Bout Recap

August 30, Champs

This competition started long before these teams laced up their skates. Intimidation tactics had started a rivalry in the weeks following playoffs as each team banded together to promote their upcoming championship victory. The Denim Demons hadn’t held the golden skate since 2012, and hadn’t actually defeated the Toxic Shocks since 2010. The Shocks had not lost a game all season, and as reigning champions, were looking to continue their dynasty. 



When the first whistle blew Shocks jammer, Jammunition, waited patiently for her moment, lulling the Demons blockers into a false sense of security, and ran hard up the inside line, gaining lead jammer. Demons jammer, Nora Gretz, followed quickly after, leaving Jammunition time to score only two points before calling it off. The Demons defense were not to be taken so easily the next time, as Ozzie Kamakazi knocked the Shocks jammer out of bounds, and Switchblade Siousxie pulled her back behind the pack to allow their jammer, Afro Dykee, time to gain a solid four points. From the beginning, this game was very physical with a variety of take-outs, take-downs, and soul crushing, un-moveable, defensive walls that both of these teams are widely known for. Both teams’ jammers had to be light on their feet to score anything at all. As they juked and jumped around powerful hits and solid walls, it was obvious all players on the track wanted a piece of that championship golden skate. The half ended Demons – 99, Shocks – 54.



The second half proved even more violent than the first. Shocks blockers Rebel Yellow, Desi Scarnaz, Violent Beauregarde, and Scout SnipeHer, held the Demons jammer back long enough for their jammer, Nutella Ferrero, to score multiple natural grand slams in one jam, but a jam later the Demons answered back with Lez Dispenser, Queen Loseyateefa, and Rosie Derivator drawing a back block on the Shocks jammer, allowing ChokeCherry to gain back those critical points. The score went back and forth several times as each team fought for the chance to call themselves champions once again.



The Shocks took the lead with less than five minutes left due to a botched star pass by the Demons, leaving the Demons without a jammer at all for over half of a jam. This, followed by a jammer penalty, seemed to spell disaster for the Demons, leaving them 10 points behind with only 35 seconds left on the clock. When the whistle blew to start the last jam, the building filled with noise from the ecstatic fans. Both jammers were held for an entire lap before ChokeCherry broke free, and in a whirlwind scored 24 points before the final whistle blast. Demons win 181 – 170.

Demons MVPs

Jammer – ChokeCherry

Blocker – Rosie Derivator



Shocks MVPs

Jammer – Trouble MakeHer

Blocker – Scout SnipeHer

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August 30, Grudge Match

As the Sake Tuyas and Apocalypstix took to the track, the air thickened with competition. The Sakes were looking for a repeat of the season’s opener in which they defeated the Stix 192-126. The Stix were looking for redemption. Not only for the season opener, but their entire season. They had come within points of victory each game, but had lost their footing in the final minutes of every bout. The Stix where hungry for a win to finish their year, and the Sakes were anxious to leave them sitting in fourth place.



Apocalypstix jammer, The Boss, hit the pack hard at the first whistle, and slipped around Sake wrecking balls, Shannanigan and Whoa Nellie to earn lead jammer, but Sake jammer Wheelin’ Jennings was hot on her heals, and matched points with The Boss before the Stix jammer was able to call it. Sake powerhouse, Merchant of Menace, blasted through on the inside line to earn lead jammer in the second jam, leaving Stix jammer, Slams McKenzie, to fight and juke her way out from behind the seemingly never ending positional blocks and recycling hits the Sakes have mastered over the years. Sakes took the lead, but the Stix answered back with a jam which tied the score directly after. The two teams alternated lead several times before the half ended at a close Stix – 77, Sakes – 62.



The Sakes started with a boom in the second half, stealing the lead back again and keeping the Stix at a halt for the first couple jams, but the Stix defense hit back hard, shutting down the Sake jammers long enough for the Stix to regain lead. Even when Stix jammer penalties could have spelled doom for their chance at victory, Stix blockers such as Slamborghini, Axtual Malice, The Ruffian, and Madditude Adjustment worked together to kept the Sake jammers in check, allowing the Stix jammer to come out of the penalty box and score back some points that were lost.

