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Sio Nofoagatoto'a and his mom, Senetima
Clearwater, FLORIDA  — For the first time in the short history of Clearwater Academy football, the school had three players sign with Division I-A programs. And all three took circuitous routes to college. DL/OL Sio Nofoagatoto'a was born in American Samoa, lived in Australia and enrolled at...
Washington State's Logan Tago
San Antonio, TEXAS — Logan Tago and teammates at Samoana High School in American Samoa gathered in a classroom or basketball gym to suit up for games. The school didn’t have a weight room or locker room, Tago said, part of the reason Division I offers were scarce. Tago is one of a handful from the...
New Mexico State University softball commit Matalasi Uiagalelei Fa’apito, with her cousin Selina Uiagalelei Ta’amilo, former UCLA star pitcher; and Manumalo Academy softball coach Tiana Trepanier
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A little over 40 girls representing several local private and public high schools got a chance to learn new softball techniques this past Monday, when cousins Matalasi Uiagalelei Faapito and Selina Uiagalelei Taamilo hosted a one-day, free softball clinic at the Tony...
Rambo Tapui of Pago Youth celebrates with Puni Samuelu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pago Youth’s veteran players came to the fore to help their team beat Utulei Youth 3-2 in a comeback win that sealed their third championship title three years in-a-row on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. But it was a connection with two up and coming...
Ama Faleao (left) of Ilaoa & To’omata in action against Saono Enesi of Pago Youth
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Rosie Faleao helped Ilaoa & To’omata win the women’s 2018 FFAS National League crown by scoring the championship game’s only goal in the 9th minute of the game on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2018 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. From then on, it was a defensive battle with Pago...
Vaatofu Sauvao and Daniel Da Prato
Modesto, CA — Vaatofu Sauvao's journey began nine years ago in American Samoa when he first donned a helmet and shoulder pads. He showed enough promise on the gridiron to earn an opportunity to join the football program at Modesto Junior College in California in 2016. "Football is like our ticket...
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa
HONOLULU, HAWAII — University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding Polynesian college football player that epitomizes great ability and...
O le 'au ua Siamupini i le Liki toe umia le talita 2018, toe leai se faiaina i le itupa o Ali'i i le Volleyball, ua maua lea e le Annex. O i latou fo'i ia ua umia le Pine Auro i le ta'amilosaga Volleyball na fa'atautaia ia Tesema 07-08, 2018. Malo le tauata'i.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — I le liki mo Talita a vaega ta'itasi a le Asosi Volleyball i Amerika Samoa ua fa'ailoa mai ai le i'uga o lea Liki mo le ta'amilosaga i le 2018. O ta'aloga nei sa faia i fa'aiuga o vaiaso ta'itasi ae maise o aso malolo ma sa fa'atautaia mai ia Setema e o’o i le fa’aiuga...
Swimmer Tilali Scanlan
Suva, FIJI — Swimmer Tilali Scanlan is heading to compete in the upcoming 14th FINA Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China from Dec 11–17.  Tilali will swim the 50-meter breast stroke and 100-meter breaststroke. She competed in the New Zealand Short Course National Championships last...
Gabriel Taumua of Pago Youth A
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pago Youth A will go for its second three-peat in six years after they won against Taputimu Youth 3-0 in the 2018 FFAS National League semifinals on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. Pago Youth A was the top seed of the playoffs while Taputimu Youth was No. 4...

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