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Atlanta Falcons #86 Tight End DJ Tialavea who is named after his late father Donald Tialavea Sr. of Pavaiai and Auto, proudly representing his Samoan side and preparing for the NFL Super Bowl this weekend. The Falcons are playing against the Patriots, who are a favorite for the win this Sunday.  [Courtesy photo]
Late last year DJ Tialavea was promoted from the Falcons’ practice squad, the same week he made his NFL debut in a 33-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers, helping push the team toward the Super Bowl LI this weekend against New England at the NRG Stadium, Houston Texas. For Tight End Tialavea #86...
So far this is one of the favorites in the 2017 Samoa Volleyball Challenge Tournament, with their supporters always there to wish them good luck during their games. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
The American Samoa Volley Ball Association has seen lots of action lately, finalizing two of its volleyball tournaments — the President’s Cup and the Samoa Challenge this week. The President’s Cup Volleyball League played its championship game on Tuesday night, while the Samoa Volleyball Challenge...
Utulei Youth team with the FFAS National Cup.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Utulei Youth is in Tonga to represent American Samoa at the OFC Champions League qualifiers from Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2017. The 22-man team, headed by Rev. Elder Ioane Evagelia and coach Travis ‘Pita’ Sinapati, departed American Samoa on Sunday, Jan. 22 and arrived in Tonga on Jan. 24, local time. The...
Some of the visitors on island who participated in the TRI for your LIFE triathlon last Saturday at the Utulei Beach. [photo: Ese Malala]
Last Saturday morning South Pacific Watersports (SPW) held the 4th TRI for your LIFE triathlon, which is done twice a year in January and July concurrently was the Special Olympics first ever swim meet. The goal is to promote a fit and healthy lifestyle, specifically addressing the issues of...
Last Saturday morning at Utulei Beach, parents, supporters, organizers of the swimming event of young athletes with special needs gathered for American Samoa’s first adaptive aquatic swim meet. The children with special needs who participated were Lauren, Louisa, Lita, Hanipale, Justin, Dennis, Mosese, Jasmine, Miracle, Sina, and OJ. [Courtesy photo]
Sporting endeavors are a conventional part of childhood, and experts agree that children benefit from them. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, girls do better in school, boost their self-esteem, and learn teamwork and goal setting. Boys can learn leadership skills, establish new...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three scholarships for academic years 2017-2018. These scholarships support the aspiration to build the capacity of American Samoa, Guam and the...
TOUGH DAY IN THE OFFICE: Sir Gordon Tietjens looks on as his Manu Samoa Sevens gets kicked around at the Wellington Sevens yesterday. (Photo: H.S.B.C Sevens.)
Sir Gordon Tietjens tasted a couple of firsts in his long illustrious career yesterday. It was the first time he’s coached a team opposing his beloved All Blacks Sevens. Second it was the first time he’s coached an international team winless in pool play of a Sevens tournament.  The latter would...
Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a, a 9-year veteran of the NFL, has opened a recruiting pipeline to Pacific Islanders. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
Even though former Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a is now on the Oregon staff, the Cougars will not stop recruiting the islands. Salave’a, a native Samoan, is credited with opening a pipeline for WSU between American Samoa and Pullman, and he routinely made about three recruiting...
Samoana High School’s middle linebacker – Vimoto Mageo.  [photo: courtesy]
Last week, American Samoa’s very own Keiki Misipeka — a former standout student athlete originally from the rock, a graduate of Samoana High School class of 1998 visited the territory. He was on a recruiting trip, and met with Governor Lolo Malatalasi Moliga, as well as with officials from the...
A Samoana Sharks varsity defender clears the ball against a Leone Lions attacker during an ASHSAA Girls Soccer game on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium in Pago Pago.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
The ASHSAA girls’ soccer league kicked off on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for both the varsity and junior varsity divisions at the Pago Park Soccer Stadium. Varsity defending champions Fa’asao-Marist Cougars did not play but in division results the Samoana Sharks beat Leone Lions 4-2 and South...

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