Faga’itua Vikings O’Neil Ah-Chee struggling to break a tackle against a Nu’uuli Wildcats defender
Faga’itua Vikings O’Neil Ah-Chee struggling to break a tackle against a Nu’uuli Wildcats defender at midfield during the second quarter of their varsity play-off match up when the Vikings were running their two minute no-huddle offense. Faga’itua won 27 - 6 and will proceed to the semi-finals.  Saturday’s JV action, between the Leone Lions and Marist Crusaders concluded in favor of the Crusaders after a 6 - 0 victory.  More photos in today’s sports. [photo: Tony Gasu]
Ladies who were among residents who participated in the  “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders”
These ladies were among residents who participated in the  “Wave for repatriation flights - Not open borders” at Utulei Friday morning. As of Friday, there has been no word on a repatriation flight, as the governor remains concerned with the continuing increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Hawaii and other US states. Read story today with update in Monday's issue. [photo: FS]
Sogelau Monument being painted
Painting the arch of the Sogelau Monument project in Fagatogo. Purpose of the project, which was spearheaded by Gov. Lolo is to bring back the importance of Sogelau’s role in the 120 year history of American Samoa. Sogelau Hill — atop the mountain, above the Samoa News building in Fagatogo — was the site of the first raising of the U.S. flag on Apr. 17, 1900, marking the islands of Tutuila and Aunu’u becoming American Samoa. [photo: FS]
StarKist Samoa General Manager Jason Kim (right) with  Taotasi Archie Soliai,
StarKist Samoa General Manager Jason Kim (right) presents a kava bowl, a farewell gift to Taotasi Archie Soliai, who resigned from his post as Safety Manager/Government Relations to pursue new opportunities. The presentation was held during a farewell luncheon for Taotasi on October 9th.  [courtesy photo]

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