Kodiak's roller derby league began practices recently. Their first get together
on skates was at the National Guard Armory, but they have since moved to the
school gymnasium at Saint Mary's. Katherynn Hollis-Buchanan, one of the
league coaches, says practice falling is high on the list of skills the teammates are practicing.
-- (Roller 1 20 sec "Many of our girls have ... amongst ourselves in private.")
and three other members of the Rock Island Rollers, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Chris
Lynch and Chrissie Johnsrude were guests on KMXT's Jock of the Rock Saturday.
Hollis-Buchanan and Lynch said there are plenty of other teams in the state
interested in bouts against Kodiak.
-- (Roller 2 15 sec "There are what,
32 teams ... two teams scrimmage. At least.")
the Rock Island Rollers organization is different than a typical city-league
basketball or volleyball team in that they are incorporated so they can someday
-- (Roller 3 16 sec "We've chosen the route of ... It's the real deal.")
of the team will continue to train and practice for the rest of the winter and
during the summer and hope to have their first bouts next fall. When teams from
off the Rock visit, they'll get to compete against the two local teams. The
Kodiak players will form an all-star team when they travel to the mainland.