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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...
Jaiyah Saelua of Leone has made history, becoming the first transgender to ever be featured on the cover of a FIFA magazine.  [courtesy photo]
Twenty-eight-year-old Jaiyah Saelua has become a trendsetter, continuously making history in the world of soccer. Five years ago in 2011, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – the international governing body of association football, futsal, and beach soccer – recognized...
The Vikings football team doing a walk-thru practice early yesterday morning at their school gymnasium. They will face the Lions in tomorrow’s season opener at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. [photo: TG]
The reigning ASHSAA Football Champions of 2015-16 in the Varsity Division – Faga'itua High School, "Home of the Vikings" will be coming out to defend their back-to-back title this year, with a vision of a 3-Peat record, but their main focus is to improve as the season progresses. Last year, the...
Leone Lions Head Coach, Okland Salave'a directing their strategic passing game during practice, at their school field this summer – in preparation for their game against the Vikes this Saturday. [photo: TG]
The 'Home of the Lions' – Leone High School's football program is now under the management of Head Coach, Okland Salave'a – the former Tafuna Warriors Head Football Coach, who carried the Warriors program to the top for numerous years in American Samoa High School Athletics Association football....

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