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« Friday, July 24 »
Roller Derby Bout Scheduled for Saturday
Gant Daily - CLEARFIELD - The Northern Allegheny Roller Derby League has a bout scheduled for Saturday. It's to be played at the Skate Station in Clearfield.

In roller derby world,
Bristol Post - Her alter ego, however, is The Blizzard - a storm at the heart of the Bristol-based Harbour Harlots' roller derby team, whose other members include the ...

Roller derby competition at USA Skate Center Saturday
WNDU-TV - This is roller derby, a rough and tumble sport meant to empower female ... She'll be live with the South Bend roller girls on 16 Saturday morning.

Chautauqua County Roller Derby presents Christmas in July
Westfield Republican - Chautauqua County Roller Derby's Slay Belles: Christmas in July with the Babes of Wrath is just around the corner! The Babes of Wrath will face the ...

'Rollergeddon' anticipated for Wollongong roller derby
Illawarra Mercury - Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby skaters Tatsue, Ikandy, Mc Slammer and (rear) KimOcean are getting ready for the first co-ed bout in the Illawarra ...

Fort Myers Derby Girls ranked 55th in the country
Wink News - Roller Derby is a fast growing international sport, no longer is it staged for television like it was 25 years ago. Now the competitors are dedicated ...

Wakey Wheeled Cats are on the prowl for new members
Wakefield Express - The Cats are holding a series of open days this summer, where skaters, referees and non-skating officials can see what the tough sport of roller derby ...

Core group of the Candy Crushers sticks it to the Rotten Apples
Cowichan News Leader Pictorial - Roller derby is predominantly female, but still a co-ed game. Reine Tremblay (DeReinged) is one of the boys getting in the game, but winds up falling ...

Harbour City Rollers win thriller
Coast Reporter - Nanaimo's Harbour City Rollers held on for a thrilling 146-144 win over the hometown Red Tide Warning in an entertaining roller derby bout at the ...

« Thursday, July 24 »
Roller derby teams face off for spot in season final
Voxy - Wellington's Richter City Roller Derby league will host the final game of their 2014 home season round robin on Saturday 2 August at Kilbirnie Rec ...

Monster mash: Graceful ice skater transforms into rugged roller-derby enforcer
Port Huron Times Herald - Three years ago, when Makenna Visga strapped on her skates and began her first season of competitive roller derby, some people questioned her ...

Roller Girls see smooth skating ahead with new portable outdoor flooring
San Jose Mercury News - The Silicon Valley Roller Girls have met fundraising goals to purchase portable derby flooring following the May closure of San Jose Skate, their home ...

Roller Disco 5K planned on Saturday
Bismarck Tribune - The BisMan Bombshellz Roller Derby League is putting on Bismarck-Mandan's first Roller Disco 5K. Check in and onsite registration starts at 5:30 ...

5 free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska
TheNewsTribune.com - Or swing by the National Museum of Roller Skating, which chronicles the history of skates from the 1800s to the modern roller derby. The American ...

5 free things to do in Lincoln, Nebraska
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - Or swing by the National Museum of Roller Skating, which chronicles the history of skates from the 1800s to modern roller derby. The American ...

North Georgia takes down Bollweevil Bruisers
Dothan Eagle - They still skate under wild names, stop opponents with booty blocks and laugh off rink rash, but the local Enterprise roller derby team - primarily made ...

« Wednesday, July 23 »
Dream making roller derby
Australian Teacher Magazine - As a keen member of the Victorian Roller Derby League (VRDL), a non-profit women's competition in Melbourne, Swagerman hits the rink three nights ...

Watch guys and girls on skates get down and dirty this Saturday
TNT Magazine - ... of Power of Scotland and Milton Keynes' Quads of War) in a fierce battle of all male roller derby. What's that, you don't just want to see fellas play?

Elburn girl, 11, aims to stop future tragedies with safety camp
Chicago Daily Herald - Katherine "Skeleton" Keyes of the Barbed Wire Betties, DeKalb's Roller Derby League, fits a helmet on Vinnie Ridolfi, 7, of Aurora during the Safety ...

Valley Valkyries do battle with Bytown Blackhearts
Pembroke Daily Observer - STEPHEN UHLER / DAILY OBSERVER Desiree Krieger, aka D-Stroy N Konk'er, captain of the Renfrew County Roller Derby Valley Valkyries, left, ...

