Women's flat track roller derby

Rock Coast Rollers cap summer season on fast roll

The Perfect Storm beats Lumber Jills from New York at MRC
By Ken Waltz | Aug 25, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from the Bee's Knees Rock Coast Rollers women's flat track roller derby event, The Perfect Storm and the Lumber Jills, Aug. 23 at the Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport.

Rockport — The Rock Coast Rollers literally finished their summer season on a roll, as The Perfect Storm outlasted the Lumber Jills of Plattsburgh, N.Y. 187-122 in The Bee's Knees event Saturday night, Aug. 23 at the Midcoast Recreation Center.

It was the final bout of the season for the Rollers, a Rockland-based women's flat track roller derby league which includes two teams: Breakwater Blackhearts and The Perfect Storm.

A portion of the proceeds from Saturday's event went to support the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers, who support bees and beekeepers in the Midcoast.

Click for photos from the roller derby event.

Watch video below.

Among those who participated in Saturday's event for The Perfect Storm were Ashley PIllsbury - R.I.P.unzel; Bethany McNelly-Davis - Hurricane Bethany; Brionna Barton - Hedda Flame; Candace Kuchinski - Sinistral Warrior; Carolyn Marriner - Vengeful Vegan; Dana Crane - Crane Wreck; Irene Yadao - Laser Wolf; Kate Chandler - Oxidizer; Katie Haugen - Miss Microburst; Kristen Eckmann, Chain Lynx; Reba Richardson, Roto Tilda; Sarah Bartz - Vegemighty Slamwitch; and Skylar Bayer - Sass Girl Rilla. The coaches were Vanessa Thomann - CrazieNess; and Prent Marriner - The Beard.

The team paid tribute to "The Beard" by sporting beards of all shapes, colors and sizes during introductions.

Quincy "Ivana Causepain" McCarthy of the Rollers said Rock Coast teams have experienced a strong 2014, and have grown enough to split the league into two squads, the Blackhearts and Perfect Storm.

The league’s travel A team, The Perfect Storm, won 9-of-12 bouts this season. The league’s B team, Breakwater Blackhearts, played eight matches and won three.

The league hosted four home bouts over the summer, including Nautical Knockdown May 31, Paint the Floor June 14, The Maine Event July 12 and The Bees Knees Saturday.

Click for results from Rock Coast Rollers bouts.

The league’s most impressive accomplishment this season, McCarthy said, was placing third at the second annual Muddy River Tournament in Canada.

The most well-attended home event was the Maine Event, which sold 207 tickets.

The league will hold "Fresh Meat" tryouts for those interested in joining the league on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Point Lookout in Northport. There will be two times for tryouts: 10 a.m. to noon. and 2 to 4 p.m. Gear will be provided.

For more information, g to the Rock Coast Rollers website at rockcoastrollers.org.

Rock Coast Rollers Bee's Knees
Rock Coast Rollers Bee's Knees versus Lumber Jills of New York Aug. 23 at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.

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