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Utulei, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Rowing Association (ASRA) has successfully launched coastal rowing in American Samoa, having just completed the very first ever coastal rowing camp in the region. The 7-day camp, which was funded by World Rowing (FISA), involved daily early-morning and...
Faga’itua Vikings power back Joseph Umu
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, head coach Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase and his Faga’itua Vikings silenced the roar of the Leone Lions with a 44-20 victory, during the third week of the 2019-2020 ASHSAA High School Football season. Coverage of ASHSAA football is...
Two Faga’itua Viking defenders break up a pass
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — This past Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, the American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) kicked off its 2nd week of football action with the official opening of the Junior Varsity season the evening prior — Friday — during which Faga’itua won 32-8...
Faga’itua Vikings quarterback Fitu Amata Jr. breaking
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa High School Athletics Association (ASHSAA) officially opened its 2019-2020 high school football season this past Saturday morning at Veterans Memorial Stadium with showdowns that lived up to the hype. Before the teams fielded, ASHSAA held its annual...
Scott Malolua in action in a file photo
Apia, SAMOA — Manu Samoa have been forced into a last minute change to their Rugby World Cup squad with Ponsonby halfback Pelefofoga Cowley called up to replace Scott Malolua, who has been ruled out for eight weeks after dislocating his shoulder. Malolua made his test debut in Saturday's 34-15...
David Pocock inaction against Samoa
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — David Pocock made a successful return as the Wallabies bade farewell to Australia with a 34-15 victory over Samoa at Western Sydney Stadium on Saturday in their final match before the Rugby World Cup. Flanker Pocock, sidelined by injury for most of the year and playing his first...
 High school weightlifter Olivia Selemaia with Beatrice Faumuina
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Thirteen-year-old Olivia Selemaia and former All Black Sevens captain DJ Forbes have issued each other a challenge. The pair met and got to hang out together at the Pacific Games in Samoa in July. Forbes was there as athlete support for the New Zealand team, and Selemaia was...
4 players from Hawaii named to watchlist
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced today the 2019 Watch List for the Polynesian High School Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding senior high school football player of Polynesian ancestry. The Watch List is composed...
Nuuuli Liva walks out of the courthouse.
Apia, SAMOA — Pacific Games boxing hero, Nuuuli Livai, is a free man except for the 300 hours of community work he must do for the Samoa Victim Support Group. But the next time he is convicted of burglary and theft, he is going to do prison time at Tanumalala Prison. Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani...
boxer in ring
Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan boxer who won gold for his country at this year's Pacific Games is waiting to be sentenced in Apia after being convicted of burglary. Nu'uuli Mose Livai was one of seven Samoan boxers to win Gold for the host country during the games in July. He committed the burglary offence...

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