PNG and American Samoa take beach volleyball gold

American Samoa's Rachelle Suaava and Litara Sisitina won gold on Saturday. Photo by GNS.

American Samoa’s Rachelle Suaava and Litara Sisitina won gold on Saturday. Photo by GNS.

By Joel Fitzpatrick, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – Papua New Guinea’s men’s beach volleyball team of Richard Kilarupa and Moha Mea won Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games gold, beating Aisake Raratabu and Waisale Suka of Fiji in straight sets. Continue reading

Tonga upset bid falls short against Vanuatu in men’s cricket

Cutting loose: A PNG player plays a wild cut shot at Bisini Grounds on Thursday. Photo by Vere Freeman.

Cutting loose: A PNG player plays a wild cut shot at Bisini Grounds on Thursday. Photo by Vere Freeman.

By Daniel Kerwin, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – After watching Tonga captain Aisake Haukinima smash a six over the roof of the cricket pavilion at Bisini Grounds, for the first time it was possible to conceive of a much-favored Vanuatu side finally tasting defeat in the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games men’s cricket tournament. Continue reading

PNG tennis star bags four golds from four

Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) won gold in all four of the events in which she competed at Port Moresby 2015. Photo by Vere Freeman.

Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) won gold in all four of the events in which she competed at Port Moresby 2015. Photo by Vere Freeman.

By Francis Gabriel, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 17 – Papua New Guinean tennis star Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) capped off the Port Moresby 2015 tennis tournament with her fourth gold of the Games after beating New Caledonia’s Yaelle Honakoko (NCL) in the women’s singles final at Steamships Racquets Club on Friday. Continue reading

Local hope Seko falters but still clings to lead in women’s golf

Action from the women's golf tournament at the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games on Friday. Photo by Michael Boeo.

Action from the women’s golf tournament at the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games on Friday. Photo by Michael Boeo.

By Dr Pilipus Garpet, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 17 – Day-two leader Kristine Seko of Papua New Guinea felt the pressure on Friday and relinquished a big lead after posting a nervous 80 to be 13-over 229 and just one stroke ahead of Arianne Klotz (NCL) ahead of the final round. Continue reading