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Am. Samoa's Moso'oi Week Volleyball Tournament begins Saturday

jeff@samoanews.com

For all of you volleyball fans out there, you are in luck. The biggest volleyball tournament is just around the corner, as the American Samoa Volleyball Association (ASVBA) is making its final adjustments and getting set for this year’s American Samoa Moso’oi Week International Volleyball Tournament, with the games to begin this coming Saturday morning at the Kanana Fou High School gymnasium.
 



IOC reps will be on island evaluating ASNOC

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Two officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be in the territory October 21-25 to visit the local sports federations, facilities, and government leaders, as well as conducting evaluations and audits.
 
The visiting duo includes the IOC’s Nicole Girard-Savoy who is the head of Section & Finance, and Executive Director Dennis Miller of the Oceania National Olympic Committees.
 



TALAVALU GAINS A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE

Photos: Sonny Joba, Sebastian Valovalo, Monique Solofa, Carolle Mansell

The American Samoa National Rugby Team Talavalu is due to arrive back home sometime today (Monday) after competing in the Oceania Sevens held in Noosa, Australia, and losing out on a chance to qualify for the non-core Sevens World Series, to play at the 2015 HSBC Hong Kong and Wellington legs. The Talavalu did well despite losses in the quarterfinals.
 



Puu to step back into the ring—this time against an Uso

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American Samoa’s very first professional MMA fighter Deutsch Puu, who has been involved in the fight scene for over 30 years, will be stepping back into the ring once again, this time in a professional Muay Thai fight against Panama Tauga who is from California and is also of Samoan descent. The fight will be this coming November 1 in Sacramento, California at the Muay Thai Global 5 event.
 



GHC Reid ASHSAA Football: Still undefeated Tafuna looking to take title again — VIDEO

This past Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, the reigning undefeated champions— the Tafuna Warriors— showed the league that they aren’t about to be beaten when they can field the high caliber players that they have running on both offense and defense. The Warriors turned off the lights for Samoana after sending them home with a 42 - 24 loss to open up the second round of ASHSAA Varsity Football.
 

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Samoan Korean Baptist Church Football Club plays in Apia

terry@samoanews.com

The Samoan Korean Baptist Church Football Club is currently in Apia, Samoa, where they played their first game Tuesday, Oct. 7 (Samoa Time) in the Club Championship Games. They are representing American Samoa in the tournament.
 
The group arrived in Samoa last Friday, and the official result of their first game against the Cook Islands yesterday was unavailable as of press time.
 
Their next game will be played Thursday (Samoa Time) against Tonga and the third and final game is scheduled for this Saturday (Samoa time) against the Samoa team.



Talavalu at the HSBC Sevens World Series

terry@samoanews.com

The Talavalu will be playing in the official HSBS Sevens World Series this weekend at the Australian Gold Coast 7s October 11 and 12.
 
AMERICAN SAMOA’S HSBC SEVENS WORLD SERIES  SCHEDULE
 
Kenya vs American Samoa, Saturday, Oct. 11 — 1:40
South Africa vs American Samoa, Saturday, Oct. 11 – 4:39
Wales vs American Samoa, Saturday, Oct. 11 – 7:55
 



Vikings continue to dominate Girls Varsity & JV Volleyball

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The Faga’itua Vikings and Kanana Fou Stallions have so far dominated in this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Varsity Volleyball season. The Vikings are on top in the Varsity division with a perfect 6 wins and 0 losses recorded, while in the second place spot are the Stallions who are near perfect with a 5 win and 1 loss record. The only time these two teams were scheduled to meet was on September 29 in Faga’itua.
 



Moso’oi Co-Ed Softball underway

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The American Samoa Softball Association (ASSA), in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting the 2014 Moso’oi Co-Ed Softball Tournament. Seen here are players from Team Customs this past Saturday, as they're getting ready to play at the Solaita Baseball Field where the games are taking place Monday through Saturday.
 
This year’s tournament has seven teams in pursuit of the winner's trophy.
 



Ulua’i tama’ita’i si’isi’i u’amea mamafa agava’a sikolasipi Oceania

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Ua ausia nei e se tama’ita’i talavou e 22 tausaga lona matua se tasi o matati’a maoa’e i totonu o Amerika Samoa, ina ua avea o ia ma ulua’i tama’ita’i si’isi’i u’amea mamafa i Amerika Samoa ua maua le avanoa e sikolasipi ai i le Aoga Si’isi’i u’amea mamafa i Noumea, Niu Kaletonia mo le umi e 2 tausaga.
 



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