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JONES AIMS FOR PAYBACK IN POHNPEI

CNMI pitching ace Joshua Jones is going for vengeance as he leads the 21-player Commonwealth team to the 8th Micronesian Games in Pohnpei.more

CNMI TEAM GETS HELP IN SEND-OFF CEREMONY

A send-off ceremony for the CNMI Team heading to Pohnpei for the 8th Micronesian Games took place yesterday at Kanoa Resort.more

PACIFIC GAMES COUNCIL CONFIRMS CNMI HOSTING OF 2021 PACIFIC MINI GAMES

Northern Marianas Sports Association president Michael White confirmed that the Pacific Games Council has officially awarded the 2021 Pacific Mini Games to the Northern Mariana Islands.more

FOUR INDUCTED INTO CNMI SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association President Michael White led the Class of 2014 enshrined in the CNMI Sports Hall of Fame last night at the NMASA Annual Sports Banquet at the Seaside Hall of the Kanoa Resort.more

JUNIOR TENNIS TEAM NAMED TEAM OF THE YEAR

The CNMI Junior Tennis Team is this year’s recipient of the NMASA Team of the Year award.more

FIVE TAKE NMASA ANNUAL AWARDS

Five different sports were represented on the individual honors list at the 2013 NMASA Annual Sports Banquet held last night at the Seaside Hall of the Kanoa Resort.more

CNMI to Send 173 to Micro Games

A bigger CNMI delegation is heading to Pohnpei this year to compete in the 2014 Micronesian Games.more

NMASA BILL GETS NOD FROM HOUSE

NMASA will need only the Senate’s nod after the House passed House Bill 18-111 last week.more

CNMI Sports Hall of Famer Jess Wabol, 55

A Northern Marianas sports legend passes away.more

BEACH VOLLEYBALLERS FEATURED IN EUROSPORT VIDEO

The CNMI's beach volleyball team is featured in a Eurosport video from the World University Games.more

CNMI TO BID FOR 2021 MINI GAMES

The Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association is trying again to bring the Pacific Mini Games to the CNMI, as it submitted its letter of intent to host the competition in 2021.more

NMASA OKs CREATION OF ATHLETES COMMISSION

Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association has approved the establishment of an Athletes' Commission that will promote the interest of CNMI athletes.more

TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL LEAD 2012 ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS

Northern Mariana Islands Tennis Association and Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association shared the limelight in the 2012 NMASA Annual Sports Banquet as their athletes and officials were honored in the awards ceremony last night at the Kanoa Resort.more

ALL-TIME GREAT RENO CELIS ENSHRINED IN HALL OF FAME

Reno Celis was inducted to the 2013 class of the CNMI Sports Hall of Fame last night during the NMASA Annual Sports Banquet held at the Kanoa Resort.more

CNMI U-14 BOYS SURPRISE, AMAZE, AT AFC FESTIVAL

The CNMI Boys Under-14 Soccer Football Team returned from Beijing after an outstanding performance at the Asian Football Confederation Festival.more

MORRIS, CAREY ARE ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

Brian Morris and Mieko Carey were chosen as the Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association’s Male and Female Athletes of the Month for March following NMASA’s membership meeting last week.

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INTERNATIONAL STARS RULE TAGAMAN

France's Cedric Lassonde and Britain's Jacqui Slack captured the men's and women's titles at the 2012 Tagaman Triathlon.

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BUCHER RECLAIMS XTERRA CROWN; ALLEN WINS DEBUT

Renata Bucher had her head down when she cut the tape last year, but last Saturday the Swiss pro exchanged high-fives with spectators, as she headed to the finish line of the 2012 XTERRA Saipan Championship.

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MAMI RECLAIMS WOMEN'S MARATHON TITLE

Former Kenyan Olympian Waihinya wins ultra marathon

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ATHLETES OF THE YEAR HAILED

» Yvonne gets fourth nod
» Rachel receives first
» Two Joneses take male plums

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SABLAN PITCHES HIGH SCHOOL TO OREGON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Saipan's Jared Sablan led Taulitan High School to Oregon's 2011 Futures State Championship title after holding down rival Lake Oswego High School on the mound, 5-2, in the finals.

