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By Dan Rudy 

Garnet Grit girls take fifth at state


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Roller derby girls with the Garnet Grit Betties prepare for their bout against Far North at the state championships in Anchorage, May 23. Wrangell's team won 170 to 95 and placed fifth for its first-ever tournament.

Wrangell's roller derby season came to a positive close last Saturday, with the Garnet Grit Betties taking fifth place at the third annual United We Roll: Alaska Statewide Tournament in Palmer, May 15–17.

"It was a great way to end our season," remarked the team's coach, Shawna Buness. Though the Betties played in two bouts the previous season, this year was the team's first full schedule, and it finished with five wins and three losses.

Ten teams of rollergirls from around the state came together for the competition, as well as two coed teams.

For the Betties' first bout, it met up again...

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