Italy’s Keith Davis, Jr., grabbed his own rebound and then scored the put back with 8 seconds left to deliver a meaningful 66-65 district win over rival Dallas Gateway. The ensuing celebration inside the dome was intense with Italy claiming the top spot in the district race.
We have some changes to our girls and boys basketball schedule for next week:
It’s time for some Italy Gladiator Baseball under the guidance of the team’s new head coach, Daniel Weaver, and assistant coaches Mitchell Blake and Jackie Cate. Included with this article is the 2016 Italy Gladiator Baseball Schedule. Armor Up!
Tonight’s basketball game between the Italy Gladiators and Dallas Gateway has been moved to the Italy High School Dome. The varsity boys will play at 7:00 pm.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be holding Baseball / Softball Signups on Saturday, February 13, inside the Old Italy Gym from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Completed form and a $65.00 (per child) registration fee required. Debit cards will be accepted.
The Lady Gladiators celebrated Senior Night 2K16 as they honored their seniors during their final home game against Itasca. Chardonae Talton led Italy’s JV Girls with 9-points, Anthony Lusk Led Italy’s JV Boys with 24-points, Emmy Cunningham led the Lady Gladiators with 22-points and Keth Davis, Jr. led the Gladiators with 35-points for his first 30+ game of the season.
Order for is attached. Please drop off order form and payment at the front office at Italy High School.
Sales ends this Friday 02/05/2016 to help support your IHS Baseball Team. Please contact Misty Escamilla 972-345-0666 or Amanda Connor 972-800-2238 or any Baseball player to make a purchase.
Hosted here in Italy, basketball action will fill the Gladiator dome and George Scott gym on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Attached are the brackets for both JV boys and JV girls games. Get out of the cold and come watch a game or two.
On Friday, January 22, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Gateway Gators on the hardwood inside the Gladiator Dome, the Lady Gladiator Softball players and their parents will be serving up burgers with all the fixings in the Italy High School Cafeteria.
Italy Gladiator senior Clayton Miller was named a 1st Team All-State Defensive Back for TheOldCoach.com Class 2A Division II All-State Team. Miller becomes the 61st Gladiator to be added to the coveted Golden Wall of Fame.
Modifications submitted to this Friday’s Basketball schedules. Italy will host Frost in four consecutive district battles with the JV Girls game tipping the excitement off at 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy images from the first annual Fall 2015 Sports Banquet hosted by the Italy High School Athletic Department and Booster Club. The event honored Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, Volleyball Teams and Football Teams during a ceremony held inside the Dome.
We would like to issue a final reminder of tonight’s first annual fall sports banquet. We will be honoring our Volleyball Teams, Cross Country participants, Cheerleaders, and Football Teams TONIGHT at 6:30 in the Dome. Bar-B-Q is on the menu and the tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for kids, can be purchased at the gate. Come join us as we celebrate the Gladiators’ success in the fall of 2015.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team will be hosting their annual Chili Supper fundraiser on Friday, January 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. before the Gladiator Basketball team takes on the Frost Polar Bears at the Dome.
The Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas is proud to announce that the Turtle Cadet Program for 3, 4, and 5 year olds has returned. This is a wonderful program to assist the little ones to learn balance, coordination, follow instructions and build self-confidence while having a great time.
Lady Gladiators Basketball will be playing today (December 11,2015) in Dawson at 11:.30am. Saturday’s tournament for the Lady Gladiators will be determined on the out come of today’ game.
Five Gladiators were honored on the 2015-2016 UIL Football All-District 10-2A Division II list with senior Clayton Miller being named the district’s Defensive MVP. Clay Riddle and Joe Celis both earned first-team all-district accolades on both sides of the ball.
The next Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting is set for Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 6:30pm in the Italy High School library. We are to follow up discussions for the fall banquet set for January 14, 2015 @ 6pm. This will give us a month to do final preparations.
The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy. Registration fee is $65.00. Forms Will Not be accepted without payment. First come first serve so reserve your roster spot quickly.
Attached are the District honors for the Lady Gladiator 2015 Volleyball season. These honors are not just for the sport but also for academics, I’m so proud of each and everyone of these young ladies. Please feel free to share the girls achievements with all. They worked hard and we appreciate all their hard work and dedication.
Local equestrians earned top honors in the Ellis County Equine Association Buckle Series horse shows. They were recently honored with buckles, bracelets and bridles for their achievements at the year-end awards banquet held at the J Bar C Cowboy Church in Palmer.
Included are the 2015-2016 Italy Lady Gladiator basketball schedules for our Jr. High and High School teams. Go Lady Gladiators!!!
3:35 p.m. Send-off downtown
7:30 p.m. Kick-off in Joshua at Owl Stadium
Come out and support your Gladiator football team tonight at Dallas Gateway!
On Monday, October 26, the 2015 Italy lady Gladiators participated as a cross-country team at the Regional level for the first time in a decade. The daylong event took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie and consisted of teams from Region 2 in the 2AA-6AA divisions.
Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is inviting all supporters of the program to attend a meeting Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30pm in IHS Library. We will be discussing the concession stand for basketball and the Fall banquet we will be having this year for our Fall athletes. Please come in through front door. Hope to see everyone there.
The Italy Junior High football game is rescheduled for this evening at 6:30pm.
The JV will play Hillsboro immediately following the JH game here in Italy. These changes are being made to make sure we could get the games in prior to the expected rain tomorrow. The games are in Italy.
EDITORS NOTE: Updated 11/4/15 1:10pm
There has been a change to our Jr. High and JV football schedule for this week.
Orders & Payment will be accepted through Friday, November 6.
Shirts will be delivered after Wednesday, November 11.
There are some changes to our Jr. High, JV and Varsity Football this week.
The first playoff game will be played against the Wolfe City Lady Wolves on Monday, November 2 at 8:30 PM at Kaufman High School in Kaufman.
Good luck to Italy’s Head Coach/AD David Weaver and the Gladiators who will be taking on Hubbard in Jaguar country tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Both teams are unbeaten in district play so fan support is paramount! Italy comes off a key 34-27 win over Chilton.
The 2015 Italy Gladiator Cross Country team has advanced to regionals for the first time in many years. It has been a learning curve for Team Italy that managed to overcome all the ups and downs that can be associated with cross country running such as hills, pot holes, and cattle.
There will be a fan bus for Italy High School students who would like to attend the football game in Hubbard Friday. The bus will leave the football field at 6 on Friday. Permission slips will go home with high school students Tuesday and must be returned, to Mrs. Ballard, by the close of business on Wednesday. Students should pay close attention to the weather for Friday and dress appropriately.
The following are updates for this Thursday’s JH and JV football games (Thursday, October 22nd).
The Italy Lady Gladiator Basketball is currently selling Gladiator spirit items to help raise money for their team. From shirts to pajama bottoms, make a statement while sporting your gold and white!!!
There has been a change in the football schedule for this Thursday, October 15th, 2015.
This will be the Junior Varsity’s last game and a big game for the Varsity Lady Gladiators. I’m asking that the community come out and pack the Dome in Black and Gold!!!!!!! This is a huge game for the girls, so please support our Seniors in their last home game against Frost!
The Senior Lady Gladiator volleyball players will be congratulated on a job well done in volleyball throughout their years in high school on October 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM in the dome for senior night. Let’s pack the dome to make this a special night for the seniors! Afterward, please stay to yell for the Lady Gladiators as they defeat Garland-Alpha! We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
The Italy High School Athletic Department will be hosting the annual Homecoming Bonfire Wednesday, September 30, behind the Jimmy Davis Memorial Field House, same as last year. The community is asked to start arriving at 7:30 p.m. and then ceremonial lighting of the bonfire will be around 8:30 p.m.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club has called a meeting for Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 7pm in HS Library. We will be discussing solutions to improve the program to make us even stronger. If you have any ideas or comments please feel free to join us. The Athletic Booster Club is always looking for volunteers to help make this club successful.
Here is your chance to purchase a personal ad for your son or daughter in the 2015 Fall Sports Program. This is a great opportunity for you to say a “good luck and farewell” in the program you can keep for years to come – at a completely reasonable price. Re- member these memories last forever! In addition to supporting a great school and sports program, your son or daughter will be thrilled to see the personal recognition.
The Mighty Italy Gladiators (0-2) in their menacing new uniforms are ‘All In’ as they have their sites set on the Blooming Grove Lions (1-1) in a non-district, week three showdown Friday night at the Grove. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. Go Gladiators! Carpe Diem!!
On Tuesday September 1, 2015, the volleyball coaches will be hosting a meeting at the Italy High School dome starting at 5:45 p.m. We would love to have the opportunity to meet you and share with you some pertinent information for the season.
Academic Achievement Awards were awarded at the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School at the June grading. For the past 19 years the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W. Elm Hillsboro, Texas has awarded many students, who are excelled in both martial arts as well as academics with a 3 and 4 foot trophy.
The Italy ISD Administration Office will start selling season passes to the home football games beginning Monday, August 24, 2015. The first home game is Friday, August 28th. Passes will be $30.00 each.
The Golden Flush Fundraiser is a new fundraiser sponsored by the Italy Gladiator Booster Club which kicks off today, Friday, August 14, and runs thru September. Flush Away your plumbing problem for $15, Flush a Friend for $20 or purchase Toilet Insurance for $25.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) will be hosting its End-of-Season Party on Saturday, August 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Ballpark. It will also be a great time to signup for football and cheerleading which starts at 5:00 p.m.
Italy ISD Athletic Director/HFC David Weaver has submitted the 2015 Italy Gladiator Varsity Football Schedule, as well as, the JV and JH football schedules. Go Gladiators!