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Texas Rollergirls Announce Try-Outs

By Richard Whittaker, August 19, 2008, 9:58pm, The Score

The Texas Rollergirls' league season may be over, but there's still the post-season to deal with, and the all-important recruitment for next year.

First, some good news for the Hustlers. The ladies in purple and silver may have ended up with a blank intraleague score card, but last Saturday they proved they're still better than most teams in any other league, travelling to Florida to deliver a 107-40 hammering to the Tallahassee Rollergirls' Capital Punishment touring team.

Now for the recruitment: While TXRG's own traveling team the Texecutioners gets ready for upcoming regional finals, there's a slew of veterans retiring this year from the Hell Marys (Apocalipps, Derringer and Sparkle Plenty), the Hotrod Honeys (Miso Fresh, Pain Jane and Rebellika) and the Hustlers (Slim Kickins and Spawn of Terror, although Lady Stardust said at the championship that, contrary to earlier reports, she's only 50-50 about retiring.) So this means the rollergirls are looking for fresh talent for next season. They'll be holding open try-outs on Sept. 1. See below the fold for details.

Think you have what it takes to be a Texas Rollergirl? Well now's your chance! We are holding open tryouts on Monday, September 1st at Playland Skate Center (8822 McCann Drive). Tryouts begin promptly at 7:30 pm. If you have your own skates and equipment (helmet, wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads, mouth guard) please bring them. If you don't have equipment, there will be some available for you to use during tryouts. If you don't have skates, they will be available for rental at the rink for $2. Before coming to tryouts, please download and fill out a registration form in advance. For more information about tryouts, contact Shank at See you on the rink!

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