SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - The Tahoe Derby Dames hosted a doubleheader on July 21 at Bijou Community Park.
The first bout featured Tahoe's Green Team against the North Bay Bruisers from Sonoma County. Although the Green Team battled through the Bruisers' defensive plays and scoring jammers, it wasn't enough, as the Bruisers won with a final score of 213 to 79.
Coach Jack Hammer said, "I have seen continuous improvement of our Green Team as they have more bouting experiences. The competitors on the team really stepped it up and are starting to skate at a higher level. I look forward to the next level of aggressiveness of our Green Team."
Jack Hammer acknowledged Sunshine/Nightmare for her jamming skills, Spicy M and Mad Dogg for both blocking and jamming, and GateKeeper and Pixie Pow-Her for defensive strategy.
The main event featured the Tahoe Derby Dames Black Team against the Sacred City Disciples from Sacramento. Final score was 118-100 in favor of Sacred City.
"I completely loved this bout," said Jack Hammer. "It was derby at an even higher level. Our skaters rose to the occasion but it just got away at the end. This was the most competitive bout that I have ever been a part of and it was absolutely awesome."
"The Black team played well together, there were a lot of good things happening," said GiGi Allen, captain for The Dames. "In the end we did not emerge triumphant but it was a close one the whole time, and we have a great foundation set for future success."
The Dames will be back in action in Tahoe during the first ever Tahoe Roller Derby Tournament, billed as "Deep Blue Derby," on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Bijou Community Park.
To find out more information about the Tahoe Derby Dames, go to www.tahoederbydames.com.