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Our local team - the AYFS Matais - were scheduled to play yesterday but were declared winners by way of forfeit, after the San Diego United team failed to field a complete team of eleven players. For now, the AYFS Matais are the top seeded team, in the 14U division, with a 2-0 record. In their...
Aspiring wrestlers from around the territory were at the DYWA Pago Pago Community Youth Center yesterday morning to take advantage of the free wrestling clinics being conducted by Alex Ramirez (back row far left), an educator and high school wrestling coach from southern California.  [photo: Blue Chen-Fruean]
Alex Ramirez shares the same vision as American Samoa Wrestling Association (ASWA) President Irene Kane. That is, to develop the sport of wrestling in the territory and motivate the kids to become physically fit student athletes. "It's not just about getting on the mat and wrestling," Ramirez told...
Manu Samoa's Piula Faasalele battles unsuccessfully for the ball during a lineout.  The New Zealand All Blacks defeated Manu Samoa 15s 78-0 at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.  [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
Manu Samoa are grasping for the positives from Friday's 78-0 drubbing against the All Blacks as they look to turn it around in time for Saturday's home test against Wales in Apia. The Manu threatened in the first quarter of match at Eden Park but still found themselves 28-0 down at half-time before...
Sonny Bill Williams amazed Mason Smales with a gift of his red striped Adidas game shoes.   Mason is a cousin of the late beloved Peter Fatialofa.  The New Zealand All Blacks defeated Manu Samoa 15s 78-0 at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.   [Photo: Barry Markowitz]
The majority of the key moments in the All Blacks test against Samoa came in the first half as the world champions got out to a 28-0 lead. From there the result was inevitable. TELEVISION MATCH OFFICIAL INTERVENES The match was in just its third minute when television match official Ian Smith...
American Samoa's very own Hector Petri is setting and breaking records in football and track and field in the New England states.  [photo: courtesy]
Hector Misionare Petri could very well be American Samoa's hope for a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics. The son of Rick and Leuila Petri started off as a football player, playing for eight years since moving to the United States, his last two years as starting quarterback for the his high school...
Jr Prep Sports Division 2 Finals where the JPS Leone Lions defeated the JPS Tafuna Warriors 0-6.   [photo:EM]
It was a bright sunny Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, a week ago — a perfect day for JPS Football Championships. The day started off with the Division 2 JPS Warriors taking on the number one ranked JPS Lions. It was a tough fought game with both teams unable to score. Despite attempts from...
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Fautua Maiava Jr. will be departing the territory on July 7 on his way to Colorado Mesa University to play football, thanks to a $19,000 (per semester) athletic scholarship. The Class of 2017 graduate of Samoana High School is from Fagasa and is the son of Fautua Sr. and Florence Tua-Maiava. Fautua...
Psalm Fa’afoisia Pulemagafa Woo Ching, a former superstar linebacker for the University of Washington Huskies, has joined the Harlequins 16-man squad set to compete in the Beachcomber World Cup 10s tournament in Mauritius later this month. See story for full details.  [photo: courtesy]
When University of Washington (UW) linebacker and NFL prospect Psalm Fa’afoisia Pulemagafa Wooching announced that he was trading in his football pads and helmet for short shorts and rugby boots, he wasn't joking. The young Samoan who grew up in Hawai’i has joined the Harlequins 16-man squad, set...
Utulei Youth, the 2017 FFAS Futsal Tournament champions with their trophy after the 2- 1 shootout (1-1) win against Pago Youth 1 on Monday, May 29 at the Samoana High School gymnasium in Utulei.
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Utulei Youth hoisted the Futsal championship trophy after a thrilling, and ear-splitting final by outlasting Pago Youth 1 in a penalty shootout 2-1. “It was a great game, very tough from the start and all the way to the end,” said Utulei Youth’s coach, Travis ‘Pita’ Sinapati. “Pago is one of the...
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This season the Lady Warriors of Tafuna High School won the Girls Basketball Championship for the Varsity Division. The Warriors who trained and worked very hard to get the championship back were led by none other than Coach Dacia Taleni who told Samoa News during a telephone interview, “This has...

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