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Tilali Scalan and Micah Masei
Olympic Village, JAPAN — America Samoa Olympic swimmers Tilali Scalan and Micah Masei “are your Team ASA swimmers for the 2020(one) Tokyo Olympic Games” which officially opens July 23rd after it was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Talofa lava Amerika Samoa, friends, family,...
security guard tackles the fan
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — The Manu Samoa had just officially qualified to take part in the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi rugby team 37-15 in Hamilton last Saturday night when a seemingly rogue rugby fan storms on to the pitch, a security guard sprints towards him and brings...
Johnny Weissmuller, left, and Duke Kahanamoku
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and an extension of the racial indignities seared into the history of the game and their homeland. The Tokyo Summer Games, which open July 23,...
Samoa celebrates a try against Tonga.
Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND — Samoa has qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga 37-15 in Kirikiriroa Hamilton yesterday (Saturday Samoa time). The Manu led by 20 points early in the second half but withstood a determined 'Ikale Tahi comeback to prevail 79-28 on aggregate over two legs...
Justin Su’a, Melissa Su'a and children Jarom, Mya, and Eliana
Denver, COLORADO — Justin Su’a of the Tampa Bay Rays has been invited to serve on the coaching staff for the American League All-Star team at the 2021 MLB All-Star game in Denver, CO. After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Major League Baseball is bringing the mid-season classic back to...
Center Henry Taefu scores a try
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Center Henry Taefu scored a try among 20 points as Samoa beat Tonga 42-13 on Saturday in the first match of a two-leg Rugby World Cup qualifying series. Taefu, who plays for the Perth-based Western Force in Super Rugby Australia, kicked two penalties to give Samoa a 6-3...
Little League TeeBall players with coach Paul Cassens-Hunkin
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With the excitement for little league baseball and softball growing in American Samoa, recent baseball alumni are adding to the buzz and optimism for the future of the sport. Little league and Community Empowerment Organization president, Saipai Cassens and her team,...
Oakie Salave’a with his parents
Oakie Salave’a, an upcoming senior at Tafuna High School, committed last week on his official visit to San Diego State University. He is The first Quarterback to ever be recruited out of American Samoa. He also has ranked at the top 10 at the Elite 11 Camp. He is a 3-Star QB and has offers from San...
Jonah Savaiinaea
Jonah Savaiinaea, a 6-foot-3-inch, 330-pound three-star offensive lineman from St. Louis High School in Hawaii verbally committed to the Arizona Wildcats on his Instagram page Tuesday afternoon. He selected the UA over Arizona State, San Diego State, Central Florida and Hawaii, among others....
Student-players at Lupelele Elementary School
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Handball Association held a final Physical Education session for the 2021 school year with two full days of handball at Lupelele Elementary School May 27 and 28. Over 100 students from levels 3, 6 and 7 joined in and took advantage of the fine weather...

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