Utulei Youth holds off Vaiala Tongan A, in Division 2 Cup-challenge Atu’u retains Cup

Utulei Youth retained the men’s Division 1 Cup in a 2-0 win over Vaiala Tongan during the ongoing 2014 FFAS National League on Saturday, August 23.
In the only other match, Lion Heart dispatched PanSa 5-1 with FC SKBC having a bye weekend.
It was a tough first half after a 0-0 draw until player-coach, Penaia ‘Mau’ Kaleopa, scored on a rebound put Utulei on the board 1-0.

Utulei women retain Cup in tough, 1-0 win

Utulei Youth retained the women’s National Cup in a tough, 1-0 win over Lion Heart on Match Day 3 of the 2014 FFAS National League on Saturday, August 23 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
In the only other women’s game played, Ilaoa & To’omata beat Green Bay 4-1 while PanSa was idle over the weekend.

AmSam wrestlers compete today at YOG


Local wrestlers Faifua Ipolito and Iafeta Vou will be competing today at 3 p.m. (local time) at the Longjian Gymnasium in downtown Nanjing, China for the 2014 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games.
Ipolito and Vou are competing in freestyle wrestling, Ipolito in the 46kg division and Vou in the 76kg weight class.
The placement and medal matches for freestyle wrestling kicked off last night at 10 p.m. (American Samoa time). Results of the matches will be in tomorrow’s issue of Samoa News.

Am Samoa makes strong showing in POJC_


The East Pacific Team in this year’s International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) is making a strong showing against the Western and Northern Pacific teams.
American Samoa’s Larry Magalasin has taken the 14 & Under Boys Singles Division of the POJC when he defeated Michael Emory of Tahiti in two sets, 6-4 and 6-1. Kevin Maukoloa of American Samoa was able to take the 16 & Under Boys Singles Division when he won over Manoa Desvignes of Tahiti in the finals 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2.



Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School — known as ‘VocTech- Home of the Wildcats’ — is not to be counted out this year in the 2014-15 American Samoa High School Athletic Association football season, as they may have been given the keys to the championship kingdom with Marist and Kanana Fou football programs not fielding teams this year.

SRU appoints Sevens head coach

 The Samoa Rugby Union has announced the appointment of Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua as the Samoa Sevens Head Coach on a two year deal.
Tafua will work alongside with his Assistant Coach/Team Manager Galumalemana Rudolph Moors in implementing a successful performance cycle programme which was a successful in the past.

East Pacific team leading POJC tourney


The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) games that are taking  place in Lautoka, Fiji has the East Pacific Team competing against the North and West Pacific Teams for the POJC title. The East Pacific Team has the best Junior players from American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga and Tahiti competing against the best Junior tennis players from their region.

Wrestlers lose out at YOG


The results for the first qualifications (Pool B) for the territory’s Greco-Roman wrestlers at the 2014 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China are in.
In the 42kg category, American Samoa’s Jordan Tafa’i Leilua lost 0-4 to Algeria’s Slimane Habib Belghelam. Leilua managed to get on the scoreboard during his next match against Turkey’s Fatih Aslan but lost with a final score of 1-4.
Leilua’s next match was at 12:06 p.m. against Ukraine’s Oleksii Masyk. Leilua lost with a final score of 0-4.



The pride of the Eastern Star, Fagaitua High School – Home of the Vikings — is still lead by Head Coach Sua’ese “Pooch” Ta’ase — its been 15 years of service, given proudly and with humility he says..

Wrestlers on deck at Youth Olympic Games


American Samoa wrestlers Jordan Leilua (left) and Schey McMoore were scheduled to compete at 3 p.m. yesterday (local time) in the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
Jordan was to compete in the 42kg while Schey was entered in the 85kg in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Chef de Mission Manu’a Chen said in an email to the Samoa News over the weekend that four matches were scheduled for the boys against other competitors to determine the medal matches which were set to be held at 10 p.m. last night (American Samoa time).

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