May 082013
 

DDG employ Killbox strategy to victory

By Sunny Montgomery

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Junk Drawer makes a GRRR face at opposing pivot. Photo by Johnna Mckee of Speakeasy Studios.

On April 20, the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky (ROCK) faced off against the Dixie Derby Girls (DDG) of Huntsville, AL, during the first home bout of the 2013 season.  After two full seasons of coverage, I was finally in the swing of things. As I entered the arena, I delighted in its familiarity.

The arena smelled of hot dogs and beer.  Beyonce blared from the speakers overhead while the Pebbles, ROCK’s junior roller derby, chased each other excitedly through the crowd.  I nodded hello to the photographers, the score-keepers, even the avid fan who never misses a home bout and who brings a bean bag chair from home so that he may lounge comfortably in the suicide seating.

I took a seat close to the action, opened my notebook and peered onto the track where ROCK was warming up.  I squinted and adjusted my glasses…

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