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Apr 252011
On Saturday April 16th, Skateworld opened its doors to its beloved San Diego Roller Derby fans for the 3rd game of the 2011 season. This time around, the SDRD Starlettes had their eyes on Sac City Roller Girls; both teams had played against each other 3 weeks earlier in the 2nd Annual Dustbowl Invitational: How the West Was Won hosted by Derby Revolution of Bakersfield. You must have read about our loss against Sac City at the tournament which landed us in 4th place. So, if you know the Starlettes, you probably know that they were more than ready for sweet revenge. Would you like to know how this game ended? Keep reading!
Our Black and White team kicked off the night with a game lead by White Team Pivot, Nicci Two Skates and Black Team Pivot, Coach B. Stang. They played a tight 30 minute game that allowed our crowd to see just how much jammers Snow Bunny On Wheelz and Tutu Tuff have improved their skills, nothing stops these girls from getting through the pack! There were also some new faces to see, including Catty Mojo and NeuralizeHER. It seems like these teams just really like to be nice to each other. Black vs White have played each other three times this season. The first game was won by Black, second by White and last Saturday, Black took the win again.
The Starlettes and Sac City Roller Girls laced up their skates and were ready to hit the floor by 6:00 pm. The game started off with jams lead by Icepax for SDRD and Spankenstien from SCRG. Both teams strategized well and played a hard 60 minute game, keeping the score close the entire time. The win could have gone to any team, but SCRG jammer got herself a major penalty towards the end and was sent to the box; this gave MVP jammer of the night, Dee Troit a chance to score some major points. Although the game never ended as a result of it being called off by the head referee, Tomikaze, the score ended at 130-113 Starlettes. Congrats to MVP Blockers, Team Captain Lady Diesel and Robin Ur Pride and MVP jammers, Dee Troit and Wicked Angel. You ladies made us proud!
Did you miss all the action last Saturday? Not to worry! You can follow SDRD on the road to Ventura. We are preparing and training hard to participate the Battle of the Coast 2011 hosted by the Ventura County Derby Darlins. This will be a full weekend of roller derby fun taking place the weekend of May 14, 2011. SDRD’s Bandettes will also be hosting their first game of the season at Skateworld on May 21, 2011. Don’t miss it!! Tickets are available right now through your favorite derby girl, online or at the door the day of the bout.
Thank you fans for attending our game and supporting our charity of the month, Hogar Infantil La Gloria. We would also like to thank our vendors and a very special thank you to Coach and roller derby legend, John Hall for being our announcer. 
Jan 062010

Holley Car Brader: Sadly, my time with San Diego Roller Derby is coming to an end as my husband and I will be moving back to Ohio next week. I am sad to have to leave my teammates so soon, especially with our much anticipated season opener January 23 only a few weeks away.

Lady Diesel: When Holley announced to the team that her and her husband where going to be moving away, being that I am the team captain, looked at the upcoming home schedule, and decided there was no way I wanted to lose one of our strongest players. She helped us get to where we are today and we need Holley when we go up against the ladies of the OC Rollergirls.

Holley Car Brader: My time with San Diego Roller Derby started on a Tuesday night when a couple of the ladies came over to me during an Adult Night skate session at Skateworld. They took a chance on me and this past year, skating with the team, has been unforgettable. During this year our team has grown to be a group of dedicated, close-knit sisters. Skating with these girls has become such an important part of my life. Every woman on this team has helped shape me into the skater that I am today.

Lady Diesel: There she was, skating with a friend, when we so rudely interrupted and invited her to the next practice. Little did any of us know what an asset she was going to be to our league. Holley’s passion and dedication to learning the sport has been a positive influence to the team.

Holley Car Brader: During this year’s holiday gift exchange was a heartfelt look back at how our team has flourished. I was brought to tears by the gift in my stocking from these ladies… a plane ticket back to San Diego so that I can play in our first home bout! I am truly blessed to have such a classy group of ladies in my life.
Lady Diesel:I think the letter read something like this…. “Pack your bags; we cannot imagine playing our first home game without you.”

Saturday, January 23, 2010 roller derby will be back in action at Skateworld! This is the debut home season for San Diego Roller Derby’s Starlettes and we are excited to play in front of our fans, friends, and family. Playing our 2009 season on the road was a true test to our dedication and hard-work. With the support of our coaches, Skateworld, husbands, and significant others, we have trained hard, driven all over Southern California, broken some bones, shed some tears, worn snuggies during pre-game time, taken oxygen at half-time, survived being ejected from a bout, played with and against the lovely ladies of Disaster City, and even lost some money in Las Vegas. Even with all the memories from the 2009 season, nothing will compare to playing at our home rink, in front of our fans.

Come watch YOUR Starlettes take on the Psycho Ex-Girlfriends of the OC Rollergirls. January 23, 2010, doors open at 5:00PM and the action starts at 5:30PM. Want to get your tickets in advance? Stop by Skateworld and you can purchase them there Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, or weekends during their open skating sessions. You can also get ’em from any SDRD member – just ask us! We hope you will join us on the 23rd – and don’t forget about the “After Party”! We’ll be headin’ over to Victor’s Cocktail Lounge for some food & drinks after the bout! We hope to see you there!

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