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.
Italy High School senior Lady Gladiator Cassidy Childers commits with North Lake College to play volleyball at the next level for the Lady Blazers.
Italy High School senior Lady Gladiator Halee Turner commits with Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. After trying out for the Lady Suns volleyball team, Halee was offered the position of middle blocker.
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.
Italy High School senior pitcher Ty Windham commits to Cisco College as he realizes a long sought after dream. Windham has been in the pitching rotation for the past three seasons as a varsity member of the Italy Gladiators baseball team.
Parade of Champions this Friday, May 27, @ 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Italy to honor our 2016 Italy Lady Gladiator Class 2A UIL State Champion Track Team!!!!!
Italy topples Itasca 14-3 to wrap up their 2016 district campaign while honoring 8 seniors during Senior Night at Loyd Davidson Field. Caps off to 2016 seniors Levi McBride, Micah Escamilla, Jorge Galvan, Ryan Connor, Hunter Merimon, Clayton Miller, Austin Crawford and Ty Windham for their dedication throughout their careers at Italy High School!
State track meet shirts are available to order. Cost for all shirts is $16. Shirt design is attached to the email. Please make checks payable to Italy ISD. Please leave your order and payment with Mrs. Ballard at the high school front office. Orders are needed as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact Coach Campbell at 254-855-5716.
The Italy Lady Gladiators defeated the Riesel Lady Indians rather matter-of-factly on Thursday with a 13-1 game 1 win in the bi-district round of the 2016 Softball 2A Region 2 Playoffs hosted in Italy. Riesel responded two days later to win games 2 and 3, claiming the bi-district championship for the Lady Indians.
Senior Day: Italy seniors Britney Chambers, Cassidy Childers, Lillie Perry and Hannah Washington are recognized for their career-long efforts before their district matchup against visiting Covington.
Italy Gladiator Football senior Clayton Miller will be representing the old gold and white in the 2016 8th Annual FCA Victory Bowl All-Star Football Game scheduled for Saturday, June 11, at Waco, ISD – Kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
The Lady Gladiators take care of Avalon at home 13-3 to sweep the Eagles in district play and will attempt to sweep Itasca this season, as well, with another home game tonight starting at 5:30 p.m.
Italy Gladiator Keith Davis II was named Offensive Player of the Year, Kendrick Norwood was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Christian Lightfoot was named Newcomer of the Year and head coach David Ervin was named Coach of the Year in District 12-2A.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will be calling a meeting to discuss the details of the Spring Athletic Banquet. We are asking anyone interested in helping with this event to please join us. All senior parent athletes are invited as well to discuss decorating the dome. The meeting will be held Monday, April 18th at 6pm in the Italy High School Library.
The 6th Man of the Year district superlative honor went to Italy’s April Lusk while Emmy Cunningham and Brycelen Richards received 1st Team All-District. In total, 10 Lady Gladiators were recognized with 4 players making the Academic All-District list.
The Italy Gladiator JV Baseball team will take on Avalon today, Thursday, March 24, starting at 2:30 p.m. in Avalon. A game between the Gladiator and Eagle Varsity squads will immediately follow the JV game.
On February 27th, 59 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, traveled to compete in an invitational tournament in Giddings, Texas.
All 3rd grade thru 9th grade students are invited to attend softball camp during Spring Break at Italy High School. Monday, March 14 thru Thursday, March 17 from 10:00am-12:30am each day. Cost to attend is $25.
Attached is the Tournament schedule for the 2016 Brentwood Tournament held in Austin, Texas where the Lady Gladiator Softball team will be participating on March 11th and 12th.