Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Kortnei Johnson.
The Italy Lady Gladiators find themselves in first place, one game ahead of last year’s district champion Frost. Tuesday they traveled to Covington to complete the first round of district games. The Lady Gladiators remain undefeated in district.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) enjoyed a full day of action on Saturday to begin their 2015 Baseball/Softball season.
Members of the Lady Gladiators track team competed at the Texas Relay this past weekend in Austin.
Saturday, April 4th at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ferris, the Stagecoach Cowboy Church has a 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament planned. The shotgun start begins at 8:30am followed by a meal at noon catered by Bubba’s BBQ & Steakhouse of Ennis.
Meet and greet the Gladiator Baseball and Lady Gladiator Softball players every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. inside the Uptown Cafe in downtown Italy.
Gladiators come up on the short end of the bat in Frost with the Polar Bears surviving a late rally by Italy to win at home, 7-5.
The high school Gladiators’ track team finished well in the recent Meridian track meet.
Italy’s Jaclynn Lewis hits two over the fence in Frost to keep area body shops in business with teammates Madison Washington, Bailey Eubank, Hannah Washington, April Lusk and Lillie Perry also having hot bats in the district opener.
After a 4th place finish in district this season, the Italy Gladiators had 7 players receive all-district honors with sophomore Kenneth Norwood, Jr. earning 1st Team All-District.
On February 21st , students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School of Hillsboro traveled to Giddings to compete in an invitational tournament. Students competed in patterns as well as sparring.
Congratulations to Italy Lady Gladiator basketball players Kortnei Johnson and Emmy Cunningham for earning TGCA (Texas Girls Coaching Association) All-State Honors!
Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is calling a meeting at Italy HS Library on Thursday March 26, 2015 at 6pm to discuss the upcoming athletic banquet. We welcome all who wish to participate and strongly encourage any senior parent of an athlete to attend. The senior parents will be in charge of decorating their athletes last year banquet at Italy HS. We will also discuss a few roles that will be available for next school year in the booster club.
The Lady Gladiators have been doing the extra work with impressive tournament performances and by challenging larger schools in preparation for their district opener against Frost today.
Italy Baseball is off to a good start in district after a shutout win over Faith Family Academy, 14-0. Junior pitcher Ty Windham recorded 13 strikeouts thru five-innings in what was a dominant performance by the Gladiators.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) 5th-6th Grade Boys basketball team traveled the hardest road by playing 5 games in one day to earn 2nd place in the 2015 Hillsboro Boys Basketball Tournament.
Italy Gladiator Football’s John Byers and Coby Jeffords were selected to compete in this summer’s North American All Stars 5th Annual 2015 North Texas Bowl All-Star football game DFW East vs. West Classic.
Italy’s Lady Gladiators leave no doubt during the 2015 Tournament of Champions in Woodsboro. Italy posted 5 shutouts while scoring 70 total runs over the two-day event.
The 2014-2015 Italy Lady Gladiator basketball team left their mark in a big way on the 12-2A All-District list with senior Kortnei Johnson topping the list as District MVP and head coach Melissa Fullmer being named Coach of the Year!
The IYAA Basketball season ends with our two Italy 5th and 6th Grade Boys teams squaring off on the rectangle for 5 periods of play and our two Italy 5th and 6th Grade Girls teams matching up against one another.
Members of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club successfully represented Ellis County at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo in Skillathon, Quiz Bowl and Horse Judging contests on February 19th-February 21 and brought home many awards.
Italy Gladiator fitted baseball caps are available for order by Friday, March 6, with the monies benefitting the JV and Varsity baseball program. Cap costs are $20.00 each. Forms are available and payments can be made at the receptionist’s desk inside Italy High School.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) welcomed teams from Whitney, Clifton and West into George E. Scott Coliseum on Saturday for three games of exciting youth basketball.
Final IYAA Baseball/Softball Signups will be Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside the old Italy gym (George E. Scott Coliseum). The usual $65.00 registration fee is required along with completed signup form for each child.
Italy Gladiator Baseball welcomed the Leon Cougars to Loyd Davidson field for a friendly scrimmage.
The 2A Region II Area Playoff Game between the Italy Lady Gladiators and the Santo Lady Cats had 51 foul shots attempted and was tied on the scoreboard a total of 10 times before Santo pulled away in the final moments to advance.
With the playoffs on the line, the Gladiators gave it their all as they had all season but those pesky Wampus Cats get the win over Italy to advance.
Get your game on! Come out and support our girls basketball team Friday, February 20, 2015, at Chisholm Trail HS. Start time is 7 p.m.
