Italy Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Charles Tindol, would like to thank the community for their donations and magazine prescription purchases to help send our four selected senior Gladiator football players to their summer all-star bowl games.
Italy Neotribune, on behalf of Italy ISD Athletic Director Charles Tindol, would like to wish Italy’s track and Field athletes the best of luck during their upcoming regional meet being hosted in Abilene.
A field loaded with talent from both Italy and Milford entertains fans from both towns with the Gladiators and Bulldogs battling to decide their district fates. With the dust settling and the sun about to set, it was Italy standing on top the district mountain with two games remaining.
The Lady Gladiators will take on Mart on Thursday, April 24 at 6pm in Corsicana. This will be a one game bi-district playoff matchup with Mart. The winner of this game moves to the area round of the playoffs.
Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) softball and baseball stars continued honing their skills while giving it their all for their hometown fans this past Saturday at the Upchurch Ballpark in Italy.
Tuesday was a special day for the Italy Lady Gladiators who were celebrating many happenings before, during and after their district contest against the visiting Avalon Lady Eagles.
Italy — With a big night in Lady Gladiator softball on tap, Italy delivered a 15-0 shutout win over Avalon to help honor coach Johnny Jones who had the Italy softball field named Johnny Jones Field in his honor following the district battle.
The Gladiators shutout Avalon and Frost defeats Milford to put Italy in a solid position to claim the district title and control their playoff seeding. Three district games remain.
Italy Gladiator Baseball has submitted an order form for anyone interested in purchasing a black visor with the Italy logo embroidered and centered on the front or a plaid adjustable cap with the Gladiator logo embroidered on the front.
Junior power hitter Jaclynn Lewis hit a solo homerun shot that carried over the centerfield fence to help Lady Gladiators win the first game of a double-header 10-0 against the GPAA Lady Eagles on Friday. Italy shutout GPAA in game two, as well, 16-0.
The Italy Gladiators made fairly quick work of the visiting Grand Prairie Advantage Academy Eagles on Friday after winning via the run rule, 12-2 in the top of the fifth-inning. Junior Kyle Fortenberry put the exclamation point on the win with a 2 run inside-the-park homerun.
On March 1st, 2014, 68 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas traveled to Giddings to compete in an invitational Tae Kwon Do tournament. These students competed in sparring as well as patterns. Seven of these students were from Italy or Milford area.
Tuesday, April 15th at 5:30pm the presence of all Lady Gladiator Softball alumni is requested at the Italy HS softball field. In addition to the final home game of the 2014 season, the Lady Gladiators will be celebrating a “Throw Back Night” and have extended a special invitation to all alumni.
The Italy Gladiator hitmen flirted with putting one over the fence all game in Frost but it was finally accomplished when John Byers cleared the left field fence and scored a field goal thru the uprights of the Polar Bears’ goal post on their football field.
The Gladiators post their second shutout of district play with a 10-0 win over the visiting Itasca Wampus Cats, improving to 4-0 in district play. Pitcher Ty Windham goes the distance recording 9 strikeouts and John Byers records a 3 run inside-the-park homerun.
Your Lady Gladiators have climbed back into the district race with a rematch win over Frost, avenging their earlier district loss to the Lady Polar Bears in a seven inning stress riser.
Austin — A handfull of Lady Gladiators recently competed in the 2014 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
The JV Gladiators batted their way back into the game and then a walk off hit by Pedro Salazar clenched an 8-7 comeback win for Italy in front of their hometown fans.
A few tweaks here and there allowed the Lady Gladiators to win their district rematch over Itasca with team chemistry at an all new level.
The Milford Bulldogs led by pitcher Eric Evans tested the Gladiators on Tuesday with Evans locked in a bit of a pitcher’s duel against Italy senior Tyler Anderson. In the end, the Gladiators made a late rally to win 4-3 and improve to 3-0 in district play.
The Lady Gladiators secure their first district win, 20-1 over Avalon, and gain some much needed momentum in time for the remainder of their district push.
The Gladiators win big in Avalon off the right arm of pitcher Ryan Connor and an over-the-fence homer by Levi McBride.
IYAA makes the most of its opening day experience with plenty of wins and many happy grins from players, coaches and fans!
The Lady Gladiators suffer their second district loss after an explosive start to the season but don’t count Italy out just yet with Jaclynn Lewis returning to the circle which frees up Madison Washington to play shortstop and Tara Wallis to patrol right field.
