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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

COMMENTARY: Big 12 strings along expansion candidates

posted: 10/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Everybody plays the fool sometime

COMMENTARY: Football: Fayetteville defense turns in dominant performance

posted: 10/22/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE-- Akial Byers had his helmet off and walking toward the stands when he was stopped and given a bear hug by Fayetteville defensive coordinator Wendell Harris.

COMMENTARY: Football: Fayetteville, Har-Ber could turn into another classic

posted: 10/21/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports writer Vernon Tarver and I reached the same conclusion when we met on the field following last year's 7A-West Conference game between Fayetteville and Springdale Har-Ber.

Football: Strode elevates play of surprising Elks

posted: 10/20/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Not many quarterbacks wear jersey No. 34, but Jake Strode isn't a typical quarterback.

Harrell sturdy as rock buildings in Mountainburg

posted: 10/16/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Faded lettering on businesses now closed and three statues of prehistoric beasts suggests an area frozen in time or a place that’s at least seen better days.

Football: Disney dominates in homecoming win for Prairie Grove

posted: 10/15/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Homecoming turned into another Disney feature at Prairie Grove Friday night.

‘Overrated’ does not apply to Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove

posted: 10/14/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Any sports writer who’s been in the business awhile can fill a notebook with odd or overused comments heard from fans.

COMMENTARY: Mules who jump, and those who don't, an Arkansas tradition

posted: 10/09/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

PEA RIDGE -- I've read "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," a classic short story written by Mark Twain.

Football: Har-Ber takes lead again in 7A-West Conference chase

posted: 10/08/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

OK. So, now we know.

Volleyball: Fayetteville sweeps Heritage to set up rematch with Har-Ber

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

Fayetteville can now turn its attention to Springdale Har-Ber.




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