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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Raising Prescott: Volunteer cops take it on the chin every day, but still shine

When I had to cover the Prescott Unified School District bus accident on Iron Springs Road on Tuesday morning, I was able to see firsthand what local volunteer police officers do in our town.

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School bus with 7 children crashes into power pole, closes westbound portion of Iron Springs Road

A Prescott school bus with seven children on it crashed into a power pole and caused a closure of Iron Springs Road to westbound traffic Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, according to the Prescott Police Department.

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Bears blank St. Mary’s 2-nil behind goals from Clynes, Gittins

Prep Girls Soccer

Alexis Clynes and Bethany Gittins each scored a goal as the Bradshaw Mountain girls soccer team outshot St. Mary’s 35-2 in a 2-0 win Thursday night.

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Raising Prescott: Thanksgiving Day adventures at the Bergner house

Ever catch yourself in a moment and think, “Gosh this either was, or should be, in a movie?” Like some odd lower-shelf movie rental at a small-town Blockbuster of the past, the Bergner Thanksgiving was a bit of an adventure this year.

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Season Preview: Schwartz, Boyd hope to lead Badgers to region title in Year 2 under Stedman

Prep Basketball

Second-year Prescott boys basketball coach Travis Stedman isn’t shy about speaking his mind, especially when it comes to his expectations of the Badgers this season.

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Audio Interview: Coach Travis Stedman, Prescott boys basketball

Prep Basketball

Brian M. Bergner Jr., news/sports editor for The Daily Courier, spent a few minutes with Prescott head boys basketball coach Travis Stedman on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, to talk about the upcoming season.

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Raising Prescott: The next generation deserves better, and it starts in the classroom

A recent poll conducted by the Morrison Institute revealed that although Arizonans want better education in their state, 55 percent said they aren’t willing to pay for it.

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Season Preview: Bears to rely on last year’s turn around, team chemistry in 2019-2020

Prep Boys Basketball

It’s been nearly four years since the Bradshaw Mountain boys basketball team played a state playoff game, but talk to any of the Bears players or coaches this season, and they feel that’s going to change rather quickly.

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Phoenix Suns assign Ty Jerome to Prescott Valley in time for Tuesday’s matchup with Wolves

NBA G League

The Phoenix Suns have assigned rookie guard Ty Jerome to the Northern Arizona Suns in Prescott Valley, the team announced Monday afternoon.

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NAZ Suns snap 6-game losing streak in Santa Cruz with 109-100 win over Warriors

NBA G League

Tariq Owens recorded a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds, Jared Harper led all scorers with 20 points and the Northern Arizona Suns won a road game in Santa Cruz for the first time in club history with a 109-100 victory Thursday night.

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