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(Recap by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) The Stunt Devils claimed the 2017-18 Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) local championship Saturday night at Midwest Sport Hockey with a 215-198 victory over the defending champions, the Smashinistas. In a topsy-turvy finale that saw numerous nail-biting moments, the Stunts utilized a 35-1 second-period run deep en route to the team’s 17-point victory over the defending champs and their fifth trophy overall. “We forgot that we w...

The perpetual story of St. Louis’ first women’s flat-track roller derby franchise repeatedly contains the word “evolution.” Founded in 2005 as the Arch Rival Roller Girls, the League evolved into a chartered member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association in September 2007. Since then, the League has evolved their on-track play to the point of consistently achieving Top 10 status within the governing body’s set of international rankings. In 2016, the League evolved by changing its...

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A title is ready to be claimed this Saturday night! Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) presents their local championship game at Queeny Park’s Midwest Sport Hockey (510 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO) where in the 6:30 p.m. contest, the defending champs, the Smashinistas, tangle with the Stunt Devils. The Smashies (2-2) have dropped their last two contests, which included a 272-218 setback to the M-80s earlier this month. In the contest, the troopers were low on numbers as four starters were out of the...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) For the flat-track faction known as the Smashinistas, the defending local champions of St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby, Saturday’s 272-218 setback to the M-80s resulted in mixed emotions. In the quad-skate contest held at Midwest Sport Hockey in front of 650 spectators, the 54-point loss to the “mighty mateys” resulted in the team’s second straight defeat and final regular season finish of 2-2. That could be considered a bit of a downer. But ...

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The final regular season local game for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) takes place this Saturday night and the ending result will determine the teams that will appear at the League’s trophy tilt that takes place later this month. The Smashinistas (2-1) tangle with the M-80s (1-2) in the 6:30 p.m. tussle held at Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO). If the M-80s claim victory on Saturday, all three ARCH local teams will finish the regular season with identical 2-2 records. The pa...

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(Recap by Muckety Muck – Photo Credit: Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) Saturday’s flat track action for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) featured plenty of intrigue, drama and eye-opening moments. The M-80s upended the Stunt Devils 201-199 with a come-from-behind victory on the game’s final rotation and kept their post-season dreams alive. Going into the game, the then-winless M-80s faced a direct situation if they wanted to be considered a component of the League’s April 28 championship fi...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) After competing in front of a record-setting 1,200 fans at Queeny Park last month, a St. Patrick’s Day donnybrook is slotted for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) this Saturday at Midwest Sport Hockey (570 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO). In the 6:30 p.m. contest, the Stunt Devils (2-1) clash with the M-80s (0-2) in the League’s fifth cycle of the six-game regular season docket. Much intrigue will be focused on the winless M-80s, who haven’t fielded a complete line-up throu...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO) After a multi-session tryout, Arch Rival Roller Derby’s traveling b-team, the Saint Lunachix, revealed their 18-skater charter Tuesday evening. The squad, who finished 6-4 and seventh overall in the “Hostile TACOver” post-season tournament last October, is finalizing their 2018 schedule and have a full reveal shortly. Here is the charter for the 2018 ARCH Saint Lunachix (in alphabetical order): Aggie Wartooth Birdsong Bloody Gaga Bruise Almighty Carmina Piranha ...

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(ST. LOUIS, MO) After an intense, multi-day tryout, the primary travel team for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) has now put into place the foundation that will represent the League at Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) sanctioned games, invitationals and tournaments in 2018. ARCH, currently ranked sixth internationally by the WFTDA, revealed Saturday night their 20-skater charter that will represent the St. Louis-based league that has gained entry to the governing body’s Internation...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) Saturday’s outcomes from local play from Arch Rival Roller Derby resulted in a dramatic shift in the leagues’ current hierarchy. The Stunt Devils upended the defending champion Smashinistas, 216-191, that resulted in the pairs’ identical 2-1 records with one game left in hand by each for the remainder of the regular season. Saturday’s event, which also featured a junior derby exhibition between St. Louis Junior Derby’s Untamed Youth and Minor Threa...