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American Samoa’s Under 18 women’s beach handball team
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Youth Olympic Qualified U18 Woman’s Beach Handball Team — have successfully raised around $31,000 on their ‘Road to the Gold” which is a series of fundraisers held in July, which included radiothons, a concert, a wave, a Beer Fest, and a Go Fund Me page. Assistance...
Rachel Jennings of Laulii
DELEWARE STATE UNIV. — After working with kids most of her adult life, Rachel Jennings of Laulii decided to try her hand at advising at the collegiate level and the decision ultimately led her to accept the position of athletic academic advisor at Delaware State University. And because of her...
A Tafuna Jets player (left) and Ilaoa & To’omata opponent in action
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than 800 children ages 4-15 participated in the opening day of the 2018 FFAS Summer Youth League at Pago Park Soccer Stadium on Tuesday, July 31.  “It is wonderful to see our field full of children for our annual Summer Youth League,” said FFAS President Faiivae...
Team Shaun from Leone
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The winner of the 2018 Fagaloa Basketball Summer League is Team Shaun from Leone. Team members are pictured with the championship trophy and their medals. The championship game was held at the Samoana HS gymnasium this past Saturday and it was a thriller that had...
Gordon Langkilde
San Francisco, CA — The Samoa Rugby Union has a staff member on the ground in San Francisco supporting Sevens player Gordon Langkilde, who remains in police custody. The 22-year-old was charged with felony, aggravated assault and felony battery causing serious bodily injury after being involved in...
All blacks with trophy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Zealand winger Akuila Rokolisoa took the offload from Trael Joass and split two English defenders. Seconds later he was somersaulting over the tryline with the ball, but he might as well have been carrying the Melrose Cup. New Zealand rolled past England 33-12 on Sunday...
Manu player Gordon Langkilde, center-right
San Francisco, CA — A member of Samoa's Rugby World Cup Sevens squad was suspended from the final day of play on Sunday after a post-match fracas which left Welsh player Tom Williams with a tournament-ending injury, authorities confirmed.  Gordon Langkilde was benched for Samoa's games in the...
American Samoa’s captain Gabriel Taumua
Veitongo, TONGA — American Samoa beat the Cook Islands 3-1 on the final Match Day of the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier thanks to a pair of PKs, and a great finishing goal by the youngest player on the field.   Xavior Leatualevao, only 14 years old, came on in the 81st minute for Peter Lauvao,...
Manu Samoa 7s team in San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA — They tried but they fell short, four points at that.  And with that, Manu Samoa’s hopes of winning the Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco, U.S.A., have been dashed.  Losing to England, 15-19, it was an emotionally fuelled clash where one of the strongest Samoan men, who had...
American Samoa’s captain Gabriel Taumua
Veitongo, TONGA — American Samoa lost to Samoa 10-3 in their second game of the OFC U-16 Championship Qualifier at Loto-Tonga Soka Centre in Veitongo, Tonga on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.   “This result was really unexpected,” said the team’s coach, Rupeni Luvu.  “I really didn’t expect the game to...

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