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Are you ready for the Smackdown?
Posted Thursday, November 8, at 4:41 PM
On Saturday night, the Faultline Fighters will take on the Broadway Brawlers in their last home bout of the 2012 season! Come cheer on the black and teal. Doors open at 6, derby starts at 7. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased at PMac, Pitters, brownpapertickets.com, or from a roller girl. Tickets are $10 at the door. (And we are now accepting credit cards for tickets and merchandise!)...

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Music! Mayhem! Foolishness!
Posted Tuesday, October 23, at 4:08 PM

The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will host their annual Halloween party fundraiser "Music and Mayhem" at 8 p.m. Friday at Pitters. Wear your costume and dance the night away with CGRG! DJ Alex Mayes will provide the music. The team will be there to party and sell raffle tickets for great prizes you can take home with you. A costume contest with guest judges and prizes will be held at 11 p.m...

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Get well soon, Dstroy Orbison!
Posted Tuesday, July 24, at 4:10 PM

One fact about roller derby is that regardless of the precautions taken, it's still a full-contact sport, and we suffer lots of injuries. We train ourselves to fall and hit certain ways, we wear protective gear, we condition our muscles and train on footwork to be able to respond without having to think about each move. But sometimes things still can go wrong...

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A very derby summer
Posted Friday, July 20, at 1:52 PM

Whew. What a summer! The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls have been busy, practicing hard and planning events. Here's a rundown! CGRG recently held a Facebook contest to name our A and B teams. We took all the names, held a team vote, and the results are in: Melissa Hamilton submitted the winning name for the CGRG B Team: The Rage Brigade, and Stacey Chicora submitted the winning CGRG A Team name: The Abusement Company...

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Don't miss our new skaters' first public scrimmage!
Posted Thursday, May 31, at 11:16 PM

The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will hold the final intraleague event before travel season begins, Big Hits Under the Big Top, on June 9 at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. This will be your first chance to see our recently graduated Fresh Meat in action on the track! But it will also be the last chance to see the Faultline Fighters and Broadway Brawlers face off until November's annual Capetown Smackdown. ...

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Bouting, comic book-style
Posted Tuesday, May 8, at 3:44 PM

The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will hold their next intraleague event, Fantastic Five on Five, on May 19 at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. The Broadway Brawlers and Faultline Fighters will face off for an action-packed evening. We've been practicing and strategizing to give you a good bout!...

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A commencement address for Fresh Meat
Posted Sunday, April 29, at 3:13 PM

To the Fresh Meat class of April 2012: Passing the skills test is one of the greatest feelings. There are little victories throughout Fresh Meat, of course, but passing your skills test, proving to the team and yourself that you have what it takes, is the first big moment of pride...

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Wizard of Blocks, Kenny Rogers and Culver's, oh my!
Posted Friday, March 23, at 2:44 PM

The Wizard of Blocks on Saturday, March 31, will be your last chance to see roller derby in Cape Girardeau until May 19! The Faultline Fighters want a rematch after being taken down by the Broadway Brawlers at Attack of the Roller Girls. As always, tickets are $7 ahead, $9 at the door and kids younger than 5 get in for free...

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So much to talk about!
Posted Wednesday, February 29, at 4:09 PM

The league emails have been flying furiously! Here's what CGRG has been up to. The team is now selling local discount cards. For just $10, you get the following discounts through the end of 2012: 50% any service at Shear Madness Salon 10% off at McDonald's in Cape and Jackson...

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"Attack of the Roller Girls": Season opener set for March 10
Posted Wednesday, February 22, at 4:11 PM

The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will hold their season opener, "Attack of the Roller Girls," on March 10 at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. CGRG has been training hard in the off season to bring you an explosive bout, sponsored by Bootheel Harley-Davidson. The Broadway Brawlers are ready to take on the Faultline Fighters in this intraleague scrimmage! Bring the whole family and experience roller derby in Southeast Missouri...

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You've seen us skate, now come skate with us!
Posted Thursday, January 5, at 5:10 PM

The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls are once again looking skaters to join our ranks! New fresh meat classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 and 13 (those are Mondays) at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. Come to one or come to both, just come check it out!...

