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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...

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Story by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell In order for the Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars to win their first-ever gold medal in post-season play, they must embark on quite a journey. Literally. Arch Rival, currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), is the top seed at this weekend’s playoff round held in A Coruna, Spain. With automatic placement into the event’s quarterfinals, St. Louis plays Friday night at 6 pm (11 AM St. Louis...

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(NEW ORLEANS, LA) The primary travel teams of Arch Rival Roller Derby had an extremely productive trip to the Crescent City. At the third annual SweatFest invitational, hosted by the Big Easy Roller Girls August 4 & 5, the St. Louis-based teams collectively finished the event 4-1. The Arch Rival Roller Derby All-Stars, currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), claimed a two-game sweep with victories over #6 Texas (253-78) and #11 Atlanta (2...

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Story by Muckety Muck – Photos by Bob Dunnell The primary travel teams of Arch Rival Roller Derby take a trip to the Big Easy this weekend but are fully aware that their derby docket will be anything but easy. At the SweatFest 2018 invitational held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Arch Rival All-Stars, currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), battles with #6 Texas and #11 Atlanta. Meanwhile ARCH’s b-team, the Saint Lunachix, has meeting...

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St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby have found out their post-season fate and it can be best described as “el mas excelente!” The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) recently released their latest set of calculated rankings and revealed the leagues that will appear in playoff tournaments and their respective assignments. Arch Rival was ranked fifth internationally and, as a result, received the top seed in the WFTDA playoff round held in A Coruna, Spain, August 31 through Sept...

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A pair of Arch Rival Roller Derby developmental travel squads embarks to the Cornhusker State this weekend and looks to shuck a pair of victories. ARCH meets the interleague squads of the No Coast Derby Girls Saturday night at NCDG’s home track, the Ice Box located in Lincoln, Nebraska. In the doubleheader that launches at 5:30 pm, Arch Rival’s B-team, the Saint Lunachix, tangles with the No Coast Mad Maxines A-team while ARCH’s C-team, the Fleur De Linquents, battles the No Coast Road War...

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(Photos by Bob Dunnell) (BALLWIN, MO) A pair of Arch Rival Roller Derby travel teams picked up wins at Midwest Sport Hockey Saturday night by utilizing depth and capitalizing on the opposition’s miscues. In their meetings with travel squads from Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, ARCH’s Saint Lunachix collected a 315-125 topper over the Chicago Outfit Syndicate in the opener while in the night cap, ARCH’s Fleur De Linquents claimed a 185-168 come-from-behind triumph over the Chicago Outfit Shade...

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Arch Rival Roller Derby returns to Midwest Sport Hockey this Saturday for flat-track fracases featuring a pair of the League’s developmental travel squads. At the event that launches at 6:30 p.m., ARCH welcomes teams from Chicago Outfit Roller Derby. In the opener, Arch Rival’s Saint Lunachix “B” team tangles with the Outfit’s “A” team, the Syndicate. That contest is followed by ARCH’s “C” team, the Fleur De Linquents, battling the Outfit’s “B” team, the Shade Brigade. ...

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The primary travel team of Arch Rival Roller Derby (ARCH) has reached a new historical benchmark within sanctioned play of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The governing body recently released their calculated rankings and ARCH placed fifth for all international teams eligible for placement in the hierarchy. For the last set of WFTDA rankings released in May, ARCH placed seventh but outcomes against current top-ranked Victorian and second-ranked Rose City at the Big O invi...