Articles by Central Maine Derby

 
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KTNT Meets Her Derby Hero

on Dec. 11, 2013, at 3:30 a.m.
I’ve been out with an injury the last month. I was skating backwards during scrimmage practice, lost my footing, fell on my wrist and fractured it. When the doctor was fitting me for a cast, the first thing that crossed my mind was, “Great. Now I won’t be able to …

Local Car Dealer Offers Visitors a Chance to Make Spirits Bright for the Holidays for Second Year

By Central Maine Derby on Dec. 04, 2013, at 10:34 a.m.
BANGOR, ME (December 3, 2013) – Darling’s Auto Group announced today due to popular demand, it is launching the 2nd Annual Epic Holiday Lights show tonight at 4:30 PM at the Honda Nissan Volvo store on Sylvan Road in Bangor. The drive-in show features a wide assortment of lights and …
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In The Box

on Sept. 24, 2013, at 2:51 p.m.
The box. The dreaded penalty box. Much like in hockey, when a skater commits a penalty in roller derby, she gets sent to the box. These penalties often come from illegal contact against an opposing player, or simply from cutting the track or failing to maintain position with the other …
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Meet Our Featured Skater: Cracked Pepper

on March 01, 2013, at 6:45 p.m.
What’s your derby name and number?  What’s the significance and how did you select it? Cracked Pepper, #613. I really wanted an original name that was unique, and it came to me one day and it just stuck. The number is my birthday, 6/13. How long have you been with …
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How roller derby saved one skater’s life

on Feb. 18, 2013, at 10:51 p.m.
Roller derby didn’t save my soul, but it may have saved my life. I was an athlete. For a long time, I described myself as an athlete. Athletics, for me, was never about the exercise. It was never about brute strength, or pushing myself to a higher level just because. …
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Meet Our Featured Skater: Hot Brod

on Feb. 15, 2013, at 11:32 p.m.
What’s your derby name and number?  What’s the significance and how did you select it? My derby name is Hot Bröd. Sometimes it’s tough to find the right name. My husband suggested Hot Bröd and it just seemed right! I chose the number 74 because it’s my son’s number on …
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Play Safe. Wear Protection.

on Feb. 12, 2013, at 8:43 a.m.
“Fishnets and booty shorts!” These are the first words that come to the minds of many when they think about roller derby. And roller derby does include women wearing less clothing doing more hitting. (But we know it to be a lot more.) Still, with a reputation for being a …
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Meet Our Featured Skater: Marilyn Monrobot

on Feb. 08, 2013, at 8:50 p.m.
What’s your derby name and number? What’s the significance and how did you select it? Marilyn Monrobot or M-bot for short. I am girly but with an edge, plus I love robots! I think Marilyn represents my girly side and robots represent my “rough around the edges” side. My number …
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The Fellowship of the Rink: From Referee to Derby Skater

on Feb. 04, 2013, at 11:37 a.m.
My Derby name is Gimli.  I’ve been asked to write a blog about my dual experiences as a newbie… first, trying to be a referee, and later, trying to be a skater. Both experiences have been incredibly rewarding, and also extremely challenging. About a year and a half ago, I …
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Meet Our Featured Skater: Vile Lynn

on Feb. 01, 2013, at 9:04 a.m.
Roller derby players are a diverse group of women from all backgrounds, professions and walks of life.  Every week, we’ll choose a random league member to profile. Meet Vile Lynn What’s your derby name and number? Hey there- I’m Vile Lynn #11. My name came to me one afternoon when …
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Bangor area roller derby league announces first home bout

By Central Maine Derby on Jan. 30, 2013, at 9:45 a.m.
The women of Central Maine Derby, the Bangor area’s newest flat-track roller derby league, are proud to announce their first home bout. “Inaugural Brawl” will be held Sunday, March 24 at Bangor Auditorium. Players will face off against members of Portland’s Maine Roller Derby team, The R.I.P. Tides. “We are …
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Getting Fit to Going Derby

on Jan. 29, 2013, at 9 a.m.
I remember when Ronald Reagan was the president, when round nylon purses with unicorns and rainbows were all the rage, and I had a crush on Magnum P.I. Junior high school was a challenging slog through popularity contests I could never compete in, and I was on my third different …
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Meet Our Featured Skater: Flex Machine

on Jan. 25, 2013, at 10:08 a.m.
Roller derby players are a diverse group of women from all backgrounds, professions and walks of life.  Every week, we’ll choose a random league member to profile. Meet Flex Machine What’s your derby name and number? What’s the significance and how did you select it? – Flex Machine #2820. I …
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Bangor-area roller derby league and gym team up to host fundraiser for anti- bullying programs in local schools

By Central Maine Derby on Jan. 18, 2013, at 12 p.m.
BANGOR, ME (January 4, 2013) – Central Maine Derby and Union Street Athletics are teaming up to host a fundraiser to benefit anti-bullying programs in local schools. The event, which will feature two RPM stationary bike classes hosted by certified instructors, will be hosted at USA on Griffin Road in …
 
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