Category Archives: M.I.A. Derby Girls
|Saint Martin’s 21, Montana State-Billings 7 – Box score|
|SMU (8-15 GNAC)||3||0||2||2||2||3||5||4||0||21||25||2|
|MSUB (8-13 GNAC)||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||3||7||11||0|
|W: Josh Sontag (1-2) L: Drew Christina (1-5)|
|Saint Martin’s 8, Montana State-Billings 6 – Box score|
|SMU (9-15 GNAC)||0||7||0||0||1||0||0||8||9||2|
|MSUB (8-14 GNAC)||0||0||1||2||1||2||0||6||12||3|
|W: Josh Moss (2-8) L: Jordan Knoll (1-2)|
Saint Martin’s exploded for 21 runs on 25 hits in the game one of a GNAC doubleheader in Billings, Montana on Saturday afternoon. Chandler Tracy hit a pair of homeruns in the opener and was one of six players with three or more hits in the game. Zach Raczok went 4-for-5 and drove in eight runs including a three run homer in the sixth inning. Kaelen Hirashiki also collected four hits and Spencer Dodd, Zack Larsen, Carl Svanevik and Tracy each had three hits and each scored three runs.
In game two, Tracy tied the GNAC career home run record with a grand slam in a seven run second inning that proved to be the difference for the Saints in their 8-6 win to complete the sweep. Tracy, now with 30 career home runs, also tripled in the game. Raczok continued his hot hitting going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
|Western Oregon 2, Saint Martin’s 0 – Box score|
|WOU (15-4 GNAC)||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||2||7||2|
|SMU (12-7 GNAC)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||2|
|W: Kelli Demianew (12-8) L: Sam Munger (17-13)|
|Western Oregon 4, Saint Martin’s 3 – Box score|
|WOU (16-4 GNAC)||0||1||0||0||2||0||1||4||7||4|
|SMU (12-8 GNAC)||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||3||6||2|
|W: Kelli Demianew (13-8) L: Sam Munger (17-14)|
|Olympia 1, Capital 0|
|OLY (6-2-1 overall), CAP (9-1 overall)|
|River Ridge 2, Timberline 1|
|RR (3-8 overall), TIM (3-6-0 overall)|
|MIA Derby Girls 202, Grunge City Rollers 111 – Photo Gallery|
|Fresh meat game: MIA 99, GC Newbee Yatches 72|
Behind the strong jamming of Jacky O Nastiest and Slamber Ella, the MIA Derby Girls made easy work of the Grunge City Rollers, 203-111, at the Bettie Bunker in Lacey on Saturday night.
It was Oly Sports first derby at the Bettie Bunker, the warehouse on Lacey Boulevard that the MIA Derby Girls and the JBLM Bettie Brigade share, and it has quickly and easily eclipsed Skateland! as the best place to watch derby in the Olympia area. It’s bright, open, has decent sound, a beer garden, concessions and has been nicely decorated with a big graffiti mural on one side and a red, white and blue derby mural on the other side.
The floor is a hard concrete warehouse floor and is very unforgiving on the skaters. Some of the tumbles that they took, especially in the fresh meat game that preceded the main event (MIA won 99-72), were particularly nasty and painful looking and made me uncomfortable watching their pain.
Bathroom facilities are a problem that will have to be worked out if the Bettie Bunker will continue to host events. Currently, the public restrooms are two honey buckets in the parking lot.
Also, parking is a bit of a problem. There is a small lot in the front of the building, one in the back of the building and there is a lot across Pacific Avenue at Pope John Paul II High School that was designated for derby parking. Unfortunately, you have to cross a field, the bike path and five lanes of Pacific to get to the lot and at night, it was unnerving, at best. The empty lot in front of the Bettie Bunker was blocked and closed to parking or else most people could have parked there.
No matter the problems, the Bettie Bunker is a good place to watch derby and it is obvious that MIA and JBLM are actively trying to make improvements to the facility for their skaters and fans. While the quality of roller derby played by the Oly Rollers at Skateland! is still far superior, their facility is not.
Saint Martin’s vs. Western Oregon (DH) – SMU Softall Field – 12:00 PM
SPSCC vs. Pierce (DH) – Yauger Park – 1:00 PM
Timberline vs. River Ridge – South Sound Stadium – 12:00 PM
Olympia vs. Capital – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
High school baseball
Tumwater @ Black Hills – Black Hills HS – 12:00 PM
Olympia vs. South Kitsap – Olympia HS – 1:00 PM
MIA Derby Girls vs. Grunge City – Bettie Bunker – 6:00 PM
South Sound Speedway – 6:30 PM
Super Late Models, Bumblebees, Legends and Vintage Modifieds
Mixed martial arts
Northwest Fight Challenge XIX – South Sound Sports Center – 7:00 PM
The Oly Rollers second bout of the 2014 season has them matching up with Derby City USA’s newest roller derby entity, the MIA Derby Girls, in a WFTDA rules set bout starting at 6:30 PM at Skateland! Doors open at 6:00 and tickets are available at Skateland! for $15.
