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Tuaoloina ‘Stein’ Solofa (left) of the Tafuna Jets in an attacking run against Faiai Ioapo of PanSa during a men’s game on Match Day 4 of the 2016 FFAS National League on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
Utulei Youth and Pago Youth, the top two teams in the National League, played to a thrilling, 1-1 draw on Match Day 4 of the 2016 FFAS National League. In other games played on Saturday, Sept. 10, it was Tafuna Jets 2, PanSa 0; Ilaoa & To’omata 2, Green Bay 0; Lion Heart 3, Vaiala Tongan 0 and...
Head football coaches from all the high school football teams on island, as well as some of their players bombarded the Port of Pago Pago last week Monday afternoon in the effort to collect their donated football gear from the University of Michigan’s Tony Tuioti, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, along with the family of Wolverines Football Team at U of M.  [photo: THA]
The Samoa Bowl Committee in conjunction with Tony Feist and his ICS Cargo Shipping Company helped Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and coach Tony Tuioti from the University of Michigan bring a full size container of football apparel for all the football student athletes of American Samoa, who continue to...
The Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance (PIAA) is opening more opportunities for the student athletes of American Samoa — an opportunity for those football players who may NOT have a Division I college scholarship shot after high school. PIAA President and Director Doris Sullivan sent a notification...
Nu’uuli Wildcats Head Coach Tupa’i Rod Atafua encouraging his players – during the hardest part of any football team’s practice — conditioning.  [photo: TG]
Inside Tafuna Industrial Park, resides the Home of the “Wildcats” – Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School, the only trade school in American Samoa, whose principal Tupa’i Rod Atafua is also the head of the Wildcats football program. Tupai’i is in his third term as principal for NVTHS and this is...
Marcus Mariota, a former Polynesian Player of the Year winner, will be one of the team captains for the Polynesian Bowl. Here the Tennessee Titans quarterback warms up before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame is inaugurating a high school Polynesian Bowl, a high school all-star football game that will feature the world’s elite players of Polynesian heritage and other ancestries. The Polynesian Bowl will be played Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6:00 pm HST at Aloha...
A historical shot of the core group that started the American Samoa Basketball Association 10 years ago, (left to right) ASBA President Milton Taufa’asau, ASBA Sports Developer Diehl Langkilde, ASBA Secretary Paul Amituana’i, and ASBA Vice President Michael Pereira – Today, they are still going strong in keeping the association alive.  [photo: courtesy]
Tomorrow, the American Samoa Basketball Association will officially open their 2016 Moso’oi Basketball Tournament — to be hosted at the Samoana High School gymnasium, with live basketball action scheduled to tip off at 9am. ASBA has scheduled seven action packed match ups to kick off this year’s...
One of the hottest decals to come out in this year’s ASHSAA Football Season is Leone High School’s new one. The Vikings have upgraded their helmet decals, allowing for a cool new look.  [photo: TG]
The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) ongoing football season will be heading into it’s fourth week of football action starting this evening with the match up between the Nu’uuli Wildcats and the Faga’itua Vikings in the Junior Varsity Division. Samoa News received the latest...
Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) Florence Wasko (left) tending to one of the injured Nu’uuli Wildcats football players during week two of ASHSAA Football action this season. Every game so far has seen injuries — some season-ending, others from ‘old’ injuries, while others are concussions. [photo: TG]
American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football Season has a problem — it’s only the third week of this year’s season, and every game has seen players injured. According to ASHSAA’s Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Florence Wasko some of them are season-ending injuries for the...
Samoana Sharks safety Cornelius Aiava (5) tries to intercept a pass from Lions quarterback Ma’ae, intended for Ali’itoa Langkilde in the first half of their varsity match up this past Saturday. Leone Lions won 28– 7 against the Samoana Sharks.  [photo: TG]
This past weekend, the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) hosted week 3 of football action for the 2016-17 season, “Rivalry Weekend”, where the Lions faced the Sharks for the first time this year in their ‘Clash of the Titans’ rivalry game, and the Vikings and Warriors in...
Tafuna High School’s new Head Football Coach Kolose Ili speaking to his players after their victory over the Sharks this past weekend – where he emphasized humbleness, humility, and that it was only the beginning.  [photo: TG]
Coming into this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football Season, they have already collected their first victory of the season in both Varsity and Junior Varsity divisions  — the Warriors football team from Tafuna High School, led by Head Coach Kolose Ili are...

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