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D1S: #1 Rose City justifies their rank with win over #2 Angel City, 227-120

D1S: #1 Rose City justifies their rank with win over #2 Angel City, 227-120 Photo credit: Hellslinger. capobianco-photography.squarespace.com/

Seattle, WA – Always the bridesmaid and never the bride, Angel City’s Hollywood Scarlets once again came up short in their quest for playoffs gold, falling to the finely tuned and well-oiled Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice machine in the final game of the weekend.

D1S: #6 Seattle makes it rain over #11 Madison, 225-83

D1S: #6 Seattle makes it rain over #11 Madison, 225-83 Photo credit: Hellslinger. capobianco-photography.squarespace.com/

SEATTLE, WA – Home turf advantage seemed to rule the day, as the #6 seeded Rat City overcame a feisty #11 seed Mad Rollin’ Dolls in the second game of the first day of Division 1 WFTDA playoffs in the Emerald City. Rat City was fighting to carve out a shot at working their way up the bracket in search of a medal, while Madison seemed initially hell bent on furthering their reputation as bracket busters.

All Aboard the S.S. Roller Derby Podcast

Get to know the newest derby podcast that digs into the human side of the sport

“Don’t do it.”

I’d been thinking about starting my own roller derby podcast for at least a year before I finally decided to move ahead with plans to make it happen. When I first put out the word that I was going to do it, that was the response from more than one well-meaning friend.

And I get it: running a podcast is difficult enough on its own, given the technical aspects and the fact that we all have busy lives. Producing something on a schedule is tough. Add in the wide world of a very opinionated souls that make up roller derby, and it can also sometimes be rough sailing to navigate feelings around one topic or another. Derby has had only a few long-lasting podcasts (the excellent Derby Deeds comes to mind), and they usually ended simply because the folks running the shows hit burn-out.

D1V: #5 Terminal City topples #10 Arizona Tent City Terrors, 231-95

D1V: #5 Terminal City topples #10 Arizona Tent City Terrors, 231-95 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC- The second game of day two of Divison 1 playoffs in Vancouver saw the host league, Terminal City, fend off a challenge by Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors, relying on consistent defense and relatively clean game play to prove dominant in the contest. Arizona pulled no punches but ultimately came up short, with a final score of 231-95.

D1V: #8 Stockholm infuriates #9 Queen City, 237-142

D1V: #8 Stockholm infuriates #9 Queen City, 237-142 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC – The second game of Division 1 playoffs at the Olympic Oval in Vancouver saw a match-up between #8 seed Stockholm and #9 seed Queen City, separated in the WFTDA rankings by just six spots. The team from Sweden ended up forging a commanding 95 point win, 237-142.