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« Wednesday, April 23 »
Roller derby bout May 17 in Eagle
Vail Daily News - The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are hosting “Melee in the Mountains” in Eagle, a roller derby mix-up tournament featuring a round-robin elimination, ...

Alamogordo's Derbal Remedy roller derby squad prepares for upcoming game
Alamogordo Daily News - Peter Dindinger—Daily News The Derbal Remedy roller derby squad warms up before practice Tuesday afternoon at the roller hockey rink in ...

Rockford Rage Roller Derby team takes on Aurora April 26
The Rock River Times - LOVES PARK, Ill. — The Rockford Rage Roller Derby team will take on The Aurora's 88 Problems team Saturday, April 26, at the Indoor Sports Center, ...

For Vacaville teen, fun is spelled roller derby
The Reporter - Vacaville's Siana Garcia, 14, a member and team captain of Sacramento's Sac City Rollers junior roller derby team, the Bad Apples,takes a break ...

Teens take on flat-track derby
North Shore News - Amy is 14 and is one of a number of North Shore teens who are members of the Vancouver Junior Roller Derby league, a non-contact, flat-track roller ...

Jersey girl dons her skates, transforms into a derby girl
New Jersey Hills - “Fresh meat” is the level at which everyone starts when they enter the roller derby team in Morristown. And this is where Portine, 27, of Stirling, started ...

Roller Girls battle it out at killer tournament
The Free Press - Fernie's Avalanche City Roller Girls (ACRG) were at it again this weekend, travelling to Spokane, Washington for the fifth annual "killer roller derby ...

Blue Ridge Rollergirls will compete in Beach Brawl 2014
Mountain Xpress (blog) - The Blue Ridge Rollergirls will enter this tournament fresh off an undefeated performance at the Skate to Thrill roller derby tournament held in Wright ...

« Tuesday, April 22 »
Roller derby gains traction beyond the US
Taipei Times - “Jammers” for the DC Roller Girls, left, and Rocktown Rollers race each other for points during the women's flat-track Roller Derby in Sterling, Virginia, ...

Roller Derby: Boot camp attracts overseas coaches
Wanganui Chronicle - Skaters got the lowdown on roller derby during boot camp at the Jubilee Stadium at the weekend. Photo/File. More than 120 skaters hit the boards at ...

Whistler roller derby team defeats Sunshine Coast to close out WSSF
Whistler Question - The Black Diamond Betties pressed their hometown advantage on Sunday night (April 20) after a thrilling come-from-behind victory against Sunshine ...

News & Notes - Hospice challenged to raise $250000; roller derby; Literacy Council grant
StarNewsOnline.com - WILMINGTON | The Cape Fear Roller Girls host the DaVille Vixens of Fayetteville for a derby 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Cape Fear Community ...

Rollin' with the derby gals
UpperMichigansSource.com - "She asked me if I wanted to join roller derby. And I was like, what kind of a girl do you think I am? That's not something, you know. But then I thought ...

League seeks to dominate Columbus, derby
Bayonet - If you like to skate, enjoy camaraderie and physical fitness, look no further than roller derby. The Muscogee Roller Girls, a roller derby league, ...

Derby stars to face off in epic 3-round clash
Mackay Daily Mercury - READY TO RUMBLE: The Airlie Beach Trashbags are looking forward to hosting an epic three-round roller derby clash this Saturday, April 26. This is ...

Chilliwack's NWO Roller Girls win season opener in Kelowna
Chilliwack Progress - The NWO Roller Girls' Outsiders team faced off against Okanagan Roller Derby Association's Bad Apple Betties over the Easter weekend in Kelowna.

Maui Roller girls meeting scheduled for May 4
Maui News - The Maui Roller Girls roller derby team will conduct a preparatory meeting at 3 p.m. on May 4 at the Central Maui Boys & Girls Club basketball courts ...

Eves of destruction open season with doubleheader
Victoria News - The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby League kick off its 2014 season on Saturday (April 26) with a doubleheader at Archie Browning Sports Centre.

« Monday, April 21 »
Retailer, Roller Derby Team and Custom Hat Creator Win Staples "Make Your Idea Happen" Contest
Wall Street Journal - The three winners -- Lisa Hiler of When Pigs Fly, Ryan Knott of Lansing Roller Derby Vixens and Andrea Leiser of Little Hat Workshop -- were chosen ...

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Mankato Area Derby Girls roller derby league is rolling along, looking ...
Southernminn.com - The MAD Girls roller derby league compete in a drill in which one team tries to pass the other during practice on March 27 at the Mankato YMCA.

