Private Elementary Schools soccer off to a roaring start

The annual FFAS Private Elementary Schools soccer league has become bigger, better and louder, thanks to the introduction of a new age group – Grades 1 & 2.


“What an amazing competition, to see all these kids out here playing, especially the young ones,” exclaimed one parent, Louis Solaita, during the opening day of the competition that kicked off on October 18, 2016 at the Kanana Fou Seminary field.


Am. Samoa to compete in 2016 South Pacific Bodybuilding Championships

Ursula Te’o Martin will represent the Territory in two of the events this week

Ursula Te’o Martin is a woman of fierce determination, and could be considered a pioneer in her own right. With legacies to honor, and trails to carve, she is a daughter of American Samoa who has embarked upon a path few females have taken in the athletic world — she is building a reputation as a world class Bodybuilder.

ASHSAA Week 9: Warriors getting stronger – Vikings do “2nd half team” win

Tafuna High School sitting comfortably as No.1 seed in the Varsity Division

There are only two more weeks left of the regular season for the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) ongoing football season – and Tafuna’s Head Coach Kolose Ili and his Warrior Nation who started this season with a questionable doubt of play calls, have proved the critics wrong as they are now sitting comfortably at the No.1 spot of the division, as of this past weekend.

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Samoa tops at 2016 Mosooi Int’l Boxing Championship


The 2016 Mosooi International Boxing Championship between the two Samoas last Saturday night ended on a high note for the Samoa boxing team when they again won the “2Samoas Battle” gold medal by winning all 4 amateur bouts of the night. Samoa won last year’s Mosooi International Boxing Championship with four wins against the American Samoa team, who took three wins.


ASHSAA JV Action: Warriors edge Vikings out, Sharks blow out Lions


The opening Junior Varsity game for Week 8 of the American Samoa High School Athletic Association Football League played last Friday evening, between the Warriors and the Vikings saw the Tafuna Warriors continue to take the top of the pile —although there was a near upset — with a Vikings comeback stopped short by the game clock.


ASHSAA Week No. 8 – Varsity Rivalry Weekend sees Warriors, Sharks victorious


This past weekend marked the 8th week of the American Samoa High School Athletic Associations (ASHSAA) Varsity football action at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, where Sharks Junior cornerback and field goal kicker, Elliot Lelei, carried the Sharks to victory with a pair of field goals – but the real story was about their defense.


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Week No.7 – Junior Varsity Round No.2 of action

Wildcats edge Lions in a six-point victory – Warriors comeback win against Sharks

Last weekend’s Junior Varsity competition in the ongoing American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) high school football season, saw the Samoana Sharks denied a victory after the Tafuna Warrior’s 2-point comeback victory to start off week No.7 — then it was the Nu’uuli Wildcats who stunned the Leone Lions with a 6-point victory — a vicious battle that went all the way down to the last second.

ASHSAA Wk 7 Varsity: Warriors victorious, Wildcats stun the Lions in a tie


Last Saturday’s Varsity Division competition in the ongoing American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) football league took a surprising turn, especially the Nu’uuli Wildcats’ stunning the No.1 seed in the division, the Leone Lions after a 20- 20 tie with all the Lions key players back in full effect. Head Coach for the Lions Okland Salave’a however wasn’t on the sidelines as he is currently off island escorting his father to his medical appointments.


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Sandra Fruean’s long soccer journey to the top

Source: FFAS Media Release

Lifetime achievement awards are handed out on a regular basis in many fields, from film to academic, journalism to activism, and of course sports, to name a few.
Sandra Fruean, after being involved with the sport of soccer in American Samoa a year short of 30 years, is still in a state of euphoria after receiving an equivalent of a lifetime achievement award by gaining a seat on the newly formed, FIFA Council.

McGrath fights Manu termination

In the meantime he has been picked as Canada’s new coach

Apia, SAMOA — Former Manu Samoa sevens coach Damian McGrath who was sacked in August 2016 after the failure of the team to qualify for the Olympics has left the Samoa, and will continue to fight his termination. McGrath who was behind putting the Manu Samoa back in the top ten has retained an attorney from a firm in New Zealand. In his post on his Facebook personal page on Saturday morning (Samoa Time) McGrath stated that it’s time to leave.

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