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Rugby 7s World Cup champs Fiji and Australia
Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA — Fiji claimed their third men’s Rugby World Cup Sevens title by beating defending champions New Zealand, while Australia’s women took down New Zealand to win the title for the first time since 2009 in Cape Town. Fiji and Australia were crowned Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022...
Paul Scanlon fights off USA Eagle Maka Unufe
Paul Scanlon fights off USA Eagle Maka Unufe for a long second quarter Try, as Manu Samoa remains undefeated by beating the USA 40 to 12, on Day 1 at the Rugby World Cup 7s, Capetown Stadium, Capetown, Republic of South Africa [Photo by Barry Markowitz, courtesy Ruby Red Café]
 Water Safety Instructor trainee James Tamasese
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The easing of travel restrictions to American Samoa allowed the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) and National Park Service (NPS) Learn to Swim and Snorkel program to bring Ms. Kimberly Lytle, a Red Cross instructor trainer, to the Territory. Ms. Lytle held a...
Team poses for a photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 2022 American Samoa National women’s beach handball team completed their 5-day summer training camp about two weeks ago in Erie, Pennsylvania, according to the American Samoa Handball Association (ASHA). The team is made up of the five original founding members — the...
Paul Scanlon and some team mates celebrating win over Argentina
Manu Samoa's Paul Scanlon scores the winning try in overtime over Argentina to advance to the HSBC LA 7s Rugby Cup Semi Finals vs the New Zealand All Blacks, at Dignity Health Stadium, Carson, California, USA. More photos in Monday's Samoa News print and PDF issues.  [photo by Barry Markowitz,...
The Manu Samoa team lineup for Pacific Nations Cup first game
Suva, FIJI — A last-minute try to debutant wing Nigel Ah Wong ensured Manu Samoa a Pacific Nations Cup-opening win over Australia A in Fiji. RugbyPass.com is reporting that with the match tied up in the closing moments of the tournament-opener, Ah Wong secured victory for Samoa by pinching an...
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo running on mini-games track
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, CNMI last week, sprinter Filomenaleonisa Iakopo, who presented American Samoa in the track and field events is now heading to the next step in her athletic career after coaches from several countries offered her the...
Jr Iosefo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bodybuilder and 2012 Tafuna High School graduate Jr Iosefo is back in the game now with his pro card after resuming competition that was paused during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. “In 2020, when the COVID hit I decided to sit out the rest of the year while...
Emelie Chen
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The performance by the three athletes who represented American Samoa during the 2022 Mini Games held in Saipan, CNMI last week was a great experience for all of them. Runner Filomenaleonisa Iakopo made it to the finals of the 200m race and also competed in the 100 meter...
Stephanie Floor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s 2018 Youth Olympian Handballer and captain Stephanie Floor has finished the 2022 wrestling season on a high note.   Wrestling for Gannon University at Erie Pennsylvania, Floor completed the season with a winning record of 22 wins against 12 losses. She...

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