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August 19, 2010
Hilary Rosensteel, better known as Rosie the Rioter to fans of the Charm City Roller Girls, offers sage advice to those who think this might be the life for them. •"No. 1, you have to like to sweat. It is a sport. Roller derby definitely draws a lot of people for different reasons, a lot of creative types. But there's also people who have never played sports before. I think people leave sometimes because they don't like sweating. " •"You really have to like skating.
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May 8, 2012
If you're looking for a great new alter ego, try joining Charm City Roller Girls. That's what Silver Spring native Lily Bradford did after frequently attending their events. "I had been living in Baltimore for a few years, and felt disengaged from the city," she said. "I decided to put myself outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to learning a new skill set late in life. " The Bolton Hill resident rolls on two local teams - during the home-team season, she's with the Mobtown Mods fighting for the Donaghy Cup, and right now she's hitting the road with Female Trouble.
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August 20, 2010
Mixfest Ten years ago, who would have guessed Train would be the headliners at a concert also featuring the Backstreet Boys, who were in the midst of selling a couple trillion albums, and Hanson, whose avid following apparently long ago forgave them for "MMMBop"? Well, a monster single like "Hey, Soul Sister" can do that for a band, even one that had been plugging away for 16 years. (Not that Train is a flash in the pan; the 2003 single, "Calling All Angels," was the band's third top-20 hit.)
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
When the Terps' revealed a new uniform and helmets before Monday's game, there was much oohhing and ahhing over the all-white look with the Maryland state flag motif. But at least one corner of Baltimore reacted with a dismayed pang of recognition: for the Charm City Roller Girls All-Stars team, the Terps' new helmet looks much like the one they've been using for the past three years. “They're not identical, but they're shockingly similar,” said Hillary “Rosie the Rioter” Rosensteel, the roller derby team's captain.
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January 28, 2010
SATURDAY TAPE-O-RAMA: First, there were duct-tape wallets; now Nana Projects (the group behind the Great Halloween Lantern Parade) brings you hats, headdresses and costume pieces crafted from packing tape. Artists lead a two-hour workshop as participants create a lightweight hat to wear to the American Visonary Art Museum's forthcoming Pursuit of Happiness party. The workshop takes place at AVAM, 800 Key Highway, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2011
When the Terps' revealed a new uniform and helmets before Monday's game, there was much oohhing and ahhing over the all-white look with the Maryland state flag motif. But at least one corner of Baltimore reacted with a dismayed pang of recognition: for the Charm City Roller Girls All-Stars team, the Terps' new helmet looks much like the one they've been using for the past three years. “They're not identical, but they're shockingly similar,” said Hillary “Rosie the Rioter” Rosensteel, the roller derby team's captain.
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May 8, 2012
If you're looking for a great new alter ego, try joining Charm City Roller Girls. That's what Silver Spring native Lily Bradford did after frequently attending their events. "I had been living in Baltimore for a few years, and felt disengaged from the city," she said. "I decided to put myself outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to learning a new skill set late in life. " The Bolton Hill resident rolls on two local teams - during the home-team season, she's with the Mobtown Mods fighting for the Donaghy Cup, and right now she's hitting the road with Female Trouble.
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By Christopher T. Assaf and Christopher T. Assaf,Sun Photographer | September 27, 2006
Betty Beatdown. Human Soup. Natalie Boh. Molly Melee. The pseudonyms adopted by the 53 women of the Charm City Roller Girls might be whimsical, but the competition and action are genuine: Proof is in the bruises and injuries. The women of the Baltimore roller derby league -- professionals, students, stay-at-home moms -- rolled it out on the hardwood at Putty Hill Skateland in northeast Baltimore County as they competed in the league's inaugural season. Starting in April, four teams -- the Junkyard Dolls, Speed Regime, Night Terrors and Mobtown Mods -- met once a month on a Sunday night.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
The Charm City Roller Girls have a message for all those old-time roller derby fans out there: This isn't your grandma's roller derby. "All that stuff is actually completely gone right now," says Hilary Rosensteel, a roller girl almost since the team was founded in 2005. And by "stuff," she means the elbows, extravagant cheating and over-the-top showmanship that, back in the '60s and '70s, made roller derby the female equivalent of professional wrestling. These days, she insists, roller derby is more about competition than show.
