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Honolulu, HI — The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that Tennessee Titans Quarterback, Marcus Mariota has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award presented by Hawaiian Airlines.  The Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year...
The first annual Manumalo Church Basketball Fellowship League came to an official close last Saturday after the champions for each respective division were crowned, and awards were presented to the participants. According to Manumalo Academy Director Papalii Laulii Alofa, the goal of the program...
Those who watched him grow up knew from the get-go that Johnny Nansen was destined for great things. The young boy who was born in Apia, Samoa and spent his early childhood years in Laulii, American Samoa, left the territory in the early 1980s but never forgot where he came from. Nansen was raised...
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C.) has confirmed plans to stage a grand celebration for Ele Opeloge when her Olympic medal arrives, according to the Samoa Observer. President of S.A.S.N.O.C, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i said they are waiting...
Pslam Fa’afoisia Pulemagafa Wooching’s college football years may be over, but his presence as a co-captain for the University of Washington's Huskies is unforgettable. And while the #4 Huskies were defeated (7-24) by #1 Alabama this past Saturday at the Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia,...
The names of the five finalists for the 2016 Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, have been announced and they are: OL Mike Iupati (Arizona Cardinals), DT Star Lotulelei (Carolina Panthers), QB Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans), DT Danny Shelton (...
Samoa's first ever Olympic medal has come as a bittersweet victory according to the president of the country's weightlifting federation. Weightlifter Ele Opeloge originally placed fourth in the, 75kgs and above, women's super heavyweight division, in Beijing. But a review of test samples in August...
With the New Year coming up, Tilali Scanlan, a 17-year-old from Vaitogi, plans an everyday resolution for the New Year — that is to enter the next World’s Swimming Competition in Budapest, Hungary. Tilali, who is a lifeguard for the American Samoa Aquatic Agency, went to Canada this month for the...
The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Board along with the Department Of Education’s Sports Department has selected the best players in American Samoa to represent the territory in the Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Paradise Football Classic II that will take place at the Aloha...
with photos A local son of American Samoa who rocked the gridiron during his time in the Territory, made history at Taylorsville High School in the State of Utah this past weekend, as the school named an award after Ueseli Isileli – the ‘Ueseli Utah Isileli’ Award, where our local boy had the honor...

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