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.
Fire grows to 16 acres as crews work into Friday, Saturday evening to extinguish blaze
Although firefighters continue to extinguish interior burning fuels and mop-up, the Lynx Fire is reportedly 100% contained, according to Prescott National Forest spokesperson Debbie Maneely on Sunday morning.
BOSTON — Prescott’s Matt Koehler may not have traveled as far as race winner Lawrence Cherono for that first Boston Marathon experience, but 12 hours and 5,200-plus miles of air travel in a very-long weekend can tire even the best of athletes.
Prep Girls Tennis
COTTONWOOD — The Prescott girls tennis team wrapped up regular season play with an 8-1 victory over rival Mingus on Monday afternoon.
PRESCOTT — When Prescott resident Matt Koehler crossed the finish line at the 2018 Rock n’ Roll Marathon in Phoenix, a near life-long dream finally came true.
Prescott Valley PD warns residents to watch out for other gas pump skimmers in area
The Prescott Valley Police Department recently found a credit-debit card skimmer that was placed in a gas pump at the Circle K located on 6150 N. Hwy 69 in Prescott Valley, the department said in a release Wednesday afternoon.
Former Senate President Steve Pierce, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett join Steven Sensmeier for April 3 nomination
The Yavapai County Republican Precinct Committeemen from Legislative District 1 have selected three individuals to replace the embattled Rep. David Stringer, who resigned last week after a police report was obtained by the House Ethics Committee of a 1983 arrest in Maryland for allegedly paying two underage boys for sex.
Junior College Baseball
PRESCOTT — Christian Encarnacion-Strand was 3 for 5 with a home run but his two-RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning put the Yavapai College baseball team up for good in a 14-4 rout over Paradise Valley Community College on Tuesday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — Getting a chance to make one final statement before the AIA puts out the season’s inaugural power point rankings, the Bradshaw Mountain softball team ran their winning streak to 21 straight games with a 6-4 victory over region rival Coconino on Monday afternoon.
Men's College Basketball
PRESCOTT VALLEY — After Thursday's madness on Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament, Northern Arizona Suns head coach Bret Burchard is tied for first place with two others from the Courier newsroom.
Men's College Basketball
PRESCOTT VALLEY — March Madness is finally here! The Daily Courier sports department is hosting a "Battle of the Brackets" contest this year and those interested have until 9 a.m. Arizona time Thursday morning to make their picks for the 2019 NCAA Tournament.