April 13, 2012. After taking a brutal beating last year from the Blue Ridge Rollergirl’s French Broads of Asheville our local Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG) were determined to beat them in Asheville this year.
Last year when ARG hosted the French Broads here, in Boone, the Roller Girls lost by a humiliating 80. ARG had the lead for most of this game by about 20-40 points, but near the last 10 minutes of the second half ARG got into some serious penalty trouble. This allowed the French Broads to score some points and take the lead. It came down to the very last jam. ARG skater Diesel Pusher, aka Shannon Hampton scored the much needed winning points.
Diesel Pusher received MVP jammer for her efforts. “I had to dig deep for the extra energy at the end of the game,” saidHampton. “It was awesome to receive the award for MVP. I really owe my success to my blockers for helping me get through and score some points.”
The MVP blocker award went to Rolli Canolli, aka Jennifer Pillow, ARG president. “I’m honored to win MVP,” said Pillow, “but it is all because of my teammates’ great communication and determination to win. We gave our all for ARG on Saturday.”
ARG will be hosting the first home bout of their 2012 season at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday April 28 at 5 p.m.. Tickets are on sale in advance for $10 online at www.theholmescenter.com and at Boone retail locations Black Cat Burrito, Lucky Penny and Boone Drug at Deerfield. Game day tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Kids 12 and under are free and ASU/Caldwell student tickets with student ID are $5. For more information visit Appalachianrollergirls.com or email [email protected]