Skaters find friendship, full-contact fun in roller derby

Posted: September 9, 2013 at 3:28 a.m.

Special to the Democrat-gazette/JENNIFER WHEELER - Central Arkansas Roller Derby blockers (in black) Rachael Green and Samantha Boyce ("Obsessive Cherry Disorder") prepare to defend against Girls Rolling in the South, while Kristen Pope (Krispy Stick, in stripes) referees on the sideline.

Looking down at the red splotches on her blue-and-white striped stockings, the woman they call Krispy Stick says, “I tell people it’s their blood.” And then she smiles.

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