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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...

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The perpetual flat-track frenzy for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) continues this Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. at Midwest Sport Hockey in Queeny Park (570 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO). The fourth event of the six-game, regular season cycle finds the ARCH defending champions, the Smashinistas (2-0), in a tangle with the Stunt Devils (1-1). The Smashies kept their current record unblemished, and pushed their overall win streak to seven games, with their 242-191 victory over the M-80s earlier this mont...

Arch Rival Roller Derby, like leagues the world over, is filled with people who devote their time, bodies, and passion to the sport we all love so much. It’s not easy to acknowledge that a space and community that are so important to us is not immune to the problems of the larger society. The ongoing conversation about sexual harassment and assault, happening both globally and within the derby community, is one that we all need to participate in. We recognize that we all have growth to do. Arc...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby is excited to announce that we will be a part of the 31st Annual Working Women’s Survival Show. The three-day event takes place Friday-Sunday, February 23-25 at the St. Charles Convention Center (One Convention Plaza, St. Charles, MO.) Historically, ARCH will be the first women’s sports franchise that has appeared at the event. Not only will we have our own booth at the event for the whole weekend but we will also be presenting our “Power Jam: Get to Know STL Roller...

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Story by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell (BALLWIN, MO) At the local season midpoint, the defending champions for Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) possesses an unblemished record. This was the direct result of the Smashinistas’ 242-191 victory over the M-80s Saturday at Midwest Sport Hockey. Now 2-0 in local play, the Smashies look to maintain their perfect ledger when action resumes for the six-event regular season at Queeny Park on Saturday, February 24. Although the defending ch...