July 16, 2012. Traveling down Hwy 321 or Hwy 421 you may have seen billboards featuring Boone’s local roller derby team. Those larger than life billboards only give a glimpse of what live roller derby is really like. Picture two female skaters from the Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG), skating at rapid speeds and performing in a high intensity game, which is called, in the derby world, a “bout.” Sweat pours down their noses and they wait for the whistle to start the jam.
Feb. 20, 2012. BOONE — Kicking off their 2012 season, the Appalachian Roller Girls of Boone are playing the Speed Demons of Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Metrolina Trade Expo.