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(FHS) Blessman Ta’ala immediately apprehends ball carrier, (THS) Andrew Toilolo, behind the line of scrimmage during an All-Star practice session.  [photo: TG]
The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Board along with the Department Of Education’s Sports Department has selected the best players in American Samoa to represent the territory in the Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Paradise Football Classic II that will take place at the Aloha...
One of the nominees for the “Ueseli Utah Isileli” Award this year – Chase Hess — with Ueseli Utah Isileli, who was honored by Taylorsville High School in the State of Utah last weekend, with an award named after Ueseli, honoring his courage & sacrifice of play.  [Courtesy photo]
with photos A local son of American Samoa who rocked the gridiron during his time in the Territory, made history at Taylorsville High School in the State of Utah this past weekend, as the school named an award after Ueseli Isileli – the ‘Ueseli Utah Isileli’ Award, where our local boy had the honor...
The Tafuna High School basketball team that will be departing the territory this Friday to compete in the St. Francis Holiday Hoop Tournament in Hawai’i next week. Head Coach Valusia Talataina leads the team – they are scheduled to return on the 26 of this month.  [photo: TG]
Tafuna High School’s basketball team was invited by St. Francis to compete in the St. Francis Holiday Hoops Tournament that will be held in Hawai’i, and after coming together as a group since late August – when asked why is it only Tafuna High School’s basketball team going, Valusia Talataina told...
Sons of American Samoa helped GCCC to their 1st conference title – Keiki Misipeka, Jamie Tago, Tama Toa Edward Manase — it’s the start of more opportunities due to three locals making a name for themselves in the US Junior college program. Tago, pictured here, has since been accepted to the UH football program.  [Courtesy photo]
Three homegrown sons of American Samoa representing Garden City Community College have lifted the school’s ranking in the region — they are reckoned to be the No.1 Junior College program in the country, according to Keiki Misipeka who is one of the coaches at GCCC. Misipeka was one of the strongest...
Joseph Parker and trainer Kevin Barry (left) celebrates after beating Andy Ruiz to win the WBO world boxing heavyweight title. [photo: PHOTOSPORT via Stuff NZ]
oseph Parker proved as good as his word as he became the first New Zealand-born heavyweight world boxing champion. An impressive Parker battled hard over the back end of the fight to beat Mexico's Andy Ruiz in Auckland on Saturday night to win the vacant WBO belt by majority points decision. The...
DPS officer and Talavalu manager Annielyse G. Coffin  [photo: courtesy]
Women are beginning to take on leadership roles and make breakthroughs all over the world, and American Samoa is no exception. Just last month, Annielyse G. Coffin broke the barriers of international sports when she traveled to Suva, Fiji to serve as manager for the territory’s very own Talavalu...
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...

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