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"...Mark your calendars now: During the last weekend in September, Austin's own Texas Rollergirls will host the second annual Women's Flat Track Derby Association Championship Tournament. Defending their title as 2006's WFTDA champion, the Texas Rollergirls' top team will compete with seven other flat-track Roller Derby teams..."
"...Players come and go. But this year's draft and retirees for the Texas Rollergirls could be the biggest shake up the league has ever seen...."
"...Attention, flat track Roller Derby fans: The Texas Rollergirls are looking for someone to blow the opening whistle on Saturday night's double header. You know how to whistle, don't you?..."
"...So the Texas Rollergirls are skating tonight. Not clear on what flat track Roller Derby is? Still not sure what it entails? Check out this latest footage, shot at 1,000 frames per second...."
"...So it's the Hell Marys versus the Hotrod Honeys for the Texas Rollergirls 2012 championship. And before the big bout on Saturday, what was the lesson of last month's flat track Roller Derby play-offs? Teamwork is everything...."
"...Never let it be said the Texas Rollergirls take a weekend off. This Saturday, the local flat track Roller Derby innovators head to title playoff mode, before heading to the Fun Fun Fun Aqua Olympics with Mayor Lee Leffingwell on Sunday...."
"...It was about the end of the first period of last weekend's Texas Rollergirls championship bout between the Hotrod Honeys and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers that my fiancee turned and pondered – where's Flash Gorgeous?..."
"...2003: The Texas Rollergirls are formed...."
"...Let's call last month a chance to knock off some rink rust: This weekend's Texas Rollergirls bout is the real season opener, a chance for the 2012 rosters to leave wheel marks along their enemy's backs. And if you know which way this will go, you're a braver pundit that I...."
"...What goes around, comes around. The Texas Rollergirls opened their 2008 season with the Hotrod Honeys taking on last season's champs the Hell Marys, and the Hustlers facing off against the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...Now that their five rookies have a little track time, they'll face this year's most powerful threat, the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers. With a jammer roster that would make New York's all-powerful Gotham Rollergirls nervous, this could be their first real crack at the championship since their 2004-06 run..."
"...Who says Roller Derby isn't a mass spectator sport? Last month, the Minnesota Rollergirls pulled in 8,911 fans for their bout against Wisconsin's Dairyland Dolls. Now it's the Texas Rollergirls' turn for the big crowds as they make the long roll to the bright lights of Downtown..."
"...Our local Texas Rollergirls were nice enough to invite the HaRD Knocks Roller Derby squad from Houston to our fair city this past Sunday but then were not so nice in making them face the hottest Roller Derby team in the world, the Hotrod Honeys. The Honeys are fresh off wins over the Hustlers and the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers and were more than ready for the visiting roller gals from the City of Syrup..."
"...The end of a Texas Rollergirls' season is always a time of mixed emotions, and this year's championship bout is no different. For familiar faces like hard-hitting Hotrod Honeys blocker Maso Kiss, and the Hell Mary's feisty and cerebral jammer Sinnerfold (also responsible for their kick-ass publicity for years), this will be their last time on the flat track, as the comfort and quiet evenings of retirement beckon..."
"...TEXAS ROLLERGIRLS PLAYOFFS It's all cups and coronets this playoff weekend, as the Texas Rollergirls teams jockey for final championship contender position, and veterans and rookies wait to see who is crowned homecoming queen. On the track and on paper, this was supposed to be the Honky Tonk Heartbreakers' year..."
"...Can there be a higher stakes bout? The once unstoppable Hotrod Honeys challenging the resurgent Hell Marys for the 2012 Texas Rollergirls championship. Last month the Honeys pulled off what may be the best bout – or at least the bravest – in Texas' history..."
"...On the line? Bragging rights and the Star of Texas trophy. If that's not enough, there'll be bonus bouts featuring the peewee Derby Brats, Texas Rollergirls' Firing Squad, and Temple's Cen-Tex Sirens..."
"...There hasn't been a Texas Rollergirls’ championship bout in living memory without the Honey's distinctive black and pink on the starting line. Yet for the last three years they’ve rolled away with silver, falling in successive bouts to every other team in the league...."