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Metuliki Tupou flashing a V for victory
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday evening at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, both sides of the field were filled with fans, supporters and student bodies of both Fa’asao Marist High School and Tafuna High School, as they came out to witness yet another historical event in the territory, as...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Come out and support your school tomorrow morning at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, as the reigning ASHSAA Football Champions, Samoana Sharks will look to try another shot for the championship title game, as they will battle the underdogs Faga’itua Vikings in their play...
Faga'itua Vikings ball carrier Roy Ulugalu is tackled by two Nu’uuli Wildcat defenders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Friday’s varsity playoff game had the Faga’itua Vikings  against a Nu’uuli Wildcats with Faga’itua winning  27 - 6 and proceeding to the semi-finals.  Saturday’s JV action, between the Leone Lions and Marist Crusaders concluded in favor of the Crusaders after a 6 - 0...
Tafuna Warriors Francisco Mauigoa and a Nuuuli Wildcat ball carrier
Tafuna High School's two-way athlete Francisco Mauigoa on Friday announced his commitment to Washington State.  Francisco played quarterback at THS under Head Coach Kevin Magalei in his freshman and sophomore years.  He transferred to Saint Thomas Aquinas in California for his Junior year of high...
Stephanie Floor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Women’s Beach Handball Captain and 2018 Youth Olympian Stephanie Floor is also a college wrestler.  Stephanie wrestles for Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania and has been awarded the Most Improved Wrestler for the second straight year. Earlier...
Willie Talamoa, rear center with shaved head, next to Kinohi Aki, rear left
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school. For Talamoa, his actions weren’t just about football. They were about helping the young people in the hardscrabble neighborhood...
Faga’itua Vikings Football Team running towards the sidelines
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It was Senior Game week for ASHSAA Football Week 7 varsity match-ups this past Friday evening and Saturday morning.   Friday’s game pitted Faga’itua Vikings against Nu’uuli Wildcats at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.  Faga’itua won 22 – 0. On Saturday, the Samoana Sharks...
Tafuna Warriors Sam Logoai (4)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More action from the Varsity match up this past Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium, where the Tafuna Warriors defeated the Leone Lions 42 to 6. More ASHSAA highlights later this week.
USC defensive lineman Jay Tufele
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — In July, a week before she would check into the hospital, Noreen Tufele offered her little brother, Jay, a ride back to USC’s campus. It was a generous offer, considering the 10-hour haul between their home state of Utah and Los Angeles. But that was typical Nini, as Jay...
Finesse team warms up
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa Basketball is back in full throttle with the Mosooi Basketball and 3x3 Tournament after months of restriction from all sporting activities in the territory. American Samoa Basketball Association Vice President, Dhiel Langkilde spoke about details of the...

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