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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Fresh faces dominate first day of NAZ Suns training camp, media day

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With several fresh faces not only within the player ranks but on the coaching staff meeting each other for the first time on media day, the Northern Arizona Suns began training camp Monday just getting to know each other.

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Cooke, Stuteville highlight NAZ Suns training camp roster

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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns released their 2018-19 training camp roster Sunday afternoon, with Derek Cooke Jr. and Eric Stuteville highlighting a largely unknown group of players coming to the NBA G League club in Prescott Valley.

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G League Draft: NAZ Suns select LSU’s Aaron Epps with No. 6 overall pick

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PHOENIX — With their first pick in the 2018 NBA G League Draft, the Northern Arizona Suns went with a big man inside, selecting former LSU standout Aaron Epps with the No. 6 overall selection Saturday morning.

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NAZ Suns acquire No. 6 overall pick on eve of G League draft

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In preparation for the 2018 NBA Gatorade League Draft this weekend, the Northern Arizona Suns made a flurry of moves Friday afternoon, including sending the returning player rights of Shaquille Harrison and Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson to Memphis for the No. 6 overall pick.

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Gameday Preview: Lee Williams at #12 Prescott — Week 10

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Our gameday preview featuring the No. 12-ranked Prescott football team hosting Lee Williams on Friday, Oct. 19. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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No. 8 Eagles notch 8th straight win, drop La Sierra 3-1

College Women's Soccer

PRESCOTT — Krista Lee, Madalyn Markham and Adri Jackson each scored a goal and the No. 8-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team won its eighth straight contest with a 3-1 victory over La Sierra on Thursday afternoon.

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Prescott atop Week 10 region media poll; playoff scenarios for Badgers, Bears

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After a 44-27 victory in Week 9, the Prescott football team grabbed the top spot in the Grand Canyon Media Football Poll for the second straight week, according to a release Wednesday night.

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No. 1 Cougars win 12th straight, shut out Blue Ridge 2-0

Prep Girls Soccer

CHINO VALLEY — Julz Elsea and Ashley McGuffey each scored a goal in the second half to power the Chino Valley girls’ soccer team to their 12th straight win with a 2-0 win over rival Blue Ridge during a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon.

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Phoenix Suns waive Shaquille Harrison; Will he return to Prescott Valley?

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After reportedly signing the 38-year-old Jamal Crawford to a 1-year, $2.5 million deal earlier in the day, the Phoenix Suns were forced to make a decision Monday. Releasing Shaquille Harrison.

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Bagdad’s Riley Young catches 3 TDs in 64-14 rout over rival Mayer

Prep Football

BAGDAD — Riley Young caught three touchdowns passes, Brady Finnerty had two sacks and a forced fumble, and the No. 7-ranked Bagdad football team scored 50 points in the first half to beat Mayer 64-14 in their regular season finale Friday night.

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