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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

Former Hogs chasing opportunities in the big leagues

posted: 02/26/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Oh, to live the life of a professional athlete like Clayton Kershaw, who tops the list of 38 players in the major leagues whose salary is at least $20 million this season.

Basketball: Hall leads Pea Ridge into regional finals

posted: 02/25/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Subiaco Academy was on the verge of another comeback when it kept running into the same obstacle.

Basketball: Franklin dominates on Senior Night for Fayetteville

posted: 02/22/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Fayetteville was cruising on Senior Night when the girls were reminded there was a junior who wanted in on the fun as well.

Basketball: West Fork girls led by strong senior class

updated: 02/22/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

WEST FORK -- Sara Greenlee remembers the disappointment she felt last season after West Fork was eliminated from postseason play by Elkins in the district tournament.

COMMENTARY: Pace of play an issue for Major League Baseball

posted: 02/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

"Major League Baseball owners, expressing alarm that nine-inning games took approximately 2 1/2 hours to play less than 20 years ago, adopted six recommendations today to roll back the clock." -- The New York Times

Bowling: Lake Hamilton surges past Cabot to win state bowling championship

posted: 02/15/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Lake Hamilton coach John Utley was unsure of his team's chances following a poor practice round prior to the Class 7A/6A State Bowling Championships on Tuesday.

COMMENTARY: Tournament time in Arkansas helps cure blues

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

Are you depressed the football season is finally over?

Basketball: Vanzant leads Farmington to victory in overtime

posted: 02/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

FARMINGTON -- Farmington needed overtime Friday to win another close game with Alma.


posted: 02/09/2017 2:24 a.m. Discuss

UALR women at Texas-Arlington

Basketball: Pea Ridge takes command early at Prairie Grove

posted: 02/08/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Two early possessions provided a glimpse of what was to come at Prairie Grove Tuesday night.






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