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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

Baseball: Wolverines bunch runs together against Pea Ridge

posted: 03/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville West scored in only two innings Tuesday, but the runs were enough to top Pea Ridge.

Softball: Gravette pounds Fayetteville, 7-0

posted: 03/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — One big inning was enough for Gravette on Friday night.

Softball: Brown hits two home runs to power Rogers Heritage

posted: 03/15/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Lora Brown seemed as surprised as anyone when she hit her first career home run in the second inning for Rogers Heritage.

Basketball: Arkansans aplenty in NCAA Men's Tournament

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

Watch the movie Hoosiers and recite lines I've heard dozens of times.

Soccer: Heritage uses fast start to drop Mustang

posted: 03/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- Rogers Heritage put on a dominant first-half display in the opening round of the Northwest Arkansas Showcase.

Basketball: Fayetteville relies on Franklin to deliver clutch plays

updated: 03/11/2017 2:58 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- If today's game between Fayetteville and North Little Rock is close at the end, there's one player Fayetteville wants to take the critical shots.

Baseball: Farmington uses late surge to down Siloam Springs

posted: 03/08/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

One big inning was enough for Farmington to overtake Siloam Springs.

NLR applies lessons of early tests

posted: 03/05/2017 2:37 a.m. Gallery Discuss

VAN BUREN — North Little Rock set up its schedule for situations like the one it faced Saturday.

COMMENTARY: Basketball: Happy trails to Steve Price, coach and educator

posted: 03/05/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Let's begin by emphasizing Steve Price was an educator first and a basketball coach second for 38 years in Springdale.

CLASS 7A: Davis cleans up for Springdale

posted: 03/02/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Springdale couldn't put Cabot away at the free-throw line, but not all of the Lady Bulldogs' misses were bad.






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