Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » Scrapebook News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:09:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hustlers, Hotrod Honeys victorious Mon, 16 May 2011 20:27:44 +0000
Photos By Bill Smotrilla

The Austin Chronicle

Our May bouts saw the Hell Marys take an early lead over the Hustlers and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers outscoring the Hotrod Honeys, but stepped-up defense and aggressive offensive play saw both trailing teams come from behind in the second halves of the games. The final score for the first game was 69 for the Hustlers, 48 for the Hell Marys, and for the second game, 86 for the Hotrod Honeys, 52 for the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.

The Hustlers jumped out of the gate in the first two jams to take a 6-0 lead, but both teams chipped away at the score before a big 10-0 by the Hells’ Luce Bandit gave the ladies in plaid a 14-9 lead after the fifth jam. The Hells maintained their lead for the remainder of the period, going into half-time with a score of 26 Hells, 16 Hustlers.

Returning from the period break, amped-up defense led by Bullet Tooth Tracy at the front of the pack and Belle Starr at the rear slowed the Hells’ scoring. In the first jam of the half, Molotov M. Pale put up 15-0 in a power jam, putting the Hustlers back in the lead with a score of 31-26. The Hells were held scoreless as the Hustlers extended their lead to 28 points, but fought back with a 14-0 run across four jams by Luce Bandit and Speedyrella in turn. Molotov and The Killa Sal Monella added another 15 points to the board for the Hustlers and the game finished with a crowd-pleasing 9-0 run by Luce Bandit for the Hells. The final score was 69-48 in favor of the Hustlers.

This game was also the last for retiring skater and Hells captain Ryder Down, who, despite hanging up her skates, remains involved with the Hell Marys and Texas Rollergirls.

In the game between the Hotrod Honeys and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, both teams traded blows in the initial jams before a 10-0 for the Hotrods’ Olivia Shootin’ John put the ladies in black in the lead, 21-12. The Heartbreakers held the Hotrods scoreless over the next few jams, building up a 30-21 lead with the help of a 15-0 power jam for Sarah Hipel. Two 4-0 jams for the Honeys’ Hauss the Boss and Vicious van GoGo narrowed the Heartbreakers lead to just one point at the start of the twelfth jam, but the Heartbreakers were able to maintain a 7-1 scoring run to hold the halftime lead with 37 points to the Hotrods’ 30.

Once again, half-time adjustments saw the advantage swing in favor of the trailing team. The Heartbreakers rolled out slow, hard-hitting pack play in an attempt to gain the best position in the pack and minimise scoring opportunities for the Hotrods; the Honeys countered with aggressive offensive tactics and heavy rotation for veteran jammer Olivia Shootin’ John. The ladies in black outscored the glittery gold and blue by 56-15 in the second half, on their way to a final score of 86 for the Hotrod Honeys, 52 for the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers.

Our next game is on Saturday, June 11, when the Hell Marys take on the Hotrod Honeys and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers play the Hustlers. Tickets are on sale now.

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Happy 8th Anniversary! Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:26:26 +0000 Eight years ago today was the first ever Texas Rollergirls bout!

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Texecutioners Defeat Cincinnati Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:30:04 +0000

Photos By Bill Smotrilla bout 1 and bout 2, Felicia Graham

The Austin Chronicle
Roller Derby Examiner

With Texas and Cincinnati separated by just three slots on Derby News Network’s monthly power rankings, many were expecting a tight game, but the Texecutioners romped home with a final score of 149 to 61.

The first half showed explosive defense on both teams’ part with Cincinnati dominating the front of the pack while the Texecutioners executed slow and strategic pack control. The first ten minutes of the period had the top-ranked teams in close competition until the 17 minute mark when Texas pulled away, 33-12. Texas widened the gap by the end of the first period with a 22-point lead on Cinci at the half, bringing the score to 58-36.

The Texecutioners are notorious for their second-half performances. Adapting quickly to Cincinnati’s defensive strategy, the Texecutioners cinched another 91 points over the period thanks to Olivia Shootin’ John, Bloody Mary and returning Texecutioner Vicious Van GoGo. Cincinnati’s Sk8r-Kinney was elected MVP while Olivia Shootin’ John received Derbylove’s Girl of the Game award.

Missed the bout? You can see the archived video by clicking here or read the archived play-by-play textcast on Derby News Network.

In the second bout of the night, skaters from all four Texas Rollergirls’ home teams played in a mash-up game, with the preppy Heathers taking on the punk-rock Ramonas. The Heathers dominated the first half of this mini-bout, but the Ramonas stormed back in the second half, taking the win with a final score of 72 to 50.”

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Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and Hotrod Honeys Victorious! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 02:10:14 +0000

Photos by Felicia Graham, Bill Smotrilla, and Ziv Kruger.

