Local athletes to compete in 2018 FCA Victory Bowl games, including 2 from Italy

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2018 Super Centex FCA Victory Bowl player selections have been announced with Italy’s Clay Riddle (Football) and Brycelen Richards (Softball) being chosen to compete this summer in June. Three players from Milford, Markavion Thompson (Football), Lowisley Ojeda (Football), and Marquisha Houston (Volleyball), will be participating as well. To be listed as a donator in the program, contact those responsible for receiving the donations by Tuesday, February 20. Monies will not be collected until March (Non-listed donations can still be accepted between now and March).

2017 Italy Gladiators well represented among 8-2A All-District Football List

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2017 Italy Gladiators well represented among 2A-1 Region II District 8 All-District Football List. Leading the way were seniors Clay Riddle, Gary Escamilla and Kenneth Norwood earning 1st Team offensive honors while Riddle and Caleb Telatnyk received 1st Team recognition on the defensive side of the ball. while Riddle and Caleb Telatnyk received 1st Team recognition on the defensive side of the ball.

Italy students compete in Unified Tae Kwon Do Tournament

Image: Pictured Roger Sam, Instructor, Nick Sam, 2nd Degree Black Belt, Michael Bryant, 1st Degree Black Belt and Travis Tinney Instructor

On Saturday, Nov., 4th students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro traveled to Giddings, Texas to compete in an invitational Tae Kwon Do Tournament.  Two students who live in Italy returned home with double 1st place trophies — Nick Sam and Michael Bryant.

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

Image: Italy Gladiator Alumni Softball Tournament bracket

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.