This Saturday, the Arch Rival Roller Girls 2015 League Championship will be decided as two-time defending champions, the Smashinistas, face the Stunt Devils.

The game take place at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. Prior to that contest, GateKeepers Roller Derby presents its 2015 Turf Wars Championship as the South Grand Slammers meet the Riverfront Crimes.

Doors for the event open at 5:30. First whistle is at 6:30 pm.

Arch City Sports has a preview, which includes ticket information.

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The Smashies topped the M-80s, 166-151, Saturday night at Midwest Sport Hockey. Arch City Sports has the recap at THIS LINK.



In the December event of ARRG’s six-game regular season, the M-80s topped the Stunt Devils, 250-192.

Read the full recap at Arch City Sports.

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(BALLWIN, MO) Saturday night at Midwest Sport Hockey, two-time defending league champions The Smashinistas topped the M-80s, 219-187.

A complete recap can be found at Arch City Sports.

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The travel teams of ARRG netted a pair of wins against Ohio in August. The online series “Rewind” looks at the highlights. Plus, a look at the ARRG All-Stars‘ trip to the WFTDA Division 1 playoffs.


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The travel teams of ARRG netted a pair of wins against No Coast in May. The online series “Rewind” looks at the highlights. Plus, a look at the ARRG All-Stars busy month of June.





In anticipation of the next ARRG home bout at Midwest Sport Hockey vs. No Coast on Saturday, May 10, here’s theRewind featuring the April bouts vs. Madison.

Click HERE to see it.


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by Muckety Muck, ARRG Bout Co-Announcer – Photos by Bob Dunnell

(ST. LOUIS, MO) In front of the largest crowd to ever witness flat-track roller derby locally, the Arch Rival Roller Girls presented its 2014 Local Championships at Chaifetz Arena Friday night.

The crowd of over 2,000 witnessed two incredible bouts that put the exclamation point on a successful local campaign. In the main event, the Smashinistas picked up its second straight title with a 157-145 win over the M-80s. In the League’s third place bout, the Stunt Devils staved a hard charge from Rebel Skate Alliance in order to net a 148-116 win.

The atmosphere was abuzz with what one finds at an event like this. St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay blew the ceremonial first whistle and the top-notch, flat-track that ensued had the Chaifetz crowd glued to their chairs until the very end.


When the Smashinistas won its first Arch Rival Roller Girls’ local championship one year ago, they didn’t receive recognition of its victory until the day after the bout was formally played. After an official scoring review post-bout, an overnight adjustment to the final score was made, resulting in a two-point win for the Smashies.

Far removed from the flat-track when the decision was rendered, there was no formal Smashies’ trophy celebration last year. Sure, they had netted a championship, but the significance was somewhat lost because the victorious skaters couldn’t proverbially “live in the moment.”

Friday night at Chaifetz Arena, the Smashinistas decided to take control of its own destiny outright.

Paced by a triple-digit performance from jammer Brickyard and a stifling defense, the defending champions topped the M-80s, 157-145.

“We’re super stoked,” said Smashies’ co-captain The Forecloser following the 12-point win. “We’ve focused, we’ve talked to each other, we’ve communicated, we’ve grown together…and now we’ve won together.”

Both teams kept each other at bay early. Eight minutes deep, the M-80s possessed a 10-9 lead. The firecrackers on quads sported six points straight off the next two jams. Launched by Molecular Mayhem’s five pointer and ending with a solo point from IDA the Living Dead, the M-80s stretched its lead to 16-9 with 23:20 left in the first period.

After the Smashies countered with four from Brickyard to make the bout a three-point affair, the M-80s churned out six points over the next four jams to extend its lead to 22-13 with 17:30 left in the period.

The Smashinistas fired its first cannon-shot of the trophy tilt in Jam 11 as Brickyard steamrolled a mind-numbing, 35-point jam that flipped the scoreboard, 48-22, in favor of the defending champs.

The M-80s countered with an 18-8 run over the next five jams and whittled the margin to 56-40 with 6:50 left in the first period.

