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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

DeJong decides game in 10th inning for Cardinals

posted: 07/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Springfield's power hitter came through in the clutch on Saturday.

COMMENTARY: All-Arkansas major-league lineup full of talent

posted: 07/24/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

There’s been some movement since April when I wrote about former Arkansas baseball players doing well in the high minors. So much so that we could almost field a lineup of former Razorbacks in the major leagues.

COMMENTARY: High school coaches held a variety of summer jobs

posted: 07/10/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Today's topic is a continuation from last week, when I asked area high school coaches to share summer work experiences that inspired or horrified them into continuing their education.

Four from area to compete in national finals rodeo

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

Emma Grace Easley of Lowell and Kenzie Castor of Springdale are headed out west accompanied by Freckles, Katie and Bear.

Football: Coaches got their hands dirty working summer jobs

posted: 07/03/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

I had already made plans that summer many years ago when my parents tag-teamed me with a command that shattered my world of leisure.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Pointers ruled the state behind Boster, Sandlin

posted: 07/03/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Remember when Van Buren was really good in football? Probably not, considering it has had only one winning season since 2000. But the Pointers were top dogs in 1996 with a 12-1-1 record and a state championship in Arkansas’ largest classification.

Bareback riders get rodeo off to a good start

posted: 06/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Bill Tutor has a thing for Miss Dunny.

Evans returns home for Rodeo of the Ozarks

posted: 06/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Chad Evans has already put 22,000 miles on a new truck he bought two months ago.

72nd Rodeo of the Ozarks begins today

posted: 06/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The dates have changed but the show remains the same.

Baseball: Springfield pitchers dominate Naturals

posted: 06/19/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Saturday was another silent night for Northwest Arkansas.

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