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Making pretty: The Roller Girls put on their game faces before the bout.

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  • Sit too close and you might get burned: It is not advisable to get an up-close view of the action, which is not exactly choreographed. But the merchandise table offer some choice items for purchase.
  • Sit too close and you might get burned: It is not advisable to get an up-close view of the action, which is not exactly choreographed. But the merchandise table offer some choice items for purchase.
  • Sit too close and you might get burned: It is not advisable to get an up-close view of the action, which is not exactly choreographed. But the merchandise table offer some choice items for purchase.
  • Making pretty: The Roller Girls put on their game faces before the bout.
  • Making pretty: The Roller Girls put on their game faces before the bout.
  • Making pretty: The Roller Girls put on their game faces before the bout.
  • Making pretty: The Roller Girls put on their game faces before the bout.
  • Making pretty: The Roller Girls put on their game faces before the bout.
  • A Hard Knox Roller Girl
  • Making pretty: Jamie Skull puts on her game face before the bout—a Skeletor-inspired visage intended to strike fear in the hearts of her opponents. Of course, they've got their own war paint on, too.
  • Making pretty: Jamie Skull puts on her game face before the bout—a Skeletor-inspired visage intended to strike fear in the hearts of her opponents. Of course, they've got their own war paint on, too.
  • Making pretty: Jamie Skull puts on her game face before the bout—a Skeletor-inspired visage intended to strike fear in the hearts of her opponents. Of course, they've got their own war paint on, too.
  • Making pretty: Jamie Skull puts on her game face before the bout—a Skeletor-inspired visage intended to strike fear in the hearts of her opponents. Of course, they've got their own war paint on, too.
  • Making pretty: Jamie Skull puts on her game face before the bout—a Skeletor-inspired visage intended to strike fear in the hearts of her opponents. Of course, they've got their own war paint on, too.
  • Spirit squad: To warm up the audience, some of the players from both sides 'raise the roof' before the upcoming battle.
  • Speed demons: The Hard Knox Roller Girls (in green) battle it out with the Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Ga. (in blue) in a match at the Knoxville Convention Center last April.
  • Speed demons: The Hard Knox Roller Girls (in green) battle it out with the Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Ga. (in blue) in a match at the Knoxville Convention Center last April.
  • Speed demons: The Hard Knox Roller Girls (in green) battle it out with the Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Ga. (in blue) in a match at the Knoxville Convention Center last April.
  • Speed demons: The Hard Knox Roller Girls (in green) battle it out with the Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Ga. (in blue) in a match at the Knoxville Convention Center last April.
  • The Hard Knox Roller Girls
  • The Soul City Sirens of Augusta, Ga.
  • Roller derby fans.
  • Here comes the ref: After an unfortunate tumble, the players are met by a referee (left) who may send someone to the 'Penalty Box Guy.'
  • Friends 4EVAR: After the game, the former combatants whoop it up at the Urban Bar.

Behind the scenes and on the track with the Hard Knox Roller Girls.

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