Attention all parents, the IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting basketball signups on Wednesday, November 30, and again on December 3, 5 and 8.
Italy Invitational championship game moved up to 5:30 p.m. tonight!
Come out to the dome and support the Italy Lady Gladiators as the challenge the Blooming Grove Lady Lions for the trophy! Go Italy!
Here is the bracket breakdown for the 2016 Italy Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament being held at the Italy Coliseum dome from Thursday, November 17, thru Saturday, November 19.
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.
Italy ISD is selling 2016-2017 Track Team jacket. The quality is outstanding and it is a great way to show your support!!
Italy Gladiator senior football players Aaron Pittmon and Austin Pittmon have been selected to play for the grey squad of the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Donations can made thru their gofundme.com Help send Pittmon Brothers to Blue-Grey All-American Bowl account. Go Italy!
Watch Italy’s Takeya Pace compete in the the 2016 UIL Cross Country Championship Finals being held in Round Rock, Texas LIVE! Broadcast begins Saturday, November 12, 9:30 a.m. AM EST. Pace’s race is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Be sure to login prior to the start of her race. Good Luck, Takeya! Go Italy!!
Basketball passes are now being sold at the Administration Building. The passes are good for all home Jr. High and High School, boys and girls basketball games. The tickets are good for 1 person at $50 each.
Come out to the Dome tonight!
5 p.m. Gold and White Girls’ Basketball Scrimmage
6:30 p.m. Celebration for cross country state athlete and playoff bound football team
Please, submit your order to Shauna Steinmetz by Monday, November 14, 2016 by 3:30 p.m. You may place your order via email, email@example.com, or submit an order form to the front office of the High School. The cost of the shirts is $15.00 each. Shirts must be paid prior to ordering!
This article contains field location and an attachment detailing stadium regulations and parking information regarding Friday nights 2A-Division 1 Bi-District Playoff matchup between the Italy Gladiators vs. the Crawford Pirates. There is also a link to pre-order tickets online. Go Gladiators!
Show your support and order your T-Shirt Today! All order forms must be turned into the High School Front Office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 5:00pm. A form has been attached with this article or you can fill out a form at the front office. Go Gladiators!
UPDATE! The Italy JV Football Game has been moved to Mart since Bosqueville’s field is under water. Start time will be 6:00 p.m. or immediately following Mart’s one Jr. High game. Go Italy!
This past Saturday, T’keyah Pace competed in the UIL Region III 2A Cross Country meet at Sam Houston State University. At the meet, she qualified and advance to the STATE MEET!! She will run on November 12th.
IYAA Teams need your support. On Saturday, November 5th there will be a large garage sale, wiffle ball tournament and washer tournament all at Upchurch Ball Fields to help raise needed funds for the C – Team Football and B – Team Cheer to go to AT&T Stadium on Dec 11, 2016.
I was given permission to fly my drone over the construction site where the new football field is being built at Italy High School. I plan on doing a video of the project as it completes, but wanted to share this raw footage so that everyone can see what is going on now.
PLAYOFF BOUND!!! Tuesday, November 1st in Frisco, Your Italy Lady Gladiators will take on the Bells Lady Panthers at Heritage High School starting at 7:00 p.m! Come cheer these ladies on!
2016 Italy Lady Gladiators Volleyball Playoff Shirt money is due by Friday, October 28, at noon!!!!! Cost is $20.00 per shirt. Payment should be submitted to the Italy High School front office.
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.
The Italy City Council met in regular session on Monday night. Mayor Steven Farmer read a proclamation naming Amber Cunningham as the IYAA Volunteer of the Year. After he read the proclamation, cake and punch was served during a reception.
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.
The Italy High School 2016 Juniors vs. Seniors Powder Puff football game was another classic with the Senior Girls, head coached by Joe Celis, standing victorious in the end. On a night where the roles are reversed, with the boys performing as cheerleaders and the girls tossing the football around, it was a fun event for everyone involved.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been CANCELLED due to a scheduling conflict with the Italian Festival committee. The next booster club meeting will be Monday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. inside the Italy High School Library to discuss the Italian Festival and Fall Banquet.
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.
