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B2 - THE JOURNAL, Thursday, August 2, 2012 Sports "Rollin' With the Homies", aka Krystal Lomenick (18) with the Oklahoma City Lightning Broads, catches an elbow from a blocker with the Oklahoma City Outlaws during a recent roller derby bout at the Cox Convention Center. The once-popular sport from years ago is making a comeback in the area. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick Roller derby making a return because I believe it is." Roller derby in deed was a popular sport in years past. As a young lad we would watch it on the television and see plenty of action take place. Flying elbows, bruising shoulder blocks, and even an occa- sional stomp by a skated foot were the norm. You would even see some skat- ers be pushed over a rail- ing along the outside of an elevated banked track. That wasn't the case here. These "bouts" as they are called were held in one of the exhibition halls at the Cox Convention Center. Normally they are held at the historic Farmers Market on the south side of downtown. The Lightning Broads faced another Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY - Being involved with sports for as long as I have, it never hurts to go outside of that proverbial box to experience that clich'Gd "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat." One such opportunity presented itself a couple of week ago when we traveled to our state capi- tal city to watch our niece Krystal Lomenick compete in a sport that is making a comeback, especially around here. We're talking roller derby. She is a member of the Oklahoma City Lightning Broads and goes by the moniker, "Rollin' With the Homies." So from here on out, we'll refer to her as "Homie." I guess that makes me "Uncle Homie" but we won't go any farther than that. "It's the sport of the future from the past," she said about roller derby. "I made that saying up myself Coyle group's golf tourney Saturday A meal will be served by the Coyle FFA following the tournament for the golfers. Golf holes are available for spon- sorships for $100 per hole. Each spon- sor will be recognized with their name The Coyle School Foundation is to needed curriculum enhancements holding its annual Golf Scramble and teacher grants and supplies. The tournament on Saturday beginning at Coyle School Foundation has been 8 a.m. at the Golf Course at Cimar- in existence since 2003 and has been ron Trails Golf Club. The $65 fee per able to distribute over many grants person will include green fees, golf to teachers/administrators and we are cart and a meal. One may register as committed to helping the students at on the sign by the hole. Coyle School and the community." To register or for more information The format will be a team of four for hole sponsorship, contact Moor- in the golf scramble. Individuals , man at 742-2703 or mail entries to may sign up as well and be assigned Coyle School Foundation, P.O. Box to teams. Prizes will be given out at 122, Coyle, OK 73027. the end of the tournament. a team or Sign up individually. Danny Moorman, tournament organizer and board member of the Coyle School Foundation notes, "This tournament will help us raise funds for the Coyle School in regard Journal classifieds work. Call 547-2411/ City team called the Out- laws. Both teams are con- sidered minor league teams, said Homie, who is nearly completing her first year in the sport come September. She hopes to be a part of the "A team" sometime in the future. Right now the only things in her way are a tryout and recovering from a knee injury. More on the injury later. "But I love it and it's definitely different," she said after the bout. "I've never been able to be good in sports that involved balls." She is a graduate of Stillwater High School and was a part of the soccer program. She was quick to credit her skating skills as an asset. For those of you not familiar with roller derby, two teams of five are on a fiat track. Safety equipment is essential for each skater as they not only wear a helmet, but reinforced elbow/arm and knee pads. Andlike Homie, the other participants also have names they can be identi- fied by. Some of them we remember are E-Bomb, Cast Iron Cassie, Scary England, Taryn Bonesa- part, and Bama Rammer, to name a few. Some even wore makeup to add to their persona. However, there never was no clear "good guy" or "bad guy." Each team has one jammer and four blockers. The job of the jammers is to score points while the blockers have dual duties of blocking for their jam- mers while preventing the opposing jammers from getting through. Yes, there are actual "officials" wear- ing striped shirts watching the action. Homie told us hammers have to make it success- fully through the pack the first time to get lead jammer status. Then the second time the lead jammer goes through the pack points are scored for every opposing blocker they go through. Lead jammers can also call off the action too. Got it? While the action wasn't like what we remember seeing on TV, it was still pretty physical at times. Despite the heavy padding the skaters were wearing, some of the tumbles they took on the concrete floor were sure to leave bumps and bruises. And some injuries go beyond that. Homie experienced a full tear in her posterior cruciate ligament in a knee and she was understand- ably concerned with it. As her uncle H0mie, I was too. However, we,vesince learned she will not need surgery only several eeks of physical therapy. Don't expect to sign a mega-dollar contract to participate. You do it for the love of the sport. Homie said the organization helps some with out-of-town bouts. They must donate a certain percentage of what they make to a designated charity. See DERBY Page B3 "Now That's A Pizza Coupon!" 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