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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All goes well in return to the hardwood for ‘Big Sauce’ Alan Williams

NBA Gatorade League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Almost six months to the day since having surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee, “Big Sauce” Alan Williams returned to the court wearing a Suns jersey.

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Bergner: Patience the key in NAZ Suns’ future

Column: On The Ball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — As the 2017-18 regular season comes to a close, NBA Gatorade League fans are preparing for two scenarios:

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Prescott volleyball continues resurgence, drops Sentinels 3-1

Prep Boys Volleyball

PRESCOTT — After winning just two games during their inaugural season in 2016 and going 0-17 a year ago, the Prescott boys’ volleyball program is suddenly beginning to show signs of life.

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Young nets 37, but NAZ Suns fall to Warriors 138-126

NBA G League

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Falling just short of his career high, Mike Young scored 37 points on 15 of 26 shooting from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and had five assists, but Northern Arizona couldn’t keep pace with the Warriors in a 138-126 loss to Santa Cruz on Sunday evening.

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Simpson resigns, search for new Bears basketball coach underway

Prep Boys' Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Stating he wanted to spend more time with his family, Matt Simpson has resigned his position as head boys’ basketball coach at Bradshaw Mountain.

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Eagles lead after day one at Antelope Hills

College Golf: ERAU Spring Invitational

PRESCOTT — After Monday’s first-round action of the Embry-Riddle Spring Invitational, both the men’s and women’s teams have a sizeable lead at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.

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Bergner: Unity from students, administrators key to a safe walkout

Column: Raising Prescott

Since a gunman pulled a fire alarm in a quiet hallway of a Florida high school nearly a month ago, students across the country have begun to rise up.

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Gray scores 38 points, NAZ Suns beat Lakers 137-120

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Josh Gray scored 38 points and Northern Arizona snapped a season-long five-game losing streak with a 137-120 win over South Bay on Sunday afternoon.

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Roughriders sweep Pima, even league record to 5-5

Junior College Baseball

TUCSON – Thanks to stellar pitching performances from Darius Vines and Jonathan Stroman, the Yavapai College baseball team earned a doubleheader sweep over Pima to get back to .500 in league play Saturday afternoon.

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Badgers fall short against rival Mingus 5-4

Prep Tennis

PRESCOTT — Tied 4-4 with one doubles match to decide the day, No. 1 Mingus doubles team Pedro Cremasco and Brigham Peterson edged Prescott 9-7, giving the Marauders a 5-4 match victory over the Badgers on Wednesday afternoon.

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