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Samoa will be represented in Super 8 Tourney tonight in NZ

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Tonight (Saturday NZ time), undefeated Samoan prospect Vaitele Soi will take part in Sky Arena's Cruiserweight Super 8 Last Man Standing Tournament set to be held at the North Shore Event Centre.
 
This will be Soi's first time in the ring in ten months, but he has solid experience in the format, winning a similar 8-man knockout tournament in New Zealand three years ago. Soi is the only fighter representing Samoa in the 8-man elimination tournament: 3 fights, one night, one champion.
 



Local Judo lessons for self defense continue

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Judo lessons are ongoing at the old VA Building, next to the OMV field, on Monday and Wednesday evenings for the youth and Friday evenings for adults. These practices are usually managed by Michelle Vargas, however black belt Instructor Benjamin Waterhouse, a volunteer, has stepped up to help in Vargas’ absence.
 
“This sport is one hundred percent self defense in nature, you do not have to compete, but you have to equip yourself with the techniques in judo to defend yourself at all times,” said Waterhouse.
 



FUAO — QUALIFYING TIME: 26 MINUTES AND 58 SECONDS, THE FASTEST OVERALL

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This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Ocean Challenge Fautasi Race, to promote the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — through the sport of fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive are focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.
 



FETU O LE AFIAFI IN IT TO WIN! WHO ISN’T? SAYS SKIPPER

tony@samoanews.com

This year, the Department of Commerce is coordinating their third annual DOC Fautasi Race, all in favor of promoting the cleaning of our local beaches through the help of village aumaga — in the sport of Fautasi racing. The monetary awards the participants will receive is focused on funding to help clean up their village streams and coastal areas.

 



AS volleyball team makes the Quarter Finals at Oceania

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Our American Samoa Beach Volleyball Team made it to the Quarter Finals in Manly Beach, Australia and reports from Iose Afu Muasau, the team coach, on his Facebook page, said, “Our players are very much eager to play against the Fijian side tomorrow. They managed to beat our tough Tongan brothers in our last game and elevated us to the quarter finals this year.”
 
Yesterday, local boys Sam Luaiva and Kamoko played against the Fijian Side for the Bronze, and the outcome of that will be in our next issue.
 



Samoa's World Cup place was in jeopardy if England boycott had gone ahead

Census Johnston, the Toulouse prop, has revealed that Samoa's players received a series of warnings from officials after their threats to walk out of this weekend's autumn Test at Twickenham.

The 33-year-old front-rower said Samoa feared next year's Test visit of New Zealand to Apia would also have been in doubt had the squad gone through with strike threats.



Battle of the To’as head-to-head in ASHSAA title

tony@samoanews.com

This past Saturday were the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football Playoffs, which determined which two teams will be claiming a spot in the upcoming Championship game this upcoming Saturday – a rivalry between the To’as of the league, the Tafuna Warriors and Fagaitua Vikings will be the one, after they both conquered their opponents victoriously.

 



This week’s ASHSAA Boys Volleyball schedule

jeff@samoanews.com

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

jeff@samoanews.com

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

jeff@samoanews.com

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.
 



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