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Dianne Leo (left) and Naomi A’asa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In emerging nations, developing handball is as tough as the people who are sticking their necks out for the sport. There are plenty of countries where handball is just starting to become more and more popular. Yet, many of them do not have the population to become...
Lester Lagafuaina
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A look at Tafuna High School’s Senior defensive edge rusher — Lester Lagafuaina. Lagafuaina has committed to joining the University of Hawaii’s Rainbow Warriors football program on an athletic scholarship after graduating from the Home of the Warriors, Tafuna High School...
Stephanie Floor (far right) winning one of her wresting tournaments
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Stephanie Floor, 2018 Leone Valedictorian and Youth Olympic Handball Player has qualified to compete at this year’s USA National Women’s College Wrestling Championships  being held at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan — March 4 and  5. Her appearance will be the fourth...
Cricket player at bat
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — O le ta’aloga i le va o Alao ma Laulii e foliga mai o se tauiviga i le va o ‘au o sailia se siamupini i le afiafi ananafi ile malae ta’alo i Faga’alu Mai le amataga na tata ai le au mai Alao  sa malo i le vili e tata muamua, na o fa’atasi lava pe ma ‘ai. E oo atu i le 11...
Apia, SAMOA — The Manu Samoa Sevens players have come out with damning allegations of bullying and intimidation by their coaching staff. Radio Polynesia reports it has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the World Rugby Players Association in which the players make several claims of mistreatment...
Nathan Ikon Crumpton on skeleton sled racing at Olympics
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s own Nathan Ikon Crumpton competed yesterday at the Yanqing Sliding Center, during the first day of Skeleton Bob- sled competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics Crumpton was listed to compete in HEAT 1. at 2:30 pm. Samoa News will post his standings as...
The three signing day football players
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the most exciting moments for any high school student-athlete is when they receive a scholarship offer from a college or university.  Years of hard work have led to this moment. However, nothing is official until they receive their National Letter of Intent. The...
Keiki Misipeka
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The University of Hawaii Manoa’s Football Program has recently brought back their All-Time record setting quarterback Timmy Chang as their new Head Football Coach, and Chang is looking to start a new era with the Rainbow Warriors. Step One — Chang has hired six new...
Oakie Salave’a with Tua Tagovailoa
Oakie Salave’a at Polynesian Bowl 2022. He played for Team Makai that won the Game 17-3 this past Saturday in Honolulu. He also received advice for his next step onto college football from the Great Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback of the Miami Dolphins. Oakie enrolls at Colorado tomorrow. He is Tafuna...
OAKIE SALAVE'A
Before jumping into the winter strength and conditioning program at Colorado Universitty, Oakie Salave'a will be representing American Samoa and the Buffaloes at the 2022 Polynesian Bowl this Saturday evening. Salave'a arrived in Honolulu to begin preparation for the game on Monday. "It means a lot...

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