With barely a minute on the clock the Sakes held the lead by a narrow two points. Fans were standing, cheering for their favorite team. “Let’s go Sakes!” was answered with a roaring, “Let’s Go Stix!” The Stix jammer took lead by fighting through on the inside line, and with heavy offensive work from her blockers, was able to gain the four points the Stix desperately needed to take the win. But the game wasn’t over. There were still seconds on the clock, which was all the Sakes needed to steal back the win. Stix jammer, Genie in a Battle, lined up against Merchant of Menace. The outcome of this grudge match weighed heavily on who would become lead jammer. As the whistle blew, Menace was trapped by the Stix blockers long enough, for Genie to take the outside edge, juking two separate attempts by Sake blockers to knock her out, and take lead jammer. Stix win 146 – 144.

Stix MVPs

Jammer – Slams McKenzie

Blocker – Madditude Adjustment



Sake MVPs

Jammer – Wheelin’ Jennings

Blocker – InSINerator

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August 9, Bout 1

What a great opening to the Atlanta Rollergirls’ playoffs! Tensions were high as the number two team, The Denim Demons, and the number three team, The Sake Tuyas, went head-to-head for a chance to play in the championship bout. The Sakes were first to put points on the board after a 0-0 first jam. The Sakes held the Demons for a good three jams, inching forward in score by two or three points each, until the Demons announced their presence with a single game-tying power jam by the slick and hard to trap, Nora Gretz. The Sakes and Demons fought back and forth, with hard hits and strategic star passes ending the first half with a close 72-57 Sake lead.



The second half was just as impressive as the two home teams battled for the chance to taste the sweet victory of championship. The Sakes’ Merchant of Menace scored more than a few natural grand-slams over the Demons, but the Demons fought back with vengeance, and their dominating defense eventually gained control. The Demons took a strong hold of the lead in the last quarter, ending the game with an official final score of Demons – 221, Sakes – 171.

Demon MVPs

Jammer MVP – Nora Gretz

Blocker MVP – Queen Loseyateefa



Sake MVPs

Jammer MVP – Merchant of Menace

Blocker MVP – Amelia Scareheart

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August 9, Bout 2

Game two of the playoffs was an epic battle of last year’s champions and undefeated league juggernaut, the Toxic Shocks, against underdog and crowd favorite, The Apocalypstix. The Shocks hit hard in the first half, taking advantage of Stix jammer penalties, and put up a towering score of 145 to 69 by the end of the first half. 



The Stix were not to be taken so easily though, and with multiple grand-slams by The Boss, The Ruffian, and newcomer, Slams McKenzie, the Stix lit a fire to the Shocks’ tails. Although they never quite took the lead, the Stix kept it close, trailing by less than 10 points for most of the second half. Tensions were high until the last jam, as only one strong power play separated the Stix from the lead, but the Toxic Shocks’ killer defense crushed the underdogs’ hopes at the Championships, ending the game with an official final score of Shocks – 227, Stix – 194.

Shocks MVPs

Jammer MVP – Nutella Ferrero

Blocker MVP – Nattie LongLegs



Stix MVPs

Jammer MVP – Slams McKenzie

Blocker MVP – Totalitiffian

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July 12, Bout 2

Fans stayed on their feet for this hometown showdown. With the taste of last season’s powerful win still on their tongues, the Demon’s came wanting more, but the Stix put up a venemous fight, proving they were not so easy to take down. Lead changes were regular, and every push the Demons gave, the Stix answered back, keeping the score to a close 112 – Demons, 103 – Stix at the half.

The second half was just as exciting as the first, and it was obvious both of these hometeams came to win. There were lead changes and star passes, big hits and fancy feet. Defense on both sides was fierce. Each jammer had to fight, push and juke their way through rock hard walls, only to be faced with blockers recycling them back into the pack almost every turn. In the last minutes, the Stix were up, and victory was in their grasps, until All Star blocker Queen Loseyateefa did was she does best, and drew a cut track penalty on the Stix’s jammer. Even though the Stix fought to the bitter end, with The Boss sneaking their last four points in at the final whistle, jammer penalties were the Stix’s downfall, and the Demons came through for the win with an official final score of Demons – 224, Stix – 184.

