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The men's rugby team poses for a group photo.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The men and women who will be representing American Samoa at the XVI Pacific Games, to be hosted in Samoa next month are scrambling to find a way to get there. Samoa News understands that assurances from the American Samoa Government — that financial help will be...
Amerika Samoa Junior Golfers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Amerika Samoa’s junior golfers that represented the territory in the first ever Junior Golf Tournament between Wellington, New Zealand; Apia, Samoa; and Pago Pago, American Samoa. Team members: Afioga Jacob Tufuga, Deangelo Yamson, Sale Tauiliili, Kanai Satele, Regan...
Joseph Parker and  Alex Leapai
Providence, RHODE ISLAND — The New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has confirmed his next bout will be against the Samoan-born Alex Leapai. The two will fight in the US on 29 June in the first of Parker’s three fight deal with British promoter Eddie Hearn. Leapai is a replacement opponent...
Some members of The American Samoa Women’s Rugby 7s Team, during a practice session
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A squad of 13 females has been selected by the American Samoa Rugby Union (ASRU) to represent the territory — for the first time ever — in the Women’s Rugby 7s at the 2019 XVI Pacific Games in Samoa next month. In an interview this week with the team’s head coach,...
Paepaetele Mapu Jamias
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa boxing team is ready to compete at the upcoming 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa next month. According to the president of the American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF), Paepaetele Mapu Jamias, four local fighters have been selected to represent the territory...
Stephanie Floor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Twins sisters from American Samoa, who are 2018 graduates of Leone High School have been named by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) to the 2019 NWCA NCAA Individual Scholar All-Americans, according to information released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania-...
JPS Measina Volleyball Club  with their coach Lydia Faleafi ne Nomura,their parents and Lt. Gov Lemanu.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The JPS Measina Volleyball Club which consists of female volleyball players from various high schools in the territory will represent American Samoa in the USAV Aloha Summer Classic, set to be held at the Hawaii Convention Center, June 14 - 16. Afterwards, they will...
Three Team Tennis American Samoa players
Lautuka, FIJI —  There were 15 nations that participated in the tournament and American Samoa placed 3rd. “The tournament was a success as our team proudly represented American Samoa tennis with grit and confidence,” said the team’s coach. A special thank you to Pago Print Shop and J-Len Ts for the...
Pono pictured with her coach Bill Braun.
Silverdale, WASHINGTON — Silverdale, Washington has its own Throwin’ Samoan now in Central Kitsap High School sophomore Ho'oponokauilani Fuiava. “I feel great,” said Fuiava, who is half Samoan, half Hawaiian. “That’s all I wanted was to hit 140.” Known better by her nickname, Pono, Fuiava set a new...
Va’afusuaga Dr. Roy Ausage, with two representatives from the Tag Football Federation in Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In an effort to promote health tactics and a new sport, especially for the young people of American Samoa, representatives of the Samoa Tag Football Federation are on island to promote their program and offer a four-day clinic, which starts today. In an interview with...

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