Lansing Roller Derby Vixens Win $15K In Contest - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local ...
WLNS - (WLNS) - Lansing's Roller Derby Vixens are now claiming a new title: They're winners of a nationwide contest and the $15,000 prize that goes with the ...

Play (and watch) at your own risk: Oldham's roller derby team on blockers, jammers and SUICIDE ...
Mancunian Matters - Roller derby is a full-contact sport involving two teams of five players - four blockers and one jammer - on quad skates competing on a circuit track.

Killamazoo Derby Darlins win at home over weekend
WKZO - KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Fans of the Killamazoo Derby Darlins, Kalamazoo's roller derby team, converged on the county expo center on Saturday night ...

Geelong digs deep for the Good Friday Appeal
Geelong Advertiser - Jacqui Ladd from Geelong Roller Derby is on a roll raising money at The Pier for the Good Friday Appeal. Picture: Leanne Churchill Source: News ...

Harrison Co. shutting down skate rink
Chron.com - The team uses the facility to practice their roller derby skills and host their ... The Rollergirls are part of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.

A Saturday scavenger hunt across LI
Newsday (blog) - Put into motion by the Long Island Roller Rebels -- the area's all-female roller derby league -- this expedition is scheduled to take place on Saturday, ...

« Sunday, April 20 »
Windsor's hard-hitting roller derby team is back
Windsor Star (blog) - Border City Brawlers All Stars jammer and pivot Holly Hox moves with the pack in a roller derby bout against the Fergus Feims at Adie Knox Herman ...

Keep rolling on
News-Press Now - A local roller derby leader helped organize a sport in the area that brought together, trained and motivated a large group of women. Now they're ...

OVRG: Much more than brawling babes
Martins Ferry Times Leader - ROLLER DERBY has been around since the mid-1930s. Developing from speed and endurance races on roller skates, the modern form of the sport ...

« Saturday, April 19 »
Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad
GlobalPost - Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists, the women who compete in roller derby -- an American game that is quickly gaining traction abroad -- come from ...

Illiana Derby Dames keep it real in roller derby
nwitimes.com - Local roller derby team that host "bouts" at the Lynwood Roller Rink, 2030 Glenwood Dyer Road, Lynwood. Upcoming home and visiting bouts include ...

Give roller derby a try
Courier Islander - Want to try roller derby? The Brick House Betties invite you to a Fresh Meat Recruitment Sunday, April 27, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Cumberland ...

Roaring return for Wakey Wheeled Cats as they celebrate five years of roller derby
Wakefield Express - Wakefield's original roller derby team is set to stage a roaring return to ... formed in 2009, will play Barnsley Black Heart Rollers at Dewsbury Sports ...

NWO Wolfpack set for roller derby debut
Chilliwack Progress - The NWO Roller Girls host their home opener April 26, an event they've ... 34 in the Canadian roller derby rankings, with their opponents checking in ...

PICS:Plymouth City Roller Girls reign victorious in Easter Egg Shunt
Plymouth Herald - A CITY sports team reigned victorious over South West competitors at Plymouth's first live roller derby bout of the year. The Easter Egg Shunt saw ...

Fundraiser: Roller Derby Saved My Soul in Ottawa for ONE NIGHT ONLY, on May 30, 2014.
Ottawa Start (press release) - Roller Derby Saved My Soul is back in Ottawa for one night only at the Arts Court Theatre on May 30th at 7:30 PM before setting out across the country ...

Photo: Spokarnage competitors don't just skate by
The Spokesman Review - ... Spokane Valley Spokannibals battle the Great Falls Electric City Roller GrrrlZ on Friday, the first day of the Spokarnage Roller Derby Tournament.

Good morning - things to do today
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Roller Derby will be 6 p.m. at McElroy Auditorium, Waterloo. The Cedar Valley Push-Up Brawlers will host the Dubuque Bomb Squad. Tickets are $10 ...

« Friday, April 18 »
Women's Roller Derby League Brings Military Community Together
ABC News (blog) - I was very slow and kind of lazy but when I found roller derby it was something that I was good at and this sport is very empowering,” said U.S. Navy ...

Roller derby event to raise money for Food Bank
ReporterHerald.com - Playing off the theme of the popular apocalyptic movie and novel, the No Hunger Games roller derby Friday, April 25, will be opposing hunger in ...

Morristown Roller Derby Pro Explains 'Intensity' of Competition
Patch.com - Patch's partners over at My9's Chasing New Jersey took a few minutes to try out Roller Derby in Morristown, and found out how truly hard it is.

