Manchester, NH — In their second and last match-up for the 2012 home team season, the Seabrook Meltdowns and Granite Skate Troopers played an exciting and very close game on Saturday, June 16th, at the JFK Coliseum, with multiple lead changes throughout each period. Going into the bout, the Meltdowns record was at an even 1-1 and the Troopers at 0-2. The Meltdowns finally emerged victorious at 119-77, but the Troopers certainly made them work for it.
With two lead changes in the first three jams, there was no indication this would be a clean sweep. Meltdown jammer Techno Destructo started the game off with a 3-0 lead, which was quickly changed over by Cruliette Lewis of the Troopers to 4-3. McKilla Queen of the Meltdowns took the lead back at 6-5. Jam 5 began the excitement as Game Ovaries and Chuck NU Around scored 9 and 7 points each, and Cruliette Lewis brought the Troopers ahead once again in the next jam, at 21-20. With 8 more lead changes just in the first half and a score of 46-45 going into halftime with McKilla grabbing the game back for the Meltdowns by 1 point, there was no clear winner of the first half. Notable performances included solid and consistent point-scoring by PutUNya Grave of the Troopers and Ethel Lynn Oxide of the Meltdowns.
The second half saw fewer but larger lead changes, with the Troopers taking the score in jam 3 and holding it until jam 8, when Game Ovaries grabbed the lead back for the Meltdowns in a power jam. Gil T. Conscience excited Trooper fans with another change-up that her team’s blockers held onto for their final leading jams. In jam 14 McKilla scored 10 points to begin the Meltdowns victory at 80-77, where the blockers in mean white and green kept the Troopers from scoring again at all. Cee N. Spots, Game Ovaries and Prissassin brought in a chunk of the Meltdowns’ final 119 points. Notable blocking by Jager Raider, Bette Thistlehurt, N. Raging Grace, and Seriously Slam’n kept the score in control for both teams and created quite a stressful and exciting game for all!
MVPs for the Granite Skate Troopers were PutUNya Grave for jamming and N. Raging Grace for blocking. For the Meltdowns it was Jager Raider for blocking and Game Ovaries for jamming.
Going forward with 2-1 and 0-3 records, both teams will play one more time in the regular season, against the 2-0 Nightmares on Elm Street. Catch both games on July 7th and 28th at JFK Coliseum — our last two before the Kennedy Cup Championship on August 11th!
The Nightmares on Elm Street Win New Hampshire Roller Derby’s
First Home Team Championship
MANCHESTER, NH – On August 27, 2011, the Nightmares on Elm Street battled the Granite Skate Troopers in New Hampshire Roller Derby’s first ever Home Team Championship at the JFK Coliseum. The Nightmares came away with the win, 149-46, and took home the coveted Kennedy Cup, or K-Cup, championship trophy.
The Kennedy Cup Trophy (a.k.a. The K-Cup).
Sioux A. Cyde was the first to don the star for the Nightmares and scored a quick 5 points in the first jam. The Troopers fought back with Crueliette Lewis throwing 10 points on the board for her team in the second match up. Both teams held their ground and the score stood at 25-15 at the end of the first quarter, with the Nightmares in the lead. The second quarter included impressive offensive and defensive play from both teams, which brought the score to 61-41 at the half.
Hoebo Peep (#B33R) of GST races off the jammer line against NES' Sioux A. Cyde (#SK8). Photo by Jesse O'Brien.
While the Troopers played hard and strong in the second half, the Nightmares held them virtually scoreless through the first 15 jams. The combined efforts of Nightmares’ jammers led to the team scoring a total of 88 points in the second half. The Troopers’ jammer Hoebo Peep added to her team’s total towards the end of the contest, but the Nightmares finished strong and their captains, Arrow Dynamic and Miss Chiff N. Mayhem, claimed the trophy.
High scorer and Captain Crueliette Lewis and MVP Chicka Chicka Bam Bam led the Troopers’ charge. The Nightmares’ high scorer Makeout Bandit and MVP Sioux A. Cyde aided their team in victory.
The 2011 home season has ended but the three NHRD home teams, including the Seabrook Meltdowns, will be training hard in the off-season. They will be back, ready to battle, in 2012.
New Hampshire Roller Derby’s Skate Free or Die All-Stars Claim Victory over Granite State Roller Derby’s Legislashers
MANCHESTER, NH – In New Hampshire Roller Derby’s last home bout of the 2011 season, NHRD’s Skate Free or Die All-Stars hosted the Legislashers of Granite State Roller Derby. Both teams put forth a tremendous effort but it was Skate Free or Die that earned the 212-47 victory.
Moxie Moonwalk (#J5) jams in the home season finale.
Skate Free or Die came out of the gate strong, scoring 36 points and keeping the Legislashers scoreless in the first four jams. The Legislashers quickly pushed back and with 15 minutes left in the half, they had scored 17 points against Skate Free or Die’s 58. Skate Free or Die earned lead jammer in 7 out of the 8 jams in the second quarter and held the Legislashers to a total of 6 additional points. In the fifteenth jam of the first half, Skate Free or Die jammer Slick Tracy executed a star pass to pivot Makeout Bandit. Bandit scored a total of nine points during that jam to help bring her team to a 96-23 lead at the half.
The Legislashers took the track in the second half and quickly picked up 3 points in the first jam. But Skate Free or Die answered, using a power jam with two Legislasher blockers in the penalty box to their advantage, bringing the score to 162-32 with 15 minutes to go. The Legislashers refused to yield, adding another 15 points to their score. Skate Free or Die claimed the win, 212-47.
High scorers Catcher in the Thigh and Knockturnal Byter, together with MVP Angie O’Nasty, led the Legislashers in their fight against the NHRD All-Stars. Madame Scurrie scored an impressive 51 points as the high scorer for Skate Free or Die. MVP Slick Tracy contributed a stellar combination of jamming and blocking skills in her last bout with NHRD.
Madame Scurrie (#1911) edges around Rabid Ruby (#K911) of Granite State Roller Derby
NHRD’s Skate Free or Die All-Stars will continue their season in the month of September as they take on the Green Mountain Derby Dames on September 17th in Vermont and the Stepford Sabotage of the Connecticut RollerGirls on September 24th in Woodbridge, Connecticut. The GSRD Legislashers will travel to Vermont on September 10th to battle against the Grade A Fancies of the Green Mountain Derby Dames.
NHRD hosted a double-header at the JFK on Saturday, June 18. The SFOD All-Stars hosted the Ironbound Maidens of Garden State Rollergirls. Skate Free or Die’s captain, Makeout Bandit, led her team to a 100 – 33 victory scoring 24 points and earning MVP! Way to go Bandit!
The second match-up featured NHRD’s Queen City Cherry Bombs vs the CT Rollergirls’ Yankee Brutals. Playing strong both offensively and defensively, JPOWW earned MVP and helped the Bombs win 91 – 58. Nice work JPOWW!
NHRD played a double-header at the JFK Coliseum on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The Queen City Cherry Bombs took on the Elm City Derby Damez in a head-to-head nail biter that resulted in the Bombs’ 124 to 111 win over Elm City. Liv N Fear was named MVP for her consistent, all around solid performance which supported the Bombs in their quest for victory.
The second half of the double-header was a battle of the home teams featuring NHRD’s newest team the Nightmares on Elm Street and the Granite Skate Troopers. Seema Littleoff took the MVP for the Troopers by helping to defend her team against the brute force of the Nightmares. Pegasister was honored in her bouting debut with MVP as her team won the match-up 131 to 82.