Taking a derby name, says Stephanie Kruse, “is a chance to say who you are, or who you’d like to be.” (Slayers photo)

Lisa Hutton (aka Hotwheelz) and Stephanie Kruse (Titan) with the Sitka Sound Slayers Roller Derby League discuss this weekend’s game against the Rat City Throttle Rockets (7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Hames Center, tickets $15 at Old Harbor Books, kids 5 and under free). The two teams met last year and Sitka scored a narrow victory. Roller Derby is a nationwide women’s club sport organized by the Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Teams compete to earn a place in national rankings. KCAW’s Emily Kwong published an award-winning story about the sport in 2014

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