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Roller Derby: More Than Fishnets and a Tough Name

Roller Derby: More Than Fishnets and a Tough Name

In Houston’s competitive sports scene, you have your Dwight Howards and J.J. Watts. You also have some Mary Choppinses, Helen Killers, and Bullet Suckers. These are just a few of the names of athletes in Houston’s roller derby scene. And if their names are any indication, these girls are tough.

Roller derby is a competitive contact sport where injuries are common. But, that doesn’t stop the athletes from getting back on the rink.

Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin (aka Maggie Go-Round) reports.

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Maggie Martin

Maggie MartinMaggie Martin is a producer for Houston Matters. She's spent several years in public radio, including work as a political reporter for Alabama Public Radio and Morning Edition host for WHQR Public Radio in North Carolina.View all posts by Maggie Martin →