Friday night, April 4th, there will be big goings-on at the Italy High School Baseball and Softball fields! Besides our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators taking on rival Itasca on the sacred red sand, our IYAA will be honored during the pre-game introductions. Also, during the night, in a joint effort between the baseball and softball teams, there will be a drive-thru hamburger stand available—YUM!
information updated 4/2/14-2:15pm
Attention Parents, Teachers, Students, and Community Members of Italy ISD:
The Gladiators baseball team dropped their final two preseason games to both Maypearl and Buffalo but responded with a win over Grand Prairie Advantage Academy to begin district play.
The Italy Gladiators get the job done to begin district play with a 24-1 trouncing of Grand Prairie Advantage Academy.
The baseball team has a variety of items up for sale online thru their new web page. Items range from hoodies, golf shirts, t-shirts, bags, and hats. Check out their new site and get your Gladiator Baseball gear on!
Strong winds and a turbulent terrain added to Italy’s uphill battle against Itasca to open district play.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Monday, March 24 at 5:30pm in the Italy High School Library. All parents, coaches and supporters of Italy High School athletic programs are urged to attend. The new administration has requested several changes in fundraising policies and procedures and these need to be discussed in detail.
Italy’s JV Gladiators open the Milford JV Invitational baseball tournament on Saturday, March 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. against Milford’s JV Bulldogs.
The Lady Gladiators had a long night against visiting Maypearl but the season is still young and Italy is determined to get back into the win column.
TaMarcus Sheppard and Darol Mayberry will represent Italy in the 6th Annual Super Centex FCA Victory Bowl, as members of the Red Team, while Shad Newman and Zain Byers will be representing Italy during the 3rd Annual North Texas Bowl DFW East/West Classic All-Star game being played at Pennington Field as members of the West Squad.
Calling all Gladiator fans! The tournament championship will be Monday, March 10, between the Italy Gladiators and the Blooming Grove Lions starting at 5:00 p.m. at Davidson Field in Italy.
The Italy Gladiator baseball team was on their way to Davidson Field when head coach Jon Cady announced their tournament championship duel against the Blooming Grove Lions has been cancelled due to weather concerns. The game has been moved to Monday.
The Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County hosted a successful youth archery tournament on February 22 at the Ellis County Expo in Waxahachie. A total of 109 archers from 17 counties competed to see who could result in the highest marking scores.
The Italy Gladiators land 8 basketball players onto the all-district list including senior TaMarcus Sheppard who earned Defensive MVP honors and Trevon Robertson who was named to the 1st team.
Head girls basketball coach Melissa Fullmer announces her all-district Lady Gladiators for the 2013-2014 season. And what a season it was!!!
During the three-day Hillsboro Invitational Softball Tournament, the Lady Gladiators won 4-out of-5 games and were the Consolation Winners!
The twelve game, three-day 2014 Italy Baseball Invitational Tournament will begin Thursday, March 6, and conclude Saturday, March 8. The varsity Gladiators will compete along with six other area schools.
Italy Baseball has official fitted baseball hats available for our fans with the proceeds benefitting the Gladiator Hitmen.
The Lady Gladiators are off to a good start in Hillsboro tournament after winning both warmup games against Lake Worth and Jewitt-Leon on Thursday. Bracket play begins today.
The JV Gladiator baseball team made strides against Red Oak Life but the Mustangs won by a nose during a back-and-fourth race to the finish.
The Lady Gladiators are traveling to Hillsboro today to start a three day tournament at Hillsboro High School. Two warm up games will be held Thursday, with bracket play beginning Friday. Italy’s first bracket game will be Friday, February 28 at 12:45pm.
The Gladiators will travel to Blooming Grove to participate in their annual baseball tournament scheduled this week. Italy’s first game will be Friday, February 28 at 10:00am against Kerens. The tournament bracket is attached.
Impending rain has forced tonights JV baseball game between Italy and Wortham to be cancelled allowing the varsity game between Italy and Hubbard to start earlier at 4:00 p.m.
The Lady Gladiators took a road trip this past weekend to Woodsboro for the Tournament of Champions. Italy finished 2nd in the tournament after defeating Port Aransas, Goliad, Ben Bolt, and the host school, Woodsboro. The only set back of the tournament was a 5-4 loss to Riviera.
A tremendous start behind a 17-point first-period from senior Trevon Robertson gave the Italy Gladiators a shot but the favored Trenton Tigers survived Robertson’s early barrage of 3-pointers to outlast Italy for the Area championship.
The Italy ISD special olympic athletes received a heroes sendoff from the entire Italy High School student body and faculty early Wednesday morning as Team Italy prepared for their basketball competition at Cedar Hill High School.