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July’s Capital Defender of the Month: Toni Smasheries!

Name: Toni Smasheries Number: 65 What’s the story behind your name and number? I was living in Houston when I started playing with Houston Roller Derby. I wanted a derby name with my cajun roots and my brother-in-law Jason Heil came up with my name. My number is my son Zachary’s birthday, 0605. I just took out the zeros. What positions do you play? All of them: Pivot, Blocker, and Jammer. What’s your favorite thing about derby? Hitting people… legally. What first attracted to derby? Kat Tasotpe got me to go to Houston Roller Derby tryouts. She skates with the … Continue reading

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6/22 GAME DAY NOTES: All-Stars vs. Spindletop Rollergirls

On Saturday, June 22, your Red Stick Roller Derby All-Stars return home to Baton Rouge with a rematch against the Spindletop Rollergirls! Red Stick Roller Derby All-Stars (#3 Derby South) (2-1) @ Spindletop Rollergirls (0-4) Location: Leo’s Rollerland 1717 North Airway Drive Baton Rouge, LA  70815 VIEW MAP Time: Doors open at 6PM, bout starts at 7PM Tickets: $8 general admission, $6 for students; children 11 and under get in free per one adult ticket holder

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June’s All-Star of the Month: Rae Action!

Name: Rae Action Number: 80HG What’s the story behind your name and number? By day I am an Environmental Chemistry PhD student so my name is a play on the word “reaction”.. like, chemical reaction.. Get it? OK…  My number is the atomic number and symbol for mercury. It’s my favorite element (not the planet). It’s pretty but dangerous. Also, if you say eighty-H-G really fast it sounds like ADHD. What positions do you play? Blocker What is your favorite thing about derby? I have two favorite things: The people and the athletic challenge. The derby community is so supportive … Continue reading

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DIG Magazine Says: Do Derby This Summer

Okay, so maybe DIG Magazine didn’t say it exactly the way we put it in the title of this entry, but! they did include your local Red Stick Roller Derby league on their list of 30 ways to enjoy summer in Baton Rouge titled Here Comes the Sun. Here’s what they had to say about dear old RSRD: Catch a Red Stick Roller Derby match There are ample opportunities to catch Baton Rouge’s all-female, full-contact, flat-track roller derby league, Red Stick Roller Derby, in action over the summer. There are three home matches – June 22, July 21 and August … Continue reading

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June’s Capital Defender of the Month: MillerTime!

Name: MillerTime Number: 929 What’s the story behind your name and number? Well, my first team (Mississippi Brawl Stars) already called me Miller and we just added time onto it so they wouldn’t have to learn a new name. It was also a nickname from high-school.  My original number was 5pm but WFTDA doesn’t recognize lower case letters so I changed it due to how common 5 is. What positions do you play? I jam more than anything right now. I’m learning how to be a better pivot and I like to block but don’t get to do it as … Continue reading

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