Wright Around Ya Leads Harbor City Rollerdames to Victory!

Harbor City Rollerdames

“Wright Around Ya,” the always smiling Jammer for the Harbor City Rollerdames,, led the team to a big victory tonight over Fargo. Part ballerina, part .44 caliber bullet as she rockets around the track in Pioneer Hall, “Wright Around Ya” worked her way through the crowds to score — a lot, as did Killer Cleta and Gypsy. All the team deserves a nod, but I’d love to see “Wright Around Ya” featured in an article in the DNT or on Fox 21.

[I missed Mic Wicked, who set the circle on fire the last time I watched the Dames. But the Norwegian Squirrel is doing alright.]

I have a question, though. The games seemed a much slower pace tonight — I realized that the pack was circling the track a lot slower, sometimes almost stopped. What is up with that kind of play? I’d love to hear from an expert. And I’d love an actual score — I forgot to write it down.

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about 13 years ago

Final Score: Fargo Moorhead: 159, Harbor City 170!!  Considering the Dames had lost to Fargo for their last 3 matchups, this was a hard-fought and well-deserved win!

The style of derby you saw the Fargo team play is referred to as "slow derby", and the intent is to control the speed of the pack.  The strategy takes some of the speed skating and heavy hitting out of the game, and relies more on positional blocking, and in forcing the opposing team to incur penalties.  It's a different spin on the game, and shows just how organic this sport can be.  

And yes, Wright Around Ya is a blast to watch!  Congrats to HCRD and thanks for supporting local roller derby!

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