Daylight Slayings Recap

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Photo by Don Carrick, Studio 413 Photography and Design

 

For those of you who weren’t at Skateaway Rink on March 9, 2014 you missed an amazing home opener for the Reading Derby Girls. It was an inter-league match up of the highest caliber. Friends and teammates were fiercely battling against each other on the track. It was clear during the warmups that these ladies were chomping at the bit to test their might in the oval. Even though they had been training side by side for months in the off season, there would be no friendships crossing team lines once the first whistle blew.

Coach BooM and Dead Eye Doll wrangled the D’Railers lineup. Red Beet Baby, Kiddie CATmus, TombSchrader, Rizzy Rinks, Unsweetened, Lady Mantis and GoRe-JeSs, along with rookie Varsity Bruize took the track dressed to kill in red and black. 

Wearing blue and gold, The Bombshell Brawlers were looking lean and mean.  Veteran players Kid Vicious, Nurse Wreck it, Skater Di, Matzah Maulher and Mandalyn Manson were led by Coach Jeff and Vixxy Rose. Rookie KayKay Railya  and transfer player Lez B Honest rounded out the Bombshell’s lineup. Unfortunately, the Bombshells were missing two of their clutch players, Hollywood Crush-ya and Hail Raiser, out of their lineup.   

The first half was full of big hits from the D’Railers’ blockers who gained an early lead over the Bombshells. The penalty box was hopping, much to the chagrin of the coaches, as quite a few skaters from both teams were racking up penalties. Unfortunately for the Bombshells, Lez B Honest suffered an injury and had to come out of the game. Jammers from both teams continued busting and weaving through walls to put up points. The crowd was cheering wildly, and I’m pretty sure I saw a fan with a horse head mask jumping out of his seat. Undeterred by the injuries, during the last jam before the end of the half the Bombshells battled back, and in a power jam by KayKay took the lead away from the D’Railers. The score at the half was a tight 138-130.

As the teams left for half time, the rink was humming with anticipation. Would the Bombshells be able to hold onto the lead in the second half, or would the D’Railers take it back? Both teams emerged with determination seeping from their sweaty elbow and knee pads. Faces once filled withmouthguard trimmed grins were now set and smeared eyeliner told the crowd both sides meant business.

The Bombshells were able to hold onto their lead part way into the second half. However, the penalties from both teams began to pile up. Hard hits were coming from everyone on the track. Midway through the second half, the Bombshells lost KayKay for making one too many penalties. The D’Railers, raced along like a well oiled machine, regained the lead and never looked back. The final score was a hard fought 243-274.

Love and congratulations filled the rink with both teams acknowledging each other’s efforts. Kid Vicious and Matzah Maulher took home MVP awards for the Bombshells. On the D’Railers side it was Red Beet Baby and Unsweetened who picked up the coveted MVP awards. Overall, not a bad way to open up the derby season for RDG. Let the good times roll and see you next time! 

xoxo 

Varsity Bruize #9

 

Reading Derby Girls Skate for Two Extraordinary Causes

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July 5, 2013

Reading Derby Girls Skate for Two Extraordinary Causes

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! … It’s a Derby Girl? That’s right, Reading Derby Girls! On July 21, 2013 Reading Derby Girls will host a Superhero-themed sports event to raise money for two local families in need of superhero-sized miracles.

This action-packed bout featuring two of the league’s teams, the D’Railers vs, the Bombshell Brawlers, will take place at Skateaway in Shillington at 2PM. The family-friendly event will be geared towards children as players take to the track during the event.

While the event will surely be a blast for all who attend, the Reading Derby Girls hope to bring relief and rescue to two serious battles. Proceeds will support two charities, Team Laney and Hope for an Angel.

Team Laney is a network of families and friends of Delaney Brown, a 7-year old who is diagnosed with AML Leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Hope for an Angel benefits Angelique Boston, an 11-year old who is awaiting a double lung and bone marrow transplant due to Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID).

Both girls reside in Berks County and are battling for their lives. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange to show support for Team Laney and zebra print to show support for Hope for an Angel.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to bring our community together to support these extraordinary causes,” says league president Holly Jester a.k.a. Hollywood Crush-ya. “Both girls need our help and we are so excited that our passion, the sport of roller derby, can contribute to the solution.”

Event Details:
A League of Extraordinary Women Roller Derby Bout
Sunday July 21st, 2013

Skateaway in Shillington
2275 Lancaster Pike
Reading, PA 19607

Doors Open at 1:30PM
First Whistle at 2:00PM

Tickets:
$10 for All American VIP Section (dedicated seating, snack bar service, and a swag bag)
$8 for General Admission (bring your own chair)
FREE for Children 6 and under

Fresh Meat!

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RDG is always looking for skaters, referees, and non-skating officials (also called NSOs).

“Fresh meat” are welcome to visit Skateaway on Wednesday nights to see if they can learn the skills of a derby girl. All you need is $5, a helmet & mouthguard, and pads (elbow, wrist, and knee) which can be provided at the rink if needed. Fresh meat practices run from 9:30-10:30pm.

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RDG Announces Schedule for 2013

Reading Derby Girls have announced their tentative schedule for 2013. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday | March 17 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Sunday | May 26 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Sunday | July 21 – Intra-League Bout | 1:30pm

Sunday | August 18 – Intra-League Bout | 1:30pm

Sunday | September 8 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Sunday | December 1 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Details will be provided as they are available. Schedule subject to change.

Tickets Available!

Tickets are now available for the Friends & Family Bout on November 25 at 7pm. Contact your favorite Reading Derby Girl, or visit Skateaway to get your tickets at 2275 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, Pennsylvania 19607

Hail Raiser joins RDG

November 1, 2012

Vanessa “Hail Raiser” Lambert previously with the Brandywine Roller Girls has transferred to the Reading Derby Girls in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Vanessa joins the black team for the Reading Derby Girls debut on November 25, 2012 at our Friends & Family Bout at 7:00pm. Welcome to RDG Hail Raiser!