Daily Sports: Roller Derby
Mile High Dreams
Austin's own Texecutioners are acclimating to some elevation this weekend: They are in Broomfield, Colo., for Continental Divide and Conquer, the 2011 Women's Flat Track Derby Association's national tournament.

1:15PM Fri. Nov. 11, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Roller Derby Update 10/15/11
It may be getting cooler outside, but it's still hot on the Roller Derby track. While the flat track Texas Rollergirls start packing their bags again, the banked track TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls finish out their 2011 season tonight with the year's biggest rematch.

9:15AM Sat. Oct. 15, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Rollergirls by the Bay
With the Women's Flat Track Derby Association South Central Regionals a little over a month away, the Texas Rollergirls' traveling Texecutioners squad gets one last major chance for national level competition this weekend at the Golden Bowl in California.

6:00PM Fri. Aug. 12, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Long Time Coming
Forget burnt orange: On Saturday night, Austin went disco purple and hellfire red as the Hustlers took their first Texas Rollergirls championship since 2003 and the Hell Marys broke their multiyear home field losing streak.

5:49PM Mon. Aug. 8, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Nothing Like a Nail Biter
If the Texas Rollergirls know one thing about Roller Derby, it's that the bout ain't over until that last whistle blows. Case in point: Saturday's travel team bout between the home town Texecutioners and the Denver Rollerdolls' all-stars, the Mile High Club.

4:20PM Fri. Jul. 22, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Rollergirls on ABC tonight, so mix up some Picklebacks
Texecutioners by Night(line)
Someone call Ted Koppel! As if being Chronicle cover stars was not enough, the Texas Rollergirls continue to expand their media empire tonight with an appearance on ABC News' Nightline.

3:59PM Tue. Jul. 12, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Roller Derby Update 6/25/11
It's a banked track weekend as the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls, while the Texas Rollergirls take a well-earned rest this week before a frantic July – those that are not spending the weekend up in Philadelphia, that is.

12:29PM Sat. Jun. 25, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Killa Queens of Oz
It's amazing to think what people will do to get out of the heat. Some folks hug their A/C: Others get aquatic in a swimming hole. The Hotrod Honeys are heading to the Australian winter in July, and are holding a fundraiser tonight to get them there.

12:01PM Sat. Jun. 18, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Excused Absences and Quality Subs
Talk about gut check moments. At Saturday's teacher appreciation night, the Hell Marys face their season's roughest challenge in the seemingly unstoppable Hotrod Honeys. On the same card, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers fielded a two-thirds strength roster against a full-bore Hustlers. At stake: A place in the Texas Rollergirls' championship game.

1:03AM Mon. Jun. 13, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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