The Italy Jr. High Gladiators will only have one game to play on Thursday, September 22, at Dallas Gateway Charter starting at 5:30 p.m. Also on Thursday, the Italy JV Gladiators will travel to Waco Lavega for a 7:30p.m. kickoff. Go Italy!
The deadline for Italy High School Senior Ads is this Friday, September 23, for the homecoming program. These memories last forever and your son or daughter will be thrilled to see the personal recognition!
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.
After opening their 2016 campaign with wins over Valley Mills, 23-2, and Mildred, 41-21, the Italy Gladiators, fueled by 2 defensive touchdowns, shutout Blooming Grove 42-0 to improve their non-district record to 3-0. Go Italy!
The Italy Varsity and Junior High Cheerleaders are now taking orders for Pink Out t-shirts! Orders can be placed through a cheerleader, at Mrs. Ballard’s office in the high school, or by emailing the cheer sponsors.
A talented and young Milford Bulldogs Football squad starts their 2016 season 1-1 after challenging a pair of state-ranked opponents right out of the gate. Milford head coach Ronny Crumpton has the ’Dogs digging in for another exciting run for the playoffs.
Congratulations to the Italy Gladiator 10U Baseball Team that finished as the 2016 Waxahachie Youth Baseball Association End of Summer Tournament Runner-up this past Friday night at the Optimist Club fields.
Attached is the 2016 Italy Lady Gladiators Volleyball Schedule for both the JV and Varsity squads as it was last revised on August 18, 2016.
The Italy Gladiator JV and Varsity football teams will be having a scrimmage this Friday, August 19, in McGregor. Italy will be testing their might against Little River Academy with the JV matchup starting at 5:00 p.m. and immediately followed by the Varsity scrimmage.
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!!!
Football Season Passes will go on sale beginning Monday, August 15, 2015 after 1:00 p.m., in the Administration Office. The price is $30.00 each and includes all home football games.
CANCELLED!!! The Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament is planned for August 20, 2016 to be held at Italy’s Unchurch Ball Park (201 E. Dilworth Street, Italy). All entry fees and proceeds will go to the Shop with a Hero Foundation.
During their annual Gold and White Scrimmage on Saturday, the 2016 Italy Gladiators put on a solid performance for their fans with one big play after another. Thru the air or on the ground, Italy’s district opponents should beware!
Italy Gladiator Football’s Gold and White Scrimmage will be THIS SATURDAY, August 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Willis Field. Admission will be Towel donations. 2016 Italy Gladiator JV / Varsity Football Schedules are within this article.
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.
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.
The IYAA will be having a Parent Meeting Tuesday, July 19 @ the downtown Pavilion in Italy, starting at 7:00 p.m. All parents are invited and welcome to attend. The 1st of three IYAA Football and Cheerleading Signups will immediately follow the parent meeting.
Register for the Italy HS Volleyball Sport Camp starting July 18 — 21st from 8:00 a.m. —10:30 a.m. All incoming 3rd grade through 9th grade students are invited to participate. Cost to attend is $25 unless already paid in full for the multi-camp discount. A camp shirt is included!
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.
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.
The parents of the Italy Lady Gladiator state championship track team will be sponsoring a car wash to help raise money for the team’s individual state championship rings on Friday, June 17, from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on the 1st Baptist Church Parking Lot in Italy, Texas.
Italy’s Southern Outlaws Baseball Team brought home some bling Friday night after putting the finishing touches on a magical season by becoming the Waxahachie Optimist League’s 2016 Spring Baseball 7U Comp Coach Pitch Champions!!!
Italy’s Clayton Miller represents Italy High School and Gladiator Football during the 8th Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game held in Waco on Saturday.
All incoming 3rd grade through 9th grade students are invited to attend sports camps this summer at Italy High School. Cost to attend is $60 for all three camps or $25 for each individual camp. A camp shirt is included!
Italy Lady Gladiator Softball scores 5 superlatives on all-district list with April Lusk the Offensive POY, Brycelen Richards the Co-Defensive POY, Jenna Holden the Pitcher of the Year, Lillie Perry the Catcher of the Year and Britney Chambers the Utility POY!!!!!
On Friday, fans enjoyed the chance to show their appreciation for Italy High School’s 2016 Lady Gladiator Conference AA State Champion Track Team during a downtown parade held in their honor.