Senior Day: Italy seniors Britney Chambers, Cassidy Childers, Lillie Perry and Hannah Washington are recognized for their career-long efforts before their district matchup against visiting Covington.
Italy Gladiator Football senior Clayton Miller will be representing the old gold and white in the 2016 8th Annual FCA Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game scheduled for Saturday, June 11, at Waco, ISD – Kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
The Lady Gladiators take care of Avalon at home 13-3 to sweep the Eagles in district play and will attempt to sweep Itasca this season, as well, with another home game tonight starting at 5:30 p.m.
Italy Gladiator Keith Davis II was named Offensive Player of the Year, Kendrick Norwood was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Christian Lightfoot was named Newcomer of the Year and head coach David Ervin was named Coach of the Year in District 12-2A.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will be calling a meeting to discuss the details of the Spring Athletic Banquet. We are asking anyone interested in helping with this event to please join us. All senior parent athletes are invited as well to discuss decorating the dome. The meeting will be held Monday, April 18th at 6pm in the Italy High School Library.
The 6th Man of the Year district superlative honor went to Italy’s April Lusk while Emmy Cunningham and Brycelen Richards received 1st Team All-District. In total, 10 Lady Gladiators were recognized with 4 players making the Academic All-District list.
The Italy Gladiator JV Baseball team will take on Avalon today, Thursday, March 24, starting at 2:30 p.m. in Avalon. A game between the Gladiator and Eagle Varsity squads will immediately follow the JV game.
On February 27th, 59 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, traveled to compete in an invitational tournament in Giddings, Texas.
All 3rd grade thru 9th grade students are invited to attend softball camp during Spring Break at Italy High School. Monday, March 14 thru Thursday, March 17 from 10:00am-12:30am each day. Cost to attend is $25.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Brentwood Tournament held in Austin, Texas where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on March 11th and 12th.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting Baseball / Softball Signups at Italy City Hall from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. until Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5. Also, players can be registered on Saturday, March 5, inside the Old Italy Gym from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m during the basketball tournament.
The Italy Baseball team will travel to Blooming Grove for their annual Invitational Tournament. Game one for the Gladiators will be at 10am on Thursday, March 3. They will be up against Bosqueville. Make the trip to BG and support our Gladiators.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Hillsboro Softball Tournament held in Hillsboro where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on March 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Congratulations to the Italy Lady Gladiators who conquered the Woodsboro Softball Tournament of Champions by going undefeated over a two-day period. Italy won all 5 of their games to repeat as tournament champions for the second consecutive year.
The District Champion Italy Gladiators (18-8, 7-1), guided by first-year head coach David Ervin, become the Class 2A Region 2 Bi-District Champions after defeating the Valley View Eagles, 67-56, in Crowley. Next up will be Italy vs. the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round this Friday night in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Italy Gladiators will be taking on the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round of the Class 2A Region 2 & 4 Basketball Playoffs Friday night, February 26, in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m. A Fan Bus will be available Friday if over 20 people signup by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25….that’s Today!
The Lady Gladiators gave a tremendous effort against the Era Lady Hornets in a tussle for the Class 2A bi-district championship. Despite a game-high 30-points from Italy’s Emmy Cunningham, Era held on for a 65-62 win.
The Italy vs. Kerens Varsity Boys baseball game that was scheduled to be played Friday has been moved to Thursday, February 25, at 4:30 p.m. in Kerens so that it will not conflict with the playoff Basketball game. JV Boys will follow right after.
We have an update on Baseball and Softball schedule for today.
- Italy Gladiator Baseball Game against Meridian has been CANCELLED for tonight.
- Lady Gladiator Softball Game against Kerns has been moved to play here at 6:00 pm. Please come out and support our Lady Gladiators tonight.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Tournament of Champions held in Woodsoro, Texas where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on February 26th and 27th.
The Italy Gladiators guided by first-year head coach David Ervin have dominated the competition to claim the 2016 District Championship. They ended district Monday with one final win over Itasca. The Gladiators are PLAYOFF BOUND!!!
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The Lady Gladiators put it all together in a tuneup game against visiting Milford as Italy prepares for their bi-district playoff matchup against Era on Tuesday.
Italy’s Keith Davis, Jr., grabbed his own rebound and then scored the put back with 8 seconds left to deliver a meaningful 66-65 district win over rival Dallas Gateway. The ensuing celebration inside the dome was intense with Italy claiming the top spot in the district race.
We have some changes to our girls and boys basketball schedule for next week:
It’s time for some Italy Gladiator Baseball under the guidance of the team’s new head coach, Daniel Weaver, and assistant coaches Mitchell Blake and Jackie Cate. Included with this article is the 2016 Italy Gladiator Baseball Schedule. Armor Up!
