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As we approach the midway point, your hometown Classic City Rollergirls are enjoying one their most successful seasons ever.
The 2015 slate opened on Valentine’s Day in the Classic Center with a 253-82 thumping of the Greenville Derby Dames. On April 18, CCRG took the show on the road, impressively dismantling Greenville 287-17. Skateland USA is a charming 1970-something roller rink with a great concession stand, but it provided nothing resembling a home field advantage for the completely outgunned Derby Dames, who were nearly shutout in the first half.
Earlier this month, Classic City traveled to the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Augusta for the second annual Low Down Throw Down, an invitational featuring more than a half dozen regional members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). They opened the weekend with an early morning 166-232 loss to Central Texas Rollergirls, in the first-ever meeting between the two squads. CCRG had better luck in a hard fought afternoon bout, besting Chattanooga, a very familiar foe, 226-177.
Which brings us to this past Saturday, May 9, when the No. 165 ranked Rollergirls returned to beautiful downtown Athens ready to face the No. 124 Tallahassee Rollergirls. There were several thrilling heats of Rollergirl + Fan chariot races at halftime, and a pretty cool Chuck-A-Duck contest, too, but the real action was on the track.
CCRG cruised to a comfortable 73-30 halftime advantage behind a stout defense, the product of great team chemistry. These line-ups really work well together. Tallahassee came out strong early in the second half, led by some wily jamming by Wargasm and Gucci Maim, closing the gap, 73-41. They would never get any closer. Tallahassee had no answer for Classic City’s impressive jammer speed. Even when the visiting team was strong enough to earn lead jammer status, they were forced to abort scoring opportunities early because our all-star jammer trio of Phat Amy, Louis Strongarm and Kru$ha were almost always hot on their heels. Speed kills. In the end, it was Classic City prevailing, 169-100.
Next up, the ladies travel to Savannah to square off against the Derby Devils on Saturday, June 20 at the Savannah Civic Center. The Rollergirls’ next home bout is on Saturday, June 27.
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