The Smashies went into lockdown mode over the next five minutes, resulting in a 22-0 rally. Accented by Brickyard’s nine-pointer scored in Jam 20 and The Educator’s eight-pointer that followed, the Smashinistas extended its lead to 78-40 following the period’s penultimate jam.

At that point, play seemed controlled for the camo-clad rollers, but things suddenly went out of control with the final jam of the half. A track cut called against The Educator resulted in a power jam for the M-80s. Mayhem collected 25 points in the late-period push and narrowed the Smashinistas’ lead to 78-65 at intermission.

To make matters worse for the leaders, the M-80s’ power jam carried over to the first rotation of the second period. A 13-point strike from May Require Stitches tied the score, 78-78, with 28:30 left in the bout.

The red roll of uncontested points continued as the period progressed. IDA the Living Dead punctuated a 27-0 second-period rally with nine points scored at 24:05 that helped the M-80s sport a 92-78 edge.

Brickyard broke the Smashie scoring drought with four points scored at 23:10 to whittle the deficit to 92-82. Mayhem collected three on the next rotation to push the M-80s’ lead back to a baker’s dozen.

Brickyard’s deuce in Jam 7 was followed by a 4-3 jam for the Educator that made the margin once again 10 points, 98-88, with 20:20 left.

Back-to-back four-pointers from the Smashie jamming duo on the next two rotations shrunk the M-80s’ lead to two points, 98-96 with 18:15 left.

After Mayhem’s 3-1 jam extended the M-80s’edge to 101-97, a 19-8 power jam collected by Stitches pushed the margin to 120-105 with 14:25 remaining.

Thanks to the solid work of M-80s’ blockers, which included Rhino-Might, The Ginger Assassin, Tupac Shank-Her, Jamheiser Bush, Sp!ce Rack and a host of others, the double-digit lead was maintained after the next four rotations. With 10:35 left, the M-80s led 123-112.

Then with 9:45 left, another M-80s’ jammer penalty resulted in a bout-shifting power jam for the Smashinistas. Brickyard collected 19 points in the rotation, which put the defending champions back on top, 131-123.

Down the stretch, intensity and strategy from both teams were raised to high-stakes levels. Comparable points were scored as both squads’ set of blockers maintained their physical play.

This provided the proverbial gut-check to the Smashinistas’ blocking schema, paced by co-captains The Forecloser and Sly Davanita, as well as Eli Wallop, Shimmy Hoffa, Girl Fawkes, Downtown Dallis, EnYa Nightmare Cloak N’ DragHer, Party Rockher, Megalodominator, Dixie Wolf and Red Hot Whiplet.

It was a challenge the Smashies were ready to accept.

“We had amazing, amazing walls,” said Davanita of the late-bout tussle. “We had great jamming too, but the walls were awesome.”

The Smashies outscored the M-80s, 26-22, in the final five jams to pick up the 157-145 championship win and the back-to-back ARRG trophy lifts.

Brickyard paced the Smashinistas (4-1) with 123 points, followed by The Educator’s 34.

For the M-80s, the setback at Chaifetz was hard to swallow. However, there was nothing but praise from the team’s brain trust following the exhausting bout.

“Those girls played their heart out, just like they have with every game this year,” said M-80s’ bench coach Specs Offender afterwards.  “It’s a tough loss, but when you lose a bout by 12 points, that’s still very close in this sport. I love those girls, love that team and I am very proud of them even though we didn’t get the ‘W’ tonight.”

Mayhem and IDA scored 56 and 52, respectively, for the M-80s (4-1).


SMASHINISTAS (157): Brickyard 123, The Educator 34

M-80s (145): Molecular Mayhem 56, IDA The Living Dead 52, May Require Stitches 37


The outcome of the evening’s opener was a true reflection of how both team’s respective seasons had positively progressed. In its first bout of the local season last November, the Stunt Devils scored a sub-par 62 points. When the two teams met two months ago, RSA was pummeled by 176.

The Stunts won the third place bout at Chaifetz by 32 points, but those involved would honestly say that both teams were winners due to the recent improvements made.

