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Vikings continue to dominate Girls Varsity Volleyball

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This year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Varsity Volleyball season is heating up as it goes into the third week of play. The Faga’itua Vikings are continuing, with overwhelming power, to victory after victory as they are sitting on top of the Varsity standings with the only unblemished record in the division. The ASHSAA defending champion Tafuna Warriors appear to be back on track,  and were victorious in their last matches after losing their first two.
 



Talavalu sets off for two 7s meets

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Members of the American Samoa National Rugby Team Talavalu left yesterday afternoon for Apia where they will over-night before catching a flight to Australia, where they will be playing in the upcoming FORU Oceania 7s at Noosa, and then on to the first leg of the HSBC Gold Coast 7s, which kicks off on Australia's Gold Coast a week later.
 
Rev. Dr. Tuioti and the Nu'uuli Methodist Congregation presented a donation of $500 to Talavalu Head Coach Leota Setefano Fata for the national team.
 



GHC REID ASHSAA FOOTBALL: TAFUNA BARELY MADE IT TO REMAIN ‘UNDEFEATED’

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Once again, the Warriors Varsity squad sounded off at the end of the “Battle of the Toa’s” victoriously, after barely beating the Vikings, who will be looking to come back in the second round, to correct what should’ve been a game to remember in the home of the Vikings. Tafuna thought they were about to see their first loss in 3 years of being an Unbeatable program, against Fagaitua in a 38 - 34 match.
 

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Just Play workshop ends with high hopes

“I have hopes and high hopes that you (teachers) will utilize the skills you’ve learned from this course by passing it along to your students for this school year,” said DOE Assistant Director for the Elementary School Division, Puna Tanielu during the closing of the two-day, ‘Just Play’ Program course.
 



Kanana Fou Stallions remain at the top of Girls Varsity Volleyball

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The Stallions Girls Varsity Volleyball team of Kanana Fou High School went into the second week of play this past Monday in this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) girls varsity volleyball season against the Tafuna Warriors. The Stallions were trying to keep their winning streak alive after starting off the season strong out of the gates.
 
Making the trip to Tafuna High School, the Stallions came into the game with high hopes going up against the ASHSAA defending champion Warriors, who were still looking for their first win.



Bluesky bolsters Talavalu in debut at HSBC Oceania 7s

all photos: Tony Gasu

The American Samoa National Talavalu 7s Rugby Team along with ASRU Chairman Togiola Tulafono and Bluesky Communications Country Manager Lewis Wolman at the conclusion of their press conference that was held at Bluesky Wednesday afternoon.
 
Bluesky donated $15,600 to assist the Talavalu Rugby Team in their debut appearance in the HSBC Oceania 7s Tournament to be held in Australia.



Moso'oi Cricket league heads toward Oct finals

all photos: Toleafoa Haserota Auva'a

The Moso'oi Cricket league heats up as the teams head into the final month of the league with the playoffs scheduled for the last week of October to coincide with the 2014  Moso'oi week Festivities.
 
Samoa News has confirmed that a cricket team from neighboring Samoa has been invited and has confirmed their participation in the playoffs as part of the top four teams who will be vying for  the Moso'oi Cricket League Championship title.



Samoa coach says NRL clubs are blocking players from internationals

Toa Samoa rugby league coach Matt Parish says NRL clubs are continuing to stand in the way of players who want to play for their country, and something needs to be done.

The New South Wales assistant coach says every player he has spoken to wants to play in the upcoming Four Nations but a handful of NRL clubs continue to make things difficult.



First of its kind '3 on 3' Basketball Tourney big success

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There was a first of its kind tournament held in the territory last Saturday, September 20 when the American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) put on a '3 on 3' Wellness Basketball Tournament showcasing some of the home-grown high flying talent right here in the territory, with the tournament taking place at the Faga’alu Park.
 



ASHSAA Girls volleyball has two undefeated teams

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls varsity volleyball season is heading into its second week of play today. Last week saw the defending varsity champion Tafuna Warriors lose both of their games to start the season off slow out of the gates. 
 



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