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April 9, 2014

Hammer time for local roller derby team

Ada — I’m not sure anyone keeps up with flat track roller derby records — I actually tried to look it up, but to no avail — but I’m guessing that Emma C. Hammer of the Black Heart Queens was in a league of her own during her team’s bout with the DFW Derby Demolition March 30 at Star Skate.

“I’m so tired,” the Hammer said as she skated over for a postgame interview session.

She couldn’t help but be tired. 

The talented jammer — whose real name is Katy Lundberg — scored an eye-popping 134 points in the first HALF against the Texas team. She would finish with 205 in the Queens’ lopsided 280-99 victory in the first home bout of the season for the South Central Roller Girls team.

When informed of her high-scoring night, Lundberg deflected the credit to her teammates.

“I had good blocking. They played good defense and opened up holes and let me get through there. Or is it offense? I told you I was tired,” she said.

Injuries put a damper on the big victory. Early in the first half, Justeen Beat-Her (Keshia McMahon) of the Black Heart Queens took a hard landing and suffered a broken arm. She’s likely to miss most of — if not the entire — the rest of the season.

Then, with 10:48 left in the game, the double-tough Becky Bulldoz-Her (Corri Carpenter) fell backwards, banged her head on the rink floor and was diagnosed with a concussion. While she admitted she was a bit skittish, she was back on the rink during the Over the Painbo Mash Up on April 5 at the Arbuckle Ballroom in Davis.

That left an already short-handed Black Heart Queens even more short-handed by the end of the bout with the DFW Demolition.

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