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Coach Shane Lyman of Hawaii Elite Athletic Training/ Mana Barbell Gym stands here with Ursula Te'o Martin of American Samoa. Ms. Te’o Martin will be representing the territory in Tahiti this week at the 2016 South Pacific Bodybuilding Championships and Figure Competition.  Seen here, they are Tahiti-bound, ready to board the flight in Honolulu.  [courtesy photo]
Ursula Te’o Martin is a woman of fierce determination, and could be considered a pioneer in her own right. With legacies to honor, and trails to carve, she is a daughter of American Samoa who has embarked upon a path few females have taken in the athletic world — she is building a reputation as a...
ATC Florence Wasko tending to the injured So’oso’o Letuli, Warriors middle linebacker, as he came down with a shoulder injury, in the second half of their varsity game against the Lions last Saturday – Letuli came back later to help the Warriors in their 20 - 6 win over Leone — keeping their No.1 seed heading into playoffs. [photo: TG]
There are only two more weeks left of the regular season for the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) ongoing football season – and Tafuna’s Head Coach Kolose Ili and his Warrior Nation who started this season with a questionable doubt of play calls, have proved the critics...
Karl Apelu (left) of Samoa against Mamona Tafa (right) of American Samoa during the first bout of the 2016 Mosooi International Boxing Championships last Saturday night at the Maliu Mai Resort in Fogagogo. Apelu won his bout in a unanimous decision. [photo by AF]
The 2016 Mosooi International Boxing Championship between the two Samoas last Saturday night ended on a high note for the Samoa boxing team when they again won the “2Samoas Battle” gold medal by winning all 4 amateur bouts of the night. Samoa won last year’s Mosooi International Boxing Championship...
Georgia Mageo of the Vikings taking this one towards the end zone, just after receiving a pass from his quarterback – Mageo helping the Vikings, despite their 18- 14 loss against the Warriors last Friday evening. The clock was not their friend! [photo: TG]
The opening Junior Varsity game for Week 8 of the American Samoa High School Athletic Association Football League played last Friday evening, between the Warriors and the Vikings saw the Tafuna Warriors continue to take the top of the pile —although there was a near upset — with a Vikings comeback...
Niles Tuamoheloa trying to break away from a Viking just after a catch during the first quarter of their Varsity match last Saturday. Tuamoheloa scored the opening touchdown of their rivalry match – he helped the Warriors in their 26 - 16 victory. [photo: TG]
This past weekend marked the 8th week of the American Samoa High School Athletic Associations (ASHSAA) Varsity football action at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, where Sharks Junior cornerback and field goal kicker, Elliot Lelei, carried the Sharks to victory with a pair of field goals – but...
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Parting ways with the New Zealand team after their 2016 Olympic campaign, Tietjens was confirmed as Samoa's new sevens coach Friday morning. "They were a nation or a country that could certainly do with some real support," said Tietjens. "After 22 years of accumulating all that experience that I...
Panapa Filoiali’i of the Warriors out to the sidelines and turning this one in for six points for Tafuna in the second half of their Junior Varsity match up last Friday evening – opening game of last weekend’s ASHSAA Football week 7. Tafuna defeated Samoana 22 - 24.
Last weekend’s Junior Varsity competition in the ongoing American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) high school football season, saw the Samoana Sharks denied a victory after the Tafuna Warrior’s 2-point comeback victory to start off week No.7 — then it was the Nu’uuli Wildcats who...
Leone Lions defensive lineman immediately apprehending Nu’uuli’s ball carrier in the backfield (end zone) for a safety in the first half of their varsity game last Saturday. The game was a tie 20 - 20. [photo: TG]
Last Saturday’s Varsity Division competition in the ongoing American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) football league took a surprising turn, especially the Nu’uuli Wildcats’ stunning the No.1 seed in the division, the Leone Lions after a 20- 20 tie with all the Lions key players...
An emotional and fatigued Fiji Bati team celebrates their 20-18 victory over Toa Samoa at Apia Park, Samoa, 10/8/16. [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
A well-timed intercept from wing Tyrone Philips saw the Fiji Bati win their historical test match against Toa Samoa at Apia Park this afternoon. Fiji was down 18-16 with 20 minutes left in the game when Phillips made the intercept to score the winning try and secure a 20-18 victory for the Fiji...
Leone Lions quarterback, Iverson Ta’ase trying to evade the Vikings defensive back – a touchdown saving tackle that nearly saw Ta’ase break loose towards the end zone. Faga’itua won the JV game 28 - 14. [photo: TG]
This past Saturday was a first for the eastward bound teams in the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football League – in both the Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions. In a scorching hot Saturday full of action, the triple-header opened up with the battle between the Samoana...

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