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They’re chomping at the bit to start a new campaign! Arch Rival Roller Derby begins their 13th season of eight-wheeled action this Saturday night at Midwest Sports Hockey at Ballwin, Missouri’s Queeny Park (570 Weidman Rd.) In the twin-bill of women’s action that launches at 6:30 p.m., defending ARCH League Champions, the Stunt Devils, face longtime rivals the Smashinistas while the M-80s face the returning Rebel Skate Alliance in the nightcap. Tickets at the door are $15 while childre...

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ARCH Awards Night Winners!

(ST. LOUIS, MO) On Saturday night, Arch Rival Roller Derby presented their 2018 ARCH League Awards at the Heavy Anchor in the Bevo Neighborhood. The event recognized winners in 35 separate categories that involved both local and travel teams. In the “Fan Favorite Award” that was determined by the voting public online, Arch Rival All-Stars and Stunt Devils’ jammer Bricktator was selected as the recipient. In voting held within the league, M-80s’ blocker Boomeryang won “Rookie of the Yea...

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Psst! Arch Rival Roller Derby wants to let you in on a secret! They’re super-excited about the upcoming 2018-19 local season that launches in December! Returning back to a format that was last visited in 2014, ARCH events at Midwest Sport Hockey within Queeny Park will contain a pair of ARCH games. This is the direct result of Rebel Skate Alliance returning to the four-team fold. In short, the quartet of franchises will compete at every ARCH event this season. The four squads will compete in a...

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(NEW ORLEANS, LA) For the Arch Rival Roller Derby All Stars, the post-season missive that was coveted didn’t materialize but the team was able to collect a weekend win that ended their campaign on a positive note. St. Louis, currently ranked fourth globally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), competed at the governing body’s international championships held in the Crescent City. After falling to fifth-ranked Denver, 204-134, in Friday’s quarterfinal round, ARCH rebounded...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO)  The third, and final, stage of ARCHs “End of the World Re-draft” held Thursday night at the Skatium resulted in seven players added to the League’s quartet of home franchises. ARCH’s 2018-19 local campaign launches on Saturday, December 15 at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park in Ballwin, Missouri. Returning to a presentation that was last featured four seasons ago, each evening of ARCH’s seven event schedule contains a pair of full-length Arch Rival games. Thursday...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO)  Stage Two of Arch Rival Roller Derby’s “End of the World Redraft” held Thursday night resulted in fifteen area skaters collectively being added to the League’s quartet of local franchises. ARCH’s 2018-19 intraleague campaign makes a return to a four-team format on Saturday, December 15 at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park in Ballwin. Returning to a presentation that was last featured four seasons ago, each evening of ARCH’s seven event schedule contains a pair of ...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO) The first official move of Arch Rival Roller Derby’s return to a four-team local complexion took place Thursday night with the League’s “End of the World Re-Draft” held at the Skatium. The re-draft was under the jurisdiction of the ARCH’s Coaching Committee. First, the returning skaters from last year’s local squads were placed into four equal groups based on skill set. The quartet then went through a series of game-show-like selections that resulted in the team name ...

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To our wonderful fans of Arch Rival Roller Derby! We are looking forward to another great local season of flat-track action that returns to Midwest Sport Hockey on Saturday, December 15. And with the new campaign that lies ahead, a return to something familiar is on the horizon. For the first time since 2014, ARCH returns to a “four local team format.” Alongside the defending champion Stunts Devils, the Smashinistas and the M-80s, prior local collective Rebel Skate Alliance re-joins ...

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(Story by Brian Ledford for Arch City Media – Pictures by Bob Dunnell) Sarah Arnosky is no stranger to a pair of skates. Raised in Michigan, the current St. Louis resident first participated in ice skating at the age of eight and progressed to competitions as she reached her early teens. By nature, the loops, lutzes and jumps that were commonplace for routines resulted in a physical portfolio that was equal parts strength and balance. Then at 15, Arnosky transitioned into the discipline of...

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(Story by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (A CORUNA, SPAIN) For a weekend competing in Spain, Arch Rival Roller Derby’s most powerful phase uttered was in Latin. “Veni. Vidi. Vici.” Translated to English, it means, “I came. I saw. I conquered.” And for the St. Louis-based All-Stars competing at the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) global playoff round held at Palacio de los Deportes de Riazor this past weekend, they hit the trifecta. Entering the 12-tame bracketed...