Los Alamos Derby Dames Win Home Bout

The Los Alamos Derby Dames (DD) win their home bout against the Las Cruces Santas Saturday evening at the Los Alamos County Ink Rink. As always, the bout was characterized by lots of, pushing, shoving and fierce competition but as time ran out and the bout ended the DD were the winners 125-119. The DD next home bout is Aug. 25 at the Ice Rink against the H.A.R.D. Supernovas. Pictured are two DD blockers trying to contain the Santas jammer, the skater with a star on her helmet, from breaking out of the pack and scoring points. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The DD’s block the Santas jammer and knock her to the floor as she tries to pass the pack. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The DD jammer is surrounded by the four Santas blockers as she tries to break free of the pack. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The DD jammer gets a helpful shove from her pivot teammate as she moves to break away from the pack. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The DD jammer tries to stay in front of the Santas jammer to win extra points for passing her opponent jammer, which she does, and the jammer referee awards her the point. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The DD jammer breaks free from the pack and races the lap to try and win points. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The DD jammer tries to stay in bounds after a block by a Santas skater. The referee keeps a watchful eye on the maneuver. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A DD blocker throws a hip block on the Santas jammer knocking her out of bounds. The jammer referee takes note. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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