In the second game of the double header on July 20th, the Denim Demons and the Apocalypstix duked it out. Both teams came into the bout with one win and one loss, so this one was for all the glory. The minute the whistle blew, it was all about speed and control- both teams played relatively clean and we saw few penalties in the first half. The Demon jammers ChokeCherry, Afro Dykee and deathskull had a knack for gaining lead jammer status, and used it to stymie Apocalypstix jammers Belle of the Brawl, Nora Gretz and Genie in a Battle. A Stix rally late in the first half brought the score Demons, 111 to Stix, 73. The second half brought more brutality, and also more penalties for the Stix. The Demons continued on their path to domination, and the final score was 221-132 with the Demons taking the victory. (more…)
In the first bout of a double header on July 20th, the All-Star Dirty South Derby Girls took on Gold Coast Derby Grrls from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The last time the two teams met, the Dirty South won with a sizeable lead, so Gold Coast was ready for a rematch. They came off the whistle hitting hard- bodies were flying off the track into the suicide seats from the start. Gold Coast fought their way into a one-point-game; with only minutes gone from the clock, the score was 23-24, with DSDG in the lead. DSDG regrouped, and started playing the game their way- setting the pack pace from the front, and destroying Gold Coast jammers. DSDG led at halftime 190-45, and Gold Coast was only able to score 22 points in the whole second half. Dirty South Derby Girls dominated Gold Coast with a final score of 414-57. (more…)
The Toxic Shocks remain undefeated! In Saturday night’s hometown showdown, the ladies in green broke what had become a multi-season-long losing-to-the-Sake Tuyas streak. While this season has been full of winning for the Shocks, last year the Sakes beat the Shocks both times they met — with the Sakes effectively barring the Shocks from the 2012 Champ Bout. You can bet that this was on the minds of the Shocks as they took the floor last weekend. This was a defensive game from the first whistle, with the legendary Shock wall in full effect. All-Star caliber blocking from Rebel Yellow, Alassin Sane, and Desi Scarnaz held back even the prior bout’s MVP Sake, Hollicidal. The Sakes welcomed back The inimitable Merchant of Menace, who reminded everyone present of her skills as both a jammer and blocker, a true double-threat.
At the half, the Shocks lead the Sakes by almost 100 points. The Sakes came back slowly, but never did get close enough to really threaten the Shock’s lead. In their final game as Atlanta Rollergirls, Sake Tuya skaters Ice Sickle and Dee Lorean played their hearts out. Great fun was had by all, and the Shocks held onto their number one spot in the hometown rankings.
Toxic Shocks players of the game were Tart Breaker (jammer) and Desi Scarnaz (blocker). Sake Tuya players of the game were Hollicidal (jammer) and Agent Maulder (blocker).
191 Toxic Shocks – 134 Sake Tuyas
In their first WFTDA-sanctioned bout since a big win over the Ohio Rollergirls last month, Atlanta’s All-Star Dirty South Derby Girls recorded yet another resounding victory. The DC Rollergirls, ranked in the top 50 WFTDA teams worldwide, traveled south to play our undefeated All-Stars at home. DSDG came out strong, holding DC to only 21 points in the first half; Atlanta’s All-Stars racked up 216 points in the same period. Power jams hurt DC jam after jam, and Atlanta capitalized on them. Stand-out blocking from DSDG rookie Nattie Long Legs, combined with the unrelenting jamming prowess from Belle of the Brawl, Hollicidal, and Jammunition drove the score up for DSDG, while DC struggled to break through DSDG’s almost immovable defensive wall. DSDG held DC to only 61 points the entire bout, cementing our All-Star’s ranking as one of the top 20 teams in the world.
Jammer Players of the Game were Hollicidal (DSDG) and Marrion Barrycuda (DC). Blockers were Queen Loseyateefa (DSDG) and Badass Maddie (DC).
Atlanta’s two undefeated teams came together on Saturday in one of the best, hardest-fought home games we’ve seen this season. The last time the Shocks met the Stix in the 2012 season-ending grudge match, the Shocks pulled out a narrow win. The Stix have been on fire this season, and came to this bout hot off a resounding win over the Sake Tuyas last month. From the beginning the score stayed low, and the lead changed multiple times in the first twenty minutes of play. At the half, the Shocks led the Stix by 6 points — basically a tie game.
With strong, smart jamming from the likes of Jammunition and Jean-Juke Picard, the Shocks slowly started to pull ahead. The Stix wall never wavered though, and Axtual Malice, Slamborghini, Rudy Huxtabrawl and company made the Shock jammers work for every point. The legendary Shocks wall held strong, and even the likes of Demi Gore and Nora Gretz had a hard time getting through. It was a defensive game, through and through, with the Shocks finally coming out on top. The ladies in green are now the only undefeated home team in the ATL. Shock you!
Players of the game were Tart Breaker (jammer) and Nattie Long Legs (blocker) for the Toxic Shocks, and Bruze Orman (jammer) and Rudy Huxtabrawl (blocker) for the Stix.
