The Gladiator Basketball Team will travel to Hamilton Friday night to take on the DeLeon Bearcats for the area championship. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Hope to see everyone there!
All nine members of the Italy Lady Gladiators Basketball Team received well deserved recognition for their efforts on the court this season. The team has improved by leaps and bounds and the future for this young squad looks bright indeed.
As required under the law, Ellis County Commissioners authorized a local option election to consider the legal sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption only in the City of Red Oak, pursuant to certification of a petition containing the required number of signatures.
There will be a “meet and greet” with Judge Carol Bush, candidate for Ellis County Judge on Saturday, February 27, at the Uptown Cafe on Main Street in Italy, Texas. Everyone is invited to join us for a cup of coffee or a coke between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Under an agreement with Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc. (FMC) approved by the Ellis County Commissioners’ Court last month, a new prescription discount program has been launched in Ellis County.
Hamilton, Texas — The 2009-2010 Italy Lady Gladiators (18-12) Basketball Team ended their playoff run in Hamilton, Texas after losing the area championship to the Mason Cowgirls (23-11) by a score of 45-24 on Friday, February 19, 2010.
Ernest Keith (Sonny) Reynolds, 72, of College Station, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010, at his home.
Due to bad weather, school will be closing early at 2:00pm today, Tuesday, February 23rd. It will resume at a later time on Wednesday: 10:00am for faculty and 10:30am for students
When you think of Milford, basketball or football comes to mind. In bulldog country, these two sports rank as high as making all A’s on a report card. But now, there’s a new sport in town: Powerlifting.
The Italy School Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to extend the administrative contracts to 2012 for Penny Mattson, director of special programs; Carolyn Maevers, Stafford Elementary principal; Tanya Parker, seventh through twelfth grade principal; and Craig Bales, athletic director.
Only two freshman earned the right to play in the Cen-TX Symphonic Band on Saturday, January 30. Freshman Rachel Strange was one of those.
In their first game Saturday, the Lady Gladiators (6-1-1) pulled out a come from behind win against the 2A Maypearl Lady Panthers, 7-6. Game two saw Palmer come from behind to win 9-7 over Italy in a bottom of the 7th thriller.
The 2010 severe weather season is fast approaching. Five tornadoes were confirmed in Northeast Texas on January 20th, so in many ways, storm season is already here. Are you ready for whatever this year has in store? Do you have a severe weather plan at your home and your workplace? Can you recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado is possible? Do you want to become part of the severe weather warning system in your county?
On Monday, February 22nd the Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will be held in the Band Hall of the Italy High School campus and will begin at 7:00pm. Agenda items include monthly financial reports and a budget amendment as well as reviews and contract considerations for the Director of Special Programs, the Principals, and the Athletic Director.
There will be a regular meeting of the Italy Economic Development Corporation on Monday, February 22 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the council chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. Slated on the agenda is a report that will be presented by board member Joyce Hobbs regarding a TEDC Seminar that she attended.
Game, Set and Match — Practicing late into the evening four days a week, the Italy Tennis team finally got a chance to test out their court skills during a practice session with Palmer.
Maulene Cummings Frazier was born on March 6, 1933 in Fayette County, Texas to Mose Cummings and Frances Leonard Cummings. She received her formal education at Stafford School in Italy and graduated from Oaklawn High School in Waxahachie.
Waxahachie, Texas — Two games on Thursday meant two more wins for the Lady Gladiators as they won impressively against 5A Duncanville 7-3 and then 3-0 over 2A Blooming Grove in the afternoon game.
Waxahachie, Texas — At 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, the Lady Gladiators run-ruled the 4A Cleburne Lady Jackets in six innings 16-5 and then out battled the 5A Arlington Lamar Vikings 9-7 in the 4:00 p.m. game during a Softball Tournament at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.
Grandview – The Italy Gladiators played the Little River Academy Bees Saturday morning to prepare for their upcoming Area game next week. Italy struggled in the 1st period against the larger Academy players. The Bees dominated the boards on both ends of the court. Italy trailed at the end of the 1st period 16-4.
“There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first or last time. I owe him my best.” Joe DiMaggio (April 4, 1951)
Thursday morning at nine o’clock the Stafford gymnasium was rocking with laughter, music and dancing. What was all the commotion about you ask? Well, let me tell you all about it. Champ, Dallas Maverick’s blue horse mascot was in the building!
Coach Matt Coker will host a varsity baseball parent meeting tonight in his classroom at Italy High School at 7pm. The focus will be expectations for the baseball program with the parents.
George E. Scott Coliseum — With teams trying to improve their position in the standings, excitement was in the air. Performing in front of a packed gym, IYAA players put their skills on display and made their parents, grandparents and coaches proud.
Gladiators (25-3) end their district schedule with a perfect 10-0 record to finish as undefeated 1A district champions, break the century mark for the first time this season with a 104-40 win over the Waxahachie Advantage Eagles and every player on the Gladiator roster scored during the game. Now that’s how to finish a regular season of basketball. Playoffs here we come!
