A weekend in North Carolina

RCR All Stars took a weekend trip down south again this weekend for a couple games in NC. On Saturday night we played against Charlotte Roller Girls All Stars and Sunday afternoon we met up with Greesnboro's Gate City All Stars, for what we in the derbyverse call a "hangover bout" (both teams had a game the night before).   

Both games were very close with the lead changing back and forth a few times!  That always makes for a great action! 

On Sunday Charlotte came out over RCR by only 24 points!  

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Charlotte Roller Girls awarded Rolling Thunder (jammer), and Thornado (blocker) MVPs for the game.  RCR gave their votes to Blonde Crush (jammer), and Madcap (blocker) from Charlotte. 

 

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Sunday early afternoon, RCR won over Gate City All Stars with by a mere 16 points!  What a nail biter!!

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Gate City gave MVP jammer to RCRs Cuntree Jam, and MVP blocker to Suffokate.  RCR awarded Rum and Choke MVP jammer and Wrecking Belle MVP blocker. 

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Congratulations MVPs and everyone who played! The games were both really intense and very fun!!  As always thank you so much to the officials, skating and non skating alike you are all super integral to this all and we love ya for it. Special thanks to the fans who came down to cheer on RCR so far away. 💚💚

Erin Anderson
U of R School of Journalism Students created a documentary about us!

Over the last couple months we have been super privileged to have a group a very talented film students from University of Richmond come to our practices and games and talk with some of our skaters to do a short documentary on the sport of roller derby and our team. Tonight is the unveiling of the finished product and to say we can't wait is a complete understatement. We are so happy to have been a part of this, these ladies and gentlemen are A++ in our minds! 💚

Erin Anderson
RCR All Stars vs Charm Female Trouble 291 - 73.

River City came out hard from the start of last night's game, despite a good fight from the ladies of Charm. RCR got the lead early in the game and was able to hold Charm at bay for the remainder. MVPs went to Alaska Massacre (jammer) and Liquor Muffin (blocker) from Charm and Ruby Rottweiler (jammer) and BlaXican Ninja (blocker) for RCR.   

For the first time in a while we decided to ask the fans to vote for their RCR fan favorite RCR skater in the game. The winner got the honor of knowing they are a local celebrity...and a pie in the face!!   Big congratulations to Thornado, she took it like a champ!

As always a big thank you to all the people who made the game possible, our great ref crew, the NSOs, the volunteers, the skaters and the great fans.  Thank you all so much! And be sure to catch us again next weekend at Shooters Indoor Sportsplex on Saturday the 15th at 7pm,  for our game against Chemical Valley Roller Girls from West Virginia!

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Left to Right: Liquor Muffin, Ruby Rottweiler, BlaXican Ninja and Alaska Massacre.

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Thornado getting her Fan Favorite pie!

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The aftermath!!

Erin Anderson
Black Rose 293, River City All Stars 126

Last night River City's All Stars went up to Hanover, Pennsylvania to take on Black Rose Rollers. River City came out strong, but Black Rose adjusted and in the end took a hard fought win. It was an incredibly physical and super fun game! The game MVP's were Thornado (blocker) and Cuntree Jam (jammer) for River City, and Raging Rapunzel (blocker) and Olive Havoc (jammer) for Black Rose.  Congratulations to all!!  What a great start to the All Stars season!  Mark your calendar to come see the All Stars at home in our next game against Charm City Female Trouble on April 8th, 7pm at Shooter's Indoor Sportsplex in Midlothian, VA!

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Erin Anderson
Southern Delaware 154, River City 124

This morning at The Rollerdome our newly formed B-Team took on the lovely ladies of Southern Delaware Rollergirls in our season opener. It was a very close bout marked by tough walls and lots of lead changes. In the end, SoDel saw a run of lead jams and quick call offs to pull ahead. The MVPs for SoDel went to GoreLee Girl (blocker), and Princess BubbleGunz (jammer). River City's MVPs were Rolling Thunder (jammer), and Lady Dauntless (blocker). 

 

A huge thank you goes out not only to Southern Delaware Rollergirls, but also to the referees, non-skating officials (NSOs), and volunteers that came out early on a Sunday morning to help out. Without you guys these games wouldn't happen.  And thank you to all our fans and friends who came to support us!!  We love you all!

Game MVPs Left to right: Princess BubbleGunz, GoreLee Girl, Rolling Thunder and Lady Dauntless.  

Game MVPs Left to right: Princess BubbleGunz, GoreLee Girl, Rolling Thunder and Lady Dauntless.  

Erin Anderson
YAY! The 2017 Season is starting with some awesome changes!

Have you heard?  RCR has a B-Team!! What does this mean for you as fans? MORE GAMES to come cheer on your favorite league! Our first game will be on Feb. 26 at the Roller Dome at 10am!  Stay tuned and we will be posting what team skaters will be on and our team pictures!  We are so excited to be growing in this way!  

Speaking of growing! We have also decided that instead of doing a "rolling fresh meat program" to introduce potential new skaters to the sport of roller derby, we are holding quarterly fresh meat orientations, where skaters can put on some skates and pads and see if they catch the derby bug and want to join league. We had our first on Feb 6th and 9th and it was a huge success!

View from our Fresh Meat Orientation

View from our Fresh Meat Orientation

Erin Anderson
Free State vs River City 238-102

Last night we traveled up to Maryland to face off against the Black Eyed Susies of Free State Roller Derby. River City showed off the versatility of their  bench with many of the skaters both jamming and blocking. Offense for the Black Eyed Suzies seemed to be a priority and it proved successful in the end with them taking the win over River City. MVPs of the game were BlaXican Ninja (blocker) and Storm E Vixen (jammer) for River City and Psyche Drama (blocker) and Dread Alert (jammer) for the Black Eyed Suzies. 

Left to right: Dread Alert, Psyche Drama, BlaXican Ninja and Storm E Vixen

Left to right: Dread Alert, Psyche Drama, BlaXican Ninja and Storm E Vixen

Erin Anderson
Cornhole, great beer and great times.

Last night we had 19 teams gather at Center of the Universe for some great tasting beer and a fun (yet intense) cornhole tournament. 

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Beautiful weather for cornhole.  

Beautiful weather for cornhole.  

By the way, if you haven't been there in a while you should really stop in. Their recent updates to the facility are amazing! 

View into the inner workings from behind the bar.  

View into the inner workings from behind the bar.  

We were so pleased to have such a great turnout.

 

The final game saw Ben and Blake Baggers, father and son pair, take on Hunter and Chad of Team Tate. All these guys really know how to play, but Team Tate was victorious!  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us.  

Team Baggers (left), Team Tate (right). 

Team Baggers (left), Team Tate (right).