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This week’s ASHSAA Boys Volleyball schedule

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The Tafuna Warriors Boys Varsity Volleyball team — seen here — will be trying once again to head to the championships this year. Last season, the Warriors made it to the finals where they met the Faga’itua Vikings for the second year in a row, falling to the Vikings both times, making the Vikings back to back American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Boys Varsity Volleyball champions. This year, the Warriors will be trying to break the Vikings two year reign as champions.
 



Am. Samoa Golf Association accepted in regional confederation

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There is good news for the sport of golf here in American Samoa, as the Asia Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) recently granted APGC membership to the American Samoa Golf Association, which will allow Association members access to regional tournaments, which serve as qualifiers to the Olympics and also rank American Samoa’s players in the region.
 



ASG Christmas Co-Ed Softball Tournament set to begin Monday

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Softball action will be taking place once again beginning this Monday November 17 with the 2014 Fourth Annual ASG Christmas Co-Ed Softball Tournament, put on by the American Samoa Softball Association and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The tournament is scheduled to run from Nov. 17 until Dec. 13, with all games taking place at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field.
 



JROTC Cadet Challenge —difficult and rewarding

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The JROTC annual Cadet Challenge took place yesterday morning at the Veterans Memorial Stadium Sports Complex, with five schools participating; Leone, Tafuna, Faga’itua, Samoana and Kanana Fou. The only school with a JROTC program that did not compete was Manu’a High School, due to transportation costs.
 
This year’s host for the Cadet Challenge was Faga’itua High School.
 



2014 version of President’s Cup underway

The President’s Cup 2014 is in full swing following on the heels of the National League completion where both Utulei Youth teams are the respective champions with Ilaoa & To’omata the winners of the men’s Division 2.
 
In the President’s Cup, both men’s divisions are combined with teams divied up into three pools for the rights to hold the perpetual trophy in the association’s final competition of the year 2014.
 



FFAS hosts Futsal Coaching course

Football Federation American Samoa is currently hosting a Futsal Coaching Course under the tutelage of Paul Toohey of New Zealand.
 
Toohey is the Futsal and Beach Soccer Development Officer for Oceania Football Confederation and with the aid of FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua, officially opened the course on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 14.
 



Private elementary soccer league very competitive

It’s been a very competitive league for the 2014 FFAS Private Elementary Soccer competition in all grade levels for both boys and girls.

 

With the competition just two weeks away from its end, teams are jockeying for the top six positions in the Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 age groups.

 



Westside takes the “Championship in Varsity Girls Volleyball”

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Varsity Volleyball championship game ended with the West Side team taking the honors, by dominating the game with a 3 out of 4-set win.
 
It was awesome play in all sets, with the East Side Team working it, but falling short: 25 - 15; 25-23; 25-13 and 25-16.
 
The Most Valuable player for the tournament was awarded to Lina Tema of Tafuna High School.
 



P.M. rubbishes Rugby Union boycott threat

“We would like to notify you that we have called for the resignation of a number of senior officials within the Samoan Rugby Union and will be boycotting our game against England on the 22nd of November should our feelings not be addressed”

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has dismissed a threat by Manu Samoa players to boycott the test match against England, calling them “little kids” who don't know what they are doing.



Successful week of Just Play Festivals

It was a successful week of Just Play Festivals for the seven elementary schools involved in the program.

 

“It was great to see the kids having so much fun!” exclaimed Valusia Talataina, PE coordinator for the elementary school division. “Our visit with (FFAS) was awesome and I am glad we’re all on the same page as we ended the 4th week of the program.”

 



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