Aug. 23 and 24 was certainly a good weekend to be a KCRW fan. On Saturday, the All Stars and Plan B hit the road to Lincoln, NE to play No Coast for the last time in their house of nine seasons, the Pershing Center.
Plan B played The Road Warriors and after two twenty minute periods, were victorious with a score of 110 to 102. Meanwhile, the All Stars took on the Mad Maxines in their last game before the division finals. Hopefully, the final score of 152 to 138 is a good sign of things to come.
Both Plan B and the All Stars have really turned things around since June. Earlier in the season, our chances didn't look to favorable of even making it to the playoffs and now we're in the Division 1. Just goes to show you what a little hard work, determination and team work can accomplish.
Meanwhile, back at Winnwood, the Junior Warriors had their last game of the season as Rolling Thunder defeated Starry Fright 283 to 235.
The All Stars will be spending the rest of the month preparing for their trip to Sacramento, CA to play in the Division 1 Championship. Their first opponent will be The Skate Free Or Die! All Stars from New Hampshire. Tune in next month folks for all the tournament highlights and news.
Welcome to August, derby fans! Plan B was back on the road Saturday the 9th when they went to Topeka to play the Capital City Crushers.
Before I get into that, let me catch you up on what's been going on since Oklahoma City. Plan B has three new additions. One face is familiar and the other two are new to the league. Please welcome Singh Machine of the current Rink Of Fire winning Knockouts, Eve Illness of Palm Coast Roller Derby and Esteé Slaughter, a long-time speed skater just making her entrance into roller derby. The team is still the same with the exception of Lady Killshot who will be out for the rest of the season recuperating from an injury. We here at The Wheel Press wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to her return next season.
Saturday, Aug. 9 saw Yellow Brick Road Roller Derby hosted in Topeka by the Capital City Crushers at the Sk8 Away roller rink. Despite both teams being a part of The Midwest Derby Fest tournament back in June, they have not played each other since July of last year when Plan B came to town for a victory of 247 to 172. Scarlett O'Scare Ya and her girls are looking for a little payback.
The Crushers had an early lead in the first half of the first period but once Plan B pulled ahead, there was no stopping them. By half time, Plan B broke the century mark with 111 to 55. The second period started off with some great defense on the part of both teams as well as a little strategy from the offense. The score didn't change until the fourth jam when Capital City managed to score three points. Unfortunately for them, they were never able to close the gap and the final score was Plan B 191 Crushers 134.
Both Plan B and the All Stars will be in Nebraska on Aug. 23 to play No Coast and, of course, on Sept. 5-7, the All Stars will be in Sacramento, CA for the Division 1 Playoffs. Don't touch that dial, we're just getting warmed up.