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 Sir Gordon Tietjens [Photo: Samoa Rugby Union via RNZI]
Sir Gordon Tietjens is already making his mark with the Samoan sevens team. The former New Zealand mentor has been appointed Samoa's sixth permanent coach in as many years but doesn't officially take charge until January. He was listed as a "technical advisor" during the team's runner-up finish at...
American Samoa’s very own Frankie Luvu (#51) – a graduate of Tafuna High School and an American Samoa All-Star Player alongside teammate Shalom Luani (#18) who graduated from the Home of the Vikings. Both sons of American Samoa are starters for WSU’s defensive lineup.  [courtesy photo]
One of the big names in U.S. college football is former Faga’itua Vikings graduate Shalom Luani, who is being called by the Daily Evergreen newspaper — the most explosive player on Washington State University’s defensive depth chart. But it hasn’t been an easy transition. In August, Samoa News...
FFAS President Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet, left, with Vice-President and FIFA Council member Sandra Fruean, middle, and FFAS executive member Saili Ott during the closing ceremony of the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League at Kanana Fou on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
“Remember, the outline focus (of this league) is for our schools to come together and share in the love of soccer,” Liza Sauni, Kanana Fou school principal said during the closing of the FFAS 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League. “As long as Football Federation American Samoa is here...
Samoa Baptist Academy’s championship winning team for the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League’s Girls 3-5 Division with their trophy on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Peteli Academy has won the Boys 3-5 championship title two years in a row to close out the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Peteli beat Kanana Fou-2 6-2 while in other divisions, Iakina Adventist Academy stopped a Marist St. Francis repeat in the Boys 6-8 with...
The Vikes’ crowd was silenced in the first half of ASHSAA’s Varsity Championship Game last Saturday by the Warriors – but came to life when the Vikings were on the verge of claiming a 3-Peat Championship title for the third time in ASHSAA record books.  [photo: TG]
The streets of the east side bled red as they awaited the arrival of the ‘homecoming kings’ – Faga’itua Vikings Football Team who claimed another Championship title — that’s a 3-peat — last Saturday morning, after a stunning performance in slaying the No.1 seed in the league, Tafuna Warriors in...
Apia, SAMOA — Damien McGrath is not going down without a fight. The former Manu Samoa Sevens coach that was sacked recently filed a civil case against Samoa Rugby Union for wrongful dismissal and defamation and he’s asking for $1million tala for damages. McGrath is represented by Sarona Ponifasio...
Pouono Samuelu of the Tafuna Jets takes a shot at goal while Utulei Youth’s Tokoita Vaieli looks on in a men’s game on Match Day 12 of the ongoing, 2016 FFAS National League on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
The Tafuna Jets are suddenly in the mix for the men’s 2016 FFAS National League championship title after a 2-1 win over two-time defending champs Utulei Youth on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. In the other Top 5 game it was a 1-1 draw between Lion Heart and Vaiala Tongan, while both...
A Kanana Fou-2 player in action during a Boy’s Grades’ 3-5 Division game against Peteli Academy for the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at the Kanana Fou Seminary field in Tafuna.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
The playoff-push for the 2016 FFAS Private Elementary Schools Soccer League boils down to two games. In all four divisions – Boys & Girls 3-5; Boys & Girls 6-8 – at least five to six teams have a shot at making the playoffs. BOYS GRADES 6-8 The battle for the top four is very close in the...
Vito Kitiona carrying this one for a huge gain for Faga’itua during their varsity play-off match against the Lions last Friday morning. The Vikings defeated Leone 20 - 18 to return to ASHSAA’s Championship title game to defend their title – against the Warriors this Saturday. [photo: TG]
This past weekend hosted the 2016- 17 American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Varsity Football Playoffs held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. The games started last Friday morning on Veterans Day holiday with the battle between the Vikings and the Lions, where the reigning...
Nu’uuli Wildcats Hans Misa gets apprehended by Fa’au Seumanutafa of the Sharks at the line of scrimmage on a draw play – a tackle that prevented a first down opportunity for the Wildcats in the opening half of their Varsity game last Friday evening.  [photo: TG]
This past weekend at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) went onto the 11th week of high school football action – the ‘Home of the Wildcats’ going out in style, as their Senior Game will be one to remember. Led by Head Coach Tupa’i Rod Atafua...

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