In a thrilling evening of flat track roller derby action, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and the Hotrod Honeys emerged victorious in the Texas Rollergirls’ second bout of the 2011 season on Sunday night at
the Austin Convention Center.

In the first bout of the night, the Hell Marys squared off against the
Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. The score was tight throughout most of the
game but in the end the Heartbreakers pulled away with a 91 to 46

In the second bout, the Hustlers faced the Hotrod Honeys in a rematch
of the 2010 championship game. The Hustlers held a slight lead over
the Hotrod Honeys for nearly the entire game but the Hotrods
capitalized on the final two jams of the night to sneak away with a 56
to 51 victory.

The next Texas Rollergirl bout is scheduled for Sunday April 17th at
5:00pm at the Austin Convention Center. The all-star Texecutioner
team will face the all-stars from the Cincinnati Rollergirls.

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Hustlers come out on top in Texas Rollergirls’ opener Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:33:51 +0000 By Beck Wise, with additional reporting by Phil Arnold

Photos By Bill Smotrilla, Felicia Graham, Nadia Caffesse, and Steve DeMent!

YNN – News 8 Austin

In front of a record-breaking crowd on Sunday night, the Texas Rollergirls kicked off their 2011 season with a round-robin mini-tournament at the Austin Convention Center. Each of the four home teams faced the other three in a series of six 15-minute mini-bouts.

The Hustlers emerged as the champions of the night, winning all three of their games and ending the multiple-season winning streak of the three-time league champions, the Hotrod Honeys. The final score was 30-19, with the Hustlers’ victory clinched by back-to-back big jams for The Killa Sal Monella and Molotov M. Pale towards the end of the period (9 and 10 points). Hauss the Boss was the only successful jammer for the Honeys, putting her team on the board with 7 points in the second jam and gaining the remaining 12 in jam 5.

The closest competition for the Hustlers proved to be their closing game – and the last game of the night – against the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. The Heartbreakers held the Hustlers scoreless for the first three jams until two successive 15-point jams for the ladies in purple provided the bulk of their score for the game. Sarah Hipel and Shortcut picked up points for the Heartbreakers, 13 and 12 respectively, for a final score of 34 for the Hustlers, 25 for the Heartbreakers.

The Hustlers also took on the Hell Marys in the evening’s opening game, cruising to a 41-7 victory. The bulk of jamming duties for the Hells were picked up by new faces, including recent transfers Smarty Pants (moving from Austin’s banked track league, the Lonestar Rollergirls) and BabyFace Assassin (from Houston), as well as rec league graduate Sinnerfold. In the pack, Luce Bandit and Muffin Tumble stood out as offensive players for the Hells, as did Hustler Bullet Tooth Tracy in her first bout back from retirement.

The Hotrod Honeys look set for another strong year, laying down the biggest margin of the night in a 66-16 matchup against the Hell Marys. Misti Molotov and Hauss the Boss led scoring for the Honeys, with 25 points over three jams apiece, with captain Shank and rookie Maso Kiss picking up the remainder of the team’s points. Misti picked up the biggest point score of the night in the final jam of this game, rolling away with 23-4 over BabyFace Assassin. BabyFace picked up 7 points overall for the Hells, followed by Luce Bandit and Sinnerfold with 4 each. Windy City transfer The Notorious D.I.E and Smarty Pants landed critical blocks playing in the pack for the Hells.

The Honeys also laid down a convincing win over the Heartbreakers, finishing up with a 44-17 victory, but the Heartbreakers were able to hold the Honeys scoreless for the first two jams. A 10 point jam by Shank backed up by a 14 point one by Hauss the Boss – the league’s high scorer for the night – put the black-and-pink team on the board and squarely in the lead.  Sarah Hipel was the key jammer for the Heartbreakers, putting up 10 of her team’s 17 points. The Heartbreakers’ defence was spearheaded by Rita Menweep, DeBella DeBall and Booty Queen, while Olympia and Olivia Shootin’ John stood out in the pack for the Honeys.

The biggest nail biter of the night, though, was the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers’ matchup with Hell Marys. Two lead changes and a flurry of last-minute big jams for both teams brought the audience to the edges of their seats, as the game’s outcome was decided in the very last jam. With just a few seconds remaining on the clock and the score standing at 39 for the Heartbreakers to the Hell’s 26, Luce Bandit took the jam line for the Hells against Rita Menweep. Heavy defence by the Hells stymied Rita, who picked up two points before passing the star to Tamityville Horror, who added another two points to the Heartbreakers’ total. Luce ran for a big 14 point jam but needed one more lap to bring the Hells into the lead – the game ended with a score of 43 for the Heartbreakers, 40 for the Hell Marys.
The round-robin games do not count for season rankings, so the teams will kick off their quest for the championship on March 27, when the Hotrod Honeys and the Hustlers meet in a repeat of the 2010 season final and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers take on the Hell Marys.

