The Daily Courier Logo
Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
3:52 PM Sun, Aug. 19th

Brian M. Bergner Jr.

Sports Editor

Brian M. Bergner Jr., sports editor for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, has covered high school, college and professional sports for over a decade. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations, getting his professional start as a sports information director and in media relations before joining the newspaper business. He is an award-winning sports journalist, father of two and husband to a beautiful wife. He joined The Daily Courier in August 2015. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @SportsWriter52, or on Facebook at @SportsAboveTheFold.

Recent Stories

Tease photo

Badgers can’t answer second-half spurt by Desert Edge in 40-17 loss

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Milton Rodgers had 30 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Adryan Lara threw for two more scores and Desert Edge outscored Prescott 14-0 in the second half in a 40-17 win Friday night.

Tease photo

Gameday Glance: Desert Edge at Prescott — Week 1

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — The journey toward qualifying for a 4A state playoff spot for the first time in six years begins tonight for the Prescott football team as the Badgers host Desert Edge.

Tease photo

Eagles ranked No. 14 in preseason NAIA women’s soccer poll

College Soccer

PRESCOTT — A few days before kicking off the 2018 season, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team received word Wednesday afternoon that NAIA voters across the nation consider them a Top 15 team in the country.

Tease photo

Embry-Riddle volleyball receives Top 25 votes in NAIA national poll

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — After finishing with a 30-5 overall record and qualifying for the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament for the first time in program history a year ago, the Embry-Riddle volleyball team received votes in the NAIA preseason national poll Wednesday morning.

Tease photo

Preview: All-American Jalin Yoder returns for senior season at Embry-Riddle

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — Coming off the best season in program history in 2017, Embry-Riddle volleyball is hoping for more than just a repeat this fall. They want more.

Tease photo

Preview: Badgers aim to break 6-year playoff drought in 2018

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Prescott head coach Michael Gilpin summed it up best when he said, “We seem to have this conversation every year,” when asked Thursday during practice if the Badgers can finally get over the hump this season and make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

Tease photo

Loveall, Duryea, Bradley among those named All-Courier Player of the Year for spring 2018 season

Prep Sports

What follows is the Courier sports department’s selections for the 2018 Spring All-Courier Team.

Tease photo

Bears picked to win region title in inaugural Grand Canyon Media Football Poll

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After starting last season 0-5 under a new coach, the Bradshaw Mountain football team finished strong, going 4-1 in the last five weeks of the season, including four straight wins.

Tease photo

Bergner: LeBron James goes above and beyond with ‘I Promise School’

Raising Prescott

The first day of school has come and gone for most local kids in the Prescott, Prescott Valley and surrounding areas.

Tease photo

Domestic violence call ends in Prescott Valley man getting shot, air-lifted to Flagstaff

A domestic violence call in Prescott Valley ended with a gunshot wound victim being airlifted to the Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment Friday night.

More stories