Roller derby tends to dredge up images of rebellious bad girls suited up in fishnets, heavily mascara-ed raccoon eyes and menacing glares. "A lot of people have preconceived notions that all we do is fight, cuss and drink. But that's just not the case at all," says Jessica Johnson, aka "Legal Kineaval," who recently enrolled in law school. "We are a legitimate sports team, and it takes a lot of athleticism to do what we do."
On July 21, fans of all ages came out to the Richmond Convention Center to support River City Rollergirls' two teams in a double header against Tennessee's Little City Rollergirls, which resulted in one win for the home league and one loss. As Richmond's first all-women flat-track derby association, RCR has represented Richmond in cities near and far since 2006. The last home bout this season will take place Oct. 20 at the convention center. For more information, visit rivercityrollergirls.org .