Ellis County Silver Spurs wins big in San Antonio

Image: Silver Spurs 4-H “Green Team” comprised of Alyssa Ingram, Margaret Manning, Paige Tillis and Jacob Ingram won first place junior horse judging team at the San Antonio Stock Show.

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.

Lady Gladiator Softball scrimmages Red Oak Life — play ball!

Image: 2015 is sure to be a great year for Italy Softball !!!

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.

Grill cheeses & homemade soup being served during tonight’s JH basketball games


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!

Italy Lady Gladiator Basketball team ranked in the state


The Italy Lady Gladiator basketball team has earned a spot in the 2A basketball rankings in two polls for the week of January 19, 2015. The Lady Gladiators hold the #15 spot in the TGCA poll and are also ranked #21 in the TABC poll. The Lady Gladiators are currently 20-7 for the season and are in 1st place in district 12-2A with a 2-0 record.

Students test for new belts

Image: Pictured are the following students, Masters and instructors.
Top row:  Master Charles Kight-Hillsboro, Jennifer Procopio-Italy, Kevin Devers-4th Degree Black Belt-West,  Michael Russell-Italy, Mario Perez, Black Belt-Milford, Isamar Perez-Black Belt-Milford, Roger Sam-Italy, Master Kevin Kight-Lorena, Grand Master Park-Houston, and
David Jones-Malone.
Second  Row:  Rocklin Ginnett-Italy, Nick Sam-Black Belt-Italy, Antonio Procopio-Italy, and Jacob Young-Hubbard

On November 22, 2014 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School tested for new belts. These students were required to preform two patterns, break boards and spar while being tested by a panel of Masters. On hand for the grading were Grand Master Park-9th Degree Black Belt and co-founder of Unified Tae Kwon Do from Houston, Texas, Master Charles Kight-4th Degree Black Belt and chief instructor of the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School for over 18 years, Master Kevin Kight-5th Degree Black Belt from Lorena, Texas and Kevin Devers-4th Degree Black Belt from West, Texas.

Nick Sam tests for Black Belt

Image: Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the Hillsboro TKD School, Nick and Grand Master Park-co founder of Unified from Las Vegas, Nevada.

On January 2, 2012 a young man entered the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro along with his mother and father, Maria and Roger Sam. The family was from Italy, Texas.