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Brian M. Bergner Jr.

News/Sports Editor

Brian M. Bergner Jr., news/sports editor for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, has covered high school, college and professional sports for more than 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, Facebook, Instagram and SoundCloud at @TheEditorDesk.

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Jawun Evans scores 20 points, but NAZ Suns fall to Kings 90-84

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Jawun Evans led Northern Arizona with 20 points, a team-record eight steals and six rebounds, but Stockton guard Kalin Lucas scored 15 of his 26 points in the final 3:48 to give the Kings a 90-84 win over the Suns on Saturday night.

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NAZ Suns score fewest points in team history, lose 91-81 to Spurs

NBA G League

AUSTIN, Texas — Playing without one of their top scorers, Northern Arizona struggled to put the ball in the basket Thursday night, scoring the fewest points in franchise history in a 91-81 loss to the Austin Spurs.

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Jok scores 25 points, but Austin holds off late rally by NAZ Suns 113-105

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Peter Jok scored 25 points on four 3-pointers and a 7 for 8 mark from the free-throw line, Daxter Miles chipped in with 21 points off the bench, but the Northern Arizona Suns committed nine of their 19 turnovers in the fourth quarter, suffering a 113-105 loss to the Austin Spurs on Tuesday night.

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Bergner: A Thanksgiving Day story that’s bursting with memories

Raising Prescott

Standing at my kitchen counter, hands soaked with water, bubbles and cranberry sauce, I chose this very moment to reflect on why exactly I was doing dishes in a trash can.

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Heritage Park Zoo fire causes $10K in damage; 4 wallabies survive

The morning after firefighters were called to the scene of a two-structure fire in Prescott, staff members of the Heritage Park Zoo were left picking up the pieces and assessing the damage Tuesday.

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1 wallaby dies, 1 injured in Heritage Park Zoo fire

Wallaby pen caught fire from heat lamp designed to keep animals warm

Firefighters from the Prescott Fire Department responded to a structure fire call from the Heritage Park Zoo on Willow Creek Road in Prescott on Monday night.

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Investigation into United Christian Youth Camp fire in Prescott underway

The Prescott Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at United Christian Youth Camp after the quick-thinking of a local camper dialing 911 in the early hours Saturday morning.

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Prescott Valley police set to host ‘Overdose Epidemic’ forum Nov. 19

“A killer is stalking our community. It has many forms, and it doesn’t discriminate.” Those were the words chosen to lead a flyer from the Prescott Valley Police Department in effort to get the word out about an upcoming community forum called “Overdose Epidemic.”

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Police: 19-year-old PV men died of accidental overdose involving fentanyl

The deaths of 19-year-olds Gunner Bundrick and Jake Morales have been ruled an accidental overdose of illicit drugs and fentanyl intoxication, according to a Yavapai County Medical Examiner report obtained by The Daily Courier.

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Prescott boys, girls take 2nd at state cross-country championships

Prep Cross-Country

PHOENIX — With four runners finishing in the Top 10 at the Division III Cross-Country State Championships, the Prescott boys and girls teams took second overall at state Saturday morning.

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