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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rollergirls slideshow: Carolina All-Stars vs. Detroit All-Stars

Posted By on Tue, May 18, 2010 at 12:24 PM

The Carolina Rollergirls returned to action Saturday night at Dorton Arena in Raleigh. The marquee match between the Carolina Rollergirls' A squad, the All-Stars, and the Detroit All-Stars, went to the visitors. The final score was 138-62, and the bout included several grand slams and double grand slams. This was the fourth time the Carolina All-Stars have met the Detroit All-Stars, bringing their overall match record to two victories apiece. In the night's undercard bout, the Carolina Bootleggers went down fighting against the Cape Fear Rollergirls, 129-83. Here's a link to my story in last week's Indy about the Carolina...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Scenes from a derby: Carolina Rollergirls vs. Montreal New Skids on the Block

Posted By on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Indy contributor Arianna Hoffmann attended the Carolina Rollergirls' April 18 bout against a visiting squad from Montreal. The Dorton Arena clash was a rout, with Montreal winning 135-29. Look for a story about the Rollergirls in an upcoming issue of the Indy, and enjoy the photos in the meantime. —Ed....

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rollergirls kick off 2010 season Sunday at the Skate Ranch in Raleigh

Posted By on Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Your Carolina Rollergirls kick off their 2010 season in Raleigh Sunday with a 12 noon bout between the Tai Chi-tahs and the Trauma Queens. Doors open at 11:30. Get there early, folks, capacity at the Skate Ranch, "where it all began" back in '04, is limited to the first 500 arrivals. Adult tix $8; under 12, $5; under 6, free. For directions to the Skate Ranch, check the Rollergirls' website. The Rollergirls are looking to return to the nationals of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association this year after getting knocked out in the regional tournament in '09 --...

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Courageous Rollergirls win a thriller over Steel City Demons, ending '09 campaign

Posted By on Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 3:12 PM

ED. NOTE: See additional photos by Arianna Hoffmann here. The most exciting sports event involving a Triangle team this weekend? Without a doubt, it was our Carolina Rollergirls winning a come-from-behind thriller Saturday night over the Steel City Derby Demons, 144-143, before 1,400 ecstatic fans at Raleigh's Dorton Arena. The 'girls grabbed their first lead since early in the bout literally in the last second of action after they'd trailed by 28 with just four minutes to play. Holly Wanna Crackya (pictured at right) was the Rollergirls' heroine, racing to a huge plus-20 from her jammer position to cut...

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Carolina Rollergirls in NYTimes/AP: Sport is growing, but can they afford to play?

Posted By on Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 12:53 AM

Bob Geary attended the Eastern Regionals of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association last weekend at Dorton Arena. He filed this report. An unnamed AP correspondent also attended and filed this report, which just appeared on the NY Times Web site. It says that in spite of the sport's burgeoning popularity (the Drew Barrymore movie Whip It! opens Oct. 2!), the economy has made it difficult for many skaters—who are all amateurs—to continue. Here's the lede: There are some pretty horrific images in the Carolina Rollergirls' online injury archive: The purple-black bruise on Kristi Kreme's thigh; the nasty case...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Carolina Rollergirls bounce back to claim 5th place in Eastern regionals

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM

DORTON ARENA/ RALEIGH—Your (our) Carolina Rollergirls put on a great show this weekend, playing host to the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's Eastern Regional tournament at Dorton Arena in Raleigh. The home team, unfortunately, was upset in the opening round Friday night by Boston, which cost them any chance to advance to the nationals in November. They bounced back Saturday to drub the team from Virginia, and on Sunday grabbed 5th place (out of 10 teams) with a convincing win over the Providence, Rhode Island club. "What happened Friday was a big surprise to us," said Pink Slip, the skater...

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