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ASNOC secretary general Ethan Lake [SN file photo]
The American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) is hosting a meeting today at 5 p.m. at Matai Restaurant in Nuuuli for those considering being a part of the ASNOC marketing/ events commission. ASNOC secretary general Ethan Lake said he has already received a couple of positive responses;...
Vito Kitiona of the Vikings is sacked in the backfield by a Samoana defender, during the second quarter of their playoff game this past Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Vikings lost to the Sharks 19-16. [photo: TG]
The Blue Empire has not experienced the action of a championship game since their title win back in 2009 against the Warriors; and they're back with a vengeance — to win it. They will face the  Warrior Nation, often seen at the big dance, and who are led by head coach Kolose Ili and school...
A look at the team that represented American Samoa at the 2-day Tri-Nation Championship in independent Samoa last week. The event was part of the preparations for the Pacific Mini Games set to be held in Vanuatu next month. [SN file photo]
American Samoa's boxing team returned home over the weekend with one Silver and two Bronze medals from the Tri-Nation Boxing Championships held in Apia, Samoa last week. Four local boxers — 3 males and 1 female — from the American Samoa Amateur Boxing Association (ASABA) represented the territory...
Leone Lions' defensive unit devouring Dennis Enoka of the Wildcats at midfield, during the opening quarter of their final game of the season. Leone shut out the Wildcats 32-0. [photo: TG]
Head Coach Oakland Salave’a and the Leone Lions are celebrating their final victory of the season, a 32-0 shutout win against the Nu’uuli Wildcats, in the last weekend of regular season for the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) 2017-18 football season. Coverage of ASHSAA...
 The No.1 ranked quarterback in the ASHSAA JV Division, Jr. Tanielu storming through midfield with a tuck and run play after not finding an open receiver, during the first half of their JV match up against the Vikings last Thursday evening. Tanielu led the Sharks to a ‘Back-2-Back’ Championship title after beating Faga’itua 20-6. [photo: TG]
The 10th and final weekend of the regular season for the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) closed off a great run for the Samoana Sharks, who defeated the Vikings 20-6 to clinch this year's Junior Varsity football championship title, their second in a row. This Saturday, the...
BJ McKenzie has been named a Top 20 semi-finalist to become a Bodybuilding.com spokesmodel. See story for details.  [photo: courtesy]
BJ Mckenzie of American Samoa & Samoa has been named a Top 20 semi-finalist to become a Bodybuilding.com spokesmodel. This is the same competition Raynor Whitcombe of American Samoa entered and won in 2015. BJ is a Samoan who was born in Hawai’i but raised all over the US because his father was...
 Team mates celebrate as Tonga's William Hopoate scores [Photo: Photosport vis RNZI]
After a devastating second-half surge cheered on by a sea of red in Hamilton, Tonga have beaten New Zealand 28-22 at the Rugby League World Cup. It is the first time Tonga have ever beaten the Kiwis, a fact not missed by the thousands of supporters who lingered long after the full-time whistle to...
The playmaker for the Wildcats, Iosefa Mauga is stopped immediately by a host of Samoana Sharks behind the line of scrimmage for a loss during the third quarter of their varsity match up last Saturday morning. Samoana’s defensive unit shut out the Wildcats completely in a 49-0 victory, the first team to ever shut out Nu’uuli this regular season.  [photo: TG]
The Samoana Sharks defeated the Nu’uuli Wildcats in both divisional competitions last weekend, during the 9th week of the American Samoa High School Athletics Association's (ASHSAA) current football season. The Sharks varsity defense did what no other team has done so far this season. That is,...
Nathan Harmon taking this one straight up the middle and into the end zone for his first touchdown of the game during the first half of play in their varsity match up against Tafuna last Friday evening. [photo: TG]
Head coach Oakland Salave’a and his mighty Lions collected their third victory of the regular season — in the varsity and JV divisions — after a stunning performance during the 9th week of the current American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) football season. Coverage of the 2017-18...
The Raiders safety Shalom Luani (26) stretched before drills. The 2017 Oakland Raiders practiced at their Napa, Calif. facility Saturday August 5th in front of several hundred adoring fans.[photo: Brant Ward]
BRADENTON, Fla. - As Raiders safety Shalom Luani made his first NFL start last Sunday at Buffalo, one of his former junior college coaches was combing the airwaves in Maui, searching for a broadcast or live stream of the game. Halakilangi Frank Muagututia is a former defensive back who played at...

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