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Crew of the Dorado boat pictured last Saturday, after wining 1st place for the heaviest Yellowfin, weighing in at 113.2 pounds, during the  during the 1st Annual Suds Open Fishing Tournament, co-hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) and its major sponsors were Bud Light and South Pacific Distributors Inc. (SOPAC).  [photo: NMSAS]
The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa co-hosted its first annual open fishing tournament from December 2-3, 2016 — the 1st Annual Buds & Suds Open Fishing Tournament. The event was a collaboration of the sanctuary, local fishing community and private sector, with major sponsors Bud...
Tafuna Jets team_9471 The Tafuna Jets’ women’s team, champions of their division for the 2016 FFAS National League that ended on November 26, 2016 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
The Tafuna Jets are champions of the women’s, 2016 FFAS National 9-A-side League, finishing with a league-best 37 points on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. In their last game of the double, round-robin competition, Tafuna finished in a 0-0 tie with PanSa, the league’s second best squad of the year with 33...
Pago Youth, champions of the 2016 FFAS National League that ended on Saturday, November 26. Pago Youth is a five-time champion of the FFAS National League.   [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Pago Youth is back in the winner’s circle, after beating Utulei Youth 2-0 to formally clinch the 2016 FFAS National League championship title on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. It is the fifth time they have won the title, and the first time winning it since 2012. Pago Youth won in 2008, 2010-12, and now...
 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...

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