Cape Girardeau Roller Girls Take Win Against COMO : 199 - 94
Southeast Missourian - This past weekend (July12th 2014) CGRG took home a phenomenal win against the Como Derby Dames. Miss Missouri (Erin Fluegge-Woolfe) made ...

Rolling back into style in Harford [Editorial]
Baltimore Sun - Enter roller derby, an activity that, as modern enthusiast Jennifer Lotz, of Forest Hill, put it was something of a staged exhibition in the 1970s (and ...

Veteran City Rollers at the Emporia Farmers Market
Emporia Gazette - The Saturday Emporia Farmers Market will be hosted by the Veteran City Rollers, Emporia's roller derby team. Team members will act as Veggie ...

Babes In Action Saturday
Jamestown Post Journal - Chautauqua County Roller Derby's Slay Belles: Christmas in July with the Babes of Wrath will be held on Saturday at the Allen Park Ice Rink.

« Tuesday, July 22 »
Local mother down with roller derby
WKOW - "Roller derby is the opportunity to go fast on skates. It is really intense and physical. People do get hurt. There's something about waking up the next ...

Stout: A day at the roller derby
McDonough Voice - A pleasant Sunday afternoon was spent watching a Macomb Bombshells roller derby scrimmage at The Outskirts, formerly Skateland. The team ...

Angels of Terror lift South West Roller Derby top honour for the second year running
Midweek Herald - The victorious Angels of Terror South West team after they retained their South West:UK Roller Derby title at Westpoint, Exeter. Top row; (left to right); ...

Roller Derby a huge hit in Whakatane
Maori Television - Its a sport that was established nearly 80 years ago and although it derives from America, it's also developing in New Zealand. Just recently our ...

Time for some Shummer Shovin' SLRD-style
TheDay.com - Shoreline Roller Derby presents "Summer Shovin', a "Grease"-themed double-header bout, on Saturday at Galaxy Roller Rink, 210 Bridge St., Groton.

Chatham Sheriff's Office, Sk8 City team up for back to school
WJCL News - The Chatham County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) is teaming up with a local roller derby team to get local students ready for school. The Sk8 City Sirens ...

Pete McMartin: Finding community in the far north
Vancouver Sun - FORT ST. JOHN - I had not planned on writing about women's roller derby during this trip. It was not the first thing I associated with B.C.'s far north.

« Monday, July 21 »
ROLLER DERBY: Doylestown's Julia Morris loves whipping around the track for Penn Jersey
Bucks Local News - Karma Suture Ya - aka Julia Morris, of Doylestown - breaks from the jam in Penn Jersey roller derby bout with the She-Devils. (photo/ slideshow by ...

Roller Derby Bout to Benefit Wanderers' Rest
Madison County Courier - The TitleTown KnockOuts, from Madison County's first roller derby league, Ladies' Death and Derby Society, will host its second home bout of the ...

Skaters on a roll to find new recruitsfor roller derby league
Central Western Daily - ON THE LOOKOUT: Orange Roller Derby League mediator Jude Keogh and president Leanne McCulloch are on the lookout for new players and ...

Time for some Shummer Shovin' SLRD-style
TheDay.com - Shoreline Roller Derby's Rachael Goodner of Groton, left, comes around a corner at a 2012 open recruitment event at Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton.

Jaw Breakers stifle opposition
Moose Jaw Times-Herald - Krista Michelson, aka Addy 2 D'Juster, from the Lil Chicago Roller Derby Jaw Breakers checks Booty Squishus from the Prince Albert Outlaws during ...

First weekend of Summer Festival
Helensburgh Advertiser - And the rain didn't dampen the spirits of all those who attended the Farmers Market, Roller Derby displays, the YOUR Radio roadshow and sand ...

contact sport
Texarkana Gazette - ... to score against Shreveport-Bossier City's Twin City Knockers Sunday night during a Women's Flat-Track Roller Derby match in Texarkana, Texas.

« Sunday, July 20 »
Roller Derby Comes Around Again as Resurging Sport
Guardian Liberty Voice - However, at many roller derby bouts held most Saturday nights across the country, that is exactly what many people come and watch. Roller derby is ...

