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FOOTBALL JAMBOREES SCHEDULED AT VETERANS STADIUM THIS SATURDAY & NEXT

Help support ASHSAA sports: Tickets $3 for adults, $1 for children
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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) will host their first Football Jamboree this Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, with the biggest football scrimmage to be held this Summer – all local high school Junior Varsity football teams will be there and they will collide in a royal rumble-like event.
 
The following Saturday, Aug. 29— the Varsity Football Jamboree is scheduled to happen.
 



UPDATE: TONY FINAU BATTLES TO TOP-10 FINISH IN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Tony Finau survived an adventurous final round Sunday, earning a tie for 10th place in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

The West High School graduate has posted five top-10 finishes as a PGA Tour rookie, among his 15 top-25 showings. He tied for 14th in the U.S. Open, his first appearance in a major tournament.



VIDEO PREVIEW: ASHSAA FOOTBALL SEASON 1ST KICK OFF – SEPT 11, 2015

Call goes out “ … especially college grads” to tryout as an official, referee
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The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) is scheduled to open this year’s football season on Friday, September 11, 2015 with one of the most exciting matches to kick off the season – the reigning Champion Fagaitua Vikings, who will face the Tafuna Warriors in both JV and Varsity.
 

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NO JOKE — A SAMOAN WALKS ONTO A GOLF COURSE AND ...

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- The family business, at least on the athletic side of the Finau family, was pro football or basketball.

Tony Finau, all 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds of him, was determined to play golf.

So if nothing else, his play Saturday was further validation of a story that begins with two poor kids learning to play the game by banging balls against a mattress in their garage and one of them winding up with a shot at a major title on the final day of the PGA Championship.



LOCAL NATIONAL PARK CREW HEADS TO N. CALIFORNIA TO FIGHT WILD LAND FIRES

NPAS media release

A 16-person National Park of American Samoa (NPAS) crew and crew leader departed Wednesday night from American Samoa for Northern California to fight wild land fires for 30-days.

 

Once in California, the national park’s fire crew will receive their assignment and work side-by-side with fire crews from across the nation, the NPAS said in a news release yesterday.

 



Measina a Samoa performs at Pacific Ink & Art Expo Saturday in Honolulu

Representing Samoa and its art of siva, Measina a Samoa, under the direction of Waipahu, Hawai'i-born A'o Siva Moana Sulu'ape, performed at the Pacific Ink & Art Expo Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. It was the first appearance from the group since the passing of their beloved A'o Siva Lorita “Lika” Achica, of Alamagoto, Samoa and Utulei, Amerika Samoa, mid-June in Hawai’i.
 



SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN ANOTHER DOOR FOR OUR STUDENT ATHLETES — IN WRESTLING

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Who says football is the only sport that offers scholarships for local athletes? This year, four local young men found out that being competitive on the mat is just as fulfilling as tackling opponents on the field.
 
Schey McMoore, Nathaniel Tuamoheloa, Iafeta Vou, and Onosai Pule are on their way to college, thanks to scholarship awards of $15,500 each, per year, to attend Wentworth Military Academy in Missouri.
 



AWAITING A MIRACLE, AND BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE, 9YR OLD MEKE PASSES AWAY

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“The hospital did not explore all options in my son’s situation and now he’s gone, someone will answer for that,” says Joanne Pua’auli, mother of nine year old Klement “Meke” Pua’auli, who died early Monday morning. She said since the day he was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit up until his death, there was no firm information from the hospital as to whether Meke was ever going to be medivaced off island for treatment for his heart problems.
 



PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR LEONE HIGH SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Alumni Registration and Donation Drive this Friday
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Former and current students of Leone High School are preparing for the school’s Golden Jubilee, celebrating 50 years since the first graduating class received their diplomas back in 1965.
 
Working under their motto: “Unity is our Strength” the alumni members have been busy trying to get things together for the week-long festivities that are set for later this year, from October 12-17.
 



SYDNEY SEAU PAYS TRIBUTE TO HALL OF FAME FATHER

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The rules prevented Sydney Seau from honoring her Hall of Fame father Junior with an induction speech from the stage alongside the rest of the Class of 2015 on Saturday night.

It hardly mattered. Like her relentless father, she found a way to deliver anyway.

The daughter of the legendary linebacker - who took his life in 2012 - provided the remarks she would have given on the stage to the New York Times before expanding on them during a lengthy interview with NFL Network shortly after she and her three brothers unveiled Junior Seau's bronze bust.



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