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!
Italy Gladiator Football will mixup its Varsity and JV squads for an intersquad scrimmage this coming Saturday, August 8, starting at 9:00 a.m. to wrap up their first week of two-a-days. Fans are invited to attend the event and there will be a parent meeting in the stands immediately following the action. White Towel Donations Needed!
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) is currently holding its 2015 Football and Cheerleading Signups. In person signups will be on Saturday, August 8, from10:00 a.m. to 12:.00 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Both signup days will be at the Upchurch Ballpark in Italy.
Italy ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach David Weaver has released a schedule of meeting and practice times regarding Italy Gladiator Football’s two-a-days practices starting next week. Important information for football players and parents.
Italy Lady Gladiator Volleyball information concerning practice starting next week. The when, where and what to wear. Each girl must have a current physical to be able to practice.
Members of the Shooting Sports 4-H Club of Ellis County competed at the Texas State 4-H Shooting Sports Games at the National Shooting Sports Complex in San Antonio, Texas, July 12-18. Leading the way for the Ellis County team was Hunter Hinz of Italy.
Coach Weaver would like to remind the community that we still have two camps to take advantage of during the summer. Football Camp is NEXT WEEK, and Volleyball Camp will be the week following. Softball Camp will be during Spring Break this year. It is not too late to sign up! Walk-ups are welcome, and we will take all paperwork and payments on first day of camp.
A few of us Gladiator Boosters would like to solicit donations to purchase spirit flags to run out onto the field with the players at the beginning of games, at halftime, and after touchdowns! I have gotten a quote from a reputable flag company and it looks like we will need roughly $1000.00 to purchase 3 -5′ × 7′ Flags ( I H S). Other options are available as well. Any and all help will be vastly appreciated. Donations can be made in person and checks can be made payable to The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club
After an undefeated district championship and eventually finishing as automatic bi-district champions and area finalists, several members of the 2015 Italy Lady Gladiators Softball program received all-district recognition for their efforts this season.
The IHS Cross Country Team will be serving an ALL YOU CAN EAT Spaghetti Dinner inside the Italy High School Cafeteria on Friday, June 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!
Jaclynn Lewis, a 2015 graduate of Italy High School, has been selected to the 2015 Texas Girls Coaches Association’s All-State team. This is the third time Lewis has been so honored.
Catch Italy Gladiators Coby Jeffords and John Byers competing in this summer’s 5th Annual North Texas All-Star Bowl East vs. West Classic tomorrow evening on June 13, 2015, at Pennington Field in Hurst, Texas. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Hunter Hinz, age 13 and student at Italy Junior High, won first place on June 9, 2015, at the Texas State 4-H Round Up in the Intermediate Compound Aided division of the invitational archery contest. Over 4,000 4-Her’s gathered at Texas A&M University to compete in various qualifying and invitational contests for a wide variety of 4-H projects. This was the inaugural year for Texas 4-H to host an archery competition at State 4-H Round Up.
All incoming 3rd grade thru 9th grade students are invited to attend sports camps this summer at Italy High School. An all-inclusive Registration Form is included within this article and each participant will receive a 2015 Camp Shirt.
On May 16, 2015, Kortnei Johnson made the Gladiator Nation proud by dominating at the 2015 Track and Field State Championship in Austin. In order to fully appreciate her road to success, however, one must trace her journey back.
UIL Girls 2A state track meet’s seven time gold medalist Ms. Kortnei Johnson will have two final races as a Lady Gladiator on Saturday, May 23, 2015, 6:00 p.m at Clyde Hart Stadium, Waco, Texas
Italy High School will host its annual end-of-the-year Athletic Banquet on Thursday, May 21, 2015, starting @ 5:30 p.m. inside the Italy Coliseum dome.
Just giving a quick shoutout to former Lady Gladiator and current Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle, Alyssa Richards, and to all her teammates and coaches on becoming the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Softball Tournament Champions.
Car Wash TODAY to benefit the Italy Lady Gladiator Track Team members who will be participating at the State track meet in Austin. The Car Wash goes from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in front of the First Baptist Church of Italy.
Per Italy ISD Athletic Director, David Weaver, the playoff game scheduled today will have a 6pm start time as opposed to the 7pm start time originally planned. As everyone is well aware, the weather in the northern counties of Texas has be dicey of late and caused this last minute change.
Our Italy Gladiators will have to wait another day to take on Mart in the bi-district contest. Game is re-scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 9th at Waco Connally. If Connally’s field is unplayable then game will be moved to Franklin at 2pm.
Italy Track State shirts are available to order. Please drop off your order at Italy High School to Italy Head Track Coach Bobby Campbell (254-855-5176). Payment is due at the time of your order. Orders are Due Monday, May 11, at Noon.
The Italy Lady Gladiators dominated as 2015 Undefeated District Champions and will take on Bells at McKinney Boyd HS on Friday night, May 8, in the first-round of the Playoffs starting @ 6:00 p.m. Please read article for further Playoff details.
The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 District Runner-up and will be compete in the first-round of the Playoffs this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Mart. Read article for further Playoff details.
Italy High School is proud to announce that the following Lady Gladiators have qualified to advance to the State track meet in Austin on May 14-16. These ladies competed in the Regional Track meet on May 1-2 at Kinkaid Stadium in Dallas. Way to go Ladies! You make us proud!
There will be a Fan Bus for Baseball on Friday May 8, 2015. The fan bus will be leaving the Dome at 5:00 pm.
New officers were elected at the recent Gladiator Athletic Booster Club. Hats off to these parents for stepping up and giving your time to such a worthwhile club. Your willingness to volunteer in this way is greatly appreciated.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Gladiators this morning! It was an exciting game, maybe a little to exciting. Tonight we will be playing at 7:00. We will recognize our seniors before the game at 6:45. Please make plans to attend tonight to cheer on the seniors as we compete for a district championship!
Gladiator Athletic Boosters is calling a meeting Monday, May 4, 2015 at 6pm in the Italy High School Library. We will discuss the final details of the athletic banquet with all who wish to attend.
The Italy High School softball team will again make a run at the playoffs this year. Support the team by purchasing a 2015 Lady Gladiator Softball playoff shirt!
Last day to order is Monday, April 27, 2015.
Faith Family, a charter school in Waxahachie forfeited their game to the Italy Lady Gladiators last night. It had been the second time the team had forfeited a district match to the Italy team. The Ladies are now 20 wins against only 4 losses for the year.
Profile for 2015 Italy High School senior, Kortnei Johnson.
The Italy Lady Gladiators find themselves in first place, one game ahead of last year’s district champion Frost. Tuesday they traveled to Covington to complete the first round of district games. The Lady Gladiators remain undefeated in district.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) enjoyed a full day of action on Saturday to begin their 2015 Baseball/Softball season.
Members of the Lady Gladiators track team competed at the Texas Relay this past weekend in Austin.
Saturday, April 4th at the Old Brickyard Golf Course in Ferris, the Stagecoach Cowboy Church has a 4-man Scramble Golf Tournament planned. The shotgun start begins at 8:30am followed by a meal at noon catered by Bubba’s BBQ & Steakhouse of Ennis.
Meet and greet the Gladiator Baseball and Lady Gladiator Softball players every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. inside the Uptown Cafe in downtown Italy.
Gladiators come up on the short end of the bat in Frost with the Polar Bears surviving a late rally by Italy to win at home, 7-5.
The high school Gladiators’ track team finished well in the recent Meridian track meet.