Roller Derby
Belleville News Democrat - From left: Jinxy Tink aka Michelle Rhodes, Jamela Voorhees aka Katie Bruggeman, AfroVenoMiss aka Yolanda Handley-Jones, and Batty Oracle aka ...

Northern Devils out to steam Hobart's Rollers
Tasmania Examiner - A NORTH-SOUTH clash will next month see Launceston's Devil State Derby League and Hobart's Convict City Rollers come head-to-head in brutal ...

The Granite City Roller Girls are back in action next week
STV Aberdeen - The Northern Fights squad are taking on the Fierce Valley Roller Girls in their derby next Saturday and you can read all about it here.

What they were thinking: Slam time
Leicester Mercury - Boston Globe Aubrey Planitz of the Nutcrackers (left) sends Candy Saunders of the Wicked Pissahs to the deck during the roller derby season opener at Simoni Ice ...

« Saturday, July 19 »
Roller derby: Impressive win propels Jackals into European top 50
Leicester Mercury - Roller Derby Leicester came through their toughest test of the season with a convincing 228-107 victory at Dundee Roller Girls. Leicester travelled to ...

Get Fit: Volunteering with the roller derby
WZZM - GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- For Alana's latest roller derby outing, she took a look at what goes on behind the scenes at the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls.

Okanagan Derby Dolls looking for fresh meat this August
Kelowna Capital News - Okanagan Derby Dolls player Winona Phillips (No. 4) in roller derby action. The Derby Dolls are holding a player recruitment drive this August.

2014 Double Header #4 - Championships
SFGate - Join us Saturday August 23, at the most beautiful roller derby venue on earth ... Get your ticket to enjoy the Best women's flat-track derby has to offer.

Cincinnati Rollergirls travel to Chicago for a game with The Outfit
Examiner.com - The makeup and attitude of CRG changed almost instantly, gone were very talented skaters and roller derby players, but in its place were young and ...

« Friday, July 18 »
Roller derby packs 'em in
The Ely Echo - FULL HOUSE at the Ely Arena Saturday night for a roller derby bout featuring 12 Ely area women on the team DaRANGED which has had several ...

Northampton's Vendetta Vixens Roller Derby team take on Nottingham Roller Girls
Northampton Chronicle & Echo - Northampton's Vendetta Vixens Roller Derby Team will take on Nottingham Roller Girls as part of the Heartlands East 2014 Double header Roller ...

The NEMO Viqueens bring roller derby to the Heartland
KTVO - “I can only see out of one eye.” Cyclops is just one of about a dozen women who are members of the NEMO Viqueens roller derby team...and they've ...

Roller derby team gives blood to help member
Barnsley Chronicle - BARNSLEY'S roller derby team gave blood after a member's son needed several blood transfusions after undergoing chemotherapy.

Roll With It: Roller girls are tough on the outside, tender as a team
Southeast Missourian - It's a telling commentary on how wholeheartedly derby girls commit to the sport. "I can't imagine my life right now without roller derby," said Tessa ...

Roller Derby benefits EFM
Emporia Gazette - Veteran City Rollers' second home game of the season is Saturday, July 26. VCR will play the Thunder Dames from Lincoln, Nebraska. Doors open at ...

Topeka nightlife: Slamher event features double Crushers
Topeka Capital Journal - Roller derby fans will have an opportunity to watch two teams from Topeka compete Sunday when the Capital City Crushers host the midseason Star ...

« Thursday, July 17 »
Red Stick Roller Derby: local group showcases fast growing sport
LSU The Reveille - Whatley is a member of Red Stick Roller Derby, founded in 2007 as Baton Rouge's established member of Women's Flat Track Roller Derby ...

Roller derby action to kick off festival
Helensburgh Advertiser - And former Helensburgh man Jason Crawford - who founded The Mean City Roller Derby - will return to the town to take part in the weekend's ...

Last chance to watch the ladies of Houston Roller Derby this season
Chron.com - The Houston Roller Derby All Stars have made the play offs and will compete in Indiana in September for the chance to win their sports highest honor.

Houston Roller Derby Lands Spot in International Division 1 Playoffs
Houston Press (blog) - If you've never seen a Houston Roller Derby match, you are missing a spectacle. It is one of the more intense and fun events you could attend.