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Still looking for ways to give?
Posted Wednesday, December 21, at 4:24 PM

You're in luck! I've got two awesome opportunities for you. The first opportunity to help is with an organization that's been around a long time: the Special Olympics. The annual Polar Plunge is taking place Feb. 4, and the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls are putting together a team of plungers! Visit http://somo.org/page.aspx?pid=798&tab=0&frtid=1282 to make a pledge for your favorite skater. Any amount is welcome and very much appreciated...

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Happy Thanksgiving
Posted Wednesday, November 23, at 5:59 PM

Happy Thanksgiving from the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls! Once the Turkey Day festivities are over, we hope to see you in downtown Cape on Sunday evening for the 20th annual Parade of Lights. The parade starts at Capaha Park at 5 p.m. and travels east toward the river. We'll be rollin' down Broadway, so bundle up and come say hello!...

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Another year, another Smackdown
Posted Wednesday, November 16, at 9:11 PM

Well, Capetown Smackdown II: The Smackening has come and gone, and it was a good night for the Broadway Brawlers. After losing the first Smackdown last year, they were vindicated at Saturday night's scrimmage. The Brawlers took the Mississppi River Mavens 134-84. Sylvia Smash was chosen as MVP for the Mavens, and The Woman 2 Blame was MVP for the Brawlers...

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Capetown Smackdown II: The Smackening
Posted Wednesday, November 2, at 3:31 PM

Cape Girardeau, are you ready to relive all the glory of Capetown Smackdown, the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls' first home bout one year ago? The team will host its final bout of the year, Capetown Smackdown II: The Smackening (with a name like that, how could you not want to come?), on Nov. 12 at the Arena Building...

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Party with us at Pitter's!
Posted Wednesday, October 26, at 8:48 PM

It's almost that time: Friday night the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will hold their second annual Halloween fundraiser! This year's party will be at 8 p.m. at Pitter's on Broadway in Cape and will feature the Tone Def All-Stars. There will be all kinds of mayhem and foolishness. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and there will be a contest with prizes and guest judges. You can even a souvenir photo taken with a roller girl!...

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"Oh, like that movie 'Whip It'?!"
Posted Friday, October 14, at 7:21 PM

"Is it like old-time derby on a banked track?" "That gets pretty rough, doesn't it?" "It's kind of like pro wrestling on skates!" This is just a sampling of the first things a derby girl hears when she tells someone she plays. Let me clear some of this up...

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Basics of roller derby strategy
Posted Friday, October 7, at 2:17 PM

You know we skate fast. You know we fall. You know we knock each other silly. But is there really any strategy to that mess happening out on the track? You betcha. Watching a bout can be overwhelming just because there is so much going on. The resurgence of derby is fairly recent, so we try to help the crowd know the rules by doing a "slow jam" at the start of each game that explains the positions the girls are playing and how points are scored...

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Come see us Saturday in Sikeston! (We've got beads!)
Posted Thursday, September 29, at 3:49 PM

Seems like it's parade season in this area. With the SEMO District Fair parade behind us, next on deck for the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls is Sikeston's Cotton Carnival parade coming up Saturday morning. This year the American Legion has chosen the theme "A Salute to Our Congressional Medal of Honor Winners."...

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Hittin' the road
Posted Wednesday, September 14, at 4:00 PM

The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls are headed over to Paducah, Ky., this weekend to play the West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers in Jamfomers: Derbots in Disguise. This should be a fun rematch after the Floodwall Skate Brawls here in Cape where WKRR beat CGRG by a narrow margin of 61-55. In a game where you can score more than a dozen points in a jam, 6 points is definitely a close one...

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The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls is Southeast Missouri's women's flat-track roller derby league. The league's goal is to promote athleticism and sportsmanship while empowering women. Holly has been skating most of her life. She joined the team in May 2010 and plays as a blocker. In her regular life, she works as a copy editor at the Southeast Missourian.
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