Posts Categorized: Sports

High Rollers accepted into the WFTDA

On December 1st, the Ark Valley High Rollers received word that they are now a full member league of the WFTDA, the national governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby in the U.S. In the roller derby world, this is big news.

Exploring Monarch’s One Planet / One Pass

The ski season is upon us and as we gear up to ride the steep and deep in our own backyard most of our minds are filled with excitement and anticipation. Not only are we filled with hope for a great season of epic dumps and good times on the hill, but we begin to feel the burn of adventure and the itching curiosity of all the possibilities the coming winter may hold. This year Monarch Mountain has done us [...]

7th Annual Vapor Trail 125 this weekend

Kevin Thomas, on his way to winning the 2008 Vapor Trail 125

On Saturday night, September 10, at 10 PM the 7th Annual Vapor Trail 125 Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Race will start on the F Street Bridge in Salida. Riders will ride west into the darkness behind a police escort. By midnight, all of the riders will be on the Colorado Trail northbound toward Chalk Creek, ready to ride through the night and well into the next day.
The Vapor Trail [...]

High Rollers take it up a notch

Tickets are now on sale for the Ark Valley High Rollers (AVHR) next home bout against the Pueblo Devil Derby Dollz on August 13th. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased  at Moonlight Pizza and Café Dawn in Salida and at Serendipity Yarn in Buena Vista for just ten dollars. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for thirteen dollars.  The last bout sold out so advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.

The High Rollers last inter-league [...]

High Rollers scrimmage this Thursday

Come watch the two Ark Valley High Roller home teams scrimmage as the Banana Belt-Herz take on the Hurt of the Rockies!  These two teams are so evenly matched, the last scrimmage ended in a tie with the overtime win going to the Hurt.

July 7th
$5 donation OR the equivalent in school supplies at the door get you in
Doors at 6pm, scrimmage begins at 7pm
Beer will be available for those 21+

This is the last public scrimmage of the year which means [...]

High Rollers hold recruitment and scrimmage in July

The Ark Valley High Rollers (AVHR) roller derby team is hosting a scrimmage and beginning a fresh round of training for beginners in July.

AVHR now has a total of 28 skaters which has allowed them to split into two home teams so they can scrimmage and bout each other.  On July 7th at 7pm, the two home teams, the Banana Belt-Herz and the Hurt of the Rockies, will play each other at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.  Cost of admission is [...]

High Rollers scrimmage tonight!

Come watch the two Ark Valley High Roller home teams scrimmage as the Banana Belt-Herz take on the Hurt of the Rockies! It was a CLOSE match last time and came down to the last couple of jams!

June 23rd and July 7th
$5 donation OR the equivalent in school supplies at the door get you in
Doors at 6pm, scrimmage begins at 7pm
Beer will be available for those 21+

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High Rollers roller derby scrimmage next Thursday

Come watch the two Ark Valley High Roller home teams scrimmage as the Banana Belt-Herz take on the Hurt of the Rockies! It was a CLOSE match last time and came down to the last couple of jams!

June 23rd and July 7th
$5 donation OR the equivalent in school supplies at the door get you in
Doors at 6pm, scrimmage begins at 7pm
Beer will be available for those 21+

Support local roller

High Rollers beat Greeley team

The Ark Valley High Rollers played in Greeley this past weekend and walked away with 166 to 81 win over the June’s Cleavers, one of the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls B teams.  This was by far their best skating to date and brings the High Rollers to a 3-1 record this season.

The next time you can catch the High Rollers in action at home is Thursday, June 23rd at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.  Doors are at 6pm and the event begins [...]

High Rollers bring home a win

The Ark Valley High Rollers played in Denver this past weekend and walked away with 144 to 139 win over the High City Derby Divas of Aurora, CO.  It was a hard fought win that came down to the final jam of the game.  The High Rollers that are now 2-1 are heading to Greeley, CO to take on the June Cleavers on June 4th.

The next time you can catch the High Rollers in action at home is Thursday, June [...]