Shoreline adds food drive to roller derby fun in double header
Dolphin - After two doubleheader events of rocking, rollicking derby fun, Shoreline Roller Derby is asking its fans to help them fight hunger in the community.

Hellions on wheels
Brooklyn Daily - Scrum-cious: The Brooklyn Bombshells scrimmage with the Manhattan Mayhem during a practice session for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby league in ...

Derby sides set for a sleighing at Xsmash at uni complex
Rockhampton Morning Bulletin - Rocky Roller Derby presenting Beef City Brawlers v Yeppoon Roller Derby on July 26 at CQUniversity. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin ...

Weekend in Worcester: Pan Mass Challenge Fundraiser, Wortown Bombshells Burlesque and ...
MassLive.com - Things start off with a car wash put on by the Worcester Roller Derby from noon - 5 p.m. Beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. there will be a ...

Running of the Bulls unleashes Pensacola Roller Gurlz
Pensacola News Journal - Hicks, a 40-year-old mother of four children, is a member of the Pensacola Roller Gurlz, a roller derby team that will provide “the bulls” for the event.

Misfit Militia returning to action in Alliston
Simcoe.com - Currently ranked 28th, the Timber Rollers boast experience, drive and play a fast, hard hitting style of roller derby. This should clash in an exciting ...

« Wednesday, July 16 »
Roller derby: History is made as world's top team Gotham Girls come to Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post - MORE than 1,000 fans watched roller derby history being made at Leeds' Futsal Arena on Saturday. The world's number one team, Gotham Girls All ...

Wellington roller derby champions to defend title
Voxy - Richter City Roller Derby league's 2012 and 2013 home season champions Comic Slams will take on the 2014 season opener winners Brutal ...

Derby Lite's 'Queen B' Says It's Time to Let Men Join Roller Derby Classes
DNAinfo - CHICAGO - Barbara Dolan once lived the life of a middle-age roller derby queen, a delicate balance of work, kids and hip-checking chicks on a flat ...

North Coast Nightmares put roller derby season to bed
Terrace Standard - Terrace's North Coast Nightmares wrapped up the 2014 roller derby season with a tough 146-97 loss to Quesnel's Gold Pain City June 28 in Quesnel, ...

Go list: Harry Potter quiz and bingo
Chron.com - Members of Houston Roller Derby in action. The 2012 season debuts March 17 and the matches will be played in Bayou Music Center (formerly ...

Cajun Rollergirls bullish on skating in annual run
Daily Comet - Members of the Houma-based Cajun Rollergirls roller derby league took part in the annual Running of the Bulls on Saturday in New Orleans, part of ...

Roller Dolls Prepping For Anderson
Stacey Page Online - Lake City Roller Dolls WARSAW - Warsaw's own Lake City Roller Dolls will host Anderson's A-Town Roller Derby team Saturday, July 26, at Hansen's ...

Brawlers Return To Action Saturday
Windsor Square - (WINDSOR, ON) - The Border City Brawlers roller derby All-Stars hit the track again this Saturday, at Adie Knox Arena in Windsor. They will take on ...

Sacred, Sac City decline WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs
Examiner.com - Oddly enough, two of the teams to decline, the Sacred City Derby Girls and the Sac City Rollers, are both based in Sacramento, CA and Sacred is ...

A Good Hit
Valley Advocate - “How many of you are at your very first roller derby?” Drew Danger asks. I raise my hand. So do a handful of others. “Well,” he continues, “I was just ...

« Tuesday, July 15 »
Roller derby bout upcoming
Emporia Gazette - Veteran City Rollers will take on the Thunder Dames from Lincoln, Nebraska, at 7 p.m. July 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Rollers skating rink. Tickets are ...

Petoskey Roller Derby girls to host car wash
Petoskey News-Review - PETOSKEY - Members of Petoskey Roller Derby will host a car wash from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, in the parking lot of JW Filmore's in ...

Celebrate eight years of roller derby action at Pasadena Convention Center this Saturday
Your Houston News - Celebrating eight years of roller derby action in Pasadena, the games will be a mix up match of four teams along with some pick up skaters from ...

