Daily Sports: Roller Derby
Four-Wheeled Race to be First
There are good Roller Derby bouts, and there are great Roller Derby bouts. But if you're lucky, you get to see a "you shoulda been there" Roller Derby bout. When the Hotrod Honeys and the Hustlers were tied 51-51 with less than a minute on the clock, Sunday's crowd at the Austin Convention Center knew this was a bragging rights night.

6:26PM Tue. Mar. 29, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Roller Derby Update 3/26/11
It's the bout every Texas Rollergirls fan has been waiting for tomorrow, as the Hustlers aim to prove their recent victory over the Hotrod Honeys was not a fluke. Meanwhile, it's banked track versus flat track in a champion-versus-champion double header in the Golden State.

12:00PM Sat. Mar. 26, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

First We Take the Convention Center
Some times, the secret to success is just hard work. Take the Texas Rollergirls. Last year, their season opening round robin attracted 962 fans. This year, in their new home at the Austin Convention Center, they better than doubled that figure.

6:00PM Fri. Feb. 25, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Pick Your Team: The Hotrod Honeys
The Hotrod Honeys pulled off a seemingly impossible threepeat victory last July at the Texas Rollergirls' 2010 championship. With Mayor Lee Leffingwell blowing the whistle for Sunday's 2011 season opener, Hotrods' captain Shank talks about living with a derby target on your back.

12:57PM Sat. Feb. 19, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Pick Your Team: The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers
When it comes to the Texas Rollergirls, there's few with a sense of history like Amy Hutchins. As Devil Grrl, she was there at the birth of the sport. As a veteran of the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, she talks about winning, losing, and the fourth wave of modern roller derby.

3:33PM Fri. Feb. 18, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Pick Your Team: The Hell Marys
When the Hell Marys announced their surprise recruit for the 2011 Texas Rollergirls season, it wasn't a skater. Nope, it was adding the legendary coaching couple of Punk Rock Phil and Dagger Deb to the bench. The winningest duo in TXRG history came by to talk about how the Hells are building their future.

12:06PM Thu. Feb. 17, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Pick Your Team: The Hustlers
So it's four days and counting until the Texas Rollergirls make their big move to the Austin Convention Center. It's also a chance for 2010 silver medalists the Hustlers to start the long roll to the title. Before that first whistle blows, team captain Babe Ruthless stopped by to talk tactics, playbooks, and the biggest rivalry in TXRG.

2:07PM Wed. Feb. 16, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas Rollergirls start the season and Lonestar gets regular
Roller Derby Update: Valentine's Hangover Edition
Looks like Feb. 20 will be the perfect roller derby date night, Texas Rollergirls and the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls both holding bouts. But first, some quick words from Arizona.

3:40PM Tue. Feb. 15, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

From Beaumont to Australia
Roller derby isn't about where you are: It's where you're going that counts. The Texecutioners start their mileometer this weekend in Beaumont for the Governor's Cup, but with Texas Rollergirls' players packing for points from the Pacific North West to Australia, this could be the flat track league's busiest year.

11:28AM Sat. Feb. 12, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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