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Mariota and Tagovailoa
Miami, FLORIDA — Long before they took the college football world by storm and their NFL careers began, Tua Tagovailoa will never forget when he first met fellow Hawaiian and Samoan quarterback Marcus Mariota. It was during a football camp at St. Louis School in Honolulu, which became the high...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tafuna High School’s Francisco Mauigoa signed his official Letter of Intent to Washington State University Wednesday morning at Corner Cafe in Tafuna. Mauigoa is now officially on a full ride athletic scholarship to WSU. Mauigoa led Tafuna Warriors football team as a...
Nevada Wolfpack running back, Toa Taua
Honolulu, HAWAII — The spirit of Mosiula Faasuka Tatupu visited Cool Stuff at Aloha Stadium Sunday last week in the form of Toa Taua. Toa runs hard and low just like Mosi, and seemed amazingly resilient at only 5’ 9”. Affectionately I bestow upon Toa the nickname, “Mini Tatupu”. Toa seems to have...
UH team on the sidelines.
Honolulu, HAWAII — The Samoa News Family is excited that Cool Stuff gets to shoot an extra game of our favorite player, Linebacker, #46 Tauivi Ho Ching, who was informed with his teammates, that the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football Team will host the San Jose State University Spartans...
 ANZ paddlers
PALA LAGOON — Alo O Samoa Outrigger and Au Va’a Laumei Outrigger Canoe Club co-hosted the first Paddle Battle Novice Invitational in the Pala Lagoon Saturday, Nov. 21.  Over 80 paddlers, spanning across 19 teams raced in the inaugural event.  The team representation ranged from corporate groups to...
A Samoana defender brings down the Vikings ball carrier
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The most important battle in any football game is the battle in the trenches. And both Samoana and Tafuna will be giving it their all when they meet up this coming Saturday in the 2020-2021 ASHSAA Football Championship. Pictured here is Samoana’s offensive line getting...
Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalele
(AP) — The list of “Throwin’ Samoans” continues to grow — with no end in sight. Jack Thompson, the first with the nickname, said he’s glad he’s already part of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. With fellow passers of Samoan heritage like Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, national champion...
Metuliki Tupou flashing a V for victory
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Last Friday evening at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, both sides of the field were filled with fans, supporters and student bodies of both Fa’asao Marist High School and Tafuna High School, as they came out to witness yet another historical event in the territory, as...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Come out and support your school tomorrow morning at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, as the reigning ASHSAA Football Champions, Samoana Sharks will look to try another shot for the championship title game, as they will battle the underdogs Faga’itua Vikings in their play...
Faga'itua Vikings ball carrier Roy Ulugalu is tackled by two Nu’uuli Wildcat defenders
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Friday’s varsity playoff game had the Faga’itua Vikings  against a Nu’uuli Wildcats with Faga’itua winning  27 - 6 and proceeding 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...

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