“We came so far this year as a team,” said Stunt Devils’ co-captain Vendetta VanGo afterwards. “This season, over half of our team started out as either new players or players, like myself, that have been out for a couple of years. It was a rebuilding year and our goal was to get better with every game.”

The Stunts would have to be at its proverbial best in its tangle with RSA, a team that had not tasted victory in quite awhile but had steadily grown as a cohesive unit.

The Stunts’ game plan of utilizing the triple jamming attack of Mighty Mighty Boston, Chokehold Chanel and Dirt Diggler reaped rewards early. Seven minutes in, the purple rollers posted a 25-5 advantage.

Back-to-back treys from RSA jammers Pink Diamond and Sleazy E narrowed the margin to 25-11 with 19:00 left in the period. Boston countered with four scored in Jam 9 to push the Stunt Devils’ lead to 29-11.

Following a scoreless jam, Sleazy scored 10 points for RSA at 15:50, cutting the margin to 29-21.

Boston, who went into the bout fighting the sick bug, showed no signs of illness as she posted 19 points with 13:10 left in the frame that extended the Stunts’ lead to 48-21.

Undaunted, the Rollin’ Rebs came charging back with a 28-0 rally over the next four jams that flipped the scoreboard. A pair of two-pointers from Black Market Baby and Sleazy E began the run. Then following a four-pointer scored by BMB in Jam 15, Sleazy notched a 20-point power jam in the next rotation.

The 27-point Stunt Devils’ lead four jams ago? POOF! RSA had its first lead of the bout, 49-48, with 9:30 left in the period.

Its lead was short-lived as the Stunts barreled out a 42-6 run in the final minutes of the half. Punctuated by Boston’s 23-point power jam with 5:00 left in the period, the Stunt Devils held a 91-54 lead at intermission.

Second period play was pretty much even. Ten minutes deep, the Stunts maintained a 100-65 advantage.

A 21-0 Stunts’ rally highlighted the middle stretch. Boston’s nine scored in Jam 11 was followed by Diggler’s four. Artemischief collected eight in Jam 12 and the uncontested rally was finished by Boston’s trey scored with 15:10 left. When the dust had settled, the Stunts had amassed a 121-65 lead.

Once again, RSA didn’t waive the white flag down the stretch went on rallies of its own. An 8-4 jam for BMB with 13:45 left launched a 33-18 run that covered the next eight minutes. In the process, the RSA blocking rotation, paced by Party Foul, Science Friction, Eveready, Ginny Beastley, Prof. Rumbledore, Warpath O’ Jen, Deuce Bomber, Shear-Ra Powers, AKA Rogue and Fletch A Sketch, kept the Stunts scoreless for four jams.

With 7:10 left, the Stunts’ margin had been sliced to 135-98.

Wanting to quash the RSA comeback, the Stunt Devils’ blocking schema put the hammer down. Paced by veterans Grave Danger, Deathica Steele, Mayor Francis Slayer, Vendetta VanGo, Morgan LeFaetal, Shacgyver, and youngsters Danisaurus Rex and Yo Adrian-na, kept the 30-point differential steady.

The Stunt Devils outscored RSA 57-52 in the second period to earn the 148-116 win in ARRG’s third place bout. Boston led the Stunts (2-3) with 106 points.

”Our game tonight was all about teamwork, holding those walls together and making room for our jammers,” said VanGo afterwards.

Sleazy E paced RSA scoring with 59 points. And despite the winless record in the season’s campaign, the counter-clockwise coalition has plenty of reasons to be optimistic heading into future. For starters, the roster has finally settled into place.

“We’ve had a lot of circulation of old players and new players coming back,” said RSA co-captain Prof. Rumbledore. “It’s been crazy and really difficult, but I feel like that now we’re really solidifying as a team. Even though we lost, I’m really proud of us.”