No Coast Derby Girls vs Oklahoma City
1011now - Lincoln, NE - The best kept sports secret in Lincoln is Women's Flat Track Roller Derby. The nationally ranked No Coast Derby Girls will face off ...

Roller girls see red to raise hospice cash
Oxford Mail - A BICESTER roller derby team have dedicated their 2014 fundraising effort to helping Helen and Douglas House hospice. Code Red Roller Derby, ...

Muscogee Roller Girls prepare to win their second home game
WTVM - COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. The Muscogee Roller Girls Derby is preparing to take on their second home game on April 26, 2014. Muscogee Roller ...

MurderDrome to get London premiere
Film News - Roller derby league, the London Rockin' Rollers are proud to present the London premiere of skating horror film, MurderDrome. Taking over ULU in ...

Capidolls "The Game of Throws"
KGWN - Bid on your favorite derby girl or guy and win a fun date night full of dinner, ... We also have a great group of volunteers who make Roller Derby in ...

What's happening
The Spokesman Review - Spokarnage Roller Derby Tournament Twenty-four teams will battle it out on two tracks for three days. Plus, beer gardens, vendors and special ...

Carnitas' TV Screening; Beer Cocktails; Chef Celebration
Eater National - NORTH PARK— Starting at 5 p.m. tonight, the San Diego Roller Derby crew will be skating around Carnitas' Snack Shack to help raise funds for the ...

« Thursday, April 17 »
Granite State Roller Derby welcomed into international association
The Union Leader - Granite State Roller Derby (GSRD) has been accepted as a member of The Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international ...

Top 5 things to do in Jackson includes roller derby return, 'Villains of Broadway' show
The Jackson Citizen Patriot - Roller derby returns to Jackson this weekend with the Deathrow Derby Dames' bout at American 1 Events Center on Saturday, April 19. (MLive file ...

It's Roller Derby Season in Atlanta
About - Cities & Towns - Atlanta Roller Girls Looking for a something fun to do in Atlanta that's both fairly affordable and a little off the beaten path? Why not spend an evening ...

WSSF closes Sunday with music, roller derby, ski finals
The Province - Whistler's Black Diamond Betties face the Sunshine Coast competitors Sunday in the high-adrenaline and fast-paced, with an after-party at Tapley's at 9:30 p.m.

WSSF closes Sunday with music, roller derby, ski finals
Vancouver Sun - Super Brawl Sunday Invitational: Whistler's Black Diamond Betties face the Sunshine Coast competitors Sunday in the high-adrenaline and fast-paced, with an after-party at Tapley's at 9:30 p.m.

Return of the Franklin Flea, beer bash, roller derby and more event picks for this weekend
Philly.com (blog) - For a unique spectating event, the Penn Jersey She Devils Roller Derby team takes on the Pennsylvania All-Stars at the Penn Jersey Roller Derby ...

Roller girls see red to raise hospice cash
Oxford Mail - Code Red Roller Derby, which was set up in February, has chosen the hospice for children and young people in Magdalen Road, East Oxford, as its ...

Avalanche City Roller Girls bring home second place in US tournament
The Free Press - The tournament started early on Saturday morning, and ACRG played Billings Roller Derby Dames from Billings, Montana. The Dames put up a good ...

Bombshells' first bout a 'ripple effect' for derby's rebirth
McDonough Voice - Macomb has never had a roller derby team — not even back in the 1970s when the sport first took hold. Now, roller derby is making a comeback.

« Wednesday, April 16 »
Roller derby gains popularity among women in suburban Philadelphia
Greenfield Daily Reporter - There is no such thing as a timid roller derby player," said Kath Poehler, or Coach Hot Wheels, who coaches the Brandywine Roller Girls. "You have to ...

Roller Derby learning to stop
Fort Madison Daily Democrat - She's learning how to make a quick stop and get back up again. The roller derby competitors also learn how to fall, something that happens a lot in ...

Roller Derby group in action
Fort Madison Daily Democrat - In a real roller derby, there would be 10 women lined up tight like sardines, but this is just practice. Shown here are (from left) Ashley Noel, Ashlie Doe, ...

Roller derby, popular in US, gains traction abroad
International Business Times, India Edition - Bureaucrats, teachers and scientists: the women who compete in roller derby -- an American game that is quickly gaining traction abroad -- come from ...

Bunbury police catch Roller Derby girls setting a cracking pace
Bunbury Mail - South West Traffic acting officer-in-charge Sergeant Robert Malcolm timing Bunbury Roller Derby skaters Amber 'Maykinu Bleed' King and Cathryne ...

