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It was another great turnout this past weekend for the American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) summer clinics. As organized and planned on Saturdays, ballers from the Central District are usually joined by their peers from the Fagaloa District for scrimmage games at the ASCC gymnasium. This...
The American Samoa Triathlon Association – a collaboration between South Pacific Watersports and American Samoa Prosthetics – held its ‘twice a year’ triathlon this past Saturday. According to Joe Tavale, owner of American Samoa Prosthetics, "The event started as a way to keep people busy and fit,...
The summer baseball clinics hosted by the American Samoa Softball Association (ASSA) in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) ended a week ago Saturday, with no injuries, despite complaints from several parents about the "horrible conditions" at the baseball field. (In...
After clinching a spot and qualifying for the next year’s Youth Olympics, the American Samoa Handball Association’s next focus is training the territory’s Under-17 Women's Beach Handball Team, in preparation for competition at the international level. American Samoa's U17 National Women’s Beach...
Samoa rugby coach Alama Ieremia says his team is still grieving after Saturday's heavy defeat by Fiji which denied the Manu a direct qualifying berth for the 2019 World Cup. The 38-16 loss at Apia Park, Samoa's fourth successive test defeat, reduced them to 16th in the world rankings, their lowest...
The American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) youth clinics, one of the most anticipated summer programs for the territory's youngsters, kicked off late last month and will wrap up in early August. The clinics are separated into three groups - each representing a district: Fagaloa, West and...
First it was Hector Petri with his javelin and then it was Kau'ilani Misipeka with the shot put and discus. Now another Samoan athlete is making headlines. This time, in the world of volleyball. Norene Iosia, a setter for the University of Hawaii's women's Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, was last...
Samoa has started preparations for hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, despite the window for expressions of interest in hosting not closing until the end of the month. Samoa were the first country to declare the interest in hosting the Games, after Tonga pulled the plug last month, citing financial...
In an effort to keep kids busy during summer break and to help adults get the daily exercise they need, the folks at  Fagaloa Basketball Development kicked off their annual summer basketball clinic earlier this month. Fagaloa Basketball Development president Michael Pereira told Samoa News...
Samoan born Junior Pati has won his first title since debuting in 2004. Pati went the 8 round distance against Lui Te’o who took the fight on two days notice, to win the vacant UBF Asia Pacific Heavyweight Title.  There was a lot of controversy leading into the fight with the main event, as the...

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