Two Locals Lead Team Montana to Battle of the All-Stars Win

Big Mountain Misfits co-captains Kari Hammer and Siina Swanson-MacLeay competed in Pennsylvania tournament

By Andy Viano

Kari Hammer (Columbia Falls) and Siina Swanson-MacLeay (Polson) helped Team Montana to a 148-145 win over Team Tennessee at the Battle of the All-Stars roller derby tournament earlier this month in Hartfield, Pennsylvania. The win gave Team Montana, made up of the competitors from throughout the state, a seventh-place finish.

Hammer and Swanson-MacLeay are the co-captains of the Flathead Valley Roller Derby’s Big Mountain Misfits, who contest their home bouts at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. The Misfits will return to Kalispell on April 13 to compete against the Spokanibals of Spokane, Washington.

For more information, visit www.fvrollerderby.com.

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