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Rick Fires

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Springdale Har-Ber reporter

Rick Fires is a reporter and columnist for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Recent Stories by Rick Fires

Football Forecast: Hogs win eight, including bowl victory over Iowa

posted: 08/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

I will try again after predicting last August Arkansas would finish 9-4 with a bowl victory over Wisconsin.

Northwest Arkansas High School FAQs

posted: 08/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Here are some questions regarding high school football in Northwest Arkansas for the 2016 season.

COMMENTARY: Pitch counts, Big 12, movies and Malzahn take their turns

posted: 08/21/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

We’ll take a step back before moving forward in a segmented version of this weekly offering.

O'Hearn powers Naturals past Corpus Christi

posted: 08/18/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Ryan O'Hearn unloaded twice against Corpus Christi Wednesday night.

Competition moves to Northwest Arkansas high schools for sports apparel giants

posted: 08/15/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Rogers High School athletic teams dropped their bill for uniforms this year by an estimated $41,000 thanks to sports apparel maker Under Armour.

Baseball: Governing body delivers with limit for high school pitchers

posted: 08/14/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

It is standard for sports writers to ask a coach following a high school baseball game the won-lost record of his team and his pitcher.

Natural state home to all-time greats in baseball

posted: 08/07/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Today's topic is a continuation from two weeks ago when I presented a lineup of former Razorbacks currently in the major leagues.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Toups' single gives Nats victory in 13th

posted: 08/03/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals went to extra innings Tuesday to clinch its series with the Arkansas Travelers.

Baseball: Toups lefts Naturals past Travs in 13 innings

updated: 08/03/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas went to extra innings Tuesday to clinch its series with Arkansas.

Baseball: Pennington embraces the real purpose of youth sports

posted: 07/31/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Most people wouldn't want a job that involves standing in the heat for hours and being yelled at on occasion by parents in different languages.




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