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ASHSAA Sports Finals 2015

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ASHSAA Sports Finals 2015The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) concluded  their girls basketball and baseball seasons this past Saturday with exciting endings in both sports.



FAUTASI FIVA: PAGO’S AETO CREW “TOTALLY READY” TO SOAR ABOVE THE REST

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Discussions about who will win the Flag Day fautasi race this year are heating up and for the most part, the Aeto from Pago Pago is always mentioned in the mix as the favorite to win, or at least to place in the Top Three.

 



TA’ALOGA ESESE I AMERIKA SAMOA

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TA’ALOGA VOLIPOLO LIK O LE FU’A 2015

 

Ua mae’a ta’aloga lautogia mo le afiafi o le aso Lulu i le Faleta’alo i Malaeloa, ma ua atili ona fa’afiafiaina le to’atele e maimoa nei ta’aloga, ona ua va’aia le tau fai a’asa filigaimalae a ‘au uma, aua ua fa’aauau pea ta’aloga o le “Pa’u ma Nofo” e fili ai ‘au e mau fa’ailoga i lenei Ta’amilosaga Volipolo o le Sisigafu’a 2015.



Bluesky is major sponsor of ASRU Flag Day 7s tourney

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American Samoa Rugby Union chairman Togiola Tulafono on thursday accepted a $15,000 donation from Lewis Wolman, the country manager for Bluesky Communications, the only major sponsor for the Blueksy Flag Day 7s rugby tournament which opened yesteerday at Veterans Memorial Stadium for two days.
 
During the news conference where the donation was made, Wolman said its partnership with ASRBU is aligned with Bluesky’s long standing commitment to Youth Empowerment.
 



Crusaders, Lions to play for HS Boys soccer title

Fa’asao-Marist Crusaders and the Leone Lions are through to the finals of the ASHSAA Boys soccer season after winning their semi-final games against the Samoana Sharks and Tafuna Warriors, respectively.

 

Leone, the top seed, easily beat Tafuna 3-0 while No. 3 Crusaders upset No. 2 Samoana 2-0 to set up the championship game set for Friday, April 10.

 

CRUSADERS 2, SHARKS 0

 

It was an evenly played match until the Crusaders shocked Samoana with a goal in the 15th minute.

 



TA’ALOGA ESEESE I AMERIKA SAMOA

Ta’aloga Volipolo - Amatalia Ta’aloga Pa’ua & Nofo
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I le ulua’i afiafi o ta’aloga o le pa’u ma nofo a le Asosi Volipolo a Amerika Samoa (ASVB), lea e fa’atautaia i le Faleta’alo o Malisi Tuai i Malaeloa i le afiafi o le aso Lua & le aso Lulu, Aperila 7 & 8, 2015, ae faia ai sailiga siamuini ma Fa’ailoga fa’apitoa o le Ta’amilosaga Voli o le sisigafua i le aso To’ona’i, 11 Aperila, e amata lava i le taeao i le ta tonu o le 8:00 i Kanana Fou Gymnasium.



Samoa sevens team still hopeful of making Rio Games

The Samoan sevens team is still planning towards next year's Olympic Games, despite being out of contention for automatic qualification.

The top four countries on this year's World Series will earn direct entry into the sevens draw in Rio, with the remaining qualifiers to be determined at regional tournaments later this year.

Samoa is well down the pecking order in tenth place, with two legs remaining, having only made the Cup quarter finals or better at two of seven tournaments this campaign.



ASHSAA Girls Basketball season goes into playoffs— with surprises

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) girls basketball season is coming to an end this week with the playoffs set for this coming Thursday in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions.

 



Video: Amateur boxing on for Flag Day & Pac Games

all photos: Jeff Hayner, videos: Tony Gasu

The American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF) continues with its amateur boxing bouts, with the latest one taking place last Friday, April 3rd, at the old VA building. On-hand were the best amateur boxers from across the island stepping into the ring showcasing their skills in an attempt to get themselves ready for the upcoming 2015 Flag Day amateur bouts.

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Video: "A great day for Handball" says ASHA president

First Championship in territory begins with pledge not to litter
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There were 135 athletes, coaches and officials who offered up their voices and signatures in the American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) Sports and Environment Athletes ‘Don’t Litter’ opening ceremony for the American Samoa Handball Association’s (ASHA) 2015 National Championship at the Sports Complex Veterans Memorial Stadium this past Saturday, April 4.

 

The pledge had all 135 athletes promise and pledge that they will throw away their trash in the proper place, and treat American Samoa with respect.

 

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