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Rick Fires

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

Recent Stories by Rick Fires

Har-Ber guards lead rout over Little Rock Christian

updated: 12/13/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Fans who came for a show Tuesday likely didn't see the one they had anticipated.

Basketball: Farmington struggles but wins against Huntsville

posted: 12/10/2017 5:57 a.m. Discuss

FARMINGTON -- Farmington won Saturday, but Cardinals coach Beau Thompson was far from satisfied.

COMMENTARY: High school coaches led charge that changed college football

posted: 12/10/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Trickle up instead of trickle down?

Basketball: Lady Cardinals blow past Lady Blackhawks

posted: 12/09/2017 5:15 a.m. Discuss

FARMINGTON -- Farmington had more points at halftime Friday that it did in its win Thursday at the Tony Chachere's Classic.

Basketball: Huntsville uses balanced scoring to down Pea Ridge

posted: 12/08/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FARMINGTON -- Huntsville didn't look like a team with a losing record Thursday night.

Basketball: Springdale streaks past struggling Cardinals

posted: 12/06/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Farmington probably thought it couldn't get any worse after the Cardinals were held scoreless in the second quarter.

Rick Fires: Coming clean on bad predictions for Arkansas football

posted: 12/03/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

I will hold myself accountable today and revisit the predictions I made in August in regard to Arkansas' 2017 football season.

COMMENTARY: Football: Blackhawks will realize their success after tears dry

posted: 12/02/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

PEA RIDGE -- Pea Ridge senior Jackson Tillman spent the final minutes of Friday's semifinal game stretched out on a table with tears in his eyes after being helped off the field was an injury.

Basketball: Hughes leads Bentonville to easy win over Clarksville

posted: 12/01/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The officials briefly stopped Bentonville High's girls basketball game against Clarksville at the outset so a Clarksville player could tie her shoe.

Familiar teams to decide championship in Class 6A

posted: 12/01/2017 1 a.m. Comment 1

I declined to speculate when asked in the press box at Greenwood last week how the Bulldogs would stack up against top teams in Class 7A.






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