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.
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.