Image from Oly Rollers Facebook page.
Oly Sports is on vacation. Regular posting will resume on Tuesday, February 11th. Here is what’s happening in town until then (weather permitting and subject to change)…
Friday, February 7th
North Thurston @ Timberline – Timberline HS – 7:00 PM
Capital vs. Aberdeen – Capital HS – 7:30 PM
Tumwater @ Black Hills – Black Hills HS – 7:30 PM
Tumwater @ Black Hills – Black Hills HS – 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 8th
Saint Martin’s vs. UPS (DH) – SMU Baseball Field – Noon
SPSCC vs. Tacoma – SPSCC Gym – 3:00 PM
Saint Martin’s vs. Alaska – Marcus Pavilion – 5:15 PM
SPSCC vs. Tacoma – SPSCC Gym – 5:00 PM
Saint Martin’s vs. Central Washington – Marcus Pavilion – 7:30 PM
MIA Derby Girls vs. Northwest Derby Company – Bettie Bunker (5700 Lacey Blvd) – 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 9th
Saint Martin’s vs. UPS (DH) – SMU Baseball Field – 1:00 PM
|Western Washington 79, Saint Martin’s 73 – Recap|
|Western Washington (5-2 GNAC, 9-6 overall)||41||38||79|
|Saint Martin’s (5-2 GNAC, 11-5 overall)||35||38||73|
|Saints fall into 4 way tie for 1st place in GNAC|
Five Saint Martin’s players scored in double-digits but a back-and-forth contest eventually swung back Western Washington’s way with a 9-0 run that gave the Vikings a 72-65 lead with 3:55 left and the Saints never got to within four points again in a 79-73 loss that dropped them into a four way tie for first place in the GNAC.
Jordyn Richardson and Liz Mills each scored 12 points, Angela Gelhar added 11 and Krista Stabler and Brooke Paulson each notched 10 for the Saints.
McCleary’s Katie Colard led the Vikings with 21 points and Sarah Hill pulled down 14 rebounds as the Vikings out-rebounded the Saints 42-31.
The Vikings and Saints each are 5-2 in the GNAC along with Montana State-Billings and Alaska-Anchorage. The Saints head to Billings to take on the Yellowjackets on Thursday night at 6:00 PM.
|Evergreen 78, Warner Pacific 74 – Recap|
|Evergreen (4-5 CCC, 8-8 overall)||33||45||78|
|Warner Pacific (1-8 CCC, 5-15 overall)||31||43||74|
|TESC leader: Uriah Thomas – 22 points|
Uriah Thomas scored 22 points off the bench to lead Evergreen to a 78-74 win over Warner Pacific and their first ever weekend sweep of the Portland schools. Brittany Clark posted a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds and the Geoducks dominated the boards with a 53-25 advantage.
Sammi Clark scored 19 points and dished out seven assists and Jessica Denmon added 11 points to help Evergreen improve to 4-5 in the Cascade Conference and 8-8 overall.
|Highline 67, SPSCC 53 – Box score|
|SPSCC (2-5 NWAACC West, 3-13 overall)||30||23||53|
|Highline (5-1 NWAACC West, 14-4 overall)||24||43||67|
|SPSCC leaders: Jesse, Anger – 16 points|
LaKeisha Anger and Sofia Guerra each notched a double-double and Maria Jesse scored 16 points in SPSCC’s 67-53 loss to Highline. Anger poured in 16 points with 15 rebounds and Guerra went for 10 points and 15 boards.
|Saint Martin’s 79, Western Oregon 73 – Recap|
|Saint Martin’s (3-4 GNAC, 6-9 overall)||45||34||79|
|Western Oregon (3-4 GNAC, 10-7 overall)||28||45||73|
|SMU leader: Ryan Rogers – 19 points|
The Saint Martin’s men built a 20 point lead at the 17:56 mark of the second half but Western Oregon stormed back with a 42-20 run to temporarily take a 73-71 lead on a pair of Jordan Wiley free throws with 2:31 left to play. But a Ryan Rogers layup tied the score at 73 and Tyler Copp’s 3-pointer gave the Saints a 76-73 lead that they would not relinquish and they escaped Monmouth with a 79-73 win.
