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Seven years ago, the American Youth Football of Samoa (AYFS) program opened the opportunity on island to suit up our younger generation who were already trying out for high school football – even though they were still at the elementary level of athletics. It is now in its 8th season and continues...
 Australia (left) defeated American Samoa 15-0 during the opening match of the U12 Oceania Baseball Championship in Guam yesterday. According to members of the AS Baseball team in Guam, it was a tough game for our young team but the kids did their best. American Samoa played Guam in the second match of the tournament, yesterday. [courtesy photo]
Guam continued its success in the 12U Oceania Baseball Championship, defeating American Samoa 16-1 Friday afternoon at Guerrero Field. Guam went up 7-0 in the first inning on RBI from Jace Gumataotao, Franklin Ninete and DJ Alcantra. The other four runs came on errors or wild pitches from American...
eam Amerika Samoa on the road in the 808 State of Hawaii – on their way back to Waikiki from a church service that was held in Waipahu, as they were hosted by the Waipahu Methodist Church this past Sunday. [photo: courtesy]
Last Friday evening, the American Samoa Department Of Education (ASDOE) Sports Department with the American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) sent three All-Star teams to the State of Hawa’ii to compete in the Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Paradise Classic II. This is their second time...
Three local boys finishing their 3 hours of workouts at the South Pacific Watersports & Fitness New Year New You Fitness Party in Utulei, last Saturday. It was a SPW open house to kick start your goals to live a healthy & fit life.  [Photo: Ese Malala]
South Pacific Watersports & Fitness (SPW) kicked into gear their open house “New Year New You” Fitness Party last Saturday to welcome those who have set New Year’s fitness goals to live a healthy and fit life. The fitness sessions started at 6am- 12pm non-stop. Michael and Paula McDonald felt...
Honolulu, HI — The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that Tennessee Titans Quarterback, Marcus Mariota has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award presented by Hawaiian Airlines.  The Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year...
It was all about good ball handling and defense last Saturday during the final day of Manumalo Church's first annual Basketball Fellowship League. [Courtesy photo]
The first annual Manumalo Church Basketball Fellowship League came to an official close last Saturday after the champions for each respective division were crowned, and awards were presented to the participants. According to Manumalo Academy Director Papalii Laulii Alofa, the goal of the program...
USC Assistant Coach Johnny Nansen (standing back row middle), with his parents Tasi and Imeleta, and his siblings. Nansen’s Trojans came from behind and won the Rose Bowl last weekend against Penn State (52-49) in a nail-biting thriller that will go down in history as ‘classic’.  [Courtesy photo]
Those who watched him grow up knew from the get-go that Johnny Nansen was destined for great things. The young boy who was born in Apia, Samoa and spent his early childhood years in Laulii, American Samoa, left the territory in the early 1980s but never forgot where he came from. Nansen was raised...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C.) has confirmed plans to stage a grand celebration for Ele Opeloge when her Olympic medal arrives, according to the Samoa Observer. President of S.A.S.N.O.C, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i said they are waiting...
Psalm Fa'afoisia Pulemagafa Wooching, co-captain of the Pac-12 champions, the UW Huskies football team, is undecided on his future plans but many who have followed his collegiate career predict that he will be a late round pick in April's NFL draft.  [photo: courtesy]
Pslam Fa’afoisia Pulemagafa Wooching’s college football years may be over, but his presence as a co-captain for the University of Washington's Huskies is unforgettable. And while the #4 Huskies were defeated (7-24) by #1 Alabama this past Saturday at the Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia,...
The names of the five finalists for the 2016 Polynesian Pro Football Player of the Year Award, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, have been announced and they are: OL Mike Iupati (Arizona Cardinals), DT Star Lotulelei (Carolina Panthers), QB Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans), DT Danny Shelton (...

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