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Moso'oi Cricket League playoffs underway

Sakai Tufele, one of the lead batters for the Tama o le Mua'au cricket team from Faleniu, an all-around great batsman, is seen here focusing most of his energy on hitting the cricket ball out into the ocean during a tough game against the Mosiula team from the village of Masefau.
 
The game, part of the Moso'oi Cricket League, was played Wed. afternoon at Faga'alu Park. Due to night-fall the game was stopped and will be continued this Saturday, with Mosiula at 118 points and 19 outs -vs-  Tama o le Mua'au at 100 points and 15 outs.



2014 FFAS National League

UTULEI YOUTH, LION HEART PLAY FOR NATIONAL LEAGUE TITLE
 
Utulei Youth (7-0) and Lion Heart (6-1) will face off for the rights to the men’s 2014 FFAS National League championship heading into the final weekend of the association’s major competition.
 
Utulei Youth is in the driver’s seat for the coveted title with a three-point lead over Lion Heart (21-18) in the standings.  The closest team to these two is the 2013, defending champion, FC SKBC with nine points.
 



Samoa coach looks to move on from nightclub incident

The Samoa rugby league coach says the team has responded positively to the night-club incident which led to three players being stood down ahead of their opening Four Nations match against England on Saturday.

Reni Maitua, Tautau Moga and Sauaso Sue were not considered for selection as they are being investigated for their part in a skirmish which led to at least one player being reportedly arrested.

Matt Parish says he is deeply disappointed in their antics but is not dwelling on the incident.



GHC Reid ASHSAA Football: One more weekend of regular season

tony@samoanews.com

The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) football league has reached the point of play-offs and eliminations, with just one more week of regular season remaining – and it will be the best closing in football this year, as the Vikings take on the Warriors in the Battle of the Toas — a historic Varsity rivalry game. It was seen as a nail biter in the first round — where Fagaitua almost beat the Warriors, who haven’t been beaten in three years.
 



Fagaitua Girls Varsity Volleyball team heads into playoffs undefeated

Meanwhile, Fagaitua Girls JV team takes JV Championship
jeff@samoanews.com

The Faga’itua High School Vikings girls varsity volleyball team is heading into the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Varsity Volleyball playoffs in the #1 spot this coming Thursday. They finished the regular season with the only unblemished record in the varsity division.
 



Cool Stuff: Aussie Jarryd Hayne, NRL

My niece Monique Salofa always asks for my approved list of nice guys.  In the middle of Hurricane Ana, the class act, Jarryd Hayne pops out of the middle of the drama enroute to achieve his NFL American Gridiron football dreams.
 



Hoping for the ‘Big League’, Samoan baseball player is working his way up

jeff@samoanews.com

With all of the talk being about athletes of Samoan descent in the National Football League, in the professional boxing ring and even inside the Mixed Martial Arts world, there has not been much talk lately of Samoans in Major League Baseball (MLB), that is until now.
 



NRL stars in Brisbane for Four Nations questioned over fight at Hot Gossip nightclub

Several NRL players have been questioned following a wild night in a Brisbane VIP nightclub booth.

North Queensland Cowboys centre Tautau Moga was arrested while Canterbury Bulldogs veteran Reni Maitua is understood to have been at the nightclub when the incident occurred.

Members of the Samoan rugby league team competing in the Four Nations tournament were brought in for questioning after an incident with police at Hot Gossip nightclub in Fortitude Valley.



First ever C-License Course gets underway for FFAS

Courses from grassroots to youth and Just Play have been conducted numerous times in American Samoa but for the first time under the FFAS umbrella, a C-License Coaching Course was held, with the opening on Columbus Day (Oct. 13) 2015.
 



Am. Samoa's Moso'oi Week Volleyball Tournament begins Saturday

jeff@samoanews.com

For all of you volleyball fans out there, you are in luck. The biggest volleyball tournament is just around the corner, as the American Samoa Volleyball Association (ASVBA) is making its final adjustments and getting set for this year’s American Samoa Moso’oi Week International Volleyball Tournament, with the games to begin this coming Saturday morning at the Kanana Fou High School gymnasium.
 



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