Cycling for suds: PedalPub expected to launch soon in Bradenton
Bradenton Herald - Members of the Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby team pedals and sips cold refreshments on a test run of the PedalPub. TIFFANY ...

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'! Fishers family skates together as part of Circle City Derby Girls
Current in Fishers - It probably ranks near the top of the fiercest frustrations faced by the jammers and blockers of today's almost 300 women's roller derby teams. Despite ...

Cowboy and a derby girl
S.E. Saskatchewan Booster - Pam Scott, a roller derby enthusiast on Weyburn's Strait Jackettes team, stands with her uncle Bob Robertson, who was born in Weyburn and raised in ...

GETTING STRONGER: Outlaws now 3-1 overall, set to host Ann Arbor
Morning Star - Kalkaska recorded road wins over the Brighton Roller Dollz (207-118) and the Lansing Mitten Mavens (134-128). They dropped a hard-fought bout to ...

« Monday, July 14 »
Photos & Video: Roller Derby Expo
Ottawa Citizen - Rideau Valley Roller Girls' Roller Derby Expo at the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall's Marion Dewar Plaza in Ottawa on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Nashville Junior Roller Derby more than just skates
Examiner.com - The Nashville Junior Roller Derby (NJRD) held a boot camp and scrimmage on July 12, 2014 at the Nashville Fairgrounds. It is not just about pushing ...

Vintage 'base ball' game at Tiger Stadium site raises money for charity
Detroit Free Press - Roller derby is her true passion, she said, but she traded in her skates for a bat to participate in Sunday's vintage base ball game held to raise funds ...

SCAR Dolls set to tear it up at festival
St. Cloud Times - Enter harmAknee Scandal - Opatz's roller derby alias. She's a member of the SCAR Dolls, St. Cloud's traveling roller derby team that formed in 2011.

Dane County Fair packed with activities
Agri-View - Mad Rollin' Dolls, Madison's female roller derby stars, will treat Fair attendees to a fast-paced event filled with full-contact roller derby. This troop of ...

Derby whips up excitement for young players
Regina Leader-Post - She speaks of "when" roller derby is an Olympic sport, not "if" it ever gets to be. "I want to travel the world with it," Nadia added confidently, showing the ...

Killer Rollbots reclaim championship title
Columbia Valley Pioneer - ROLLBOTS KILL IT - Invermere's roller derby team is back on top after winning the league championship bout on July 5th. Photo by Ryan Mckenzie.

« Sunday, July 13 »
Photos: Roller Derby Expo
Ottawa Citizen - The Slaughter Daughters look on at their rivals during the Rideau Valley Roller Girls Roller Derby Expo at the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall's ...

Black Rose Rollers coach is a roller derby force to be reckoned with
The Evening Sun - McGlaughlin is known by his roller derby name "Groper Cleavage" and for running brutal practices to improve his team members' conditioning and ...

Rollergirls: Derby rink has women lacing up
The Daily News Journal - “I became a rollergirl because a coworker recommended it. I played rugby in college and she said, 'Oh yeah, you'd like roller derby. It's a contact sport.

Derby Dolls pack out Bolton Park
Daily Advertiser - Derby Dolls pack out Bolton Park ... out to the Wagga Derby Dolls' bout against North East Roller Derby (NERD) weren't left wanting for entertainment.

Derby Dames Seek Community's Help in Finding New Practice Space
The Charlottesville Newsplex - The Charlottesville Derby Dames hit the floor Saturday at the Main Street Arena for their big bout against the Hard Knox Roller Girls. Their heads were ...

« Saturday, July 12 »
Roller derby league rolls into town
Odessa American - Tall City Roller Betties "Bombshells," Odessa/Midland's original flat track roller derby league, have scheduled local events from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. ...

Tickets For Saturday's Roller Derby Selling Well, More Available
Times Record - About 200 tickets have been sold for the Roller Derby B Cup Tournament 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., but ...

Portage Hosting Roller Derby Tournament
Portage Online - The Headstone Honeys and the PLAP City Roller Derby League have been keeping busy this season. After they finally got to play their first bouts last ...

New Orleans offers Running of Bulls with twist
The Ely Echo - WDSU New Orleans It brings a lot of people out here, and it's always a great thing, and I love the way they bring people from all over the country and all of the Roller Derby ...

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