Ryan Rogers led the Saints with 19 points and seven rebounds and Lucas Shannon scored a season high 15 points. Issac Bianchini scored 14 points, 12 of them to help them build their big first half lead, and Evan Coulter chipped in 12 points.
|Warner Pacific 79, Evergreen 70 – Recap|
|Evergreen (1-8 CCC, 2-14 overall)||33||37||70|
|Warner Pacific (6-3 CCC, 12-9 overall)||45||34||79|
|TESC leader: Jordan Dam – 19 points|
Jordan Dam’s three at the 10:11 mark of the second half brought Evergreen back from a 16 point deficit to within one but the Geoducks were unable to get over the hump and dropped another game, a 79-70 decision to Warner Pacific in Portland. Dam scored 19 points and Cody Peters and Dre Taylor each chipped in 13 in the loss.
|Highline 88, SPSCC 55 – Box score|
|SPSCC (1-6 NWAACC West, 1-14 overall)||31||24||55|
|Highline (5-1 NWAACC West, 14-3 overall)||37||51||88|
|SPSCC leader: Slanblaytee Kaye – 18 points|
The SPSCC men and their six able bodied players fell 88-55 to a Highline squad that played 12 players against them. Slanblaytee Kaye scored 18 points and Brian Tyson posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
|MIA Derby Girls 195, JBLM Bettie Brigade 178|
|MIA Derby Girls||105||90||195|
|JBLM Bettie Brigade||95||83||178|
|Jordan Nailon’s player of the game: Bam Bam Tiffalo|
In a bout that featured five lead changes, the MIA Derby Girls pulled away for good with less than three minutes to play to take a 195-178 win in front of an estimated 400 fans at the Bettie Bunker in Lacey.
Thanks to Jordan Nailon for the updates.
Fresh off of their thrilling 73-71 win over Simon Fraser on Thursday night, the first place Saint Martin’s women continue one of their toughest home stand of the season when they welcome Western Washington to Marcus Pavilion at 7:00 PM.
The Saints enter the game at 5-1 in the GNAC, one game in front of Alaska-Anchorage, Montana State-Billings and Western Washington, who all sit at 4-2.
The Vikings are led by McCleary’s Katie Colard, a 13 points per game scorer in her junior year at Western. Taylor Peacocke, a transfer from Sacramento State and former teammate of the Saints Liz Mills, has started seven games and is the Vikings only other double-digit scorer at 10.9 points per game. Western is coming off of a 78-58 win over Western Oregon in Monmouth on Thursday night that saw Peacocke go for 19 points and Sarah Hill record a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds.
The Saints are led by Chelsea Haskey’s 13.7 points per game. She is just 12 points of 1,000 career points but has struggled a big lately and scored just two points against Simon Fraser. Angela Gelhar has emerged as a consistent first or second scoring threat and is averaging 12.9 points per game.
Live video with me, Brandon Sparks, on the play-by-play can be seen by clicking here.
Just down the road from Marcus Pavilion at 5700 Lacey Boulevard, the JBLM Bettie Brigade and MIA Derby Girls open their 2014 roller derby seasons in their new, shared Lacey home. The Bettie Brigade made the decision to move off base to make it easier for people to see them play and found a fellow tenant in MIA, who spent their entire existence practicing and playing at South Sound Sports Center in Tumwater.
Doors open at 5:00 PM with derby action getting underway at 6:00. There will be a beer garden for fans 21+. Tickets are $15 at the door.
The Oly Rollers have posted their 2014 season, highlighted by home bouts against the travel teams from Montreal Roller Derby and St. Louis’ Arch Rivals. They will also travel to the Big O tournament in Eugene, Oregon where they will have the chance to face highly ranked WFTDA teams Rose City, Texas, Philly and Kansas City.
Oly will open their season against the Jet City Hula Honeys on January 18th at Skateland! and will follow that up with a February date with fellow Olympia area MIA Derby. And in April they will face Seattle’s Rainier Roller Girls. According to their website, they also expect to announce more bouts soon.
All of the currently schedule bouts are listed as using the WFTDA rule set and you can expect to see the Cosa Nostra Donnas, the varsity team of the Oly Rollers, qualify for the WFTDA playoffs after not playing enough WFTDA bouts to qualify last season. Oly focused on the USARS rule set last season and were never tested, easily rolling to their second straight USARS national championship.
