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The Garden City Community College football program continues to excel, and Polynesian players contribute greatly with yet another successful season. Head Coach Jeff Sims has turned the program around in three years and this is evident with the team playing in their second bowl game in a row. Last...
Eagles defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao celebrates his sack of San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (lower left) during the game at Lincoln Financial Field October 29, 2017. Eagles won 33-10. [CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer]
There are few places as placid as a fishing boat on the Pacific Ocean. There are few places as violent and hectic as the trenches of an NFL football game. One man equally at home in both is Eagles defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao. Vaeao’s stunning performance in training camp in 2016 as an undrafted...
Earlier this year, the Lions Club of Pago Pago was one of the main sponsors at a fundraiser held for Special Olympics of American Samoa (SOAS). Former ‘Laughing Samoan’ Tofiga Fepuleai, seen here with Lion president Lisa Tuato’o and board members, kept the crowd entertained.  [courtesy photo]
If you have lived in American Samoa for any length of time, you know a Lions Club member, have seen their warm spirit, and been encouraged by the work that they do in the community. From vision screening to eyeglass distribution, from diabetes awareness and prevention, to caring for the vision of...
Tina Kruse was the First Place Winner for the Hawaiian Air Mileage Certificate with 110,000 Miles, in the Shriners’ Children Golf Tournament that was held on Saturday, November 25, 2017. [courtesy photo]
After all team payments and pledges are collected, the Shriners’ Children's Golf Tournament will have raised $20,800 for the Shriners’ Children’s Travel Fund. Themtournament that was held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, was very successful, with 48 golf teams registered and 17 Hole Sponsors. There...
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10 sailors, 2 coaches, and their family and supporters traveled to Apia over Thanksgiving weekend to race in the second leg of the Feaolofani Cup regatta series. The team’s solid racing performance cemented the winning score and custody of the perpetual Fealofani Cup. The standings were as follows...
Samoa Baptist Academy’s 7-8 boys team — champions of their division for the 2017 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Samoa Baptist Academy dominated three of the four championship games of the 2017 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Kanana Fou Seminary Fieldi in Tafuna. The championship games marked the end to the 7th edition of the soccer league for the private elementary...
O se va'aiga i le taimi na faia ai le tauvaga, i le Tanoa Hotel, Samoa. [ata: foai]
Ua mae'a le tauvaga sa alofaiva atu i ai le Sau Ia IFBB Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation a Amerika Samoa ma ua fo'i mai ma le manuia, e pei ona fa’ailoa mai i le Samoa News, e sui o le Federation. O 'ai o le latou sao i lenei ta'amilosaga sa faia i Apia, Samoa e 4 Pine Auro 3 Apamemea, ma ua...
Tala Sufia is sacked by Fa’avae of the Sharks behind the line of scrimmage for a loss. Fa’avae led the Sharks in shutting out the Warriors in the opening quarter of last Saturday's championship game. [photo: TG]
The American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) closed off its 2017-18 football season last Saturday morning, with a championship game at the Veterans Memorial Stadium where the Blue Empire  claimed this year's varsity championship title, after defeating the Warrior Nation by one...
Ellis Genge tries to find a route through for England under heavy pressure from the blue-shirted Samoans [Reuters via Daily Mail]
In the end, the scoreline reflected the massive gulf in resources. England completed their autumn clean sweep and Samoa were undone by the strength of Eddie Jones' finishing power. England was 200-1 on for the victory but the Pacific Islanders mounted a 60-minute challenge that defied their...
George Ford [England Rugby]
So far in November, England have secured wins against Argentina and Australia, while Samoa have suffered close loses to Scotland and Romania. However, Leicester stand off Ford says the Pacific Islanders will present a different test because of their style of play. “With Samoa it’s going to be a...

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