Best bet: Roller derby doubleheader

Friday, August 5, 2011
The Broadway Brawlers' Groovie Ghoulie, left, and the Mississippi Mavens' Laryn Kill, right, body check each other during the Capetown Smackdown, the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls' inaugural intraleague scrimmage at the A.C. Brase Arena Building on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. The Mississippi Mavens defeated the Broadway Brawlers 76-74. (Kristin Eberts)

The hard-rocking roller girls are back at it; this time for a doubleheader Saturday. The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls will compete against the West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers and then take on the Red River Sirens. Tickets for this double-the-fun bout are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Special Olympics. Buy tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/184912. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. First bout starts at 6:20. Join the roller girls at an after party at Pitters Lounge with music by Party Nate at 9:30 p.m.

-- From staff reports

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