ARCH Local Title Up For Grabs This Saturday!

This Saturday night at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (510 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO), Arch Rival Roller Derby presents its 2017 Local Championship where a pair of legacy squads claim to hoist hardware.

G1In the title game that launches at 6:30 p.m., defending league queenpins the Stunt Devils (2-2) aim for a “three-peat” in their meeting with the undefeated Smashinistas (4-0).

The Smashies concluded their unblemished regular season with a 232-207 booster over the Stunts on April Fools Day. In the 25-point duke, the camo-clad troopers didn’t fool around and utilized a 37-0 rally deep for their two-game sweep of the daredevils.

Jammer Bolt Action topped her team’s ledger with 66 points while Harmony Killerbruise added 57 and Flash and Salty contributed 43 and 42, respectively. Propelling the scoring were blockers Smarty McFly, Shimmy Hoffa, Cloak N’ Drag-Her, Rumbledore, Holliver Fist, Birdsong, Rock Slobster, Wicked Witch of the Midwest and Detta.

G1In order to claim their first ARCH trophy since 2014, the Smashinistas have to top their opposition that, even with a 2-2 record, still accumulated a mind-melting 220 points-per-game average heading into this weekend.

The focus of the Stunt Devils’ jamming rotation is Bricktator, who accumulated 89 points in the early-April foreshadower. Psychokid D’ Freakout has had numerous 50-plus point outputs during the year and both Aggie Wartooth and Violet Opposition are also capable of collecting multi-lap scores.

Imperative to the Daredevils’ third straight title is the work of the blocking schema, paced by Shear-Ra Powers, Nox, Beaver Knievel, Bruise Almighty, Fletch A Sketch, Hakuna Renata, Goldie Blocks, Pegasass, Joan of Spark, Stormin’ Norma, Wonder Thighs, Cruella Belle-ville and Hardcore Parkour.

G1Although the Stunts suffered a pair regular season losses to the Smashies, a Saturday victory definitely results in a scenario of “the one that laughs last laughs the loudest.”

Saturday’s double header also sports the local title game of GateKeepers Roller Derby. In a projected barn-burner, defending GKRD Turf Wars kingpins the Raiders of Forest Park (2-2) tangles with the Central West Friends (3-1).

Saturday’s event also features musical performances by the Ballwin chapter of the School of Rock.

All tickets are $10 while children ten and under get in free.

(Photos by Bob Dunnell)

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Muckety Muck

Muckety Muck has been a co-announcer for Arch Rival Roller Derby since 2008. Writes Arch Rival previews and recaps for Arch City Sports, a St. Louis-based sports website.

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