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.
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.
As 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.