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Brian M. Bergner Jr.
News/Sports Editor

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Brian M. Bergner Jr., news/sports editor for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, has covered high school, college and professional sports for 18 years. Beginning his career as a student-assistant sports information director as early as 19, he joined the news business after graduating from Northern Arizona University in December 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations. He is an award-winning multimedia sports journalist, father of two and husband to a beautiful wife. He joined The Daily Courier in August 2015. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and SoundCloud at @TheEditorDesk.

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We’ve fallen on hard times. Prescott-area residents, our neighboring communities across the state, the country and around the world are all in the same boat.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. April 6, 2020
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Is it me, or is our governor a bit wishy-washy these days? That may be the case, but can you blame him? These are unprecedented times.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. April 3, 2020
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When I first wrote this column last week, our family was fully prepared to send our two children back to school when spring break ended and students returned to classrooms Monday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 16, 2020
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Following suit with many professional, collegiate and amateur leagues across the world, Little League International issued a statement Thursday asking its 6,500 programs in 84 countries to temporarily suspend league activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 12, 2020
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With the NBA and NHL suspending their seasons, MLB delaying its Opening Day by 2 weeks and the NCAA completely cancelling their men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sports world is in pause mode.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 12, 2020
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The Northern Arizona Suns and Salt Lake City Stars were scheduled to play Wednesday night, but after the NBA suspended its season due to a Utah Jazz player testing positive for the coronavirus, the game was postponed.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 11, 2020
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Someone asked me the other day: “If your kids play high school sports, would you coach them?”

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 9, 2020
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Often seen at concerts, ball games or the race track, decibel meters may soon be a requirement for local police to carry when wanting to issue a citation for disturbing the peace.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 6, 2020
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With the 2020 NCAA men’s basketball tournament two weeks away, the Courier has posted a link to its annual bracket challenge online at for registration.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. March 3, 2020
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Finishing only 10 points behind eventual state champion Snowflake a season ago, the Prescott girls track and field team knew if they worked hard in the offseason, 2020 would bring another chance at glory.

By BRIAN M. BERGNER JR., The Daily Courier February 28, 2020

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