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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...
Vikings quarterback Raemos Fano, scrambling with the ball – just before taking a vicious hit from Aden Mao of the Lions that took Fano out of the game, and maybe the season, in the first half of their varsity match up.  [photo: TG]
The king of the jungle, the mighty Leone Lions football team dominated the reigning champs from the East, Faga'itua Vikings in both divisional competitions in first game of the season a week ago Saturday. American Samoa High School Athletic Association’s (ASHSAA) 2016- 17 Football Season Opener...
Samoana High School Head Football Coach Pati Pati calling out plays for his offense, during practice yesterday evening — they will face the Warriors tomorrow after Nu'uuli and Leone's double header match ups. [photo: TG]
The "Home of the Sharks" Samoana High School will be making their first appearance in this year’s American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Football season this Saturday, as they face off against the Tafuna Warriors in both Varsity and Junior Varsity Division. Last year, the Sharks...
The Alo o Samoa team: Front row left-right:  April Esera (ASPA), Erika Radewagen (Alo Club), Ta'aloga Tupa'i-Drabble (Alo Club)  Back row left-right: Malama Petaia (Alo Club), Cherith Lober (GHC Reid & Co.), Matamua Katrina Mariner (ASPA), Arbor Day Mata'afa (ASPA)  [courtesy photo]
Alo O Samoa Outrigger sent an open women's team to Apia over the weekend to represent American Samoa against Apia and New Zealand teams in the 4th Annual Alo Paopao Vailima Festival in Apia. The festival is a weeklong outrigger-paddling event with short distance and long distance races for both...
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga during his special remarks at the 2016-17 ASHSAA Football Season opening ceremony held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium this past Saturday morning. The governor spoke of the violence in past seasons, saying as it says in the Bible, winning is not important, it’s something you focus on to improve as a competitor. [photo: TG]
The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) opened their 2016-17 Football Season with an official ceremony that took place at the Veterans Memorial Stadium last Saturday morning. Master of ceremonies, ASHSAA President Tupa'i Rod Atafua welcomed the teams, players, coaches, and...

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