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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...
Tafuna’s ball carrier trying to evade the pressure from two Nu’uuli Wildcat defenders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Week two of ASHSAA Varsity Football 2020 saw the Tafuna Warriors and the Samoana Sharks each putting a second game in the win column. Tafuna bested the Nuuuli Wildcats 66-0 while it was Samoana over the Marist Crusaders in a 52-14 match up. Tafuna Warriors quarterback,...
Okland Salave'a of Tafuna High School
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — 6,000 miles southwest of the mainland of the United States, at Tafuna High School in American Samoa, Oakie Salave'a has been working hard to get noticed by colleges. "I'm working very hard to be recruited as a quarterback," said the 6-foot-4, 207-pound Salave'a. "I know...
Trainer, Sala Senele Etuale hitting the pad with one of the local boxers
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF) is promoting a new era in the sport — not only to promote boxing by recruiting more youth to build the sport in the territory but at the same time helping the youth of American Samoa channel their activities in a positive...
Samoana Sharks quarterback Viliamu ‘Jamu’ Tanielu sprinting
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — ASHSAA football got underway Saturday at Veterans Memorial stadium.  The triple header saw Nu’uuli VoTech Wildcats v Fa’asao Marist Crusaders — back in play after nearly 10 years. Crusaders won 8 - 2. Next Tafuna went up against Leone in a one sided sweep,  Tafuna 60 to 0...

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