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Page 2B Sports Hays Free Press August 2, 2017 Lehman Lobos *All home games at She/ton Stadium Sept. 8 vs. McCallum, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 vs. San Antonio Jay, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 @ Vandegrift, 7:30 p.m. at Monroe Stadium Oct. 20 @ Lake Travis, 7:30 p.m. at Cavalier Stadium Nov. 10 @ Leander, 7:30 p.m. at A.C. Bible Stadium Hays Rebels *All home games at She/ton Stadium !iiiii!ii! !! iiiii!ii!ii iii iiiiiii!iii iiii!i! ii ii ii i i ! iii!!iiii!i!i!!iiiii=i!!i=i=iiiiii! iiiii !i!i!!=i Sept. 7 @ Georgetown, 7:00 p.m. at Birklebach Field ............... ............................... Sept. 22 @ San Antonio Reagan, 7:30 p.m. at Heroes Stadium Oct. 6 vs Westlake, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 vs. Leander, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 vs. Vandegrift, 7:30 p.m. River Rollers Continued from pg. 1 B .t- "If she could have roller derby as a young lady, she would be able to benefit the way I have but at an earlier age," Hudson said. From there, Hudson began to create the organization, using Facebook to network with others. Kyle resident Rachel Moose, head of public relations for SMRR, said creation of the team happened "really fast." Over the span of one month, SMRR went from 20 followers on Facebook to just over 200. In addition, participants' interest grew in SMRR, with team members coming from all walks of life in the Hays County area. "Our main thing is community. We're all about community," Moose said. "We're building healthy relationships that keep a community strong, and to empower women of all kinds and giving great role models for little ladies to look up to." Once they got their team together, SMRR began looking for place to practice. So far, the team has taken to parks in the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle areas. Practice sessions involve teaching the ins- and-outs of roller derby to members of the team, who may or may not have experience in the sport. Moose said learning the sport and keeping up with the speed took some getting used to. Moose said she hasn't skated in eight years, with the last time being when she worked as a car-hop at Sonic. "It's like riding a bike," Moose said. "You're a little rusty at first, but then you just roll on out." While the sport is predominantly physical, there is a sense of camaraderie and encouragement among teammates, Moose said. She said she "Our main thing is community. We're all about community ... We're building healthy relationships that keep a community strong, and to empower women of all kinds and giving great role models for little ladies to look up to." - Rachel Moose of the San Marcos River Rollers receives support fromCowboy Harley Davidson "It's a big family affair," her husband and her in Austin, said her Martin said. "I told my children, one of whom 17-year-old daughter coworkers and they love regularly skates, comes out to skate it. They're like, 'bash Martin, who works at regularly. 'emY Sage Richardson, who Moose said the is also a member on the international acclaim of team, said participating the sport helps make it in roller derby builds universal. confidence both on and "The one common off the track, dominator is skating and 'Tkfter I pull away from that's what makes us practice in my car, I stick together," Moose throw on my punk rock said. "You're a friend music," Richardson said. already before you meet 'Tkll of my coworkers someone." know about it and they For Martin, while she's think it's cool I'm a part on the higher end of the of this." age group, she is ready SMRR now eyes for the experience. finding a permanent "I'm ready for it. The indoor facility for idea to get in there and practice. Hudson hopes push your way through - one day to have a junior hips, butt - that just feels derby team for younger like it will be the most skaters, awesome thing." lli I II i1 ii t i ili J iit i ll==; L ; llli!: