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Last Saturday morning at Utulei Beach, parents, supporters, organizers of the swimming event of young athletes with special needs gathered for American Samoa’s first adaptive aquatic swim meet. The children with special needs who participated were Lauren, Louisa, Lita, Hanipale, Justin, Dennis, Mosese, Jasmine, Miracle, Sina, and OJ. [Courtesy photo]
Sporting endeavors are a conventional part of childhood, and experts agree that children benefit from them. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, girls do better in school, boost their self-esteem, and learn teamwork and goal setting. Boys can learn leadership skills, establish new...
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and its Education Committee members are pleased to announce the availability of up to three scholarships for academic years 2017-2018. These scholarships support the aspiration to build the capacity of American Samoa, Guam and the...
TOUGH DAY IN THE OFFICE: Sir Gordon Tietjens looks on as his Manu Samoa Sevens gets kicked around at the Wellington Sevens yesterday. (Photo: H.S.B.C Sevens.)
Sir Gordon Tietjens tasted a couple of firsts in his long illustrious career yesterday. It was the first time he’s coached a team opposing his beloved All Blacks Sevens. Second it was the first time he’s coached an international team winless in pool play of a Sevens tournament.  The latter would...
Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a, a 9-year veteran of the NFL, has opened a recruiting pipeline to Pacific Islanders. (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)
Even though former Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a is now on the Oregon staff, the Cougars will not stop recruiting the islands. Salave’a, a native Samoan, is credited with opening a pipeline for WSU between American Samoa and Pullman, and he routinely made about three recruiting...
Samoana High School’s middle linebacker – Vimoto Mageo.  [photo: courtesy]
Last week, American Samoa’s very own Keiki Misipeka — a former standout student athlete originally from the rock, a graduate of Samoana High School class of 1998 visited the territory. He was on a recruiting trip, and met with Governor Lolo Malatalasi Moliga, as well as with officials from the...
A Samoana Sharks varsity defender clears the ball against a Leone Lions attacker during an ASHSAA Girls Soccer game on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium in Pago Pago.  [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]
The ASHSAA girls’ soccer league kicked off on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for both the varsity and junior varsity divisions at the Pago Park Soccer Stadium. Varsity defending champions Fa’asao-Marist Cougars did not play but in division results the Samoana Sharks beat Leone Lions 4-2 and South...
Samoana HS football standout Fautua Tufue Maiava Jr. with two of his siblings, parents Flo and Fau, and Grandma Faimalie Tua at the airport, prior to his departure earlier this month to play in the 2017 JPS Classic in Hawaii.  [photo: BC]
Life is all about opportunities and surrounding ourselves with positive people and a strong support system. Nobody knows this better than 17-year-old Fautua Tufue Maiava Jr. Fau, as he is known to everyone, is the eldest of four children born to Florence Tua and Fautua Maiava Sr. of Fagasa,...
Captain Tila Mealoi putting his body on the line for the tackle in Dubai. (Photo: AP)
The Samoa Rugby Union has officially announced the Manu Samoa Sevens team for the HSBC World Series in Wellington next weekend.   The 14 man roster features an interesting mix of new players as well as familiar fixtures from the previous legs. Tila Mealoi is still the man leading the charge...
American Samoa All-Star Head Coach, Pati Pati – encouraging Adan Mao and our defensive unit during their match up against Hawaii West, their final game of the classic that was held last week at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.  [photo: Dann Ebina]
American Samoa’s All-Star Head Coach Pati Pati – who usually doesn't spend much time talking — emphasized to Samoa News his sincerest appreciation and thanks to those who helped make Team Amerika Samoa’s journey possible, twice now, to the Junior Prep Sport (JPS) Paradise Football Classic II held...
Whether or not you are a fan of sports, the Special Olympics is one of the modern era’s most inspiring events, and in American Samoa a group of dedicated parents, athletes and other community volunteers are moving forward with their plans to ensure that our children with disabilities will be...

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