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Video: Warriors and Vikings top Week 1 of ASHSAA football

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This year’s season opener for the Varsity Division was an eye opener for most of the teams that are competing in this year’s league — it took place last Wednesday morning at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.

 

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Ross helps No. 25 Washington edge Hawaii 17-16

HONOLULU (AP) -- John Ross scored on a reverse and a 91-yard catch and No. 25 Washington held off Hawaii 17-16 on Saturday night despite a weak second half in coach Chris Petersen's Huskies debut.

The Huskies overcame late pushes from Hawaii and offensive problems late in the game, when their best accomplishment was running out the clock.

Jeff Lindquist threw for 162 yards in his first start for Washington after Cyler Miles was suspended for the game. But most of Lindquist's total came on the big play to Ross.



New Samoa Sevens coach admits there is a lot of work before Rio

Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua admits there is a lot of work to do after being appointed Samoa Sevens coach until the 2016 Rio Olympics

This will be his second stint in charge of the sevens team, while he also coached Manu Samoa at the 2011 World Cup.

Fuimaono says the immediate goal is to secure a top four finish, which would seal their place at the Olympics. He says the immediate goal is to secure a top four finish in the upcoming World Series, which would seal their place at the Olympics.



Utulei Youth holds off Vaiala Tongan A, in Division 2 Cup-challenge Atu’u retains Cup

Utulei Youth retained the men’s Division 1 Cup in a 2-0 win over Vaiala Tongan during the ongoing 2014 FFAS National League on Saturday, August 23.
 
In the only other match, Lion Heart dispatched PanSa 5-1 with FC SKBC having a bye weekend.
 
It was a tough first half after a 0-0 draw until player-coach, Penaia ‘Mau’ Kaleopa, scored on a rebound put Utulei on the board 1-0.
 



Utulei women retain Cup in tough, 1-0 win

Utulei Youth retained the women’s National Cup in a tough, 1-0 win over Lion Heart on Match Day 3 of the 2014 FFAS National League on Saturday, August 23 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
 
In the only other women’s game played, Ilaoa & To’omata beat Green Bay 4-1 while PanSa was idle over the weekend.
 



AmSam wrestlers compete today at YOG

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Local wrestlers Faifua Ipolito and Iafeta Vou will be competing today at 3 p.m. (local time) at the Longjian Gymnasium in downtown Nanjing, China for the 2014 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games.
 
Ipolito and Vou are competing in freestyle wrestling, Ipolito in the 46kg division and Vou in the 76kg weight class.
 
The placement and medal matches for freestyle wrestling kicked off last night at 10 p.m. (American Samoa time). Results of the matches will be in tomorrow’s issue of Samoa News.
 



Am Samoa makes strong showing in POJC_

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The East Pacific Team in this year’s International Tennis Federation Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) is making a strong showing against the Western and Northern Pacific teams.
 
American Samoa’s Larry Magalasin has taken the 14 & Under Boys Singles Division of the POJC when he defeated Michael Emory of Tahiti in two sets, 6-4 and 6-1. Kevin Maukoloa of American Samoa was able to take the 16 & Under Boys Singles Division when he won over Manoa Desvignes of Tahiti in the finals 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-2.
 



LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT SEASON — THE VOCTECH WILDCATS

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Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School — known as ‘VocTech- Home of the Wildcats’ — is not to be counted out this year in the 2014-15 American Samoa High School Athletic Association football season, as they may have been given the keys to the championship kingdom with Marist and Kanana Fou football programs not fielding teams this year.
 



SRU appoints Sevens head coach

 The Samoa Rugby Union has announced the appointment of Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua as the Samoa Sevens Head Coach on a two year deal.
 
Tafua will work alongside with his Assistant Coach/Team Manager Galumalemana Rudolph Moors in implementing a successful performance cycle programme which was a successful in the past.
 



East Pacific team leading POJC tourney

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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pacific Oceania Junior Championship (POJC) games that are taking  place in Lautoka, Fiji has the East Pacific Team competing against the North and West Pacific Teams for the POJC title. The East Pacific Team has the best Junior players from American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga and Tahiti competing against the best Junior tennis players from their region.
 



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