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Helz Bells Roller Derby Team More Than Meets the Eye

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Tomorrow night at 7PM the Helena Helz Bells roller derby team will be playing their first home bout against the Hellgate Roller Girls.

Roller derby! It's a pretty intense and physical sport. The goal is toget your jammer through the line of blockers and for them to pass again forpoints. Seems simple enough. What's not simple, however, are the women thatplay this sport. Lawyers, hair stylists, business owners, and even scientists comprisethe Helena Helz Bells, and they definitely want people to know they're brainsand brawn.

"It's like a team of high professionals," says Janie Canney, also known as "Babe Lincoln." "And I think that's probably whythe league runs so well because these women are very professional and have veryserious jobs."

"Highly educated, smart women who put on you know professional clothesand sit in meetings all day and have a very professional persona. But here iswhere you get to come to to let loose of some of that aggression, be a littlebit of a different person. Your wild side maybe?" says Cory Mabry, also known as "Mabry She Will."

Wild side is right. The minimum age for roller derby is 18, but Helz Bells has had skaters up to age 62! and despite it's rough persona, rollerderby is actually a pretty safe sport.

"You can only hit with certain parts of your body to other parts ofpeople's bodies. So you're not allowed to use your elbows," says Kristy Fortman, also known as "Bambi Boozled." "You can't shovesomebody in the back. But people hit hard. You will fall down. We also learnhow to fall. So hopefully our goal is to not have anyone get hurt. It's apretty safe area."

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