The Juneau Rollergirls won both bouts during Saturday’s Capital Riot Double Header, the last match of the season.
Bout 1: Orange Crush vs. Juneau All-Stars
Anchorage’s Rage City Rollergirls B-team played the Juneau Rollergirls’ A-team in the first bout.
The Juneau All-Stars beat the Anchorage Orange Crush 185 to 126. Earlier in May, the All-Stars defeated the Orange Crush in the statewide championship.
The Juneau Jumpers rope-skipping team performed between bouts, while some members of the crowd entertained themselves by building a large tower of beer cans on the sidelines.
Watch the bout:
Bout 2: Sitka Sound Slayers vs. Juneau Extra Roughs
In the second bout, the Sitka Sound Slayers played the Extra Roughs, the Juneau Rollergirls’ B-team. The Slayers had been practicing only 4 months and it was their first bout against another team. The Extra Roughs bested the Slayers 173 to 113.
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At the end of each bout, the teams selected two MVPs from the opposing side: a blocker and a jammer. Jammers are players that score points while blockers try to stop them.
For the Juneau All-Stars, Skatie Brite (Katie White) was the MVP blocker and Kimbustible (Kim Champney) was chosen as the MVP jammer.
Hurtzgenerator (Jen Schober) and Ice Crystal (Crystal Kappelman) were the MVP blocker and jammer for Orange Crush.
T (Amanda Triplette) and Kaili Woyote (Kaili Jackson) were the blocker and jammer MVPs for the Extra Roughs. For the Sitka Sound Slayers, Jewel B’Hurtin’ (Jessica Fransen) was the MVP jammer and Double DeckHer (Betsy Decker) was the MVP blocker.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.