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By Dan Rudy 

Derby girls skate it out for Fall Brawl


Submitted Photo By Asia Dore Photography

Petersburg jammer "Dark Flow RideHer" and Wrangell blocker "Wreck-It Rach" embrace after being named most-valuable players after Saturday's bout. Winners received little roller derby figures crocheted by referee Dorothy Nagle.

Local roller derby girls with the Garnet Grit Betties bouted with Petersburg's Ragnarök Rollers at the Wrangell High School gym Saturday night. Dubbed the Fall Brawl, the event filled the stands as around 260 spectators came to show their support.

The Betties started out strongly, picking up an early lead and building from there.

"We'd planned on playing a strong defensive game, and they did it well," said the team's coach, Shawna "Baby Cakes" Buness.

By the first half the Betties' jammers had picked up 121 points, while its defense held Petersburg back to 64. Despite making a comeback lat...

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