Home WhatsOn Derby Girls to add powerful punch to Skeleton Park...
www.kingstonregion.com/ - "It's a really significant partnership for us, because the Derby Girls and the ... "Roller derby is also very DIY, with a lot of the same principles as (those ...

Kate Clancy: My favorite things
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Roller derby move: I really enjoy taking out the other jammer or leading her into my team's defensive wall so they can completely punish her. They are ...

Local sports roundup: Flyers drop 4-2 decision in St. Catharines
Windsor Star (blog) - Brawlers open. Windsor's Border City Brawlers will open the flat-track roller derby season Saturday with a doubleheader at Adie Knox Herman Arena.

« Tuesday, April 15 »
Roller derby gains popularity in suburban Philly
Lancaster Newspapers - DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Ten women wearing skates, kneepads, elbow pads, mouth guards and helmets are lined up, and when the whistle ...

Roller Derby team photo
Fort Madison Daily Democrat - These are women who will be competing as the Burlington Boondock Betties in roller derby. Front, from left, are Sarah Dawson, Ashlie Doe and ...

Roller derby Saturday night at Ted Reeve Arena
insideTORONTO.com - The GTA Rollergirls will compete in a friendly match in support of the Toronto Beaches Lions Club, on Saturday, April 19 at the Ted Reeve Arena ...

MN Southbound Rollers have a new home at Packer Arena
KTTC - AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- They skate hard, they hit hard, and most of them have never done it before. "Technically from a level of roller derby ...

High Rollers host spring mix-up
Mountain Mail Newspaper - The Ark Valley High Rollers will host a spring mix-up roller derby bout Saturday at Chaffee County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the ...

Damez denied in derby opener
Brattleboro Reformer - Members of the Worcester Warriors and Elm City Derby Damez flew around the oval at Memorial Park in their women's roller derby season opener that ...

Bellingham's Roller Betties clash in close competition
Western Front - Carly Jo Cullingham, also known as "Funky Broozer", a member of the Roller Betties' team FLASH takes a tumble during the derby bout Saturday ...

Candy Crushers craving sweet taste of victory
Nanaimo News Bulletin - Rough-and-tumble junior roller derby action will fill the floor this coming Saturday (April 19) at Frank Crane Arena, as Nanaimo hosts Chilliwack.

Google Glass: How to buy it and use it
DesMoinesRegister.com - We deployed a Google Glass and three GoPro cameras at a Des Moines Derby Dames practice this week for a player's-perspective view of a roller ...

Hosts ready to rock and roll
Wanganui Chronicle - It will be all on again this Easter Weekend for the 2014 Low Down Derby ... one of the biggest days on the calendar for Wanganui's roller-derby girls.

« Monday, April 14 »
GTA Rollergirls recognized as first charitable roller derby team
Globalnews.ca - On Saturday Apr. 19, the team will be hosting their fist roller derby event of the season. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Ted Reeve arena situation at 175 Main ...

Doubling down on derby: Winning big against cystic fibrosis
Seaway News - The Seaway Roller Derby Girls (SRDG) raised $4,300 (Scotiabank matched $2,000) for the Cornwall branch of the charity on Friday, April 11 at the ...

More than a comeback story
Daily Herald - For Stevoni Doyle, this is a comeback story. Not just a comeback from the PCL injury she suffered in roller derby in September, but from the long-term ...

Roll models for big slam
St Marys-Mt Druitt Star - Roller derby is one of the fastest-growing sport in the world, played by two teams of five skating in the same direction around a track. Play consists of a ...

Bombshells begin bouts
Western Courier (subscription) - The Bombshells competed in their inaugural roller derby bout against the Nemo Viqueens on Saturday. Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014 9:16 am.

« Sunday, April 13 »
Roller Derby gains popularity among local women
The Mercury - There is no such thing as a timid roller derby player,” said Kath Poehler, or Coach Hot Wheels, who coaches the Brandywine Roller Girls. “You have to ...

Roller Derby Taking off in Peoria
CIproud.com - The Peoria Push Derby dames hosted a bout against the Prairieland Punishers ... Peoria Push has noticed a rise in popularity for roller derby.

Derby Liberation Front's second-half scoring explosion assures championship
The Seattle Times (blog) - Derby Liberation Front's second-half scoring explosion assures ... night in the Rat City Rollergirls Roller Derby League Championships at KeyArena.

Roller girls gear up
Austin Herald - The women's roller derby team, which started holding workouts in Brownsdale last summer, has moved its workouts to Austin, and it's getting closer to ...

Renewed interest fills once forgotten space
Abbotsford News - A year-round sport court dry floor was put in over top of the concrete, allowing for such events like roller derby, year-round lacrosse, volleyball, ...

