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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The Morning After: Human-caused Viewpoint Fire 100 percent contained, investigation continues

Viewpoint residents share gratitude for first-responder efforts

While more than 140 firefighters continue to make progress on containing a Viewpoint Fire that forced the evacuation of two communities in Prescott Valley, some residents returned Saturday morning only to find heartbreak.

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Bergner: Unplugging for a week isn’t as easy as it looks

Column: Raising Prescott

In my line of work, it’s hard to get away from everything for a few days, much less a week.

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Cougars claim 2nd straight 3A West title, await state playoffs

Prep Baseball

WICKENBURG — For the second straight season, the Chino Valley baseball team can call themselves 3A West region champions.

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John Scearce named Yavapai College’s Student-Athlete of the Year

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — After becoming the first men’s soccer player in the 30-year history of the program to move on to an Ivy League school, John Scearce was named the Yavapai College Athletics Student-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday morning.

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Bergner: Teachers working a second job is common, unfortunately

Column: Raising Prescott

On Page 3A in today’s Courier, we published a story about teachers struggling with second jobs due to their financial circumstances.

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Becky Burke steps down at Embry-Riddle, takes NCAA D-II job in West Virginia

College Women's Basketball

PRESCOTT — Becky Burke has stepped down as head coach of the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball program and taken the same position at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, the athletic department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

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Jessica Williams leads Embry-Riddle to Cal-Pac title, claims individual crown

College Golf: Cal-Pac Championships

MESA — Entering day two of the 2018 Cal-Pac Golf Championships trailing the clubhouse leader by four strokes, Jessica Williams turned in a 3-over par 75 card to win her first individual conference championship Tuesday afternoon.

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Embry-Riddle women sit atop Cal-Pac leaderboard after day one in Mesa

College Golf

MESA — With four players wearing Embry-Riddle blue and gold atop the 2018 Cal-Pac Golf Championship leaderboard, it would take a miracle for another club to overcome the 70-stroke lead the Eagles possess after day-one action wrapped up Monday afternoon.

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Bergner: Roughriders remain inconsistent, but still in playoff hunt

Column: On The Ball

PRESCOTT — Like any baseball season, the 2018 campaign for the Yavapai College baseball team has seen its fair share of ups and downs.

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Embry-Riddle softball sweeps Hawks, earn program-best 18th win

College Softball

PRESCOTT – Twelve. 15. 15. 17. That’s the win total for each of the Embry-Riddle softball program’s first four seasons in existence, respectively. But on Wednesday afternoon, that all changed.

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