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

Recent Stories by Rick Fires

Football: Bentonville West surging as a second-year program

posted: 10/15/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Before the season, I asked in a column if this was the year Bentonville West would overtake Bentonville High.

COMMENTARY: Football: Winn turns into 'Wildcat' to lead Pea Ridge

posted: 10/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

PEA RIDGE -- Drew Winn for the lead from the Wildcat formation?

Bryant twins making plays for Tigers (6-0)

posted: 10/13/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Danny Abshier peers through his glasses into the distance and correctly singles out the Bryant twins as they make their way to practice.

Rick's Picks: Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove set for showdown in Class 4A

posted: 10/13/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

There are many similarities between the growing communities of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove in Northwest Arkansas.

COMMENTARY: Beeks enjoys breakout season in minor leagues

posted: 10/08/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Jalen Beeks was mostly an unknown, even to die-hard fans of the Boston Red Sox, when he took the mound in March during an exhibition game against Team USA.

Football: Stone Bryant a two-way terror for Tigers against Shiloh Christian

posted: 10/07/2017 5:58 a.m. Discuss

Chalk up another stone-cold victory for Prairie Grove over Shiloh Christian.

COMMENTARY: Rick's Picks: Prairie Grove, Shiloh Christian matchup part of busy weekend

posted: 10/06/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Folks who live along the U.S. Highway 62 corridor west of Fayetteville have plenty of options this weekend, capped by the three-day apple festival in Lincoln.

Razorback men, women prevail at Chile Pepper

posted: 10/01/2017 2:59 a.m. Discuss

One of the songs blaring over the loud speakers at Agri Park on Saturday contained the lyric "The Hogs are on fire."

Dirty deeds of basketball recruiting is no surprise

posted: 10/01/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

When Ole Miss began piling up 5-star football recruits like ricks of wood, we became suspicious.

Football: Just like old times at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium

posted: 09/30/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

An overflow crowd, with young fans hanging on the rails and others standing two- and three-deep around the white picket fence.






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