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The Junior Prep Sports (JPS) playoffs started on Wednesday with Division 2 (5th and 6th Graders) JPS Vikings playing the JPS Warriors. It was a tough defensive battle with both teams unable to score for three quarters.  Finally in the fourth quarter, with less than 2 minutes remaining, QB for the...
Arnold Palmer once wrote, “Golf is deceptively simple, and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is, at the same time, rewarding, and maddening — and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” Other sports enthusiasts may argue the...
The American Samoa Basketball Association is proud to acknowledge the Coach of the Year and Most Valuable Player for the boys and girls basketball during the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) 2017 season. Those who were awarded for the boys’ basketball, Coaches of the year...
Last month a son of American Samoa competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Cup Competition for “bodybuilding” against over 100 other competitors for the first time in his life. The NPC Cup is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete...
American Samoa’s undefeated heavyweight champion Sui “Cyclone” Palauni will defend his All Samoan heavyweight title against one of Samoa’s top heavyweight contender, Togasilimai Letoa in American Samoa in July, his promoter and trainer Toleafoa Henry Tavake told Samoa News. It will be Palauni’s...
When they first assembled three months ago to train and play as a team during the American Samoa Volleyball Federation’s (ASVBF) league, the boys of Le Puataunofo never thought they’d be invited to compete during Samoa’s Independence Day celebrations, set to kick off later this week. Four local...
Samoa’s gold medalist Petelo Matagi will no longer fight for his home country Samoa in the near future, he’s now switching his boxing career to American Samoa, the place where he started his boxing career many years ago. “This is where I belong. This is where I started my boxing career many years...
The 2017 FFAS Futsal league kicked off with 16 teams competing in two pools at Samoana High School’s gymnasium on Saturday, May 6, 2017. “It was a very competitive first day of the competition,” said FFAS CEO Tavita Taumua. “Very different from other five-a-side leagues, and other futsal...
The American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF) boxing teams are proud — they defeated the visiting team from Samoa during the “2Samoas Battle” last Saturday at the Maliu Mai Beach Resort to win the Championship Trophy, as well as all of the five special amateur bouts during the International Boxing...
Joseph Taufete’e was born in the village of Nu’uuli and moved to California when he was 5 years old. Growing up in the United States his motivation was to play in the NFL like any other young man that came from the islands. However, “when I was a young teenager, I met a girl from along the beach in...

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