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Samoana HS football standout Fautua Tufue Maiava Jr. with two of his siblings, parents Flo and Fau, and Grandma Faimalie Tua at the airport, prior to his departure earlier this month to play in the 2017 JPS Classic in Hawaii.  [photo: BC]
Life is all about opportunities and surrounding ourselves with positive people and a strong support system. Nobody knows this better than 17-year-old Fautua Tufue Maiava Jr. Fau, as he is known to everyone, is the eldest of four children born to Florence Tua and Fautua Maiava Sr. of Fagasa,...
Captain Tila Mealoi putting his body on the line for the tackle in Dubai. (Photo: AP)
The Samoa Rugby Union has officially announced the Manu Samoa Sevens team for the HSBC World Series in Wellington next weekend.   The 14 man roster features an interesting mix of new players as well as familiar fixtures from the previous legs. Tila Mealoi is still the man leading the charge...
American Samoa All-Star Head Coach, Pati Pati – encouraging Adan Mao and our defensive unit during their match up against Hawaii West, their final game of the classic that was held last week at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.  [photo: Dann Ebina]
American Samoa’s All-Star Head Coach Pati Pati – who usually doesn't spend much time talking — emphasized to Samoa News his sincerest appreciation and thanks to those who helped make Team Amerika Samoa’s journey possible, twice now, to the Junior Prep Sport (JPS) Paradise Football Classic II held...
Whether or not you are a fan of sports, the Special Olympics is one of the modern era’s most inspiring events, and in American Samoa a group of dedicated parents, athletes and other community volunteers are moving forward with their plans to ensure that our children with disabilities will be...
See more photos in slideshow. [photo: Dann Ebina]
This past Monday night, our American Samoa All-Star teams that represented the territory in the Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Paradise Football Classic II this past week in the State of Hawai’i arrived back home safely with memories that our student-athletes will take with them for the rest of their...
Samoana HS wide receiver Ralph Manuma Taufaasau (second from right) with his parents Jane and Wally, brother Edward, and sisters Genesis, Esther, and Megan. Ralph is the next hot thing in college football recruiting, with coaches from UH and WSU expressing strong interest in the Pago Pago native.  [Courtesy photo]
This month will be a busy one for 17-year-old Ralph Manuma Taufaasau. Having recently returned to the territory this past Monday night after representing American Samoa in the JPS Classic in the Aloha State, the Samoana High School senior will be heading out to the University of Hawaii (UH) this...
[KUAM News]
Austrailia took the gold while Guam's 12-and under baseball team finished with the silver medal in the 12U Oceania Tournament held at Guerrero Field. Guam started the tournament off with a loss to Australia 10-9 in extra innings and then improved to 1-1 in the tournament after they picked up a big...
Stokes Nihipali-Botelho and Wyatt Perez helped Hawaii West over Samoa. [Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser via Hawaii Prep World]
Justice Young (Kamehameha) and Mark Lehrner (Kalaheo) passed for two touchdowns each as Hawaii West overwhelmed American Samoa 43-6 in the JPS Paradise Bowl third-place game on Saturday at Aloha Stadium. The Hawaii West defense was almost impenetrable, coming up with six interceptions, including...
Members of the Northern California all-star team warm up prior to the start of the JPS Paradise Football Classic. [Photo by Billy Hull/Star-Advertiser]
The first game of the second annual Junior Prep Sports Paradise Football Classic began yesterday afternoon at Aloha Stadium with a team from Northern California taking on a team from American Samoa. A few college prospects on the field for this game including American Samoa linebacker Penei Pavihi...
[photo: TG]
Seven years ago, the American Youth Football of Samoa (AYFS) program opened the opportunity on island to suit up our younger generation who were already trying out for high school football – even though they were still at the elementary level of athletics. It is now in its 8th season and continues...

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