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Brian M. Bergner Jr.
News/Sports Editor

928-445-3333 Extension: 1106

bbergner@prescottaz.com

Brian M. Bergner Jr., news/sports editor for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, has covered high school, college and professional sports for 17 years. 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 multimedia 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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Due to “dry conditions and wind,” the Southern Yavapai Fire Department and surrounding departments in the southern basin of Yavapai County have initiated State 1 fire restrictions for Skull Valley, Yarnell, Peeples Valley and Wilhoit areas effective Monday, according to a release.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 16, 2019
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A 16-year-old girl was found dead due to a gunshot wound to the head near Chino Valley, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday night.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 16, 2019
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Struggling to decide what to do for your dad on Father’s Day? Are you looking to avoid gifting him that same old cologne, new tie or wallet again this year?

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 14, 2019
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An 80-year-old woman on vacation from Germany suffered a fractured ankle after a ground-level fall at Watson Lake Park on Sunday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 9, 2019
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Badger football to play 2-3 home games at Ken Lindley Field this fall
$2.5 million turf field project at PHS underway; could take minimum 90 days

With an LED stadium lighting system that can be flipped on using a cell phone already in place, construction began this week at Bill Shepard Field to install a state-of-the-art $2 million artificial turf and track that will likely serve Prescott High School and the surrounding community for years to come.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 6, 2019
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“Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well-trained, well-equipped and battle-hardened.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 5, 2019
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Two years removed from pitching for Yavapai College, lefty Avery Weems was selected in the sixth round by the Chicago White Sox with the 170th overall pick on day two of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 4, 2019
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Two years removed from pitching for Yavapai College, lefty Avery Weems was selected in the sixth round by the Chicago White Sox with the 170th overall pick on day two of the 2019 MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. June 4, 2019
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After crashing their motorcycle over Memorial Day weekend, 58-year-olds Jesse Gerhardt Jr. and Tamara Kelley were listed in critical condition at a Phoenix-area hospital, according to the Prescott Police Department on Tuesday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 28, 2019
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2 injured in motorcycle accident, flown via helicopter to Phoenix hospitals
SUV passes under helicopter after it lands; Prescott Fire urges safety

Firefighters for the Prescott Fire Department were returning to quarters after a call Sunday afternoon when they happened to stumble upon a motorcycle accident that saw two people flown to Phoenix hospitals via helicopter with severe injuries.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 26, 2019

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