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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East Bay Express, Ellen Cushing
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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…
Alapan, John Agoncillo
Another set from the double header game from June 11th at the Kezar Stadium featuring the Richmond Wrecking Belles vs the Berkeley Resistance with the Bay Area Derby Girls. The Wrecking Balls won the match by a score of 84-67.
Check out the set from the first game here.
Berkeley Patch, Joseph Lozada
Saturday’s roller derby match at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond saw another win for the undefeated Richmond Wrecking Belles against the Berkeley Resistance, with a score of 130-98.
The Berkeley Resistance is the newest team in the league.
7X7, Allison McCarthy
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B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls
Oakland Outlaws will battle it out with the Berkeley Resistance at this roller derby bout. It’s something every true San Franciscan should see.
When: 8 p.m.; Sat. 3/19
Where: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 South Harbor Way, Richmond
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.
NBC Bay Area, Josh Keppel
The Redwood Rollers All-Star team hosted the Oakland Outlaws in March for what may end up being an annual trek North to Humboldt for the Outlaws.
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.”
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.”