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By Raven Smith and Raven Smith,raven.smith@baltsun.com | October 16, 2008
The weather's getting colder, all your favorite shows are back on TV and squirrels are pelting your car with acorns. It can only mean one thing: Fall is here. With the summer officially kaput, why not recapture some of that back-to-school buzz of your youth by joining a pickup sports team? Here are a few rec centers and groups that offer the fun of gym class with none of the embarrassment - at least until you put on your matching uniforms. 1 Play Baltimore Looking for some fun, friendly competition?
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August 20, 2010
Mixfest Ten years ago, who would have guessed Train would be the headliners at a concert also featuring the Backstreet Boys, who were in the midst of selling a couple trillion albums, and Hanson, whose avid following apparently long ago forgave them for "MMMBop"? Well, a monster single like "Hey, Soul Sister" can do that for a band, even one that had been plugging away for 16 years. (Not that Train is a flash in the pan; the 2003 single, "Calling All Angels," was the band's third top-20 hit.)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
The Charm City Roller Girls have a message for all those old-time roller derby fans out there: This isn't your grandma's roller derby. "All that stuff is actually completely gone right now," says Hilary Rosensteel, a roller girl almost since the team was founded in 2005. And by "stuff," she means the elbows, extravagant cheating and over-the-top showmanship that, back in the '60s and '70s, made roller derby the female equivalent of professional wrestling. These days, she insists, roller derby is more about competition than show.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2010
Hilary Rosensteel, better known as Rosie the Rioter to fans of the Charm City Roller Girls, offers sage advice to those who think this might be the life for them. •"No. 1, you have to like to sweat. It is a sport. Roller derby definitely draws a lot of people for different reasons, a lot of creative types. But there's also people who have never played sports before. I think people leave sometimes because they don't like sweating. " •"You really have to like skating.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2010
SATURDAY TAPE-O-RAMA: First, there were duct-tape wallets; now Nana Projects (the group behind the Great Halloween Lantern Parade) brings you hats, headdresses and costume pieces crafted from packing tape. Artists lead a two-hour workshop as participants create a lightweight hat to wear to the American Visonary Art Museum's forthcoming Pursuit of Happiness party. The workshop takes place at AVAM, 800 Key Highway, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
FEATURES
By Christopher T. Assaf and Christopher T. Assaf,Sun Photographer | September 27, 2006
Betty Beatdown. Human Soup. Natalie Boh. Molly Melee. The pseudonyms adopted by the 53 women of the Charm City Roller Girls might be whimsical, but the competition and action are genuine: Proof is in the bruises and injuries. The women of the Baltimore roller derby league -- professionals, students, stay-at-home moms -- rolled it out on the hardwood at Putty Hill Skateland in northeast Baltimore County as they competed in the league's inaugural season. Starting in April, four teams -- the Junkyard Dolls, Speed Regime, Night Terrors and Mobtown Mods -- met once a month on a Sunday night.
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By Matt Vensel | March 18, 2011
In my three years covering Baltimore sports, I've been able to do plenty of fun things, such as covering three Ravens playoff runs, occasionally watching the Orioles win baseball games, lacing up the skates with the Charm City Roller Girls and going one-on-one with the Baltimore Blast's leading scorer, Pat Healey. I have yet to take a legitimate vacation until now (sports bloggers typically don't have six-figure salaries and a lot of downtime). So on Sunday morning, I'm off to the Caribbean where I will be floating from island to island for seven days, showing off my beer belly and watching the NCAA tournament while drinking some frozen beverages with umbrellas in them.
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By PETER BLAIR | April 21, 2006
Baseball Braves@Nationals Where -- RFK Stadium, Washington When -- Tonight, 7:05; tomorrow, 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, 8:05 p.m. What now? -- With the Orioles on the road, the Nationals welcome Atlanta for a rare weekend series consisting of three night games. But if you make it to games often, you might want to stay home Sunday night - the game on ESPN might be one of your only chances to see the team on television this season if you`re not lucky enough to get the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
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