Avalanche City Roller Girls snakebitten in Coeur d’Alene

The Avalanche City Roller Girls (ACRG) played their first roller derby game of the 2015 season this past weekend in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

By Jess de Groot


The Avalanche City Roller Girls (ACRG) played their first roller derby game of the 2015 season this past weekend in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. ACRG brought a team of 13 all-star players to take on the Snake Pit Derby Dames in a high-energy, action packed game of roller derby. This was the first time these two strong, hard-hitting teams have competed. ACRG knew this would be a very challenging game going in but were eager to start the season off with good competition.

The intensity of the game was high right from the first whistle and the score remained close for most of the first period. Snake Pit came out hard with strong jammers and effective defensive blocking. ACRG’s blockers worked together to cyclone in front of the Snake Pit jammers to keep them in the pack. It was a test for the ACRG jammers to prove their skills in agility and strength, working against the Snake Pit blockers in order to score points.

This being the first game of the season, ACRG had to work out some jitters and get back into competition mode again. They fell into penalty trouble at times during the game, but regrouped in order to close an almost 40 point lead late in the second half. Blockers focused on quick switches between defense and offense in order to keep ACRG jammers scoring points. Unfortunately, ACRG was unable to successfully gain a lead Snake Pit took the win 195-168.

For more information on the league, photos and game details, visits their website at fernierollerderby.com.


Just Posted

Fires highlight need for more volunteers

Short-staffed volunteer fire departments in Elk Valley, South Country rely on mutual aid

Motorcyclist grateful to be alive, thanks fellow drivers

Over a dozen people stopped to assist Lori Hann after she tumbled off her bike on Hwy 3, Saturday

Local athletes ready for BC Summer Games

Twenty-four athletes from the Elk Valley and South Country will compete at the 2018 BC Summer Games.

GearHub staff staying positive after fire

Sporting goods store to fully reopen by end of July

UPDATE: New lead narrows the search for Serval cat

UPDATE, July 17: A new lead has narrowed the search for Aquila… Continue reading

BC Games: Day 1 comes to an end

Medals have already been handed out following one day of competition in the 2018 BC Summer Games

The Free Press editor wins awards

Editor Phil McLachlan has been recognized at the 2018 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

BC Wildfire update on Okanagan blazes

Watch the media briefing on the current fire situation in the Okanagan.

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

UPDATED: Anti-pipeline campers digging in as eviction deadline expires

The City of Burnaby had ordered the Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters out for violating bylaws

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model: AP source

Source says former personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded discussion prior to 2016 election

Most Read