Tonight’s basketball game between the Italy Gladiators and Dallas Gateway has been moved to the Italy High School Dome. The varsity boys will play at 7:00 pm.
The Lady Gladiators celebrated Senior Night 2K16 as they honored their seniors during their final home game against Itasca. Chardonae Talton led Italy’s JV Girls with 9-points, Anthony Lusk Led Italy’s JV Boys with 24-points, Emmy Cunningham led the Lady Gladiators with 22-points and Keth Davis, Jr. led the Gladiators with 35-points for his first 30+ game of the season.
Order for is attached. Please drop off order form and payment at the front office at Italy High School.
Sales ends this Friday 02/05/2016 to help support your IHS Baseball Team. Please contact Misty Escamilla 972-345-0666 or Amanda Connor 972-800-2238 or any Baseball player to make a purchase.
Hosted here in Italy, basketball action will fill the Gladiator dome and George Scott gym on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Attached are the brackets for both JV boys and JV girls games. Get out of the cold and come watch a game or two.
On Friday, January 22, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Gateway Gators on the hardwood inside the Gladiator Dome, the Lady Gladiator Softball players and their parents will be serving up burgers with all the fixings in the Italy High School Cafeteria.
Italy Gladiator senior Clayton Miller was named a 1st Team All-State Defensive Back for TheOldCoach.com Class 2A Division II All-State Team. Miller becomes the 61st Gladiator to be added to the coveted Golden Wall of Fame.
Modifications submitted to this Friday’s Basketball schedules. Italy will host Frost in four consecutive district battles with the JV Girls game tipping the excitement off at 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy images from the first annual Fall 2015 Sports Banquet hosted by the Italy High School Athletic Department and Booster Club. The event honored Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, Volleyball Teams and Football Teams during a ceremony held inside the Dome.
We would like to issue a final reminder of tonight’s first annual fall sports banquet. We will be honoring our Volleyball Teams, Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, and Football Teams TONIGHT at 6:30 in the Dome. Bar-B-Q is on the menu and the tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for kids, can be purchased at the gate. Come join us as we celebrate the Gladiators’ success in the fall of 2015.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team will be hosting their annual Chili Supper fundraiser on Friday, January 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before the Gladiator Basketball team takes on the Frost Polar Bears at the Dome.
The Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas is proud to announce that the Turtle Cadet Program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds has returned. This is a wonderful program to assist the little ones to learn balance, coordination, follow instructions and build self-confidence while having a great time.
Lady Gladiators Basketball will be playing today (December 11,2015) in Dawson at 11:.30am. Saturday’s tournament for the Lady Gladiators will be determined on the out come of today’ game.
Five Gladiators were honored on the 2015-2016 UIL Football All-District 10-2A Division II list with senior Clayton Miller being named the district’s Defensive MVP. Clay Riddle and Joe Celis both earned first-team all-district accolades on both sides of the ball.
The next Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting is set for Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 6:30pm in the Italy High School library. We are to follow up discussions for the fall banquet set for January 14, 2015 @ 6pm. This will give us a month to do final preparations.
The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy. Registration fee is $65.00. Forms Will Not be accepted without payment. First come first serve so reserve your roster spot quickly.
Attached are the District honors for the Lady Gladiator 2015 Volleyball season. These honors are not just for the sport but also for academics, I’m so proud of each and everyone of these young ladies. Please feel free to share the girls achievements with all. They worked hard and we appreciate all their hard work and dedication.
Local equestrians earned top honors in the Ellis County Equine Association Buckle Series horse shows. They were recently honored with buckles, bracelets and bridles for their achievements at the year-end awards banquet held at the J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer.
Included are the 2015-2016 Italy Lady Gladiator basketball schedules for our Jr. High and High School teams. Go Lady Gladiators!!!
3:35 p.m. Send-off downtown
7:30 p.m. Kick-off in Joshua at Owl Stadium
Come out and support your Gladiator football team tonight at Dallas Gateway!
On Monday, October 26, the 2015 Italy lady Gladiators participated as a cross-country team at the Regional level for the first time in a decade. The daylong event took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie and consisted of teams from Region 2 in the 2AA-6AA divisions.
Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is inviting all supporters of the program to attend a meeting Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30pm in IHS Library. We will be discussing the concession stand for basketball and the Fall banquet we will be having this year for our Fall athletes. Please come in through front door. Hope to see everyone there.
The Italy Junior High football game is rescheduled for this evening at 6:30pm.
The JV will play Hillsboro immediately following the JH game here in Italy. These changes are being made to make sure we could get the games in prior to the expected rain tomorrow. The games are in Italy.
EDITORS NOTE: Updated 11/4/15 1:10pm