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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. 
 



Vikings remain Unbeatable – Samoana looking promising

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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) advanced into week 4 of football action in the territory this past weekend, with the Fagaitua Vikings remaining undefeated and heading into their biggest game of the season this upcoming Saturday, against the only other undefeated team in the league, the reigning Champs, the Tafuna Warriors.
 

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Utulei Youth extends lead in women’s National League

Utulei Youth has extended its lead over PanSa in the standings to two games in the women’s division after the latter lost by forfeit on Match Day 6 of the 2014 FFAS National League on Saturday, September 13.
 
After beating Green Bay 8-0 last Saturday and coupled with PanSa’s forfeited loss to Ilaoa & To’omata for not fielding the required nine players to start the match, Utulei Youth is six points ahead of No. 2 PanSa (15-9).
 



GHC Reid ASHSSA JV Action: Leone Lions send Vikings packing 44 - 0

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After the second week of  ASHSAA Junior Varsity Football competition, the reigning champions have managed to slay two of the top contenders. Last week, they continued to show the Tafuna Warriors that Lions football will remain on top, and this past Thursday, the Lions sent the Vikings back to the East side – scoreless.
 
Coverage of the 2014 ASHSAA Football season is brought to you by Powerade and Coca Cola — distributed exclusively by GHC Reid & Co. Ltd. — Oloa O Leala — Your Family of Fine beverages.
 

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Ebola threat stops Sevens team

The Manu Samoa Sevens team will not compete in the Kenya Sevens tournament this year over fears of the deadly ebola virus.

Speaking to the media yesterday, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who is also the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, said the players’ safety is the Union’s priority.

Given reports about the virus escalating in that part of the world, the Union has decided not to send the team.

“The team was stopped (from participating in the Kenya Sevens) last week,” said the Tuilaepa.

“There is always another day.



Utulei Youth continues to dominate National League

Utulei Youth continues to dominate the men’s Division 1, 2014 FFAS National League after beating the 2013 defending champions, FC SKBC, 3-1 on Match Day 6.
 
In the only other Division 1 game, Vaitogi United A won again over PanSa 5-2 in the kickoff of the second round-robin.  Lion Heart was off with a bye.
 
UTULEI YOUTH 3, FC SKBC 1
 



Polynesian Hall of Fame also announces finalists for next class

Honolulu, HAWAII – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced this past week 25 Finalists will be on the ballot for induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. The list includes 20 players and five coaches/contributors.

“Over the past several weeks the Selection Committee has been deliberating over the 2015 Finalists,” said Chairman, Dick Tomey. “Each year, the task of selecting Polynesia's great players, coaches and contributors is a major challenge because there are so many worthy candidates.”



Girls Varsity Volleyball opener an upset for defending champions

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This year’s 2014-2015 American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Girls Varsity Volleyball champion Tafuna Warriors, got off to a bad start in this year’s season opener this past Monday in front of their home crowd. The East side Faga’itua High School Vikings who were runners up last season to the Warriors, made a trip to Warrior Nation for the season opener on Monday bringing their own fans along with them for support.
 



Basketball Assn donates to Pacific Horizons School

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The American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) continues to give back to the community, and its latest outreach involves a recent donation to the students of Pacific Horizons School (PHS) in Ottoville.
 
According to the ASBA, their president Milton Taufa’asau (far right back row), noticed the school’s Physical Education class one afternoon while practicing basketball in Fatu-o-Aiga and that is when he decided to get the ball rolling on the donation by giving his contact information to the PE teacher.
 



Utulei women triumph at end of first round-robin

Utulei Youth cleaned up the first round with a perfect, 4-0 record after putting away PanSa 3-0 in the women’s, FFAS National Cup challenge on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
 
In the only other game of the division, Lion Heart beat Green Bay 5-1 while Ilaoa & To’omata sat out with a bye.
 
UTULEI YOUTH 3, PANSA 0
 
Salevu Filiva’a kicked two PKs in the first half to give Utulei Youth a 2-0 lead before Sancia Sopoaga made it 3-0 late in the second half with a goal of her own.



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