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Updated: 01/09/2014 08:00:00AM

Roller Derby is more than a show

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SUN PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
Jamie "Con EB Good" Tyler, Connie "K-Oss" Iachetta and Allicia "Rockabilly Red" Gould are members of the North River Rolling Renegades.

SUN PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
Skating practice is not just about moving around the track. There are lots of exercises, too.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER
The team scrimmages on a recent practice night.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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Remember that Roller Derby show you used to watch on TV in the ’70s? Sorry to break it to you — that wasn't real.

Much like "professional" wrestling was back in the day, the stunts on that show were all scripted, even though the actors in both shows were undeniably athletes.

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