May 4th, 2013
By Scrum Puddin'
Photos by Junior
Fishers, Ind. – After a slow start and several lead changes, Circle City Derby Girls’ Socialites overcame Vette City Roller Derby’s Vixens in front of CCDG’s home crowd at The Forum in Fishers, Indiana. Fans leapt to their feet cheering during a nail-biting final jam that clinched a 169-168 win for the Socialites.
After five low-scoring jams that kept the two teams neck-and-neck, Vette City scored 9 points and pulled ahead with a 15-point lead. By the 13th jam of the night, the Vixens led by 50 points, but that lead was suddenly cut in half by a 25-point jam from Circle City’s Wicked Baum-Chele. Socialite Vivi Section then added 20 points on the board, bringing the home team within 5 points of the Vixens. The ladies in green led by 2 points by the end of the 20th jam, but four lead changes in the first half left Vette City up by 7 points at halftime.
The Socialites and Vixens traded lead four more times in the second half, although Circle City maintained a solid lead for 18 of the 23 jams in the second period. Blockers for the Socialites helped maintain this advantage by building solid walls that made it difficult for Vette City jammers to score for much of the second half. Devil Woman and Nova Blaze showcased their tenacious positional blocking to hold back Vette City’s jammers, while Shock Hop and Spleana Rupture pounded on them with vicious hits. Beattie Sedgwick came to Circle City’s jammers’ aid on more than one occasion with powerful shoulder hits to Vette City’s blockers, and birthday girl Trudy Bauchery’s powerful hits made it a rough night for the Vixens’ jammers.
Ultimately, it was Circle City’s strategic playing that allowed them to dominate Vette City, and it literally came down to the last seconds of the bout. Vette City started the final jam of the night with a 5-point lead and on a power jam with Socialites jammer Cassie Khaos in the penalty box. Circle City sent Wicked Baum-Chele to the track as pivot, backed by heavy-hitting blockers Beattie Sedgwick, Cherry Slapstick, and Ionic Bondage. After returning to the track from the penalty box, Cassie Khaos passed the star to Baum-Chele, who proceeded to score 15 points to Vette City’s 7. The last points that brought Circle City the win were scored just before the jam clock expired, with anxious fans on their feet, intensely watching as Wicked Baum-Chele exploded past two Vette City blockers.
The win over Vette City gives the Socialites a 3-1 record for their fifth season. They travel to northern Indiana next where they face off against the South Bend Roller Girls on May 11.
May 4th, 2013
By Scrum Puddin'
Photos by Junior
Fishers, Ind. – The Terrorz of Tiny Towns’ Diesel Dollz dominated Circle City’s Party Crashers 274-98 on their home turf at The Forum in Fishers, Indiana, on May 4. The Dollz established a solid lead of 35-7 by the end of the third jam, and the Dollz never relinquished this advantage for the remainder of the night.
Although Party Crashers’ blockers were able to prevent Tiny Towns’ jammers from scoring more than just a few points on most jams, a handful of high-scoring jams for the Dollz allowed them to outscore the Party Crashers by nearly two to one in the first period. The majority of points that Tiny Towns put on the board in the first half were during power jams while Circle City’s Wrecker Becker and Richie Whip were in the box: a 27-point jam, a 22-point jam, a 30-point jam, and an 18-point jam resulted in 97 of the Dollz’ 121 points in the first half. The Party Crashers were able to clinch 30 points from two 15-point power jams of their own, with Robin Sock’em jamming during both. The first period closed at 121-67 for Tiny Towns.
The second period brought more of the same: a slew of non-scoring jams for the Party Crashers, numerous low-scoring jams for the Dollz, and a handful of high-scoring jams for the Dollz. Both teams snagged roughly half their points from power jams, with the Terrorz of Tiny Towns putting 158 points on the board during power jams and the Party Crashers scoring 45 from power jams. The Diesel Dollz prevailed, with a final score of 274-98.
The quick-paced bout was packed with hard hits and even harder falls, with Circle City’s Richie Whip and Wrecker Becker taking some painful-looking spills onto the concrete. Both skaters – who did double-duty as jammers and blockers – retaliated with ferocious hits of their own. Their brutal hits, along with those of power-blockers Bona Contention and Tiny Ann Mighty, prevented Tiny Towns from scoring in 21 of the night’s 47 jams. Unfortunately for Circle City, the Diesel Dollz proved to be even tougher, and continued to pound on the Party Crashers. Circle City’s Gunn Hoe was sent face-first into the concrete during the second period, ending the jam early as the medics rushed onto the track. Fortunately, Gunn was up and back on the track soon after.
The Party Crashers’ loss to Tiny Towns brings them to a 1-1 record for the season. Next the team travels to northern Indiana where they battle the South Bend Roller Girls on May 11.
CCDG is an independent women’s flat-track roller derby league based in Indianapolis. We compete with roller derby teams throughout the Midwest, and host our popular home season bouts at the Forum in Fishers, Ind. We are skater-owned and -operated, with a network of dedicated volunteers and fans who help make our league thrive. We aim to provide opportunities for skaters of all levels to play roller derby. For more information about the league, visit our About Page.
The Socialites won in a nail-biting bout against Vette City (Bowling Green, Ky.) that came down to the final jam! The final score was 169 to 168. The Party Crashers lost to the Terrorz of Tiny Town (Columbus, Ind.) with a score of 98 to 274.
The Circle City Derby Girls were recently featured in the Indianapolis Star. Check out the article, Roller derby helps local women feel like big wheels, featuring interviews with Vivi Section and Faye Stunaway.
The Circle City Derby Girls participated in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday March 15th in downtown Indianapolis.