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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Eagles ranked No. 14 in preseason NAIA women’s soccer poll

College Soccer

PRESCOTT — A few days before kicking off the 2018 season, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team received word Wednesday afternoon that NAIA voters across the nation consider them a Top 15 team in the country.

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Embry-Riddle volleyball receives Top 25 votes in NAIA national poll

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — After finishing with a 30-5 overall record and qualifying for the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament for the first time in program history a year ago, the Embry-Riddle volleyball team received votes in the NAIA preseason national poll Wednesday morning.

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Preview: All-American Jalin Yoder returns for senior season at Embry-Riddle

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — Coming off the best season in program history in 2017, Embry-Riddle volleyball is hoping for more than just a repeat this fall. They want more.

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Preview: Badgers aim to break 6-year playoff drought in 2018

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Prescott head coach Michael Gilpin summed it up best when he said, “We seem to have this conversation every year,” when asked Thursday during practice if the Badgers can finally get over the hump this season and make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

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Loveall, Duryea, Bradley among those named All-Courier Player of the Year for spring 2018 season

Prep Sports

What follows is the Courier sports department’s selections for the 2018 Spring All-Courier Team.

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Bears picked to win region title in inaugural Grand Canyon Media Football Poll

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After starting last season 0-5 under a new coach, the Bradshaw Mountain football team finished strong, going 4-1 in the last five weeks of the season, including four straight wins.

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Bergner: LeBron James goes above and beyond with ‘I Promise School’

Raising Prescott

The first day of school has come and gone for most local kids in the Prescott, Prescott Valley and surrounding areas.

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NAZ Suns announce two open tryouts in September

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the third consecutive season, the Northern Arizona Suns will host two open tryouts prior to the upcoming campaign in Prescott Valley, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

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Former NAZ Suns coach Ty Ellis tapped to lead Stockton Kings in 2018-19

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The coaching carousel between the NBA and its minor league NBA Gatorade League counterpart continued Wednesday when former Northern Arizona Suns head coach Tyrone Ellis confirmed he will become the next head coach of the Stockton Kings.

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Prescott Athletic Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees

Prep Athletics

PRESCOTT — The Prescott athletic department and its Hall of Fame committee officially announced that Nathan Howard, John Middlemore, Eric Fogler and the 1990-91 girls basketball team will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in September.

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