On behalf of the Italy Lady Gladiators Basketball Program, WNBA player Andrea Riley will be conducting her 1st Annual Working2Win Girls Basketball Clinic at Stafford Elementary on Monday, June 26, and on Tuesday, June 27. Register Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. prior to the first workout session.
1997 State Champions have been challenged by this years Regional Tournament qualifiers! 1997 has accepted the challenge! This Friday, June 2 in the George Scott gymnasium:
It is official, IYAA Football and Cheerleading (Facebook) has launched a new website on IYAA (League Lineup) ! Parents can now conveniently register their child for football or cheerleading and pay online as well. 1st in-person Signup will be Saturday, June 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in downtown Italy.
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.
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.
Italy Gladiator Booster Club Agenda for their upcoming Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. inside the Italy High School Library. Everyone is invited!
See the attached flyer for Italy Gladiator Sport Camps.
Coach Campbell and the girls relay track team would like to thank everyone who made contributions to the car wash last week, you made it possible for the girls to travel to Austin on Saturday. The car wash was very successful. Let’s cheer on our track girls as they bring home the State Championship.
The lady Gladiators will be competing at the State Track Meet in Austin on May 13, 2017
NOTE: Buying tickets in advance saves you $2 per ticket!
Advance ticket sales ends May 15th.
See the attached order form for the 2017 Italy Track State Qualifier tshirt. Order deadline is Friday, May 5th at noon.
Lady Gladiators Relay Track Team has advanced to the State Finals. They will travel to Austin on May 13th. Please come out and support our girls in a car wash on Thursday, May 4th from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Italy First Baptist Church-200 Clark Street, Italy.
Our Lady Gladiators Softball team will take the field in a 3 game series this weekend for the Area Playoff Championship.
Our Boys Varsity Baseball team will take the field in a 3 game series this weekend for Bi-District Playoff game.
See attached order form for more information.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a monthly meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Italy High School Library (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
Italy High School varsity track team will travel to Fairfield ISD for Area Track Meet on Thursday April 20th. The field events will start at 10:30 am and the track events at 4:00 pm. Please come out and support our track team for the win!
On February 25, 2017, students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School traveled to Giddings, Texas to compete in a Tae Kwon Do tournament in patterns and sparring.
On March 25th, students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School, located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas for almost 21 years, traveled to Giddings, Texas to compete in an invitational Unified tournament. Two students from the Turtle Cadet program at the Hillsboro UTKD School competed.
Notice of Italy Gladiator Athletic Booster Club’s next regular meeting on Monday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. inside the High School Library. All parents are welcome to attend.
Keith Davis II joins elite list of Italy Gladiator All-State basketball players as he now resides with his father, Keith Davis (All-State 1997), in the Italy Gladiator Basketball Hall of Fame. Both Davis II and teammate Kevin Johnson earned TABC Class 2A All-Region honors as well.
Another windy afternoon. I took a short flight over the new field, but the wind kept me from big fly overs. I may try again in the morning.
Italy seniors Aarion Copeland and Keith Davis II make a day of it during the 16th Annual Maypearl Texas Roundup All-Star game on Saturday. Copeland scored 25 points to lead all scorers during the girls’ game while Davis totaled 6 points in the boys’ game including a 3-pointer.
Keith Davis II will be representing Italy Gladiator Basketball tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, 2017 during the 16th Annual Maypearl Texas Roundup All-Star game for senior boys and girls. Tip off @ 4:30 p.m.
It was a very windy day when I took my drone out last week. I hear they are going to be doing the gladiator head soon, so I will go out and get another video very soon.
Parents, the IYAA will be holding its FINAL Baseball/Softball signups on Saturday, March 11, at the old high school gym from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Twenty years ago the Italy Gladiator basketball team won state. Their legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of each of the athletes, coaches and Italy Gladiator fans. This year the Gladiators wanted to repeat what the 1997 team had done and worked hard to achieve that goal.
