Athens Ohio Roller Derby, and our all star team the Appalachian Hell Betties, was started in October 2010 by Jessica Beckford “Madam Kracka LA Whipski” who wanted to bring a sport to southeastern Ohio that didn’t yet exist here. Our first game was played on June 23, 2012; a victory against Glass City Rollers out of Toledo. We have had many ladies skate with us since that first practice in 2010, many have come and gone, but we have the same heart as our founding sisters. We are strong, we are proud, and we fight with all of our heart! Hell Yeah, Hell Betties!
Photo by Rich-Joseph Facun