« Saturday, April 12 »
JBLM's rowdiest women get new home for roller derby
The Olympian - The Bettie Brigade roller derby team from Joint Base Lewis McChord is now based at The Bunker in Lacey, Wash. OLYPHOTO. 13DERBY_S ...

Big Easy Rollergirls set for derby season
The New Orleans Advocate - But on game day, she is “Sadist Hawkins,” one of 40 or so women who now make up the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans' own roller derby team.

Ohio Valley Roller Girls Lace Up for Two Bouts this Weekend
WTRF - The Ohio Valley Roller Girls are lacing up their skates for two all-star contests this weekend at the E. Carnes Center in St. Clairsville. Roller derby has ...

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals
Valley News - Taylor Long, aka Elizadeath Taylor, of Windsor, focuses in on her coaches as The Upper Valley Vixens roller derby practice gets under way at Union ...

C.J.: Commander Nix, of Minnesota Roller Girls, has a shout-out for Adrian Peterson
Minneapolis Star Tribune - These founding members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association are celebrating MNRG's 10th season Saturday with a championship bout at St. ...

Black-n-Blue: Flower girl by day, hell on wheels by night
WCPO - Either way, there is a lot of shoving, pushing and falling. It's roller derby. And these Black-n-Bluegrass roller girls may not be who you think they are.

« Friday, April 11 »
Roller derby: A conversation with Luna Negra of the Throttle Rockets
The Seattle Times (blog) - I am thinking about what I like about roller derby. I try to think about the joy of the game and how fast I will recover between jams. I think about getting ...

April is roller derby month
Coast Reporter - The Sunshine Coast Roller Girls new season of roller derby starts later this month with a bout in Whistler. April 11, 2014. It's April and the ice is melting, ...

Roller derby growing with NWO
Chilliwack Progress - The NWO Roller Girls are making significant changes as they head into their third roller derby season. The Chilliwack-based group has seen ...

Ipswich derby divas determined to deliver a win
The Sunshine Coast Daily - ROLL OUT: Brisbane City Rollers are geared up for the first roller derby clash of the season against the Coastal Assassins Roller Derby league at the ...

Disco on wheels
ABC Online (blog) - The disco is being hosted by the Roller Derby team and this event will also be used as a special fundraiser for a local family who were injured in a ...

Skate team forming in Sebring
Highlands Today - It's one of the 192 teams in Women's Flat Track Derby Association with names ... "When people hear 'roller derby,' they think we're a bunch of tattooed ...

Whizz Skid stars as Roller Girls skate to handsome win over Dolly Rockit
Canterbury Times - KENT Roller Girls knocked Leicestershire's Dolly Rockit Rollers out of orbit with a victory at the weekend's roller derby game. The All Star team skated ...

It's about time, Bombshells to get finally get first bout
McDonough Voice - After having the last, and inaugural bout postponed due to poor weather, Macomb's roller derby team, the Bombshells, are hoping to finally put on their ...

Little Abi will never leave hospital, but bravery shines
Central Telegraph - Roller derby leagues from across the globe have been rallying behind one of their own. Donations for the Wilkinson family have come from as far as ...

Rat City Rollergirls: 10 reasons you must go to a bout
The Seattle Times (blog) - 4) Hockey calls it a penalty box, roller derby calls it a sin bin. 3) Where ... space cadets, grease monkeys and your worst nightmare on roller skates?

« Thursday, April 10 »
Garnett Grit Betties bring the pain, fun
Wrangellsentinel - Dee "Dirty Dee'd" Galla waves to the crowd after being announced before Saturday night's roller derby bout at Wrangell High School. The Betties have ...

SoDel Rollergirls skate at Shamrock Showdown
Cape Gazette - Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series ...

Rueda column: MAD girls gearing up for Verizon home opener
Mankato Free Press - The fledgling Mankato area women's roller derby team that went 4-3 in its inaugural season of 2013 is back and poised to begin the home portion of its ...

Nitty, gritty Betties skate to victory
KSTK - Wrangell's roller derby team, the Garnet Grit Betties, held their first home bout last weekend. They skated against a team called Southeast ...

RVRG Roller Derby Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ottawa Start (press release) - RVRG Roller Derby Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014 ... The Rideau Valley Rollers Girls' next game is Saturday, April 12th at Jean-Marc Lalonde ...

Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls 1st home bout of the season!
Lincolnshire Echo - By Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls | Posted: April 10, 2014 ... Lincolnshire roller derby representing little Lincoln vs an international team... TWICE!

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