The definition of the term Mardi Gras varies from place to place but at Italy High School, it means having fun in the library.
“Gladiator Nation” needs to make the trip to Hamilton High School (7:00 p.m.) Friday night to see our Lady Gladiators in an Area championship game against Mason. But in the event that you are not able to you can once again see some stout basketball action right here at home.
Italy’s 7th & 8th grade boys basketball teams wrapped up their seasons on Monday, February 8th in two hard fought games against the visiting Palmer Bulldogs.
Valentines and music was the name of the game for the residents at Trinity Mission this Valentines Day. As you walked in the front door wonderful gospel music could be heard along with the residents singing. And you can’t forget the cupcakes and candy for one of the sweetest days of the year.
March 8, 2010 marks the deadline for applications to be received for Italy City Council candidates. Applications received by this date will be placed on the ballot for the election that will be held in May.
The Lady Gladiators Softball team is off to a fast start this season thanks to strong senior leadership and consistent play from pitcher Courtney Westbrook. The Lady Gladiators used the Rice game to set the standard for their season.
At Italy High School we are gearing up for our TAKS testing. TAKS TKO will begin this Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8 am sharp. TKO will last until noon. Door prizes will be awarded and there will be raffles at the end that students can enter based on attendance (cumulative). Please encourage your child to attend if they will be taking a TAKS test this year.
The Italy boys’ basketball team will play a warm-up game this Saturday at 11:00am in Grandview against Little River Academy.
Italy High School senior, Dan Crownover, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship at the San Antonio Stock Show last Saturday when his heifer, May May, was chosen as Grand Champion over 76 other animals. She beat out 308 heifers and was selected as the Grand Champion at the Ft. Worth Stock Show earlier this year.
Love is in the air — February 13, 2010, the junior class of Italy High School hosted a Valentines Day Dance for the 7th and 8th grades as a fundraiser for the Junior/Senior prom.
Congratulations to coach Stacy McDonald, coach Tina Richards and the Lady Gladiators on winning the 1A bi-district championship in dramatic fashion over the Bosqueville lady Bulldogs, 47-44!
The Lady Gladiators continue their playoff run Friday in Hamilton at 7:00 p.m. They will be playing the Mason Cowgirls for the 1A Area Championship.
Included in this article:
A poem by Lady Gladiator #22 Megan Richards.
The Italy City Council denied a request by Keith Helms and Jessie Tovar regarding the closing of a 30-foot street easement between 505 and 501 Waco Street and 145 Derrs Chapel Road at its monthly meeting held Monday evening.
There will be a regular meeting of the Italy City Council today, February 15, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. The meeting is open to the public.
The Baptism Service for Kyle Rea Rudd will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 124 Harpold Street, Italy, on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 10:50 a.m. Kyle Rea Rudd was born on October 6, 2009 in Dallas to parents Kerri and Justin Rudd of Italy.
After a 73-61 win over the Itasca Wampus Cats, The Italy Gladiators (24-3) have already clinched the 1A-1 Region II District 15 District Championship with one game left to play. Currently 9-0 in district play, the Gladiators finished last season as a regional finalist and are poised to take another stab at winning the state championship.
Wednesday the Stafford Elementary students participated in Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart during their PE classes. Students got donations from family and friends for the American Heart Association and then jumped rope for as long as they could – shot a lot of baskets, all for a good cause.
Wednesday, the Lady Gladiator Softball team scrimmaged the McGregor Lady Bulldogs on a cold night in Italy. Despite the weather, several Lady Gladiators got hits, McGregor’s players got hits and even a snow storm hit.
The IYAA will be conducting its 2nd Baseball/Softball sign-ups on Saturday, February 13 inside the old Italy High School gym from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The IYAA and Hillsboro sports Association will proceed with the Saturday, February 13 games as scheduled. The Italy Gladiators (boys) will play Itasca at 2:00 in Itasca on Saturday as well. The Lady Gladiators will take on Bosqueville in the first round of the playoffs at West High School on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m
The snow has really changed things around here. When you turn a corner, Italy appears to be a picture postcard or a living Christmas card. The white snow makes our city take on a new ambiance and a new, clean atmosphere. The snowfall is rare in this area but certainly most welcomed.
The snow has come and the area is picturesque. Besides the beauty surrounding us, the weather has lent a hand in a wonderful past time that has been turning heads for ages. Just go outside and look around.
The Lady Gladiators move past Dallas Faith Family and head into the playoffs. The Lady Gladiators will battle Bosqueville for bi-district at West High School on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Schedule change: The varsity Gladiators (boys) will play Itasca on Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Itasca. The JV boys game has been cancelled.
Italy ISD students will not have class tomorrow, Friday, February 12 due to the winter weather. The boys basketball games against Itasca will be rescheduled.
The moon is full, the birds are singing and, besides the fact it is a bit cold outside, your hearts are warm. It soon will be Valentine’s Day-a day for love and twitterpation. What do you have planned for your sweetheart? Dinner, dancing, chocolates or a movie? Texas offers a few things to choose from and Neotrib brings it to you.