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American Samoa Basketball Association’s Moso’oi Tournament – Saturday!

10 years ago was when ASBA started, at Samoana High School gym
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Saturday, the American Samoa Basketball Association will officially open their 2016 Moso’oi Basketball Tournament — to be hosted at the Samoana High School gymnasium, with live basketball action scheduled to tip off at 9am. ASBA has scheduled seven action packed match ups to kick off this year’s tournament.
 



Football Update: Leone Lions leads Varsity Football Div – Warriors top JV

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) ongoing football season will be heading into it’s fourth week of football action starting this evening with the match up between the Nu’uuli Wildcats and the Faga’itua Vikings in the Junior Varsity Division.
 



Warriors and Lions prosper in ASHSAA Football Week No.3 – “Rivalry Weekend”

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This past weekend, the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) hosted week 3 of football action for the 2016-17 season, “Rivalry Weekend”, where the Lions faced the Sharks for the first time this year in their ‘Clash of the Titans’ rivalry game, and the Vikings and Warriors in their ‘Battle of the Toa’s’ rivalry showdown. Both concluded in favor of both west side teams.

 

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ASHSAA Football sees Lions and Warriors victorious

Leone shuts out Wildcats, Tafuna slay Sharks
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Last Saturday, the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) scheduled a four game match up – a decision that was finalized by the board when they found out that the Veterans Memorial Stadium would be utilized for local government Workforce Day festivities on Friday.
 
With that – last Saturday was nothing more but an exciting day full of action packed football for those who were at the Veterans Memorial Stadium to support their teams.
 



PanSa retains women’s 2016 FFAS National League Cup with last minute goal

Titiula Manuma scored on a goal in the last minute of the game to help PanSa stave off a potential, 0-0 tie against Ilaoa & To’omata on Match Day 3 of the women’s 2016 National League on Saturday, Sept. 3.
 
In other games, it was Tafuna Jets 7, Vaiala Tongan 0, while Lion Heart and Green Bay won by forfeit against Pago Youth and Utulei Youth, respectively.
 



Tafuna High School — "Home of the Warriors" focuses on staying safe & healthy

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Coming into this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football Season, they have already collected their first victory of the season in both Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions  — the Warriors football team from Tafuna High School, led by Head Coach Kolose Ili are looking to introduce a new Warrior, built on a new vision for the future of the THS football program.
 



Olympics not sole reason for sacking Samoa 7s coach

The chief executive of the Samoa Rugby Union says the decision to sack Damian McGrath as sevens coach was not based entirely on the team's failure to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Vincent Fepuleai says the SRU's board has acted based on the findings of a performance review, but McGrath says as far he's concerned his dismissal came out of the blue.

During his year in the post the Englishman produced a squad that was good enough to defeat gold medal winners Fiji on a number of occasions, including in the final of the Paris leg of the World Series.



King of the jungle – Leone Lions shock the Vikings in their 1st victory

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The king of the jungle, the mighty Leone Lions football team dominated the reigning champs from the East, Faga'itua Vikings in both divisional competitions in first game of the season a week ago Saturday.
 

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SRU dismisses Samoa sevens head coach McGrath

The Samoa Rugby Union has sacked the head coach of the national sevens team and readvertised his position.

Damian McGrath was appointed last year but his team failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics.

The SRU said the board reached the decision to readvertise the coach's job and those of the managment team after reviewing the team's performance in the 2015/2016 season.

The SRU's chief executive Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai said the management team was welcome to reapply.



Samoana High School, Sharks football focused on “Restoring Tradition”

“Shark Up and Go Blue”
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The "Home of the Sharks" Samoana High School will be making their first appearance in this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football season this Saturday, as they face off against the Tafuna Warriors in both Varsity and Junior Varsity Division.
 
Last year, the Sharks came up short after losing to the Vikings in the semi's — this year Samoana is looking better than ever, and they are not to be taken lightly.
 



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