Tag Archives: roller derby

Slayers ready for grudge match versus Juneau Rollergirls

The Sitka Sound Slayers celebrate their state tournament win in Wasilla on April 23, 2016.Sitka Sound Slayers Double DeckHer (Betsy Decker), Barb Gored'em (Carlene Gagnon), and Risky Mistress (Sarah Newhouse) discuss this weekend's state championship rematch against Juneau, 7 PM Sat May 14, Hames Center, tickets $15 at Old Harbor Books. In April the Slayers defeated Juneau in the finals of the state roller derby tournament. Juneau is returning in a grudge match. Downloadable audio.

Slayers crowned state roller derby champs

13094320_1338341586180955_5443757339578815174_nThe Sitka Sound Slayers were triumphant at the "United We Roll" State Tournament in Wasilla last weekend (4/22/16 - 4/23/16).

We’re Number 2! Slayers roll to second-place in state tourney

According to Newhouse, the Slayers treat each other like family. "We want to be competitive, but competition will never replace fun." (Sitka Sound Slayers photo)Sitka has the number-two roller derby team in the state. The Sitka Sound Slayers lost only two games in the state roller derby tournament over the weekend (May 16-17) -- both to the Rage City Rollergirls from Anchorage.

Slideshow: Derby girls discover ‘internal roar’

150219_DYPDERBY1_woolseyAs part of Discover Your Potential Week at Blatchley Middle School in Sitka, twenty girls joined seventh-grade science teacher Bridgette Whitcomb (aka "The Filthy Oar") and other members of the Sitka Sound Slayers to learn about the sport of flat-track Roller Derby.

Sitka Sound Slayers: A women’s movement on wheels

Slayers L to R: Sarah Ferrency, founding member Jennifer Olney Miller, and league president Cori Schumejda. Derby revived in 2001 as a sport owned and operated by women. (Photos courtesy of Sitka Sound Slayers)The sport of flat track roller derby is booming in Alaska. The Sitka Sound Slayers got rolling two years ago and boast 29 members on their roster. But how did this former spectacle turn into a bonafide sport?

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The Sitka School District goes looking for teachers in Seattle. Roller derby picks up speed across Southeast. And is Juneau healthier than Sitka? Don't make us laugh.

Derby on the mind

NitrojenSitka's new roller derby team revealed its name tonight: Sitka Sound Slayers. One of the team's organizers, Nitrojen, said women of all skill levels are encouraged to check it out -- they'll be practicing for about a year before they start competing in bouts.