Welcome back derby fans! The weather may be cold outside, but the action is hot inside Winnwood Skate Center.
Game three of the winter home season saw the Knockouts take on the Victory Vixens in the first game. The score was pretty even through most of the first half until acting team captain Mary Lou Wretched and the rest of the Knockout offense picked up the pace and started to pull away. By the end of the first half the score was Knockouts 47, Vixens 43. The Vixens defense fought hard in the second half, but when the clock ran out, it was a Knockouts victory with the final score, 125 to 91.
The second game saw the classic rivalry of the Black Eye Susans vs. the Dreadnought Dorothys. Both teams were in it to win it since this was the last game before the Rink of Fire. The first jam saw neither team score. The Dorothys drew first blood and dominated through the early part of the first half, but soon, the Susans tied it up and eventually pulled away. By half time, the score was Susans 89, Dorothys 57. Road Hash must have had a good locker room speech, because the Dorothys came back in the second half and closed the gap. The final score was Susans 159, Dorothys 144.
Looking ahead into April, we have the Knockouts going into the Rink of Fire undefeated. They will be playing 2013's defending champions, the Black Eye Susans, for the number one position. The Victory Vixens will be playing the Dreadnought Dorthys for number three. The Susans only have one loss, and that was to the girls in teal. It's definitely going to be an interesting game to see how bad the Susans want to hang on to their trophy and avenge their one loss.
The Victory Vixens' one victory has been over the Dorothys last month when they spanked them with a final score of 248 to 74. Will the Vixens repeat this trend and shut out the Dorothys? I'm not going to sit here and play Swami and start making scoring predictions and as much as I hate to say I told you so — but last month I said that now that the Dorothys have their house in order, they'll start improving. They haven't won a game yet, but a loss by 15 points is their best game so far. If Road Hash and Bruz-Her keep working them and feeding them their Wheaties through the All Star break, the Vixens will have their hands full.
Be there at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, April 19 to see how it all plays out. Next month, March 16, join us again at Winnwood Skate Center as your All Stars take on Team United out of Des Moines, Iowa. The under card will have KCRW's Plan B vs. Team United's Blue Ribbon Bullies. This will be the season opener for KCRW's travel teams, so get your tickets now and get your tailgating supplies in order because you wont want to miss it.
By Golden Meanie, Contributing Writer
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY all you beautiful DERBY FANS!!!
The Roller Warriors dashed for a good cause on Friday, February 7th to show their support for healthy hearts in the Third Annual Red Dress Dash. Buffy Slammers, Commander CHRONOS, Golden Meanie, Jen Ooh Cide, SinghMachine, and Shirley Gonnahitya trekked the Plaza with hundreds of other beautifully decked out Red Dashers.
So far The American Heart Association has raised $2.6K. Their goal is $1.2M.
This coming Sunday, February 16th at Winnwood Skate Center will be a great way for you to show your support for healthy hearts at the 2013 Winter Season, Bout 3 with the Kansas City Roller Warriors as they help raise funds for the American Heart Association.
If you still need tickets, get your tickets now or at the door!
Doors open at 2pm!
Sunday Funday, Double Header Bout Day!!!
At 3pm, come see if the Knockouts will hold onto their undefeated title as they take on the Victory Vixens. Then, following right after, the Dreadnought Dorothys will battle for their first win against last year's Rink of Fire Champions, the Black Eye Susans!
See you there and Bring Your Own Chair for up-close, in-your-face action seating!!!
By Commander CHRONOS, Contributing Writer
On January 25, 2014, a group of skaters, officials and friends from the Kansas City roller derby scene joined many other teams and cold weather enthusiasts to brave the freezing water temperatures of the lake at Shawnee Mission Park. They didn’t just do the Polar Bear Plunge for kicks and giggles, although who would put it past them, but they also raised donations for Special Olympics of Kansas.
The KC Roller Derby team was represented by folks from the Kansas City Roller Warriors, Dead Girl Derby, and the Cowtown Butchers. Participants that have plunged in years past, even the year that a hole had to be cut in the ice just to get into the lake, all said that this year’s water was the coldest ever. That still didn’t deter anyone from rushing out to deeper depths to high-five the water rescue team that stood waiting for them in waterproof protective gear.
This year's efforts has raised $2,097.22 and new awareness to the Special Olympics Kansas Chapter. There is still time to donate to the cause if you are interested.
Click here to go to KC Roller Derby page to donate.
Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s plunge as well as all the family and friends that cheered them on from the shore! We hope to see you all again next year!
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