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Team American Samoa at the 5th AIMAG in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Isaac S, Iafeta V., Nolan P, Daniel M, Sealiitu M, Pita F, after their final matches. Sadly American Samoa lost out on bronze medals in wrestling but were able to place American Samoa in 5th place in their respective weight categories in wrestling. (Photo:Terry Custodio Auva'a)
Just as the last days of the 2017 Ashgabat Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were coming to an end, two of team American Samoa’s wrestlers took the American Samoa Flag all the way to the quarter final round in Men’s  Greco Roman Wrestling; Daniel Missalefua at 71kg and Nolan Puletasi at 85kg....
Nu’uuli Wildcats quarterback, Daniel Maea scrambling out with the ball and opting to keep it on a play-action pass play against the Vikings last Friday evening at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. [photo: TG]
During the third week of the American Samoa High School Athletics Association’s (ASHSAA) football season, head coach Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase and his Faga’itua Vikings claimed their second win of the season in both divisional battles against the Nu’uuli Wildcats. The Vikings' varsity squad shut out the...
Tafuna’s kick off returner was immediately apprehended in the backfield by a Samoana Shark, during the opening quarter of a Junior Varsity match up last Saturday morning.  [photo: TG]
Last Saturday, the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) kicked off week 3 of high school football at the Veterans Memorial Stadium – fielding one of the long awaited battles between the Sharks and the Warriors, where Tafuna’s defensive coordinator Kevin Magalei and the Warriors...
Gymnastics Australia Oceania development manager Brooke Kneebush (far right) with some of the local youngsters she worked with during a recent trip to the territory.  [photo: courtesy]
If your child likes to run, tumble, jump, or flip, it may be an indication that gymnastics is their calling. But the sport is not limited to youngsters. Even adults who want to maintain their strength and flexibility are encouraged to look at gymnastics as a way to be physically fit, strong, and in...
Team A.S. Press Attache Terry Custodio Auva’a and the athletes to perform the Taualuga, and the Ambassador’s wife Ann was dancing with them also, “We had all the guests dancing in the end, it really was a fun night!” said Auva’a.  (Photo:Team American Samoa)
Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN  — The Ambassador of the United States of America Allen Mustard and his lovely wife Ann, here in Ashgabat Turkmenistan, hosted a reception for the athletes and delegation members from American Samoa at their residence on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Samoa News coverage of...
Tafuna Warriors' John Allen getting forced out of bounds during their JV game against the Wildcats last Friday. Allen helped the Warriors to a 42-14 victory. [photo: TG]
 The last time this pair met was during last year's Senior Game for the Warriors where they lost to the Wildcats for the first time ever in the history of ASHSAA football. Last Saturday, Tafuna faced Nu’uuli for the first time this year, and gave them a whooping, a 54-12 victory in the varsity...
Daniel Heleta Misaalefua [SN photo]
The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games being hosted in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan is in full swing, with Team American Samoa participating for the first time ever. Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Heleta Misaalefua is one of six local wrestlers who took part in the opening ceremony this past Sunday,...
American Samoa Sprinter Isaac Silafau (2nd from left #116)​ competing in the 60m sprint category at the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Isaac's time of 7.4 seconds in the preliminary round did not qualify him for the first round. (Photo: Terry Custodio Auvaa)
American Samoa Sprinter Isaac Silafau is done with his competition here at the 5th Asian indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat Turkmenistan.  His time of 7.4 seconds in the preliminary rounds, did not qualify him for the 1st round. Coverage of the Games is being sponsored by Carl's Jr. “The...
Local wrestler Zena Noah Iese. [SN photo]
At 36, local wrestler Zena Noah Iese of Amanave and Afao is the oldest of the 6-member delegation of local athletes currently in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan representing the territory - for the first time ever - in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Samoa News coverage of the Games is...
[photos: Ashgabat 2017]
Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN  — For two and a half hours team American Samoa sat totally enthralled by the music, lights, costumes, 7,500 performers on stage and in the air, 65 horses, 34 camels, and one dog as the telling of Turkmenistans story opened the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in the...

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