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Utulei Youth, the 2017 FFAS Futsal Tournament champions with their trophy after the 2- 1 shootout (1-1) win against Pago Youth 1 on Monday, May 29 at the Samoana High School gymnasium in Utulei.
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Utulei Youth hoisted the Futsal championship trophy after a thrilling, and ear-splitting final by outlasting Pago Youth 1 in a penalty shootout 2-1. “It was a great game, very tough from the start and all the way to the end,” said Utulei Youth’s coach, Travis ‘Pita’ Sinapati. “Pago is one of the...
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This season the Lady Warriors of Tafuna High School won the Girls Basketball Championship for the Varsity Division. The Warriors who trained and worked very hard to get the championship back were led by none other than Coach Dacia Taleni who told Samoa News during a telephone interview, “This has...
Last Wednesday night the Division 2 (5th and 6th graders) JPS Warrior #90 Francis Mauigoa walks away after he took the ball 60 yards for the first and only touchdown of the game against the JPS Vikings, which leads their team to the Championship this Saturday. [photo:EM]
JPS Football playoffs began with Division 1, which fields 7th and 8th graders; and it was a lopsided game between the JPS Warriors vs. the JPS Wild Cats, with the Warriors blowing the Wildcats off the field. John Allen scored for the Warriors on their opening drive with a 21-yard run.  The Wildcats...
A Green Bay A player dribbles the ball as two PanSa opponents converge on him during Match Day 3 of the 2017 FFAS Futsal Tournament at Samoana High School’s gym in Utulei on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  
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It is an intense race for the top two spots in both pools of the 2017 FFAS Futsal Tournament after Match Day 3 results from Saturday, May 20, at Samoana High School’s gymnasium in Utulei. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the Championship bracket, and it is a clouded race with five...
In Division 1, Leone wins against Vikings. [photo: EM]
The Junior Prep Sports (JPS) playoffs started on Wednesday with Division 2 (5th and 6th Graders) JPS Vikings playing the JPS Warriors. It was a tough defensive battle with both teams unable to score for three quarters.  Finally in the fourth quarter, with less than 2 minutes remaining, QB for the...
President of the Tina Drabble Junior Golfer’s Foundation, Taalolo Chande Lutu-Drabbl, handed over the check of $3,000 and assorted golf equipment to assist with the 5 junior golfers and their coaches to attend the Galaway World Junior Golfer’s Program in San Diego, California this summer. John Mitchell and Peter Young received it on behalf of the Junior Golfers Association.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Arnold Palmer once wrote, “Golf is deceptively simple, and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is, at the same time, rewarding, and maddening — and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” Other sports enthusiasts may argue the...
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The American Samoa Basketball Association is proud to acknowledge the Coach of the Year and Most Valuable Player for the boys and girls basketball during the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) 2017 season. Those who were awarded for the boys’ basketball, Coaches of the year...
Jr Tuigamala Iosefo of Nua & Se’etaga won 4 classes in the Men’s Physique National Physique Committee (NPC) Cup held in Charlotte, North Carolina, last month April, competing against over 100 other bodybuilders. Congratulations and best of luck for the USA NPC competition in November!  [Courtesy photo]
Last month a son of American Samoa competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC) Cup Competition for “bodybuilding” against over 100 other competitors for the first time in his life. The NPC Cup is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete...
American Samoa heavyweight champion Sui “Cyclone” Palauni with his trainer and promoter, Toleafoa Henry Tavake. [photo AF]
American Samoa’s undefeated heavyweight champion Sui “Cyclone” Palauni will defend his All Samoan heavyweight title against one of Samoa’s top heavyweight contender, Togasilimai Letoa in American Samoa in July, his promoter and trainer Toleafoa Henry Tavake told Samoa News. It will be Palauni’s...
Le Puataunofo Boys Volleyball Team from Lepua village will be representing American Samoa during independent Samoa’s Flag Day celebrations set to kick off this weekend. The team has been fundraising for the past month and they are scheduled to depart on Thursday, May 25th. Good Luck! See story for full details.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
When they first assembled three months ago to train and play as a team during the American Samoa Volleyball Federation’s (ASVBF) league, the boys of Le Puataunofo never thought they’d be invited to compete during Samoa’s Independence Day celebrations, set to kick off later this week. Four local...

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