March 29, 2012. After opening their second season with a victory over the Speed Demons of Charlotte on Feb. 25 in Charlotte, the Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG) will travel to play the Uncivil Warriors of Richmond’s River City Rollergirls (RCR) Saturday, March 31. The game will be played at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 5 p.m., tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com. Most recently, ARG beat the Speed Demons of Charlotte 114-102, after coming back from 20 points behind at the half. “Our girls have alot of fight in them, and are in good physical condition.” said ARG skater Diesel Pusher aka Shannon Hampton, owner of Hampton Grading Inc. “We usually always have a better second half than the first.”
River City Rollergirls have two teams in their league, and they were launched in 2006. ARG has not played against the RCR’s Uncivil Warriors, but some of ARG’s skaters have played with their opponents at workshops and invitational skating events. “I am looking forward to the Richmond game, it’s always exciting to play teams for the first time because you never really know what to expect,” said ARG skater Ashinator aka Ashley Laws, student and bartender at Woodlands BBQ.
ARG has a full schedule ahead with the Richmond game on April 31, then away to bout the French Broads of Asheville on April 7, followed by their first home bout of the season on April 28 here in Boone at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center on ASU Campus. ARG will play the Miss B-Havers from Charlotte on April 28.
ARG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and is made up of local women ages 18 and up. To find out more about your local rollergirls or how to join as a skater, volunteer, referee or non-skating official, visit appalachianrollergirls.com or email [email protected].