Brian M. Bergner Jr.

Associate Sports Editor

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All-Courier: 2017 Spring Season

2016-17 Winter All-Courier included

The Daily Courier sports department reveals its 2017 spring All-Courier selections, and includes the 2016-2017 winter All-Courier selections.

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Column: Why LeBron James will never match Michael Jordan's greatness

'On The Ball'

In sports, we love to compare greats. Best jump shot. Best swing. Best touchdown dance. Best game-winning play. Best last-second shot. Best era. Best team. Best player. The list goes on.

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Column: Sacrifice, team atmosphere in clubhouse a big reason for D-backs resurgence

'On The Ball'

PHOENIX – Whether it’s Robbie Ray shooting hoops with a Nerf ball in the clubhouse or Jeremy Hazelbaker screaming at the top of his lungs for no apparent reason other than to announce his presence with authority, this summer’s Arizona Diamondbacks club is as loose as they come.

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Column: Tiger Woods deserves the benefit of the doubt, for now

'On The Ball'

We’ve all seen the police video by now, and if not, you’ve at least read about Tiger Woods’ arrest in the early morning hours of Memorial Day and the steady stream of national media reports since. All I have to say is this: Don’t rush to judgement.

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UPDATE: Black Canyon City residents evacuated due to wildfire

6 structures reportedly lost in blaze

A wildfire burning on the northeast side of Black Canyon City led to mandatory evacuations as fire crews from multiple agencies rushed to control the blaze early Sunday morning.

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Eagles finish runner-up at NAIA women’s golf championship

Williams finishes 1-stroke shy of individual title

Jessica Williams shot a 1-over par 73 on day three of the 2017 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship, but Embry-Riddle fell short of the programs first national title, finishing runner up to Oklahoma City University by just eight strokes Friday afternoon.

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Column: A lack of willpower haunts my increasing need to change

'Raising Prescott'

It’s been six weeks since I used this column as a platform to admit my continuing battle with weight issues and the daily struggles I experience trying to fix it before it’s too late.

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Bond formed between Middleton, Brooks goes beyond baseball

Coach: ‘Brooks brings an aura about him’

Four years ago, Mark Middleton was an assistant coach for the Chino Valley baseball program and Skylar Brooks was a freshman just looking to make his way.

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State Baseball: Cougars' bats silent in season-ending loss to Crusaders

Middleton: ‘It’s disappointing, but you tip your cap to Northwest Christian’

Skylar Brooks and Brock Ely collected the only two hits for a No. 9-ranked Chino Valley baseball team that rarely struggled with the bats this spring, dropping a 5-0 decision to Northwest Christian in the first round of the 3A state tournament Friday afternoon.

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Whiskey Off-Road Preview: For the Kuhn’s, it’s a family matter

Jeremy Kuhn: ‘It’s fun that we enjoy doing this together’

They may not have flashy bikes, a cushy travel life or all the best gear a major sponsor would provide their professional counterparts at the Whiskey Off-Road this weekend, but Jeremy and Jennifer Kuhn take the amateur race just as serious.

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