Demon MVPs
Jammer MVP – Afro Dykee
Blocker MVP – Lez Dispenser

Stix MVPs
Jammer MVP – Slams McKenzie
Blocker MVP – Rudy Huxtabrawl

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July 12, Bout 1

Dirty South Derby Girls vs. Naptown Roller Girls

Final Score: Dirty South 221 — Naptown 72

The Dirty South Derby Girls showed their unstoppable steam engine like quality again June 12 against the Naptown Roller Girls. It was 0 – 0 after the first jam, and Naptown struck first in the second with a two point nudge, but after a jammer penalty in the third, Dirty South’s Bruze Orman took hold of the lead with a 20 point jam. Bruze’s strong jam proved to be the steam Dirty South needed for take off, and after a tenacious fight from Naptown, the first half ended 126 – Dirty South, 38 – Naptown.

The Dirty South kept gathering momentum in the second half with unbreakable walls and jammers pushing full steam ahead. Jammunition, or Grand Slam Jam as the fans call her, proved her name once again the second half with several grand slams, and Jean Juke Piccard put those facy feet to good use, juking around Naptown’s hard hitters like Asian Sinsation and Mutant Jean. Naptown’s Maiden America and G-Rocket answered back, putting points on the board, but Dirty South’s renouned defense held strong, smooth and together, for an official final score of Dirty South – 221, Naptown – 72.

Dirty South MVPs
Jammer MVP – Jammunition
Blocker MVP – Ozzie Kamikaze

Naptown MVPs
Jammer MVP – Maiden America
Blocker MVP – Asian Sinsation

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June 14, Bout 2

Toxic Shocks vs. Sake Tuyas

Final Score: Shocks 269 – Sakes 138

Having lost several of their mainstay players, the Sake Tuyas put up a fight before falling to the Toxic Shocks on June 14. The Sakes were expecting a tough bout, and with the absence of Agent Maulder, Hollicidal and the Merchant of Menace, the Shocks capitalized and brought home the win.

With all-star jammers Jean-Juke Picard, Trouble MakeHer and Jammunition, the game started out strong for the Shocks. The Sake walls were unable to hold all those fancy feet, and the score at the half was Shocks 166 – Sakes 57.

The Sakes regrouped during halftime, and proved that teamwork is the MVP in any game. With walls led by captain Amelia Scareheart and ICU Dead, the Sakes sent in jammers wrecking ball Woah Nellie, agile Wheelin’ Jennings and tenacious Fullatrix LeStrange who grabbed points 4 and 5 at a time. During the jams where the Sake walls stayed tight, they began making a comeback, but the expert blocking by Scout SnipeHer and Rebel Yellow shut down several scoring runs, and the Shocks pulled out the win.

Shocks MVPs
Jammer MVP- Elle A. Driveby
Blocker MVP- Alassin Sane

Sakes MVPs
Jammer MVP- Wheelin’ Jennings
Blocker MVP- Shannanigan

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June 14, Bout 1

Dirty South Derby Girls vs. Arch Rival Rollergirls All-Stars

Final Score: DSDG 250 – ARRG 67

Although the score was heavily in favor of the Dirty South Derby Girls (DSDG), the Arch Rival Rollergirls (ARRG) brought a fast, physical game to Atlanta on June 14. Hot off the whistle, ARRG’s jammer Brickyard put the first points on the board, but DSDG’s Bruze Orman answered with 8. DSDG mobilized their defensive walls, and blocking superstar Queen Loseyateefa was a stabilizing force throughout the game. DSDG increased their lead by about 100 points, with jamming by DSDG rookie and high scorer of the first half ChokeCherry and Jammunition.

The points for DSDG just kept on coming. ARRG got into trouble when they weren’t able to switch from offense to defense fast enough. DSDG walls were solid, so ARRG would hit with quick offense, but weren’t able to mobilize their walls fast enough to stop DSDG jammers, resulting in grand slam after grand slam for DSDG. Hard, solid walls left no hope for ARRG to sneak in any points. The final score was DSDG 250, ARRG 67.

