Italy Volleyball All-District Selections

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After a disappointing loss at the Bi-District competition in Sachse against Tom Bean last week, the Lady Gladiator volleyball players received great compliments at the 2017 District 12-2A All-District Meeting on November 1st. The Lady Gladiators walked away with the most honors! Your Lady Gladiators were Runners Up in the District, but earned the first seed going into the 2A playoffs.

Italy Gladiator Alumni Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament September 16, 2017

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The Italy Gladiator Alumni Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, a one-day event, will be played on Saturday, September 16, homecoming weekend, with the first games starting at 10:00 a.m. All teams are vying for a chance to take on the 1997 class in the championship game.

Proceeds from baked goods sales will be donated to the Rana Ramirez fund setup at any 1st State Bank location.

Nick Sam earns 2nd degree Black Belt

Image: Pictured is Master Charles Kight chief instructor of the school, Nick and Grand Master BK Park co-founder of Unified Tae Kwon Do School.

On January 2nd 2012 Nick and his parents visited the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro Texas. After a few classes Nick decided he loved Tae Kwon Do. Nick worked extremely hard and after many grading and tournaments he tested for First Degree Black Belt in 2014 and then tested for 2nd Degree Belt in 2017.

IABC Memberships

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Italy Athletic Booster Club (IABC) is kicking of their 2017 membership drive. Please use the attached forms for either an individual membership or a business membership and help us support our Gladiator athletes and the Athletic Program.

The GOLDEN FLUSH is back! Send fans a Golden Potty to support Italy Athletics

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The Golden Flush Fundraiser is sponsored by the Italy Gladiator Booster Club which kicks off Monday, July 24, and runs thru Saturday, August 4. The fundraiser will feature three “Golden Potties” which will rotate around Italy and Forreston in order to raise money for Gladiator Athletics. Flush Away your plumbing problem for $15, Flush a Friend for $20 or purchase Toilet Insurance for $25.

Italy ISD Sports Physicals — Thursday, July 20th

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Dr. Jon will be in the Dome Thursday, July 20th, from 12:30-3pm providing $25 PHYSICALS! In order to participate EVERY YEAR, athletes must have a PHYSICAL on file in the Athletic Office! Your attention to this matter is very important! Please be there July 20th if you have not already taken care of your PHYSICAL this year!

Silver Spurs 4-H Club Wrap Up Banner Year with District Championships

Image: Champion Judged Western Horseman at the District 8 4-H Horse Show is Sadie Hinz of Italy and her Pony of the Americas gelding Plaudits Handsome Lad.

Silver Spurs 4-H Club wrapped up a highly successful 4-H year with numerous blue ribbons and first time achievements at the District 8 4-H Horse Show at Bell County Expo in Belton, Texas, June 19-20. Sadie Hinz, a soon to be 8th grader at Italy Junior High, led the team winning a buckle as High Point Intermediate Judged Horseman with 1st places in Western Riding and Western Horsemanship, as well as 2nd place in Showmanship, and 3rd in Trail.

Thanks to our Sponsors

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The Italy High School Spring Athletic Banquet was successful in a large part to the people that helped this year. The Italy Gladiator Athletic Booster Club would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for helping to make the banquet a big success for our athletes.

Volleyball positional clinics offered at Hill College this summer

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Hill College Rebels Volleyball Team will be hosting volleyball positional clinics for middle and high school student athletes. The high school clinics are for students who will be entering nine through 12 grades in the next school year. The middle school clinic is for students who will be going in to the seventh and eighth grades next year.