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Basketball Assn donates to Pacific Horizons School

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The American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) continues to give back to the community, and its latest outreach involves a recent donation to the students of Pacific Horizons School (PHS) in Ottoville.
 
According to the ASBA, their president Milton Taufa’asau (far right back row), noticed the school’s Physical Education class one afternoon while practicing basketball in Fatu-o-Aiga and that is when he decided to get the ball rolling on the donation by giving his contact information to the PE teacher.
 



Utulei women triumph at end of first round-robin

Utulei Youth cleaned up the first round with a perfect, 4-0 record after putting away PanSa 3-0 in the women’s, FFAS National Cup challenge on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
 
In the only other game of the division, Lion Heart beat Green Bay 5-1 while Ilaoa & To’omata sat out with a bye.
 
UTULEI YOUTH 3, PANSA 0
 
Salevu Filiva’a kicked two PKs in the first half to give Utulei Youth a 2-0 lead before Sancia Sopoaga made it 3-0 late in the second half with a goal of her own.



It's that time of year — Volleyball

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It is that time of year again, when the best volleyballers will be coming out showcasing their skills and showing off their talent. Following a highly successful volleyball clinic this past summer conducted by the American Samoa Volleyball Association (ASVBA), comes this years 2014 International Volleyball Tournament hosted by the ASVBA.
 



VIDEO: GHC REID ASHSAA FOOTBALL IN THE TERRITORY JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER

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This past weekend's American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football action proved to be even more competitive — and is showing a lot of potential this year, as one of the most entertaining sports in American Samoa.

In the past, not much attention was drawn to the sport due to its distortion in skills and experience – today, you must see it to believe it, not only in the Varsity Division, but in the Junior Varsity Division as well. The competition just keeps getting better and better.

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Atu’u holds on to Cup, Ilaoa tops division at end of 1st round-robin

The Atu’u Broncos held on to the men’s Division 2, FFAS National Cup with a 6-0 win over Green Bay while Ilaoa & To’omata closes out the first round-robin at the No. 1 spot.
 
They beat Black Roses 3-0 while Vaitogi United won by forfeit over Vaiala Tongan B.
 
The second round kicks off this Saturday with Black Roses taking on Atu’u in a Cup challenge match while Ilaoa & To’omata faces off against Tongan B and Green Bay takes on Vaitogi.
 



GHC REID ASHSAA FOOTALL: LEONE BESTS TAFUNA 13 - 6 IN JV FOOTBALL OPENER

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football Season for the Junior Varsity Division kicked off their season opener this past Thursday evening at the Veterans Memorial Stadium with two of the best returning teams in the league, Tafuna Warriors and the divisional reigning champions, Leone High School.
 
Coverage of the 2014 ASHSAA Football season is brought to you by Powerade and Coca Cola — distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. — Oloa O Leala — Your Family of Fine beverages.
 



Am. Samoa represented in Wrestling World Championships in Uzbekistan

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American Samoa is being represented once again on the world stage as we have two local wrestlers competing in the 2014 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  The competition runs from Sept. 8- 14.
 
 Nate Tuamoheloa and Fanolua Fanolua will be representing the territory in one of the world’s hardest sports in this world championship.  They are hopeful to earn a spot in the 2016 Olympics that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 -21, 2016.
 



Utulei holds off Lion Heart 2-1 in thriller

Utulei Youth held off Lion Heart 2-1 in a thrilling match that had a double significance — the top of the leaderboard on the last day of the first round-robin and for the men’s Division 1, FFAS National Cup.
 
In the only other game of the division, FC SKBC won by forfeit over Vaiala Tongan A as the latter did not show up for their match.
 
Utulei is now the leader of men’s Division 1, National League standings as well as holders of the FFAS National Cup after the conclusion of last week’s match.
 



DYWA LENDS A HAND TO NU'UULI VOC-TECH FOOTBALL PROGRAM

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It was "Christmas in September" this past Wednesday, Sept. 10, when the Department of Youth & Women's Affair's, director Jonathan Fanene presented to the Nu'uuli Vocational Technical High School athletic department football shoulder pads and 20 helmets for its football team.
 
Principal, Tupa'i Roderick Atafua, who is also the head coach of the school's football program, accepted the generous donation expressing his great appreciation to Fanene and DYWA for answering their plea to help the sports program in NVTHS.
 



Videos: ASHSAA Football Week No. 2 concludes on high note

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In American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) week 2 of action, last Saturday, the Warriors faced the Lions for the first time this season, and sent them home scoreless, while the Wildcats opened up their first game of the season against the Sharks and were almost shut out by Samoana in a blow out game.

Coverage of the 2014 ASHSAA Football season is brought to you by Powerade and Coca Cola — distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. — Oloa O Leala — Your Family of Fine beverages.

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