Daily Sports: Roller Derby
A Derby Decade
In the history of modern roller derby, the Sixth Street institution Casino el Camino plays a pivotal, even legendary role. As the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls noted on their Facebook page, "10 years ago today, a group of women got together at Casino el Camino to talk about doing this thing called roller derby. The rest, as they say, is history."

11:33PM Fri. Jan. 21, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Roller Derby Update 1/16/11
Pull on your gaskets and tighten your bearings: The 2011 Roller Derby season is bearing down like an enraged pack.

12:04AM Sun. Jan. 16, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Derby Dozen(ish)
When I start drafting the Roller Derby Top 10 for 2011, the No. 1 story will have to be that the modern sport hits its decade this year, as the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls enter their 10th season. But that doesn't mean that the 2010 season wasn't jam-packed with jam-line highlights.

1:00PM Thu. Jan. 6, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Roller Derby Update 12/12/10
Referees and rec leaguers and Wii games, oh my. The preparations for the Texas Rollergirls' 2011 season have undoubtedly begun.

8:34AM Sun. Dec. 12, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Roller Derby Update: 11/27/10
The 2010 Roller Derby season may be technically over, but there's still plenty of news, starting with a pick-up bout in Houston this weekend.

11:47AM Sat. Nov. 27, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

New York Skate of Mind
It wasn't the result they wanted, but if the Texas Rollergirls had to go out of Women's Flat Track Derby Association nationals to anybody, there were far worse teams to go out to than the Gotham Girls.

1:29PM Sat. Nov. 6, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Texies on the Move
The Texas Rollergirls have announced that, starting in 2011, the hometown flat-track Roller Derby league will be moving to the Austin Convention Center. How did the Texecutioners celebrate the big move? With a 72-59 win over B.ay A.rea D.erby Dolls in the first round of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Nationals.

8:03AM Sat. Nov. 6, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Hard Road to Chicago
The good news: The Texecutioners are going to nationals. The not-so-good news: The Texas Rollergirls' travel team enters the uncharted waters of entering the championship quest ranked second in their region.

2:05PM Wed. Oct. 13, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Roller Derby Update[d]: 10/8/10
If you're looking for skaters this weekend, don't look in Austin. No, they're not avoiding ACL traffic. The Texas Rollergirls' travel team the Texecutioners are in Lincoln, Neb., for the Womens Flat Track Derby Association's South Central regionals, while the Lonestar Rollergirls are taking a turkey trot to Cuero.

11:58AM Sat. Oct. 9, 2010, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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