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INTER GODFATHER'S RULES FA CUP

Inter Godfather's outgunned Wild Bill's, 4-1, to bag the championship in the 2011 NMIFA Men's FA Cup last Sunday at the Oleai Sports Complex Field.

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MP UNITED U18 TOPS FA CHALLENGE CUP

MP United U18 hoisted the 2011 FA Challenge Cup trophy after outclassing MP United Silver in the finals, 3-1, last Saturday at the Oleai Sports Complex Field.

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"HISTORIC' UNIVERSIADE FOR WONG, MANCAO

SHENZHEN, China — Coming from an island community, the Northern Marianas Islands’ Rezne Wong had one word to describe the 2011 Summer University Games — “historic.”

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IGITOL JOINS OCEANIA BASEBALL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Saipan Major League's Rose Igitol has been selected as a member of the Baseball Confederation of Oceania Executive Committee.

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MILLER, MINOR REIGN ANEW IN NPQ TENNIS

Christian Miller and Thea Minor dominated their respective divisions anew after downing separate finals foes in the 2011 North Pacific Qualifying Tournament yesterday at the Rick Ninete Tennis Center in Guam.

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JONES RULES U18 SINGLES IN NPQ TENNIS

Rafael Jones clinched the boys U18 singles crown he missed last year after surviving Guam's Emil Penafiel in a three-set finale in the 2011 North Pacific Qualifying Tournament yesterday at the Rick Ninete Tennis Center in Guam.

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READY FACILITIES A PLUS FOR CNMI'S MINI GAMES BID

Now that hosting rights for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games has turned into three-nation fight, Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association believes the CNMI has the edge as far as the availability of facilities is concerned.

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12 NAMED TOP ATHLETES IN ALL-SCHOOLS MEET

Twelve students stood out in the 2011 PSS/McDonald's All Schools Athletics Championships and will be honored in a brief ceremony today at McDonald's Middle Road.

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WONG, MANCAO OFF TO WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

Rezne Wong and Matthew Mancao were selected to represent the CNMI to the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, in August.

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CNMI STRIKERS NOT GOING TO NOUMEA

It's final: the CNMI will not be sending football teams to the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

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VANLANDINGHAM, GARNER RULE XTERRA SAIPAN

XTERRA Saipan has a new women's champion in U.S. pro Shonny Vanlandingham, while United Kingdom's Sam Gardner kept his reign in the men's category.

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CNMI SUBMITS 2017 MINI GAMES BID

The Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association submitted the CNMI's bid documents for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games yesterday.

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BENNETT, WONG CHOSEN AS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Sprinter Yvonne Bennett and swimmer Rezne Wong were selected as the CNMI's Athletes of the Year for 2010.  Christian Miller and Li'a Rangamar were named NMASA/Tan Su Lin Foundation Student Athletes of the Year, while Tony Rogolofoi was selected as Coach of the Year and Tino Olopai was inducted into the CNMI Sports Hall of Fame.

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LEAN CNMI DELEGATION TO PACIFIC GAMES

The CNMI will compete in only three events in the 14th Pacific Games in New Caledonia this August.

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CNMI TO BID FOR 2017 MINI GAMES

It's official. The CNMI will submit a bid to the Pacific Games Council to host the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.more

NMIVA LAUNCHES BEACH VOLLEYBALL QUALIFIERS

Qualifying events for the CNMI National Beach Volleyball Teams will start January 23.

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NMASA RE-ELECTS BOARD

The nine-member Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association Board was reelected unanimously during the association's annual election last Thursday at the conference room of the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium. 

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NMIFA MULLS PARTICIPATION IN PACIFIC GAMES

Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is interested in sending a team to the 14th Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia next year.

