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ARCH 2020 Year In Review

The opening line from Charles Dickens’ iconic novel “A Tale of Two Cities” aptly described Arch Rival Roller Derby’s 2020. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The former could be said by numerous newfound benchmarks as the League entered their 15th season of operation. Conversely, the latter resulted in outcomes that were equally experienced by all local sports franchises plagued by the pandemic…and society as a whole. In reflection, the last calendar year turn...

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2021 Hall of Fame Revealed

Arch Rival Roller Derby recently revealed their inaugural class of their official Arch Rival Hall of Fame. Those inducted were voted upon by a collaborative effort from both former and current skaters, officials and non-skating personnel. Five skaters, one official and a pair of non-skating personnel were selected for the inaugural class, many of which participated with the League during its foundation in 2005. Skaters inducted were the following (in alphabetical order): EnYa Nightmare, who comp...

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ARCH Launches Hall of Fame

As Arch Rival Roller Derby continues to patiently wait for a return to competitive play, the League is installing a new component that recognizes those that have been involved in their first fifteen historical years. Last week, the ARCH Board of Directors made the executive decision to implement and oversee an officially league-sanctioned “Arch Rival Hall of Fame” that will have an inaugural class revealed in early 2021. “It takes a village to establish and maintain a roller derby league,...

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM ARCH

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM ARCH RIVAL ROLLER DERBY FOLLOWING TV NEWS REPORT Arch Rival Roller Derby recently participated in a locally-televised news report regarding non-payment of monies owed to us from a national ticket management company that had historically provided support to our events. Not only did this company provide advance ticket support to our local games but also to our annual Trivia Night for table ticket sales. Our working relationship with them has always been fruitful in the past...

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(Written by Muckety Muck – Announcer and Vice-President of Arch Rival Roller Derby) Howdy, ARCH Nation! I hope you are staying safe in this wiggly world and keeping in stride by protecting yourself and others. During these idle times, ARCH has been paying close attention to the operation of the roller derby universe while maintaining patterns of policy internally. No doubt, our athletes miss the flat-track and competing in front of their families, friends and fans, but from the get-go, ARC...

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Column by Brian Ledford Photos by Bob Dunnell, Lynn Terry, Jim Koclanes, Amy Whited-Hylton, Kelly Hecker and Michelle Sickbert – (click on an image to open in a new tab) As flat-track roller derby started its rapid ascent as a St. Louis sports attraction during the first decade of the 2000s, newer audiences attending Arch Rival games at All-American Sports Mall in South County gravitated towards individual skaters that piqued their interest, whether it was because of their athleticism or p...

Given the current local guidelines of large gatherings in response to COVID-19, ARCH has decided to postpone the Saturday, March 21 event at Midwest Sport Hockey. Of course, this is a huge disappointment – but it is in the best interest of our league members, fans, and community to help combat the spread of COVID-19. St. Louis County restrictions on public events are being monitored closely and we will make changes accordingly to remain in compliance. As of now, this event has been moved t...

Arch Rival’s B-team, the Nemesis, recently revealed their charter for the 2020 season. Last year’s squad competed at the “Great B Team Skateoff” post-season tournament this past October, where they finished eighth. “We finished last season strong at B champs and are looking forward to an even stronger 2020 season,” said Nemesis co-captain Gnarley Quinn. “We are so excited to see what we can accomplish with our amazing talent this year!” Here is the charter for the...

The primary travel team of Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) recently revealed their charter for their upcoming campaign within the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The 20-skater charter includes 14 returnees that were a part of last season’s complexion that competed in the bronze medal game at last November’s WFTDA International Championships. ARCH, who finished 2019 with a 6-4 record, is currently ranked third internationally. Two blockers are ARCH veterans that were members of...

(BALLWIN, MO) Saturday’s results from Arch Rival Roller Derby saw the League’s defending champions clinch a future trophy berth while another squad claimed their first win of the season that kept their respective title chances intact. In the twin bill at Midwest Sport Hockey, ARCH defending local champs the Smashinistas topple the M-80s, 283-103, while Rebel Skate Alliance snared a 208-122 victory over the Stunt Devils. With their dominating win, the Smashies finished the regular season perf...