In other derby news, the JBLM Bettie Brigade and their youth league, the JBLM Bettie Bratz, announced last week that they have moved from their home on the base to a warehouse that they are leasing at 5700 Lacey Boulevard. The warehouse is located on the corner of Lacey Boulevard and Clearbrook Drive and is near Meconi’s, Cheers, Cutters Point Coffee and more and should provide a great location for roller derby fans.
“We are still a military league and we still affiliate with JBLM,” the announcement on their Facebook page read, “however we needed the space to grow and be more accessible to our non-military fans who may have a hard time getting on base for bouts.”
The first event scheduled for the Bettie Bunker is a New Years Day Fundraiser Poker Tournament beginning at 1:00 PM.
Also moving into the facility will be the M.I.A. Derby Girls. M.I.A. has played their home bouts at the South Sound Sports Center in Tumwater until this season and will now share the Bettie Bunker with JBLM.
The first bout scheduled for the Bettie Bunker in Lacey is on January 18th between facility mates M.I.A. and the Bettie Brigade. For more info, click here.
With the addition of the Bettie Brigade, the Olympia area is now home to four roller derby organizations: the Oly Rollers, Underground Derby, JBLM and M.I.A. Welcome to Derby City USA.
Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball
Olympia Athletics vs. Nisqually Silvers – The RAC – 12:00 PM
Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 3:00 PM
Tumwater Brewers vs. West Olympia Linx – The RAC – 6:00 PM
Rainier Flat Track racing – Rainier, WA – 4:30 PM
South Sound Speedway – Rochester, wA – 6:30 PM
Extremely busy day of sports in the Olympia area that features a little something for everybody. College basketball, high school basketball, arena soccer, roller derby…how can you go wrong?
It all starts with a doubleheader at South Puget Sound where the SPSCC men’s and women’s teams host a doubleheader against Grays Harbor. The women’s game gets underway at 3:00 PM and the men will tip-off afterwards, somewhere around 5:00.
Across town at Marcus Pavilion, Saint Martin’s is hosting a high school boys basketball game between Longview’s Mark Morris and Lynden. Mark Morris last played at Saint Martin’s last season when they fell to River Ridge in the district championship game. They currently sit at 3-1 in the 2A GSHL. Meanwhile, Lynden is 13-1 overall and undefeated in the 2A Northwest League. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM.
At 5:45, Northwest Christian hosts a high school doubleheader against Naselle. The girls kick things off and will be followed by the boys game.
Over in the Tumwater Sports District (my term), the MIA Derby Girls start their second season with a bout against the JBLM Bettie Brigade at the Sound Puget Sound Sports Center. The bout will feature a live DJ, halftime performance by MAXX WATT, Barb’s BBQ for concessions and a beer garden for fans 21-and-over with ID. Tickets are just $15 at the door. Doors open at 5:00 PM with derby action getting underway at 6:00 PM.
Just down the street at Tumwater Indoor Sports, the Tumwater Pioneers face the South Shound Shock in arena soccer action. The two teams share the facility and this week the Shock will serve as the home team. Last week the two teams met and the first place Shock dominated the action knocking off the Pioneers 11-2. The Shock sit at 4-0-1 atop the PASL Northwest Division while the expansion Pioneers are suffering some growing pains sitting at 0-4. Doors open at 6:00 PM with first kick scheduled for 7:00. Tickets are just $5 for adults.
And finally, the main event. The defending NCAA Division II men’s basketball national champion Western Washington Vikings come to Marcus Pavilion to take on Saint Martin’s. The Vikings are 15-0 and ranked #3 in the nation following a 91-81 win over Western Oregon in Monmouth on Thursday night. The Vikings are led by John Allen and Paul Jones, who scored 38 and 27 points respectively against the Wolves and average 18.3 and 15.9 points per game.
It also marks the return of Black Hills graduate and SPSCC star Anye Turner to Olympia. Turner, a sophomore, is averaging 3.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game in his first season in Bellingham.
The last non-exhibition loss that Western suffered came at Marcus Pavilion where they fell to Montana State-Billings in the semifinals of the GNAC tournament.
The Saints are coming off of a dominating performance over GNAC bottom feeders Simon Fraser. The win pushed the Saints record to 6-8 overall and 2-4 in conference play. Eric Taylor and Rei Jensen each scored 18 points in the win while Roger O’Neill chipped in 17. Last season, the Saints gave the Vikings quite the test when they rallied behind a 20 point run but eventually fell, 70-67. You can read the Oly Sports game recap in tweets here.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM and the first 200 fans in the building will receive a Saints rally towel. If you can’t make it to the game, you can watch the game and listen to me, Brandon Sparks, call all the action by clicking here.