STUNT DEVILS (148): Mighty Mighty Boston 106, Dirt Diggler 22, Chokehold Channel 12, Artemischief 8

REBEL SKATE ALLIANCE (116): Sleazy E 59, Pink Diamond 32, Black Market Baby 25


From Friday night, Mayor Francis Slayer (left) and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

Friday night marked the last bout for some of the Arch Rival Roller Girls. Retiring from the flat track were The Educator, Deathica Steele, The Forecloser, Megalodominator, Pink Diamond, Stray Touhell and Dixie Wolf. Also recognized during the retirement were also those that had retired after the completion of the prior local and travel team seasons: Chewblocka, South City Shiner, Kill’em Gilliam, Shell Shoxx, Smarty McFly and Bertha Venus.

The Arch Rival Roller Girls appreciate these athletes’ dedication to the league and the sacrifices they made in order to support women’s flat track roller derby in St. Louis!

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by Muckety Muck, ARRG Bout Co-Announcer

(ST. LOUIS, MO) With a hard charge of points in the last ten minutes of the ARRG 2014 Local Championships, defending League Champions the Smashinistas posted a 157-145 win over the M-80s at Chaifetz Arena Friday night.

With the win, the Smashies (4-1) netted back-to-back championships.

The bout was tied 78-78 after the first jam of the second period. The M-80s stretched its lead to 120-105 with 14:25 left in the bout following a 19-point power jam from May Require Stitches.

The Smashinistas kept the differential tight as the period progressed and trailed 123-112 with 10:35 left.

On the next jam, Smashies’ jammer Brickyard collected a 19-point power jam that flipped the scoreboard in favor of the defending champs, 131-123, with 8:45 remaining. The Educator followed with a pair of points to widen the gap to 133-123.

The Smashies maintained the double-digit differential in the bout’s waning minutes and picked up a 10-9 jam in the bout’s final rotation to secure the 12-point win.

Brickyard scored unofficially 84 points in the victory.

The M-80s finished the season 4-1 and in second place.

In the third place bout, the Stunt Devils staved numerous hard charges from Rebel Skate Alliance to post a 148-116 win.

A full recap of both bouts will be featured on the website on Monday.

Check ARRG’s official Facebook page on Saturday for exclusive interviews from al four teams at the Chaifetz event.


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by Muckety Muck, ARRG Bout Co-Announcer – Photos by Bob Dunnell

This Friday night, the season’s most anticipated event for the Arch Rival Roller Girls takes place at Chaifetz Arena!

The M-80s (4-0) battle defending League Champions the Smashinistas (3-1) for the 2014 ARRG Local Championship. Prior to that match-up, the Stunt Devils (1-3) face Rebel Skate Alliance (0-4) in the League’s third place bout.

Tickets for the twin bill are available at the Chaifetz Arena Box Office or by going to this link RIGHT HERE. Save $5 on each adult ticket purchased prior to Friday!

The first whistle blows at 8 pm, but ARRG fans will want to get to Chaifetz early. Pre-bout festivities include the annual recognition of retiring skaters, an appearance by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and bout presentation pushed to higher levels.

Whether you’re a long-time ARRG fan or a first-timer, you’ll see firsthand Friday night the athleticism displayed by these talented athletes. The flat-track action is guaranteed to impress!

The proverbial “coin flip” truly defines the M-80s/Smashinistas battle that will commence for the League Championship.

At the ARRG Playoffs last month, the undefeated M-80s churned out an impressive 248-105 victory over Rebel Skate Alliance to reach Friday’s tussle for the trophy. All systems were “go” in the win.

“We are hard hitters,” said M-80s blocker Tupac Shank-Her following the win. “That is what we do, but sometimes roller derby isn’t just about hitting hard.”

She’s absolutely correct in her assessment. The team used a mix of effective scoring, strategy, and most importantly, adaptation en route to the 143-point victory that pushed the team’s record to 4-0.

That methodology will be used again Friday night as the team looks to hoist the trophy, last accomplished at ARRG’s Chaifetz debut in 2012.

Jammer IDA the Living Dead notched 130 points in the playoff round. She’ll be joined in the rotation by talented sophomore Molecular Mayhem and two-time ARRG League Player of the Year May Require Stitches.