The Lady Gladiators will be playing Santo at Chisholm Trail (3100 NW College Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76179) this Friday night at 7:00. Italy will be the home team. All district passes and coaches association passes will be accepted. Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Italy’s two games on Saturday end with a tie against Blooming Grove and a win over Palmer with head coach Tina Richards and assistant coaches Michael Chambers and Johnny Jones continuing to mold the Lady Gladiators into a work of heart.
The Gladiators enjoy a fun day at the baseball beach with the the Avalon Eagles sailing over for an early season tuneup game.
Congratulations to the Italy Lady Gladiators who defeated Dallas Gateway to become 2014-2015 undefeated District Champions and automatic Bi-District Champions. It was also Senior Night inside the Coliseum with K’Breona Davis, Alex Minton, Kortnei Johnson and Tara Wallis being honored.
Italy gets the most out of a friendly scrimmage against visiting Red Oak Life as the Lady Gladiators continue to polish up their armor and sharpen their swings.
Take advantage of the warm weather tomorrow (Saturday, February 14th) and watch our “Valentine Sweethearts of Sand” host Blooming Grove and Palmer for a three team round-robin tournament.
The Gladiators play hard in a loss against Dallas Gateway but have one more chance to possibly make the playoffs with a win over the Itasca Wampus Cats this coming Tuesday.
Playoff shirts are available to order for the Lady Gladiators upcoming Area basketball game. Orders need to placed by Monday, February 16. The shirts will be here in time for the Area Playoff game. Orders may be placed with any of the players or coaches. Read article for more details. Go Lady Gladiators!!!
Italy Junior High basketball teams wrap up their 2015 season at home in the dome. The 8th graders took their final shots, their last dribbles and grabbed their last rebounds of their junior high careers but left behind plenty of memorable moments.
Italy Coliseum hosted one game Friday night between the Gladiators and Garland Alpha Charter with the guys in gold getting the win, 63-50, to keep their playoff hopes alive!
Italy’s JV boys handle Frost for the second time in district play while the Gladiators stay close thru three before Frost pulls away in the fourth.
Calling all Italy baseball supporters to come and enjoy buying pizza and cookies next Tuesday, February 10th in dome foyer during all 3 Senior Night basketball games. $2.00 a slice and $1.00 for 2 cookies. We will also have a raffle and the last one is for half the pot!
The Lady Gladiator Softball team has high expectations for 2015 and got their season started off with a bang against visiting Red Oak during a scrimmage.
Both the Italy Gladiators and their JV squad played hard until the final buzzer but neither could take down the Wampus Cats on Itasca’s home court.
What a game, what a team and what a special moment it was for the Lady Gladiators Tuesday night after a buzzer-beating running layup by Kortnei Johnson completed a 64-62 comeback effort for Italy who got more than they bargained for from rival Frost.
The Lady Gladiators play near purr-fect on the road to blowout the Itasca Wampus Cats 71-21 for a district win.
Lady Gladiator softball supporters will be serving up some goodies in the foyer during tonight’s junior high basketball games in the dome starting at 5:00pm. There will be hot and fresh homemade soups, four different kinds. From taco soup to potato soup and two others so there is sure to be one to fit your tastebuds. In addition to the delicious soup, the Lady Gladiator softball staff will be cooking hot and fresh grill cheese sandwiches. And if this isn’t enough, there will be Doris Mitchell’s famous Rice Krispie treats too! Come and get it!
Congratulations to the Italy Athletic Association (IYAA) C-team players and cheerleaders who were presented their 2014 Superbowl Championship hoodies on Monday by City of Italy’s Mayor James Hobbs under the downtown pavillion.
Italy’s JV and Varsity Gladiators played hard but the quickness of Dallas Gateway swept two games against the guys in gold.
The Heart of Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes announced has selected senior Gladiator football player Kyle Fortenberry to participate in their 7th Annual 2015 All-Star Victory Bowl to be held at Waco ISD Stadium on June 13. KICK OFF will be at 6:30 p.m.
The Italy Lady Gladiators (21-7, 3-0) improve their district mark to 3-0 after pulling away from the visiting Dallas Gateway Charter Academy Lady Gators in the second-half.
Both the Italy JV Gladiators and Lady Gladiators played well during their Italy hosted basketball tournament this past weekend with the JV Lady Gladiators winning the tournament championship in the girls bracket.
Italy hosts Junior High girls and boys basketball tournament with Italy’s 8th grade boys finishing as tournament champions.