Sports

The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) Board along with the Department Of Education’s Sports Department has selected the best players in American Samoa to represent the territory in the Junior Prep Sports (JPS) Paradise Football Classic II that will take place at the Aloha...
with photos A local son of American Samoa who rocked the gridiron during his time in the Territory, made history at Taylorsville High School in the State of Utah this past weekend, as the school named an award after Ueseli Isileli – the ‘Ueseli Utah Isileli’ Award, where our local boy had the honor...
Tafuna High School’s basketball team was invited by St. Francis to compete in the St. Francis Holiday Hoops Tournament that will be held in Hawai’i, and after coming together as a group since late August – when asked why is it only Tafuna High School’s basketball team going, Valusia Talataina told...
Three homegrown sons of American Samoa representing Garden City Community College have lifted the school’s ranking in the region — they are reckoned to be the No.1 Junior College program in the country, according to Keiki Misipeka who is one of the coaches at GCCC. Misipeka was one of the strongest...
oseph Parker proved as good as his word as he became the first New Zealand-born heavyweight world boxing champion. An impressive Parker battled hard over the back end of the fight to beat Mexico's Andy Ruiz in Auckland on Saturday night to win the vacant WBO belt by majority points decision. The...
Women are beginning to take on leadership roles and make breakthroughs all over the world, and American Samoa is no exception. Just last month, Annielyse G. Coffin broke the barriers of international sports when she traveled to Suva, Fiji to serve as manager for the territory’s very own Talavalu...
The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa co-hosted its first annual open fishing tournament from December 2-3, 2016 — the 1st Annual Buds & Suds Open Fishing Tournament. The event was a collaboration of the sanctuary, local fishing community and private sector, with major sponsors Bud...
The Tafuna Jets are champions of the women’s, 2016 FFAS National 9-A-side League, finishing with a league-best 37 points on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. In their last game of the double, round-robin competition, Tafuna finished in a 0-0 tie with PanSa, the league’s second best squad of the year with 33...
Pago Youth is back in the winner’s circle, after beating Utulei Youth 2-0 to formally clinch the 2016 FFAS National League championship title on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. It is the fifth time they have won the title, and the first time winning it since 2012. Pago Youth won in 2008, 2010-12, and now...
Sir Gordon Tietjens is already making his mark with the Samoan sevens team. The former New Zealand mentor has been appointed Samoa's sixth permanent coach in as many years but doesn't officially take charge until January. He was listed as a "technical advisor" during the team's runner-up finish at...

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