The Like OMGs

Spooktacular October

(Photo credit: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign)

(Photo credit: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign)

You can't keep a good girl dead... but you can play derby with them! SFVRD's The Like OMGs started off October with a ghoulish bout in Antioch, CA against the similarly WFTDA ranked Undead Bettys. Skating with only 11 players to begin with, and eventually only 7 skaters in play after 4 foul outs, SFVRD's scariest skaters proved they always bring their A-game and won against their undead foes 220 to 192.

(Photo credit: Tristan King)

(Photo credit: Tristan King)

In the first bout of an SFVRD dominated double header, The Like OMGs matched up against the Bakersfield Diamond Divas, the very team that had stolen first place away from them at the Dustbowl Invitational back in March. With a desire to rewrite history and get a little payback, The Like OMGs put their best skate forward and refused to let any jammers but their own make a second pass through the pack. Their determination, months of hard training, and incredible teamwork allowed The Like OMGs to achieve victory with a score of 227 to 53.

(Photo credit: Tristan King)

(Photo credit: Tristan King)

Not wanting to be outshone by their derby big sisters, The Wipeouts put up a strong front and laid into the North County Derby Alliance. Although several of the Wipeouts had skated with the ladies of NCDA in a banked track bout against the San Diego Derby Dolls just a few months ago, they didn't let their friendship stand in the way of a win. Leaving it all on the track and taking home more than a few bruises, SFVRD closed out the night 226 to 79.

In their 5th full length game in just 15 days, SFV's B-Level Travel Team, The Wipeouts, headed down to Corona to take on the Wine Town Rollers' B-Level Travel Team, The Whine Makers. It was a hard fought bout with killer hits and massive blocks. The Wipeouts kept these Temecula ladies in check during the first period, giving as good as they got, but eventually the Whine Makers pulled further and further ahead, drawing on both their hockey skating background and grape stomping skills to take the win.

juniors spooktacular october

SFVRD's Juniors hit the road, heading out to Bakersfield this time for a little pre-Halloween romp. As usual, The Gnarlies delivered some way out action, proving that roller derby isn't just for the 18 and over crowd. This was the Bakersfield Diamond Minors' final scrimmage before this team dissolves, and SFV was honored to share this special day with them.

Sugar & Spice: See What These Girls Are Made Of

(Photo credit: Sean Laughlin)

Our league's youngest skaters started Fall off right with a whirlwind tour of the southland. First up was a scrimmage with the up and coming skaters of Long Beach Junior Roller Derby. It was a perfect mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice in the LBC. And don't let their size fool you-- these little ladies know how to hit like a girl!

Fearless, fierce, and not afraid to fall or take a hit, our skaters brought it for SFV against the Baby Dolls of the San Diego Derby Dolls. Because the Baby Dolls are a team composed of younger skaters, this was a great opportunity for some of our more junior juniors to shine, and they did just that! We are so proud of our girls!

(Photo credit: Jon Cobb)

If one thing is for sure, it's that The Like OMGs are never satisfied to just sit around on their laurels. After winning against the West Coast Derby Knockouts in August, our fiercest skaters headed back up to Ventura to take on the Vendolls of the Ventura County Derby Darlins. The Like OMGs were determined to leave no doll standing and claimed victory 212 to 96. Congrats to MVP Jammer Kat Von Reap, MVP Blocker Lethalicious, and Overall MVP Killo Kitty!

June Swoon: SFV Takes on Some Fierce Competitors

One of San Fernando Valley Roller Derby's favorite SoCal rivals traveled up the coast and into the Valley to help christen The Lot's new track. The Like OMGs put up strong walls and served up hard hits for the visiting ladies of the San Diego Roller Derby, but in the end, the SDRD Starlettes took the game 234-191 and blew away everyone in attendance with the stunning footwork of their star jammers.

In town for the weekend, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls sent The Contenders to mix it up with San Fernando Valley Roller Derby in an early morning no holds barred breakfast brawl. It was a true nail-biter that ended with The Contenders squeaking out a victory over The Like OMGs by just one point.

SFVRD and the Richmond Wrecking Belles of the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls

SFVRD and the Richmond Wrecking Belles of the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls

Our best and bulliest blockers and jammers hit the road and traveled up to the Bay to see what the Richmond Wrecking Belles of the infamous B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls had to offer, and they weren't disappointed. The Wrecking Belles lived up to their name putting up fierce resistance to The Like OMGs and taking the title of the baddest belles (but best hosts) of NorCal.

How the Oar was Won: The Like OMGs Win Battle for the Coast

Fresh off of a second place win at the Dustbowl Invitational Tournament last month, SFVRD entered the Battle for the Coast seeded first and proved that was exactly where they were meant to be. Six teams participated in this WFTDA sanctioned tournament to duke it out for the coveted trophy – the Battle for the Coast Oar.

Bont Invitational: The Like OMGs Go Down Under

SFVRD’s all-star travel team, The Like OMGs, kicked off their 2015 season Down Under at The Bont Invitational in Newcastle, Australia. SFV was one of two international teams invited to the WFTDA tournament, with a team from Finland being the other non-Australian team participating. Teams from all over Australia competed, including the top-ranking WFTDA team, Victoria Roller Derby.