Aarion Copland, a senior at Italy High School, has been selected as one of the top basketball players in Texas and invited to participate in the 18th Texas Roundup All Star game to be held on March 18th in Maypearl, Texas.
Read the attached flyer for more information regarding the upcoming sports camps to be held during spring break.
EXTRA! EXTRA!: Channel 4 News is covering the sportsmanship displayed in our last Basketball game vs. Tenaha tonight at 6pm. Spread the word and tune in at 6pm to Channel 4! #italyisd #carpediem #fox4
The Italy Gladiators traveled to Leon High School to face the Tenaha Tigers in the Regional Semi-final game on Friday night.
Please join our Gladiator Basketball team at 12:00 for a community send off as we escort them through town. Let’s cheer on our boys for the win of the Regional Tournament this weekend in Jewett-Leon.
Several Italy ISD students placed at this year’s Special Olympics basketball competition.
The Italy Gladiators advanced to the Regional Tournament with their 56 – 37 win over the Big Sandy Wildcats on Tuesday night. Italy fans traveled to Centerville to pack the gym and support the Gladiators. The Italy Cheerleaders keep the crowd fired up and loud.
The Italy Lady Gladiators basketball team receives All-District recognition for their efforts during the 2016-2017 season with Emily Cunningham earning Offensive Player Of the Year, Aarion Copeland earning Newcomer of the Year, and Decorea Green receiving 2nd Team All-District honors.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club and the Italy ISD Athletic Department appreciates the support that our community gives to our student athletes. They would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for sponsoring two of our athletes’ participation in upcoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes contests.
The Gladiators are ready to take the court tonight at 6 p.m. in West’s HS gym for the Area Championship. They will be playing the Mart Panthers and would appreciate all the support we can give them, Gladiator Nation.
Boys Basketball Playoff Shirts available for pre-order only. Please return the attached form to Mrs. Ballard at the High School or Coach Ervin at Stafford by Wednesday 02/22/17 by 4pm. Orders will be delivered by Thursday evening or Friday morning of this week.
Extended deadline to Wednesday, 2/22/17 by 4pm!
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in the Italy High School library (300 S. College Street, Italy). Meeting time is slated for 6pm.
EXTRA EXTRA…. our Area Champion Lady Gladiators will be taking on Centerville in the Quarterfinals starting at Tuesday February 21, at 5:00 p.m. in Jewett Leon. The Co-District Champion Gladiators will follow starting at 6:30 p.m. in a Bi-District matchup against Lovelady. 1 Night + 1 entry fee = 2 GAMES!!
A Gladiator fan bus will depart from IHS at 2:15 p.m. on February 21st. The bus will return after the 6:30 p.m. game.
Italy vs. Kerens today at 4:30 p.m.
The Italy Gladiator Boys Basketball team will compete for an Playoff seeding on Friday, February 17 in Corsicana at the Navarro College campus. Italy will play the winner out of LaPoynor and Kerens starting at 6:00 p.m. All three teams finished in a way three-way tie for district champions after posting identical 10-2 district records.
Congratulations to our Bi- District Champion Lady Gladiators who defeated Lovelady 71-55 to claim Bi-District Championship Monday night! Italy challenges Mart for the Area Championship Thursday, February 16, at West HS starting at 7:30 p.m.
Italy Gladiator junior student-athlete Clay Riddle was recently awarded All-State honors as a member of the 2016-2017 Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class 2A All-State Football Team.
Fan bus February 14th, 2017
Contact Kelli Ballard 972-483-7411
30 seats must be filled for the bus to travel.
Italy High School senior football student-athlete David De La Hoya has recently been selected to participate in the 9th Annual 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game. The game will be played at Waco ISD Stadium on Saturday, June 10, with the kick-off set for 6:30 p.m.
Italy High School senior softball student-athlete April Lusk has recently been selected to participate in the 2nd Annual 2017 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Super Centex Victory Bowl All-Star Softball Game. The game will be played at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (UMHB) on Friday, June 9, in Belton.