A tremendous start behind a 17-point first-period from senior Trevon Robertson gave the Italy Gladiators a shot but the favored Trenton Tigers survived Robertson’s early barrage of 3-pointers to outlast Italy for the Area championship.
The Italy ISD special olympic athletes received a heroes sendoff from the entire Italy High School student body and faculty early Wednesday morning as Team Italy prepared for their basketball competition at Cedar Hill High School.
The Italy Gladiators became 2013-2014 Class A bi-disitrict basketball champions after clawing their way to a win over the Valley View Eagles behind a 17-point clutch performance by freshman guard Kevin Johnson.
Can you imagine how excited the students at Avalon ISD must be? For the first time ever in the history of their school they now have a softball field set up and ready for them to “Play Ball.”
The Lady Gladiators game out on top in a pre-season battle against the 5A Richardson Berkner Lady Rams Tuesday night in Richardson. It was a 0-0 ball game thru the 4th inning with Italy crossing home plate in the top of the 5th. Final score was Italy 1 – Berkner 0.
The Gladiators fought until the end against the visiting 2A Rio Vista Eagles in an exciting season opener at Loyd Davidson Field.
The Italy Gladiators leave no doubt about who the district runner-up is after winning a tie-breaker over Itasca to determine playoff seeding.
So close despite playing in a town so far away! The Italy Lady Gladiators gave it their all in a bi-district matchup against the Era Lady Hornets in Saginaw on Wednesday. Italy was in the fight until the end but Era surged late to win 50-42.
Gladiator football seniors TaMarcus Sheppard and Darol Mayberry to join 2013 teammates Trevon Robertson and Zain Byers on the coveted Italy Gladiator Football’s All-State Golden Hall of Fame.
The Italy Gladiators finished their district campaign tied for second place with rival Itasca. Both Italy and Itasca have qualified for the playoffs but will battle in a game on Friday to decide playoff seeding. The winner will enter the playoffs as the two seed and the loser goes in as a three seed.
The Italy Lady Gladiator bi-district playoff basketball game against Era, to be played at Saginaw, Boswell High School, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 12. The game will played at the original location with the originally scheduled tip-off time of 7:30 p.m.
The Italy Gladiator (varsity boys) away basketball game versus Dallas Gateway, that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night, has been moved up to tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. off Hampton Road in Dallas.
Students, several from Italy, traveled to San Antonio to compete in an invitational tournament hosted by Kim’s Academy in San Antonio. These students were from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas. Four of these students returned home with trophies they earned in patterns as well as sparring.
The Italy Neotribune has just received word that tonight’s varsity basketball match-up between the Italy boys and Arlington Summit has been cancelled. Inclement weather and icy road conditions have forced this cancellation. Once we hear if the game will be rescheduled, we will post it here.
Itasca defends home court to disrupt playoff seeding with the Lady Gladiators, ultimately, heading into a bi-district matchup against Era on Tuesday. The Gladiators fall short to the Wampus Cats by 1-point and now need to win Friday against Arlington Summit to keep from putting their expected playoff appearance at risk.
The Lady Gladiators will enter the playoffs as a third seed and are scheduled to challenge Era in a 7:30 p.m. bi-district championship game on Tuesday, February 11, to be played at Saginaw Boswell. Gladiators play an away district game against Arlington Summit Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Pull out the bat bag, IYAA Softball/Baseball signups will be this Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. inside the old Italy Gym (George E. Scott Coliseum).
In the final home game for their seniors, the Italy Gladiators had little trouble with visiting Grand Prairie Advantage for an 82-45 win with each senior scoring points.
The Lady Gladiators put their muscle into it against visiting Triple A Academy with both teams competing on a physical level. these images are not for the faint of heart….
With much on the district line for both the Italy Gladiators and the Lady Gladiators, Gladiator Nation is being asked to trek over to Itasca Tuesday night to provide support. Go Italy!!
IYAA basketball players give it their all on Saturday against teams from both Abbott and Hillsboro.
UIL football and basketball realignments were released this morning. 2014-2016 alignments for Italy, Avalon and Milford are as follows:
Both of Italy’s Junior High girls squads wrap up their basketball season but not before each player leaves the mark on the game, and on the year!
Lady Gladiator seniors Kendra Copeland, Ryisha Copeland and Bernice Hailey were honored during the pre-game before Italy demolished visiting Grand Prairie Advantage, 64-4, for Senior Night.
