2016 Volleyball All-District; IHS: Lusk Co-Offensive MVP, Richards Defensive MVP

Image: Lady Gladiator senior #7 April Lusk earned Co-Offensive MVP honors in Region 2 ~ District 12-2A during Italy’s 2016 campaign.

Italy’s Lady Gladiators were well represented among the 2016 Region 2 ~ District 12-2A All-District Volleyball Award honorees. Senior April Lusk was named Co-Offensive MVP and junior teammate Brycelen Richards was named Defensive MVP. Outstanding Blocker went to junior Annie Perry and Outstanding Libero went to sophomore Karley Nelson.

Hinz Wins State NRA Challenge

Image: Texas State YHEC Champion

Hunter Hinz, freshman at Italy High School, was named the Texas State Champion at the National Rifle Association’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge. This event could be called the decathlon for outdoorsmen as it includes proficiency in archery, shotgun, muzzle loading, rifle, wildlife identification, hunting safety trail, orienteering and a hunter’s responsibility exam.

Rocklin Ginnett earns Black Belt

Image: Rocklin Ginnett with Master Charles Kight, Luis and Grand Master BuKwon Park, co founder of Unified Tae Kwon Do.

On September 13, 2013 Rocklin along with his dad and mom came to visit the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro. After participating in a few free classes Rocklin decided martial arts was for him.

Support Zain Byers and his Austin College teammates Saturday in Waxahachie @ 6pm

Image: Show your support for 2014 Italy High School graduate #50 NG Zain “Zilla” Byers and his Austin College Kangaroo teammates who will be taking on the SAGU Lions at Waxahachie’s Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium on Saturday, September 24. Kickoff set for 6:00 p.m.

Hey, Gladiator Fans! Support 2014 Italy HS graduate #50 NG Zain “Zilla” Byers as he and his Austin College Kangaroo teammates take on the SAGU Lions at Waxahachie’s Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium on Saturday, September 24. Kickoff set for 6:00 p.m. Also, the Gladiator 1st-2nd Grade flag football team will compete in an exhibition contest at halftime featuring local talent and coaches.

Homecoming program ad sales

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The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club is offering advertisements in the Gladiator Homecoming Program for the 2016 football season as shown on the attached order form. Pricing will include an ad in the enhanced Homecoming Program and a listing in three home game roster programs, the 2016 Powder Puff program and any postseason programs featuring your hometown Italy Gladiators.

IYAA Football and Cheer Signups will end August 20th

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IYAA Football and Cheerleading Signups will end Saturday, August 20th. We still need players and cheerleaders, so if you would like to sign your child up, this article lists the signup options available to parents. All past players as well as newcomers are welcome to sign up!!!

Tae Kwon Do Students Compete in Tournament

Image: Pictured are Roger Sam, Turtle Cadet Instructor,  a program for 3, 4 and 5 year old children, Analy Salas, Juan Salas, Joana Salas, and Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School.

On May 14th, some students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm Hillsboro, Texas competed in an invitational tournament in Austin, Texas. Among the students who competed were Juan Salas and two of his daughters from Frost, Texas. Juan returned home with two first place trophies, one in patterns and one in sparring. Analy and Joana returned home with trophies as well.

Michael Bryant earns Black Belt

Image: Pictured are Master Charles Kight, Michael and Grand Master BuKwon Park.

On November 30, 2012 Michael along with his mom and dad, came to visit the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro. After participating in a few free classes Michael decided martial arts was for him. He has competed in many tournaments and has come home with many first place trophies.

Italy’s Select Softball Review

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The future is bright for the Italy Lady Gladiators. Although the high school group is fielding the lowest number of select players they have fielded in the 21st century, six of their younger minions have taken up their bats, gloves, and gear to play select on a variety of teams in North Texas.

Basketball Tournament, July 8th-9th hosted by Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Italy

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It’s that time again! Calling all hoopers /ballers to meet us on the hardwood, Friday, July 8th, thru Saturday, July 9th, If you have what it takes! $130 entry fee per team. Admissions will be $2 for kids and $3 for Adults. Basketball tournament benefits Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Italy with Pastor Preston Dixon. Being held inside George E. Scott Coliseum at Italy High School.