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.

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Spring Preview: Badgers to lean on ‘deep’ pitching staff in 2018

Prep Baseball

After winning five straight and eight of their last 10 games to end the 2017 season, it was all for naught as the Prescott baseball team was left on the outside looking in for postseason consideration.

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Spring Preview: Prescott softball may experience growing pains in 2018

Prep Softball

After losing eight seniors to graduation and a returning starter to a devastating knee injury, the defending Grand Canyon region champion Prescott softball team may struggle to qualify for a third straight state playoff this spring.

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Bergner: Florida shooting revealing our finger-pointing society

Column: 'Raising Prescott'

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a time when you express love for a significant other. Flowers, chocolates, a night on the town or just a quiet evening dinner at home for two after the kids go to bed.

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Column: Yavapai trying to get past early-season pitching struggles

'On The Ball'

Two years ago when Yavapai College claimed the program’s fourth national title, its pitching staff hung in there with the best arms in the country. This season, however, the Roughriders have struggled in the early going.

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Column: Kindergarten, or another year of preschool?

'Raising Prescott'

Making educational decisions for your children is one of the hardest jobs a parent has.

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Roughriders sweep Glendale, run winning streak to 9

Junior College Softball

The Yavapai College softball team hit seven total home runs and scored 18 of their 20 runs on the day after the fifth inning in a doubleheader sweep over Glendale Community College on Tuesday afternoon.

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No. 15 Tempe uses big 4th quarter to eliminate Badgers, advance to state

Prep Boys Basketball: Conference Play-In Game

Cameron Parsons scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, but the Prescott boys’ basketball team couldn’t slow down No. 15-ranked Tempe in the fourth quarter as the Buffaloes used a 29-16 run to close out a 66-52 win Friday night.

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Roughriders suffer another road sweep, drop to 3-6 this season

JuCo Baseball

The Yavapai College baseball team hasn’t exactly gotten off to the start it was hoping for, suffering another doubleheader sweep, this time at the hands of Southern Idaho (7-6) and Southern Nevada (13-3) on Friday afternoon.

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Preview: Badgers face No. 15 Tempe with state playoff bid on the line

Prep Boys Basketball: Conference Play-In Round

With a 4A state playoff berth on the line, Prescott boys’ basketball head coach Adam Neely and the Badgers have one more hurdle to overcome: No. 15-ranked Tempe.

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Badgers suffer 2nd straight Final Four loss, season comes to a close

Prep Girls Soccer: State Semifinals

Kalista Kakou had two goals, Paloma Teran and Isabella Almazan each scored and the defending state champion Salpointe Catholic girls’ soccer team will defend their crown after a 5-0 rout over Prescott on Tuesday night.

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