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By Dan Rudy 

Tent City a wrap


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

At far left, Petersburg jammer Dark Flow RideHer tries to slam through a pack of opponents during Saturday's Fool's Gold Mash-Up. Hosted by Wrangell's Garnet Grit Betties, the matches featured more than two dozen skaters and an assortment of referees, scorekeepers and volunteers from around the region.

Another year's Tent City Days wrapped up over the weekend, culminating in a post-roller derby party out on the town late Saturday.

"It went pretty good," said Kelly Gunderson, who helped organize this year's events. "Especially with the derby girls."

The Garnet Grit Betties

hosted a special bout for the event. Twenty-eight women donned pads and skates and took to a converted track at the high school gym Saturday afternoon. Coming from six

different communities, they formed two "mash-up" rosters that went against each other over the course of four bouts.

The basic premise of the sport is t...

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