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Players from both teams gather for a photo.

(MURFREESBORO, Tenn.) – Kahuku High School's Lady Red Raiders have won a national rugby title in Tennessee, winners of the Single High School Rugby Championships in Murfreesboro.

Coached by Silivenusi Tukuafu, the U-18 squad from Hawai'i defeated Catholic Memorial High School 33-29 in the final held at the Middle Tennessee State University Rugby Grounds.

The win is "epic for Hawai'i youth rugby," said Maafu Wendt, President of the Hawai'i Rugby Union.

More to come.

Players from both teams gather for a photo.

(MURFREESBORO, Tenn.) – Kahuku High School's Lady Red Raiders have won a national rugby title in Tennessee, winners of the Single High School Rugby Championships in Murfreesboro.

Coached by Silivenusi Tukuafu, the U-18 squad from Hawai'i defeated Catholic Memorial High School 33-29 in the final held at the Middle Tennessee State University Rugby Grounds.

The win is "epic for Hawai'i youth rugby," said Maafu Wendt, President of the Hawai'i Rugby Union.

More to come.

(SAMOA) — The dream of every footballer is to be a professional player and to represent his or her country too.

The Football Federation Samoa (FFS) endeavours to do its part to insure this dream will be achieved one day by our inspiring young footballers, or, soccer players.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 saw the reintroduction of the Centre of Development Programme as part of the FFS technical programmes for 2018.

The programme has started with thirty (30) talented youth players selected from various clubs currently competing in the National Youth League tournament.

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(MESA, Ariz.) — Standout football players of Pacific heritage from across the U.S. will meet January 2019 at the Aloha Stadium in Hawai'i for the Polynesian Bowl.

Among the All Star list is Leone High School Lions safety Edmund Anthony Siaumau, the only athlete from the famed "football islands" of American Samoa, who has been named to the Bowl.

His selection to the Polynesian Bowl All Stars, announced this week, is welcome news for the Siaumau and Pereira families.

Edmund's proud aunt Josephine Siaumau says all credit goes to the team of women behind him — his... Click to read more!

(RALEIGH, North Carolina) — There are hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the U.S. Army but only one can be named Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year.

While her accomplishment is being heralded as an historic win for Samoans, it'd be an injustice to exclude half of her identity.

"I like to say my full name is Salaia Latoya Nicole Marshall Salave’a," the U.S. Army's Female Soldier-Athlete of the Year told tautalatala from Raleigh.

"I tell people that I am Samoan and Black. Most people want me to be one or the other but I’m both so they either accept it or not."

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(SAMOA) — La'auli Alan Grey was an icon of rugby and sports. And Samoa loved him dearly.

When the Manu Samoa Sevens take the field in Hong Kong this weekend, they'll wear black armbands to honour him, a fitting tribute to the man who single-handedly propelled the Manu Samoa to the world stage.

La'auli, who was laid to rest last month in Afiamalu following a state funeral, devoted his life to the sport and the development of Samoa.

Hundreds joined the Grey family and Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to bid him farewell.

Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach Sir... Click to read more!

(SAMOA) — The Football Federation Samoa (FFS) 2018 Upolu Youth League is underway at the Tuana’imato Sports Complex.

The idea behind this U-10 and U-13 league is the development of youngsters' football skills by promoting more touches and playing a faster game.

It is unique in that it encourages inclusiveness, creative play and removes the element of 'winning at all costs'.

FFS Technical Director Valerio Raccuglia said: “We believe having the girls play with the boys this will help them greatly."

"The size of the pitches and number of players means each player... Click to read more!

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(UTULEI, American Samoa) — The Samoana Sharks Varsity Boys Basketball squad can only be described as invincible. A 21-game winning streak with not a single loss over a span of two seasons testifies to that.

"Our season was cut short due to Hurricane Gita," Sharks Coach Carl Schuster, Jr. told tautalatala. "We only played one round then went straight into the playoffs."

Since the 2017 season the Sharks have denied every opponent they've faced the win.

In handing out their twenty-first loss Thursday, March 15, Samoana clinched their second consecutive basketball title... Click to read more!

(SAMOA) — Miss Samoa Alexandra Iakopo and Nuanua o le Alofa have lent their support to the Sports to Life soccer course for college teachers held this week in Savai'i.

The 16 college teachers who participated in the three-day course, will return to their schools to implement what they learned.

"Miss Samoa and Nuanua o le Alofa were there. The course finished today," Angela Lafaiali'i Pauga, Media Officer for Football Federation Samoa, told tautalatala from Savai'i Wednesday morning, March 14.

"Afterward, the teachers will go back to their schools and implement the S2L... Click to read more!

(SAMOA) — The U-17 Shield for Zone A's Rugby 15s is a carving of Ifilele wood from Fagaloa, handcrafted by instructors at Leifiifi College.

Visual Arts Teacher Jeremy Filo and Design Tech Teacher Andy Pula collaborated on the project.

Coaches for Leifiifi are: Reupena Levasa, Neru Leifi, Faafuaina Samuelu, Taleni Tufuga (Sports Master), Filo and Pula.

Leifiifi College Principal Sefuiva Malaea Lauano said the Ifilele it durable and should last 20 years.

The U-17 shield is currently in the possession of Avele College.

On behalf of Sefuiva, Leifiifi... Click to read more!

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