We can’t wait to have you join us for next month’s super-exciting game. We’ve heard your concerns about Sunday’s teething problems and promise that in March we’ll address them all. We’ll have shorter, faster lines to get into the hall, more bars, Lonestar beer (and lots of it!), a bigger and better section for our valued VIP ticketholders, plus even more thrilling and hard-hitting derby action to keep you on the edge of your seat.

And above all else – thank you for coming out and supporting us in our first game in our great new home! We couldn’t have made it to the Convention Center without our fans and we’re so thrilled to be sharing our 2011 season with you.

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Hustlers triumph over Arizona’s Tent City Terrors Sun, 06 Feb 2011 06:37:39 +0000 The Hustlers traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to take on Arizona Roller Derby’s all-star team, the Tent City Terrors, on February 5. The visiting team took an early lead on their way to a half-time score of 67-27. Despite a late rally by the Terrors in the second half, the Hustlers emerged victorious with a 142-91 win over the home team.

Click Here to check out a nice little piece from FOX 10 in Phoenix! This clip was filmed at the bout, featured on their News program, and guest stars our very own Hustlers!

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2010 Whammy Awards Winners Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:27:38 +0000 Fan Awards

Who is your favorite Texas Rollergirl (on or off the track)?
(Tie) Angie, Belle Starr

Which Texas Rollergirl is fiercest on the track?
Belle Starr

Who was your favorite DJ of 2010?
Sparkle Plenty

Which was your favorite band in 2010?
The Murdocks

Who was your favorite announcer for 2010?
Chip Queso

Shutterbug Award- who was your favorite photographer of 2010?
Bill Smotrilla

League Awards

Jammer of the Year – Bloody Mary

Blocker of the Year – Belle Starr

Pivot of the Year – Lucille Brawl

MVP – Belle Starr

Best Rookie (fresh meat) – Luce Bandit

Most Improved – Olympia

Ms. Texas Rollergirl – Angie

Hell Marys Awards

Hell Marys Best Jammer – Luce Bandit

Hell Marys Best Pivot – Virgo Vengeful

Hell Marys Best Blocker – Kat A. Killzem

Hell Marys MVP – Luce Bandit

Hell Marys MVS (Most Valuable Spirit) – Muffin Tumble

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Awards

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Best Jammer – Shortcut

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Best Pivot – Angie

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers Best Blocker – Rita Menweep

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers MVP – Angie

Honky Tonk Heartbreakers MVS (Most Valuable Spirit) – Yellow Die

Hotrod Honeys Awards

Hotrod Honeys Best Jammer – Bloody Mary

Hotrod Honeys Best Pivot – Lucille Brawl

Hotrod Honeys Best Blocker – Shank

Hotrod Honeys MVP – Lucille Brawl

Hotrod Honeys MVS (Most Valuable Spirit) – Olympia

Hustlers Awards

Hustlers Best Jammer – Molotov M. Pale

Hustlers Best Pivot – Babe Ruthless

Hustlers Best Blocker – Belle Starr

Hustlers MVP – Belle Starr

Hustlers MVS (Most Valuable Spirit) – Acute Angel

Texecutioners Awards

Texecutioners Best Jammer – Bloody Mary

Texecutioners Best Pivot – Lucille Brawl

Texecutioners Best Blocker – Belle Starr

Texecutioners MVP – Belle Starr

Texecutioners MVS (Most Valuable Spirit) – Acute Angel

Fun Awards

Best Assets – Angie

Best Legs – Voodoo Doll

Most True to Name – Booty Queen

Most Feared – Belle Starr

Camera Hog – Muffin Tumble

Best Boutfit – Acute Angel

Favorite Non-Skating supporter – Chip Queso

Unsung Hero – (Tie) Electra Blu, Jule Regretit

Life of the Party – Shay-Lo

Penalty “Box Star” – Crackerjack

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Texecutioners beat Dallas Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:39:13 +0000

The all-star Texecutioners defeated the Dallas Derby Devils in the final home game of the year on August 22. Final Score: 209-35.

Check out the photos by Bill Smotrilla, Steve DeMent, and Felicia Graham.

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Hotrod Honeys are 2010 Champions! Sun, 11 Jul 2010 03:29:32 +0000

The Hotrod Honeys won their third championship in a row Sunday night in Austin defeating the Hustlers by 60-52. The third place game had the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers winning 61-52 against the Hell Marys.

You can read about it in the Austin Chronicle and check out photos by Bill Smotrilla, Felicia Graham and Steve DeMent.

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Charm City Defeats Texas Mon, 28 Jun 2010 03:09:57 +0000

June 27, 2010 – The Charm City Rollergirls came from behind for an amazing win over the Texecutioners in an incredibly physical bout Sunday night.

Final Score: 154 to 146.

Check out the photos by Bill Smotrilla and Steven Dement or read about it in the Austin Chronicle.

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