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Youngsters with handball players after a handball fun program
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The American Samoa Handball Association is actively recruiting the territory’s most athletic girls and boys to train and compete for an opportunity to represent American Samoa at the 2022 Youth Olympics in Senegal, Africa. Eight boys and eight girls born between 2004...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Sauia IFBB American Samoa is proud to take its first female contestant, Poppy Bernadette Reid Haretuku, to the South Pacific Oceania Bodybuilding Championships in Tahiti. Last year, Sauia had Mike Aunoa represent American Samoa at the SPOBB championships in Rarotonga....
Sean Manaea
Oakland, CALIFORNIA — A Major League Baseball player of American Samoan descent is about as rare as, well, a Samoan in a small Indiana town. Yet both descriptions apply to Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea, 27. His father, Faaloloi Manaea, is an American Samoan who met Sean's mother, Opal,...
Samoana Sharks quarterback Viliamu Tanielu trying to hold off a vicious blitz by Ronnie Oa of
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoana’s head football coach Pati Pati and the Blue Empire showed up not only to collect their first win of the season, but to chop down the only undefeated team, the Faga’itua Vikings, in a jaw dropping 34-8 victory last Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in the...
 Samoa's Paul Perez (right) is tackled by Scotland's Stuart Hogg
Kobe, JAPAN — Samoa's hopes of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals suffered a body blow on Monday when they were beaten 34-0 by Scotland but coach Steve Jackson says his side are still in with a shout of advancing from Pool A. Scotland scored two tries in either half, the latter two coming when...
A look at the daily classroom instruction
Utulei, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Rowing Association (ASRA) has successfully launched coastal rowing in American Samoa, having just completed the very first ever coastal rowing camp in the region. The 7-day camp, which was funded by World Rowing (FISA), involved daily early-morning and...
Faga’itua Vikings power back Joseph Umu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, head coach Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase and his Faga’itua Vikings silenced the roar of the Leone Lions with a 44-20 victory, during the third week of the 2019-2020 ASHSAA High School Football season. Coverage of ASHSAA football is...
Two Faga’itua Viking defenders break up a pass
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) kicked off its 2nd week of football action with the official opening of the Junior Varsity season the evening prior — Friday — during which Faga’itua won 32-8...
Faga’itua Vikings quarterback Fitu Amata Jr. breaking
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) officially opened its 2019-2020 high school football season this past Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium with showdowns that lived up to the hype. Before the teams fielded, ASHSAA held its annual...
Scott Malolua in action in a file photo
Apia, SAMOA — Manu Samoa have been forced into a last minute change to their Rugby World Cup squad with Ponsonby halfback Pelefofoga Cowley called up to replace Scott Malolua, who has been ruled out for eight weeks after dislocating his shoulder. Malolua made his test debut in Saturday's 34-15...

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