All posts by Rick Fires

Rick Fires is a sports reporter and columnist for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale Har-Ber, as well as Lincoln and Prairie Grove.

STATS: PRAIRIE GROVE 24, STUTTGART 14

Prairie Grove 24, Stuttgart 14 Stuttgart 6 8 0 0 — 14 Prairie Grove 7 2 0 15 — 24 First quarter Stutt — Walker 1 run (Johnson run), 9:32 Prair — Stone Bryant 18 pass from Elder (Beason kick), 6:28 Second Quarter Prair — Safety, Clayton Spinks tackle, 10:37 Stutt — Hughes 3 run (Hughes run), 2:06 Fourth Quarter Prair — Colin Bryant 36 pass from Elder (Heltemes run), 5:18 Prair — Colin Bryant 15 pass from Elder (Beason kick), 1:07 TEAM STATISTICS Stutt Prair First downs 15 15 Rushes-yards 46-176 41-179 Passing yards 57 115 Comp-Att-Int 4-13-0 6-14-1 Punts 1-41 2-50.5 Fumbles-lost 5-4 1-1 Penalties-yards 7-65 4-30 INDIVIDUAL … Continue Reading ››

PREVIEW: SPRINGDALE HIGH

Springdale High Lady Bulldogs COACH Heather Hunsucker 2016-2017 14-15 KEY PLAYERS Marquesha Davis (Jr., 6-0), Sarah Vogel (Sr., 5-7), Ashlyn Minchew (Jr., 5-8), Keyarrow Turner (Sr., 5-10) THE SKINNY Springdale High returns 10 of its top 11 players last year from a team that advanced to the state quarterfinals before losing to North Little Rock. ... Marquesha Davis averaged 15 points and nearly 9 rebounds a game as a sophomore. ... Ashlyn Minchew was selected all-conference. ... Senior Olivia James is back after she missed her junior season with a torn ACL. ... Sophomore Thalyanna Sysavanh is playing again after she torn her ACL … Continue Reading ››

Stats: Prairie Grove 56, Pottsville 21

Prairie Grove 56, Pottsville 21 Pottsville 7 0 7 7 — 21 Prairie Grove 14 20 7 15 — 56 First quarter Prair — Colin Bryant 39 pass from Elder (Beason kick), 11:01 Prair — Burton 30 pass from Elder (Beason kick), 9:37 Potts — Bradley 2 run (Judkins kick), 2:34 Second quarter Prair — Johnson 50 run (kick failed), 9:39 Prair — Johnson 49 run (kick failed), 1:19 Prair — Cooper 30 pass from Elder (Johnson run), 1:03 Third quarter Torres 18 pass from Stevens (Judkins kick), 8:11 Prair — Johnson 47 run (Beason kick), 6:24 Fourth quarter Prair — Johnson 19 run (Heltemes run), 9:32 Potts — … Continue Reading ››

STATS: Gentry vs. Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE 32, GENTRY 7 Gentry^0^0^0^7—^7 Prairie Grove^7^12^13^0—32 First Quarter Prairie Grove — Johnson 35 run, Beason kick (5:53) Second Quarter Prairie Grove — Johnson 10 run, kick failed (11:54) Prairie Grove — Colin Bryant 46 pass from Elder, kicked failed (1:50) Third Quarter Prairie Grove — Preston 11 run, run failed (8:11) Prairie Grove — Colin Bryant 64 pass from Elder, Beason kick (1:31) Fourth Quarter Gentry — Faulkenberry 2 run, Matthews kick (9:12) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS ^GENTRY^PRAIR First downs^18^14 Rushes-yards^126^254 Passing yards^113^125 Comp-Att-Int^22-28-0^4-10-0 Punts^2-31^1-40 Fumbles-lost^5-2^1-1 Penalties-yards^4-20^5-40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Gentry — McFerron 9-44, Ellis 4-42, Reams 6-33, Lothes 1-10, Faulkenberry 16-2, Barrios 2- (-1), Dilbeck 2 (-4). Prairie Grove — Johnson 10-141, Preston 10-73, Burton 3-21, Stone Bryant 1-6, Colin Bryant … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: Russellville 28, Heritage 6

RUSSELLVILLE — Russellville scored all its points in the first half and defeated Rogers Heritage 28-6 on Friday at Cyclone Stadium.

Cale Fulsom threw two touchdown passes,including one with six seconds left before the half to put the Cyclones ahead 28-0. Heritage avoided the shutout on a 2-yard run by Ryan Foster with 4:03 left in the game. The extra point was blocked.