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BENNETT, OMAR ARE MAY'S BEST

Sprinters Tyrone Omar and Yvonne Bennett cruised their way to the NMASA Male and Female Athletes of the Month awards after their impressive runs in two tournaments last month.more

SASAMOTO TOPS MICRO GAMES SPEARFISHING QUALIFIER

Felix Sasomoto Jr. topped the spearfishing qualifier for the 2010 Palau Micronesian Games held last Saturday behind the Aquarius Beach Tower Hotel in Chalan Kanoa.more

FOUR ATHLETES MAKE GRADE FOR MICRO GAMES

Four male triathletes made the grade for the 2010 Micronesian Games in Palau after competing in the 2010 Tagaman Triathlon last Saturday.more

RACE, CASTRO ENSHRINED IN HALL OF FAME

Four young athletes hailed as 2009's best.more

ITTF DEVELOPMENT VISIT TO NORTHERN MARIANAS

The Northern Mariana Islands was the home for an International Table Tennis Development Project Course from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th September 2009 under the direction of Scott Houston, the ITTF Oceania Development Officer.more

NORTHERN MARIANAS ACCEPTED AS MEMBER OF FISU

The CNMI has been accepted as a full member of FISU, the International University Sports Federation.more

TEAM CNMI TO THE MINI GAMES

The Northern Marianas will send a small but strong team to the Pacific Mini Games in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.more

BUCHER, GARDNER TAKE XTERRA CHAMPIONSHIP

United Kingdom's Sam Gardner and Switzerland's Renata Bucher cruised to record-breaking finishes despite Saturday's scorching heat in the 8th Annual XTERRA Saipan Championship.more

WONG, BENNETT NAMED ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

With their record-breaking performance in 2008, swimmer Rezne Wong and sprinter Yvonne Bennett were named 2008 NMASA Male and Female Athlete of the Year. Basketballer Jericho Cruz and trackster Jacque Wonenberg took home student athletes of the year honors.more

JESS WABOL JOINS CNMI SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Veteran golfer Jess Wabol was inducted to the CNMI Sports Hall of Fame last night during the 2008 NMASA Annual Sports Banquet, becoming only the 13th individual to join the elite group.more

ELIAS RANGAMAR IS COACH OF THE YEAR

The indefatigable Elias Rangamar took the 2008 NMASA Coach of the Year award, getting recognition for his efforts in basketball and athletics.more

BASKETBALL PLAYERS, SWIMMERS ARE DECEMBER'S BEST

Youth basketball players and swimmers were voted top athletes for December during the Northern Marianas Amateur Sports Association meeting Thursday night at the conference room of the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.more

$145K APPROVED FOR OLEAI BALLFIELDS

The U.S. Office of the Insular Affairs has approved a grant request for the renovation and repair of the Francisco “Tan Ko” Palacios Ballfield and the Miguel “Tan Ge” Basa Pangelinan Ballfield.more

OLEAI GRANDSTAND INAUGURATED

Gov. Benigno R. Fitial joined members and officials of the sports community in the inauguration of a grandstand at the Oleai Sports Complex yesterday. The grandstand was built on the south side of the Oleai Sports Complex track and field facility behind the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.more

CNMI WOMEN DRAW WITH GUAM

The CNMI Women's National Football Team stood their ground against Guam as they held their southern neighbor to a scoreless draw in last Saturday's Marianas Cup at the Oleai Field inside the Oleai Sports Complex.more

CNMI PREPARES FOR OCEANIA ATHLETICS MEET

Members of the local organizing committee tasked to prepare CNMI’s track and field facility for coming the 2008 Oceania Under 18 and Open Area Championships and 2008 Oceania Grand Prix Series have given themselves a deadline to get the confirmed schedules of arrivals of the delegates, which they want to be earlier.more

CNMI: PROVISIONAL ONOC ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

The CNMI moved one step closer to becoming an associate member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees after ONOC accepted the Commonwealth on a provisional basis.more
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