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Roller derby by and for Walla Walla women

Eleanor Dudley, Feature Reporter

May 11, 2020

Whipping around the track, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls navigate offense and defense in tandem. Solidarity and strength dominate their sport; power is channeled into play. This transformative atmosphere is created by a community of badass women who show up for themselves and each other. Roller...

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla

September 29, 2016

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t...

Roller Derby a Hit With Whitman Students

Roller Derby a Hit With Whitman Students

River Sterne

October 10, 2013

As LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" booms through the sound system of the YMCA, a sharply dressed commentator announces the countdown until the Walla Walla Sweets Roller Girls return to the makeshift roller rink in the middle of the gym floor. The timer on the scoreboard reaches zero and a loud buzzer in...

Hard hits on wheels ignite derby crowd

Peter Clark

May 3, 2012

This past Saturday night, Walla Walla's roller derby team, Crush Town Mafia, squared off against the visiting Rodeo City Rollergirls. The women put on a 60 minute show for a crowd that came close to filling the Walla Walla YMCA gym. When the night was through, Rodeo City came out with the victory 160-150,...

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