Results from the Italy Junior High Boys Basketball Tournament hosted in Italy on Saturday, January 18.
IHS Baseball parents, coaches and players would like to thank everyone who helped out with the baseball fundraiser this past Friday night. We had several raffles throughout the night and here is a list of the winners:
The Gateway Gators from Dallas deliver Italy their first district loss of the season while Italy’s JV boys get the win over visiting Itasca.
Tomorrow night is Basketball Senior Night inside Italy Coliseum with the Lady Gladiators being honored at 6:00 p.m. and the Gladiators being honored at 8:00 p.m. The JV Gladiator boys will be competing in a game starting at 4:00 p.m. over in Itasca.
On Saturday, the old Italy gym was filled with the sounds of cheering fans, swishing nets and dribbling basketballs as IYAA teams continue to hone their skills.
Not even close! The Italy Lady Gladiators hoop their way to a 60-36 district win over visiting Dallas Gateway to force a two-way tie with the Lady Gators for second-place.
Three games, three exciting endings as Italy’s Junior High boys give it their all against visiting Rice. What a night of exciting basketball!
The Italy Lady Gladiators would like to thank everyone that helped make our hamburger fundraiser a giant success. We especially want to thank the Brinkman Corporation for donating the grill that was raffled off as well as Gerdau Long Steel North America for sponsoring the Burger Dinner.
Both the Lady Gladiators and the Gladiators made it look easy against visiting Arlington Summit to score two more district wins.
Both the Italy JV Lady Gladiators and the JV Gladiators gave it their best shot against visiting Itasca on Friday, with both games exciting to watch.
Rise To Victory! New Gladiator Baseball shirts are available for purchase. Order forms can be picked up and/or returned to the front reception desk at Italy High School along with payment.
Italy Gladiator Football’s Zain Byers and Trevon Robertson were selected as 2013 Class A All-State players by the Associated Press which is based on regular-season performances.
The mighty Italy Gladiators rose to the challenge against district rival Itasca to secure an all important district win inside the Coliseum.
Boom! The Lady Gladiators countered Itasca’s pre-game intimidation tactics with a resolve to defend their dome court and improve to 3-2 in district play.
It was a wild night in the Coliseum for Junior High basketball with Italy’s 7th and 8th grade teams giving it their all against visiting Marlin.
Italy will play host to a junior high boys basketball tournament on Saturday, January 18th at the Italy High School dome. Both of the IJHS boys’ 7th grade and 8th grade squads will participate in the tournament.
Editors Note: 7th grade bracket was updated 1/14/13 @ 12:45pm.
First-year head coach Brandon Gansky and his spirited Gladiators open district with a convincing win over Grand Prairie Advantage Academy.
The Lady Gladiators win big over Grand Prairie and improve to 2-1 in district play behind Kortnei Johnson’s 24-points and 11-points each from Jaclynn Lewis and Tara Wallis.
The visiting West Trojans outlast the Gladiators during a pair of physical games played inside Italy Coliseum.
On Friday, January 17, the Lady Gladiators will be giving away a brand new Brinkman Pro-Series Grill (Model 9424) donated by the Brinkman Corporation. The give-a-way will be the culmination of three weeks of raffle ticket sales by the softball team. There is still time to get your ticket!
The Lady Gladiators controlled the pace in the first-half but Dallas Gateway forced Italy to run in the second-half, allowing the nimble Lady Gators to run away with the district win. Italy’s JV girls did manage to take care of business against visiting Itasca.
On Friday, January 17, while the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on the Itasca Wampus Cats 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. Mark your calendars!!!
Italy’s JV and varsity Gladiators take a break from the holiday break to take on visiting Blooming Grove in a couple of close games inside the Coliseum.
The JV game between Italy and Venus was close throughout while Italy’s varsity Gladiators tried to overcome a 20-point deficit in the second-half, and for a moment, they had a chance.
Italy Junior High’s Lady Gladiator squads left it all on the court against visiting Venus with the 7th grade team finishing strong and the 8th grade team winning big.
While Santa is making a list and checking it twice, there are visions of softballs, cleats and line drives dancing around in the heads of the Lady Gladiator softball team. Practices will start in mid-January and the girls are ready to get the season started.