Alongside Shank-Her, the blocking will be handled by veterans Rhino-Might, The Ginger Assassin and Sp!ce Rack. New additions Nikki Trixx and Jamheiser Bush have impressed as the season progressed and youngsters Stray Touhell, Tragedy Ann, Carmina Piranha and Winchester Witch will supplement during crucial situations.

The “firecrackers on quads” remember the feeling of winning it all on the big stage two years ago. They can relive that moment Friday night.

But the process won’t easy for they face the defending ARRG Champions.

The Smashinistas earned its trip to the finals last month with a 188-183 victory over the Stunt Devils on the bout’s very last jam. The camo-clad troopers were fully aware that they dodged a huge purple bullet in order to play in the marquee bout at Chaifetz.

“That was so fun,” said Smashies pivot Downtown Dallis following the five-point win. “We are really rallied right now and our camaraderie is better than ever before.”

Smashies’ premiere jammer Brickyard scored 102 points in the win. She’ll be joined in the rotation Friday by long-time ARRG veterans The Educator and EnYa Nightmare.

Blocking will be paced by the aforementioned Dallis alongside co-captains Sly Davanita and The Forecloser, team lynchpins Eli Wallop and Shimmy Hoffa, hard-charging sophomores Party Rock-Her and Cloak N’ Drag-Her, the always-crafty Megalodominator, highly-impressive transfer Girl Fawkes, and improving youngsters Dixie Wolf and Red Hot Whiplet.

This is a team that could potentially pull off a rarity in ARRG history Friday night: back-to-back championships.

Who grabs the big brass ring is anyone’s guess, for both teams possess comparable skills. By no means can anyone project a favorite.

The same could be said of Friday’s opener, the ARRG third place bout with the Stunt Devils vs. Rebel Skate Alliance. Both teams look to end the season on a high note.

The Stunt Devils saw its streak of seven straight ARRG title appearances snapped after its five-point loss in the playoff round last month.

“We’re disappointed that we didn’t win, but we’re also really proud that we have come so far this season,” Stunts’ pivot Morgan LeFaetal afterwards. “When we played (the Smashies) in November, we lost by a significant amount. To lose this bout by five points is a huge step for us.”

They look to continue those strides in the third place bout. All-Star jammer Mighty Mighty Boston collected 106 points in the playoff round. She’ll be joined in the jamming rotation by transfer Dirt Diggler and co-captain Chokehold Chanel, who each scored over 35 points last month.

Blocking will be paced by the aforementioned LeFaetal as well as Stunts’ veterans Mayor Francis Slayer, Grave Danger, Deathica Steele and Vendetta VanGo.

The Stunts want to finish the 2014 local season with a “W!” The task will be difficult against its opponents, Rebel Skate Alliance.

Despite a setback in the playoff round, RSA continued to show its upward progression. Jammer Sleazy E continued her 40-point per bout pace, while sophomore Shear-Ra Powers and the recently-acquired Black Market Baby added solid points.

The key for a RSA win Friday night will rest on its veteran blocking unit. Multi-season pros Party Foul, Ginny Beastley, Pink Diamond, Eveready, Science Friction and Deuce Bomber are alongside hard-charging youngsters Prof. Rumbledore, Warpath O’ Jen, Fletch-A-Sketch and A.K.A. Rogue.

RSA is more than capable to pick up its first win in quite some time in front of a large audience. We’ll find out Friday if they can complete the task.

While you’re at Chaifetz, make sure you stop by the ARRG merchandise area and pick up your favorite team’s goodies to cheer them on and show your support.

After the double-header is over, continue the revelry at the official post-bout after party, held at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester) in the Grove section of St. Louis. You’ll have a chance to mingle with your favorite Arch Rival Roller Girl.

This Friday night at 8 pm, you’ll experience the pinnacle of competitive play for St. Louis’ first women’s flat track roller derby franchise!

We’ll see you at Chaifetz Arena!

Check for ARRG updates and media appearances throughout the week at the league’s official Facebook page!


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