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King To Represent American Samoa At 2015 Pacific Games

HONOLULU—Senior guard/forward Destiny King has been selected to play for the American Samoa national women’s basketball team which will be competing in the 2015 Pacific Games held in Papua New Guinea from July 3-18.



ASNOC weekend fundraiser collects $22,000 so far

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Members of some of the local sports association, who manned one of the drop off tables at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna during last Saturday’s  American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) telethon/radiothon to raise money to send Team American Samoa to the 2015 Pacific Games to be held July 4-18 in Papua New Guinea. The telethon was broadcast live on KVZK-TV.

 



STUDENT ATHLETES FROM AM SAM MAKE BIG IMPRESSION AT FOOTBALL COMBINES

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Local American Samoa high school football players made a big impression on college football coaches during their inaugural Pasefika International Sports Alliance (PISA) Fa’a Amerika tour as they recently participated in various football combines, competing against some of the best high school players in the United States. The non-profit foundation, PISA, helps student athletes from American Samoa and Hawaii earn college scholarships through their athletic abilities.
 



VARSITY FOOTBALL CHAMPS HEADED TO HAWAI’I TO TEST THEIR STRENGTH

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The defending American Samoa High School Athletic Association Varsity football champions, Faga’itua High School Vikings, are currently raising funds for a trip to Hawai’i where they will be playing in three football games against three local Hawai’i teams, between July 31 and August 24, this summer.
 



Legend backs Manu against All Blacks

Nineteen days away from the historical test between Manu Samoa and the All Blacks, one of the greatest players to have worn the blue jersey, Muliagatele Brian Lima, has urged Samoa to get behind their team.



All Blacks name 5 newcomers for Samoa test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and wingers Waisake Naholo and Nehe Milner-Skudder are among five new caps named by Sunday in an expanded 41-man New Zealand squad for next month's test against Samoa and the Rugby Championship.

Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst and Crusaders hooker Codie Taylor are the other newcomers in the squad, which will also play an additional Bledisloe Cup test against Australia after the four-nation Championships involving South Africa, Argentina and Australia.



Serevi applies for Samoa 7s head coach position

Samoa’s Rugby Union Chair and Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has revealed that Fiji’s rugby great Waisale Serevi is among the 29 applicants to become head coach for the Manu Samoa sevens side.

Serevi was a guest at the Samoa Independence International Sevens tournament in Apia earlier this month where he expressed an interest in helping Samoa.

Tuila’epa said former Manu Samoa veterans Brian Lima and Uale Ma’i have also applied.



Summer program set for Ocean Science/ Ocean Swimming

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Thirty high school students from schools across the island taking advantage of the Ocean Science/Ocean Swimming (OS/OS) class being taught by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center in Utulei.
 
The program that is being led by the NMSAS, has them teaching the the Ocean Science part of the class where the students are not only learning about what is in the water, but what they can do to help take care of the ocean that surrounds us.
 



Safety of athletes high priority for PNG games say organizers

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While there just 14 more days before the official opening of the Pacific Games in PNG next month, the Pacific Games Council Chairman has announced that the government of PNG is confident about their preparations to host this huge Pacific event, and they will be making sure all the athletes from different Pacific nations will be in a “safe environment”, under the care of the people and the government of PNG.
 



Fredrick Mauigoa [THS] invited to Nike competition

Tafuna High School football player Fredrick Mauigoa recently attended one of the Nike Football Opening Regional camps at the University of Oregon with other American Samoan players. The Nike Football Opening Regionals are the only national camps that offer athletes state of the art education in both Nike Football Training and position specific football from respected position coaches.  They improve each player that attends, and do all of this free of cost to attendees.
 



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