In the first bout of the evening, your Atlanta Rollergirls started strong. After the first few jams, DSDG led the Ohio Roller Girls by a whopping 53 – 0 score, and you would have been forgiven for thinking that DSDG was about to pull off another blowout win. But DSDG penalties combined with tireless Ohio jammers meant that before long, Ohio was leading DSDG — the first time this season that another team has been ahead of the Atlanta All Stars. At one point, DSDG trailed Ohio by 90 points, and the tension in the hometown crowd was palpable. At the end of the first half, Ohio led 157-103.
Whatever pep talk the team got during the break — it worked. Our ladies in red came out on fire, and amazing jamming from Jammunition, Hollicidal, and tiny but mighty Bruze Orman brought our score up and up. The DSDG defensive wall held strong (and Wild Cherri laid out more than one opposing jammer), and before you knew it, the crowd was celebrating a lead change, in favor of ATL. DSDG remains undefeated! Final score was 247 DSDG, 186 Ohio.
Players of the Game were Jammunition (jammer) and Queen Loseyateefa (blocker) for DSDG, and Loraine Acid (blocker) and The Smacktivist (jammer) for Ohio.
The Rumble Bs skated onto the track this weekend straight off of a resounding win last week in Nashville, and it showed. From the first whistle, the Bs confidently played their game against the girls from Asheville. While the French Broads brought hard hits and some tenacious jammers, the Bs never wavered in their focus on a slow and steady defensive game. Bs star jammers Nora Gretz, Hate Ashbury, and Trouble MakeHer jammed their way to a 175 – 21 lead over the Broads at halftime. That lead held strong, and the Bs extended their undefeated season. Final score was 341 – 72.
MVP Blockers – Juggs Judy (Bs) and Tofu Hustle (Broads)
MVP Jammers – Nora Gretz (Bs) and Madness (Broads)
The Denim Demons and the Sake Tuyas met this weekend in a repeat of last year’s championship bout, and many predicted a close game. While the jamming was fast and the blocking hard on both sides, the Denim Demons dominated from the get-go. Lead by all-star blockers Ozzie Kamikaze, Wild Cherri, and Queen Looseyateefa, the Demon defense held back jammer after jammer on the Sake side. At the half, the Demons lead 104 – 44: a large spread, but still the Sakes were only a few power jams away from catching up. In the second half, strong jamming by Wheelin’ Jennings and Hollicidal broke up the Demon defense, but not enough to change the tide of the game. It was the Denim Demons all the way, with a final score of 246-70.
MVP Blockers – ICU Dead (Sakes) and Wild Cherri (Demons)
MVP Jammers – Wheelin Jennings (Sakes) and Hate Ashbury (Demons)
The walls of the Yaarab Shriner Center shook this Saturday as our Atlanta All-Stars, the Dirty South Derby Girls, recorded their first win of the season over Asheville’s Blue Ridge Rollergirls — and it was one resounding victory. Blue Ridge came out strong, leading DSDG in the first few jams, but DSDG didn’t stand losing for long, and mid-way through the first half were up by over a hundred points. Jammer penalties hurt Blue Ridge again and again, and DSDG jammers profited from them mightily. Though the score widened, Blue Ridge kept DSDG on their toes, and fans were treated to a very physical game of derby, with more than one opposing jammer landing in their laps. Rookie Jean-Juke Picard started her all-star career with power jam after power jam, and nary a trip to the penalty box. DSDG’s impeccable defense held strong to the end, and kept Blue Ridge to only 49 points. Final score was 479-49.
Photo By Basil Gravanis
Jammer MVPs were Jammunition for DSDG and Caslamity Jane for Blue Ridge. Ozzie Kamakazi brought home the DSDG blocker MVP and Boot Scootin’ Bully earned the honor for Blue Ridge.
When hometeams the Apocalystix and the Sake Tuyas lined up against each other this past weekend, it was anyone’s guess who would come out on top. The Stix ended last season in last place, and the Sakes took second in the 2012 Champ bout. Both teams welcomed back legendary veteran skaters, Demi Gore for the Stix (coming out of retirement), and Amelia Scareheart for the Sakes (upon her return from France).
Photo by Basil Gravanis
Photo by Basil Gravanis
With their mix of strong rookies, veteran skaters, and the recently unretired, many predicted a very close game, but from the beginning this bout belonged to the Stix. Jamming in pink and black, Nora Gretz, Demi Gore, and Belle of the Brawl juked their way around the Sake walls, and blocker penalty trouble for the Sakes gave the Stix an edge. Though the Sake wall included formidable blockers like Agent Maulder and ICU Dead, the ninjas just couldn’t keep the Stix jammers in the pack. The Stix defensive wall did its job too, and though the likes of Sake jammers Wheelin’ Jennings and Hollicidal racked up points, it was never quite enough to catch up.
Photo by Basil Gravanis
Final score was 222 Apocalypstix, 129 Sake Tuyas. Your MVPS were Demi Gore and Belle of the Brawl in pink, and Amelia Scareheart and Dee Lorean in red.