Richmond Confidential: Richmond’s Wrecking Belles roll out a new season

Richmond’s roller derby team, the Wrecking Belles, boasts the most wins the Bay Area Derby Girls league’s history. The women kicked off their season at the end of February. Richmond Confidential reporter Lexi Pandell and former Richmond Confidential reporters Stacey Kennelly and Byron Wilkes (now of North Gate Radio and CNS News, respectively) visited the derby girls’ headquarters and the Belles’ first game of the season to bring you this special report.

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Weekender: The Top Five Things to Do Over the Next Three Days in the East Bay

East Bay Express, Ellen Cushing

Or, if you will, the top five things to do this weekend that aren’t Outside Lands.

The Golden Bowl
Just in case you needed any more proof that the Bay Area Derby Girls are fucking fierce: Less than three weeks after two of the local roller derby league’s players were robbed at gunpoint — losing thousands of dollars of team money…

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Game Theory: San Francisco ShEvil Dead vs. Oakland Outlaws

San Francisco Bay Guardian, Caitlin Donohue

April 5, 2010 – The bout began with some enthusiastic theatrics from both sides – glory laps taken by each ShEvil Dead team member as her name was announced by a commentator that was barely audible over the reverberating boos and cheers from the crowd. Derby games only come every once in awhile – the next match for the Outlaws isn’t until May – so every one counts. Particularly this one.

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Interview: Coach G$ of the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls

San Francisco Roller Derby Examiner, Veronica La Rosa

December 1, 2009 – “At the beginning of 2009, the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls took on a first year roller derby coach to head up their travel team for the year. Garth Adlao, aka Coach G$, immersed himself immediately in the sport and helped the team compete home and away all season. Ultimately, the team took fifth place at the WFTDA Western Regionals Tournament in October. Now that his rookie season has ended, Coach G$ answered some questions about his goals, the sport, and his team.”

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Richmond Wrecking Belles

Richmond Confidential, Carah Herring

November 28, 2009 – “A group of Richmond women is enjoying bragging rights over Oakland, because they are the reigning 2009 champions of the Bay Area Derby Girls league. The Richmond Wrecking Belles skated to a perfect 4-0 season, beating the Oakland Outlaws in the fall showdown at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center.”

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