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.
War of the Towns: Italy’s Kortnei Johnson fires one shot after another to finish with 30-points while helping the Lady Gladiators hold off a comeback attempt by invaders from Venus.
Gladiator discount card available for purchase at the Uptown Cafe-Italy, Varner’s Alon gas station-Italy and inside the Italy Auto Supply store. The $10.00 card offers great deals on meals at several area eateries, coffee and ice cream and/or yogurt shops.
The Lady Gladiators overcome adversity and pull together to win 2-out of-3 games during the Hubbard hosted basketball tournament and take 3rd place. Tara Wallis was selected to the all-tournament team.
Italy uses Hubbard’s varsity basketball tournament to hone their skills and improve their level of play.
On September 14th, 2013 students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School-125 W. Elm Street-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts. After the grading Master Charles Kight-Chief Instructor of the school selected students he felt had made the most improvement since the last grading.
Head Coach Coach Brandon Ganske has announced a super sharp design for this season’s Gladiator Basketball tshirts. Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, January 27th, 2013. Order yours today!
The Italy Gladiator Football team has a few Italy Gladiator 2013 District Champion shirt sizes remaining at a discounted price. The cost has been lowered to $10.00 per shirt and will make great keepsakes or christmas gift, jazz up any trophy case or wall of fame and can even live on forever as part of a school spirited quilt.
Rio Vista wins both the JV game and varsity games over Italy but both Gladiator teams found an offensive rhythm late in the match ups.
Spirits are running high at Milford High School after beating New Castle in the six man semi-finals football game with a 66 – 58 win! They are ready for Saturday when they will play in the six man state championship game against Grandfalls Royalty at 3:00 PM at the AT&T stadium in Arlington.
Italy Junior High’s girls’ teams played three games against Blooming Grove on Monday at home, winning two. The outside weather may have been cold but the nets inside the dome were still smoldering Tuesday morning.
The Gladiator and Lady Gladiator varsity basketball squads will travel to Hubbard High School on December 12th, 13th and 14th to participate in the Hubbard Invitational Basketball Tournament. Game one for the Lady G’s will be Thursday at 3:00pm against Waco Rappaport Academy. Game one for the Gladiators will be Thursday at 4:30pm, also against Rappaport.
Senior Trevon Robertson leads the Italy Gladiators to a first-round win over the Grandview Zebras during tournament action in West.
Italy’s Varsity and JV boys’ teams adjust to playing rim to rim after late start to their basketball season.
Per Italy High School head boys basketball coach, Brandon Ganske, the basketball tournament in West has been cancelled. The varsity boys team was originally scheduled to participate in West today and tomorrow (December 6 and 7).
The Italy Gladiators dominated their district competition for an undefeated 5-0 district championship and then amassed 32 all-district awards to top the list.
Italy head basketball coach, Brandon Ganske, would like to notify his players regarding a shoot-around session inside Italy Coliseum which will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the high school boys playing basketball.
The Collinsville Pirates end Italy’s playoff run before it could really begin after a first-quarter injury to senior Gladiator quarterback, TaMarcus Sheppard, helped sink Italy’s hopes for an area championship.
The Lady Gladiators win 1-out of-3 during tournament play, finishing with a dominant win over Hillsboro.
The 1A Italy Lady Gladiators use own tournament to improve their court skills and realize their potential after a strong showing in first-round matchup against 2A Peaster.
Malakoff passes test from the Lady Gladiators but Italy gets an ‘A’ for effort in a high-scoring contest.
The Italy Lady Gladiator Volleyball Team lands 9 separate players on the 2013 All-District list with Madison Washington and Bailey Eubank receiving first-team honors.
Fan bus has been cancelled due to lack of interest.
Bi-district burgers and fries fill up bye week with Italy waiting for a winner between Wolfe City and Collinsville.
The 2013 Gladiator Football playoff shirts are ready! Please make plans to come by the Italy High School dome on Thursday, November 21st between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:00pm and pick up your preordered shirt(s).
The Italy Junior High basketball teams open their season against the Mildred Eagles inside Italy Coliseum with three close and entertaining games.
Inspirational pre-game photos from Italy’s Senior Night pep rally as the Gladiators prepare for playoff battle.
The coaching staff at Italy ISD has released the tournament brackets for this week’s Italy Basketball Tournament. This annual tournament will pair varsity girls and boys teams from across the state in a three day event. Our own Lady Gladiators will take the court at 12noon on Thursday, November 21st for their first game of the tournament.
Italy’s Lady Gladiators show signs of greatness during first home game inside Italy Coliseum against the Hubbard Lady Jaguars.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting basketball registration this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside George Scott Coliseum (old Italy gym).
We will not let our guys leave for their first playoff game without a little pep in their step, so we are having send off at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22nd!
Celebrating Senior Night, the Italy Gladiators take care business and defeat Kerens 33-7 to post an undefeated 5-0 district record and claim the title outright. Playoffs, here we come!!!
All parents of Lady Gladiator softball players are requested to attend a meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held in Coach Rowe’s classroom (Rm #113).
There were many happy faces and shiny cowboy boots on October 19, as competitors in the Ellis County Equine Association gathered for their year-end banquet at the Grasshopper Ranch in Palmer to receive a menagerie of custom made awards in honor of their hard work to win championships throughout the 2013 ECEA horse show season.
The Lady Gladiators looked good over in Blooming Grove with Italy’s JV winning big and the varsity ladies being stopped only by a stubborn rim.
Gladiator Baseball hosting Chili Supper on Friday, November 8 from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm inside the Italy High School Cafeteria. Club funds are low so please help us knock this one out of the park!
With their backs against the wall, the Italy Gladiators overcome a first-half 17-point deficit to defeat the Gateway Gators 28-24 to stay on pace to win the district championship outright with one game remaining.
The Lady Gladiator Volleyball program honors seniors Monserrat Figueroa, Taylor Turner and Paige Westbrook during Senior Day inside Italy Coliseum.
Lady Gladiator Basketball Head Coach, Melissa Fullmer is requesting that all parents/guardians of high school and junior high level basketball players attend a parent meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm and will be held in the IHS dome.
The Lady Gladiator coaching staff is now offering Lady Gladiator Basketball tshirts for sale. These shirts will be black crew-neck tees, in your choice of long sleeve ($15) or short sleeve ($12). Both adult and youth sizes are available. Use the convenient order form attached and order yours today!
The mighty Italy Gladiators, guided by first-year head coach Charles Tindol, upset undefeated Cayuga to cap off a glorious homecoming week for Italy High School with seniors Ryisha Copeland and Bailey Walton crowned Queen and King.
On October 12th, 2013, forty-four students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School participated in an invitational Unified Tae Kwon Do Tournament in Giddings, Texas. Students performed patterns and also sparring with a chance to win 2-trophies.