AARG MVPs
Jammer MVP- Mighty Mighty boston
Blocker MVP- Party Foul

DSDG MVPs
Jammer MVP- Belle of the Brawl
Blocker MVP- Queen Loseyateefa

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May 17, Bout 2


The fans were the winners AND MVPs when Atlanta’s All-Star Dirty South Derby Girls brought heart-stopping action and a dramatic comeback to almost take the win against the Minnesota RollerGirls. If you didn’t get enough excitement in the first game, the second bout of the doubleheader on May 17 brought fans to their feet, screaming for their girls in red.

Minnesota came to PLAY, and the first few jams brought an early lead for our friends to the North. The Dirty South was plagued by jammer penalties, and Minnesota jammers Slambda Phage and Harmony Killerbruise took advantage, widening the score even more. Minnesota plays a fiercely physical game, and faced with tough walls and even tougher jammers, the Dirty South wasn’t able to get their footing. Minnesota was dominating the Dirty South by over one hundred points. Even with a power jam by Bruze Orman with seconds left on the clock, the score at halftime was 121-38 with Minnesota in the lead.

Some teams would have resigned themselves to a big loss–an 83-point lead at halftime seems insurmountable. But did the Dirty South Derby Girls give up? Not a chance. The Dirty South rallied at halftime and set themselves on a course to mount the most ambitious comeback in the history of the team.

Minnesota wasn’t giving up, but the Dirty South blockers Ozzie Kamakazie and Scout SnipeHer kept their walls tight, and jammers Belle of the Brawl and Wild Cherri approached every jam like it was the first. Jammunition gained momentum when she set the track on fire with a 21 point jam, and little by little, jam by jam, the Dirty South was heading for domination. The crowd was hot, showing their appreciation for the home team with thunderous cheering for every point scored. With just under four minutes left in the game, the score was 152-125, with Minnesota still in the lead. The Dirty South fought until the last second, and although they weren’t able to get in the lead, no one left the game disappointed.

Final score:
Dirty South Derby Girls- 150
Minnesota Rollergirls- 175

MVPs:
Dirty South Derby Girls
MVP Jammer: Wild Cherri
MVP Blocker: Queen Loseyateefa

Minnesota Rollergirls
MVP Jammer: Slambda Phage
MVP Blocker: Diamond Rough

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May 17, Bout 1


The Jukes of Hazzard brought Atlanta derby fans excitement and suspense as they took on Classic City–the game was neck and neck with multiple lead changes until the last quarter when the Jukes turned on the jets and took home the win.

In the first game of the doubleheader on May 17, the Classic City Rollergirls from Athens, Ga. came off the whistle hot. Classic City took control, keeping the pack speed extra fast. The teams traded points for the first few jams, and a power jam by Jukes rookie N.M.E. widened the scoring gap for a short time. Classic City answered by speeding up the pack once again, causing the Jukes walls to break down, and gaining lead jammer several times in a row. Classic City took the lead, and started to pull ahead with dynamite jamming by Human Missile Crisis combined with Jukes jammer penalties. The Jukes began taking control of their walls with powerhouse blocking by Slamborghini and Blitzkrieg, and the score at the half was 80-72 with Classic City in the lead.

The Jukes regrouped at halftime, concentrating on keeping their walls low and slow. Classic City was determined to continue their lead, but the Jukes played their own game, gaining lead jammer, putting 4 on the board and calling it off. Jukes jammer (and transfer from Classic City!) Moshya Brady brought the game to its tipping point and the Jukes were in the lead with 13 minutes left in the game. The Jukes continued to dominate and brought home the win.

Final score:
Jukes of Hazzard- 189
Classic City Rollergirls- 134

MVPs:
Jukes of Hazzard
MVP Jammer: Moshya Brady
MVP Blocker: Woah Nellie

Classic City Rollergirls
MVP Jammer: Louis Strongarm
MVP Blocker: Lolli-MaeHamm

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