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Vikings stun the Warrior Nation in 2nd half for 3-peat championship victory

“Facing the Giants” — they brought it home, “God is good” says head coach
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The streets of the east side bled red as they awaited the arrival of the ‘homecoming kings’ – Faga’itua Vikings Football Team who claimed another Championship title — that’s a 3-peat — last Saturday morning, after a stunning performance in slaying the No.1 seed in the league, Tafuna Warriors in this year’s title match. This is the Vikings third championship title streak within American Samoa High School Athletic Associations (ASHSAA) Varsity Football competition — all comeback victories.
 



Former Manu 7s coach sues Samoa Rugby Union

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Apia, SAMOA — Damien McGrath is not going down without a fight. The former Manu Samoa Sevens coach that was sacked recently filed a civil case against Samoa Rugby Union for wrongful dismissal and defamation and he’s asking for $1million tala for damages.
 



Jets stun Utulei Youth 2-1

The Tafuna Jets are suddenly in the mix for the men’s 2016 FFAS National League championship title after a 2-1 win over two-time defending champs Utulei Youth on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

 

In the other Top 5 game it was a 1-1 draw between Lion Heart and Vaiala Tongan, while both Bottom 5 games ended in forfeited wins for Ilaoa & To’omata over Royal Puma and Black Roses over PanSa.

 

TOP 5 GROUP TAFUNA JETS 2, UTULEI YOUTH 1

 



Elementary teams have two games to make playoff push

The playoff-push for the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League boils down to two games.

 

In all four divisions – Boys & Girls 3-5; Boys & Girls 6-8 – at least five to six teams have a shot at making the playoffs.

 

BOYS GRADES 6-8

 

The battle for the top four is very close in the Boys Grades 6-8 Division, with the top four teams as follows – Iakina (18 points); defending champs St. Francis (15 points); Peteli Academy (13 points) and South Pacific Academy (9 points).



VARSITY PLAYOFFS: Faga’itua Vikings to defend their championship title

Facing Warriors this Saturday
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This past weekend hosted the 2016- 17 American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Varsity Football Playoffs held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. The games started last Friday morning on Veterans Day holiday with the battle between the Vikings and the Lions, where the reigning divisional champs edged the Lions in their 20 - 18 victory to advance onto this year’s championship title game.
 



Nu’uuli Varsity collects their 2nd straight win to end season proudly

Samoana Sharks JV shut out Nu’uuli in final performance
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This past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) went onto the 11th week of high school football action – the ‘Home of the Wildcats’ going out in style, as their Senior Game will be one to remember.
 



Pago Youth leads after week 1 of Top 5

Pago Youth leads the 2016 FFAS National League Top 5 group after a convincing, 3-0 win over Lion Heart on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

 

In the only other game it was Tafuna Jets 0, Vaiala Tongan 0 while in the Bottom 5 group it was Green Bay 7, PanSa 1 and Black Roses 1, Royal Puma 1. Utulei Youth (Top 5) and Ilaoa & To’omata (Bottom 5) were off with a bye each.

 

In the Bottom 5 games, Green Bay came out to a strong start with Ilaoa & To’omata idle. PAGO YOUTH 3, LION HEART 0

 



Tafuna Jets retain women’s cup in start of 2nd Round-Robin

The Tafuna Jets retained the women’s FFAS National Cup 3-0 against Green Bay on the opening weekend of the 2016 National League’s second round-robin on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

 

In other games last Saturday, it was Royal Puma 1, Vaiala Tongan 0; Lion Heart 1, Ilaoa & To’omata 1 and PanSa 3, Pago Youth 0.

 

TAFUNA JETS 3, GREEN BAY 0

 



Samoa’s Laumua o Tumua again tops Mosooi Int’l Volleyball Men’s Open Division

Local teams win all other divisions
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The Laumua o Tumua Volleyball team from Samoa was again crowned the Mosooi International Volleyball Championship champions for the Men’s Open Division, after defeating the mighty Annex Boys volleyball team from American Samoa in two straight sets of their match during the 2016 championship play at the Samoana gym this past Tuesday.

 



Hawaii Pop Warner team with ‘plenty Samoan aiga’

ends season undefeated

The Pop Warner Ko’olauloa Red Raiders (Tiny Mites) on the island of O’ahu played their final game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Kahalu’u. Many members of the team have families back home in Tutuila and Manu’a, as well as Upolu and Savai’i.
 
Celebrating their undefeated season (7 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie) they proudly posed for the camera before receiving their trophies.
 



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