help to give its baseball program a jolt. The university announced that it has hired former ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:22 pm

Sports

Playmakers 2021: Gators QB Alexander is ready to run

Editor’s note: This story appears in the 2021 edition of Playmakers, The Vicksburg Post’s football preview magazine. Playmakers is included in the Wednesday, Aug. 25 ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:37 am

Sports

Gators set to face Germantown in the Red Carpet Bowl

There is a much different vibe at Vicksburg High heading into the 2021 football season, as compared to 2020. The season will start on time. ... Read more

by Ernest Bowker, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 8:00 am

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