The Italy High School basketball coaches have released the schedules for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Both the JV and varsity girls schedules and JV and varsity boys schedules are attached.
Italy Junior High Gladiator and Lady Gladiator basketball schedules for the 2013-2014 season have been released. Both schedules are attached.
The Italy Gladiators overcome a slick field, four first-half fumbles, several penalties and head coach Charles Tindol suffering from the flu to defeat Crossroads and improve to 2-0 in district with sophomore Hunter Merimon rushing for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, the Italy High School dome will house the 2013 District 13A Junior High Volleyball Tournament. Games begin at 2pm with the championship game scheduled for 5pm. Italy’s first game will be at 2pm against Bynum. Come out and support!
The Lady Gladiators and Frost Lady Polar Bears will play on Friday, October 25. This matchup was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 26. Varsity will play at 4:00 with JV immediately following. Make plans to come out to the dome Friday afternoon and support these hard working Lady Gladiators.
Italy’s Junior High teams win both games against Crossroads despite Willis Field seeming more like a slip ’n slide.
Chill out! Italy’s junior high volleyball teams showed Frost the door after both the Italy A-team and B-teams’ managed come from behind victories in the 3rd set of each match.
Italy’s JV girls rally to win in 2-out of-3 sets over Kopperl but the Lady Eagle varsity squad is the victor after overcoming a determined effort by the Lady Gladiators.
The Stafford PTO will be selling spirit ribbons for this weeks game against the Crossroads Bobcats. Ribbons will be sold for $.75. We will be selling ribbons at both the high school campus and at Stafford during Thursday and Friday lunches. For more info please contact Tessa South at 469.285.9854. Go Gladiators!
The Italy Gladiators return to the win column after their dominating district opening victory over the Itasca Wampus Cats.
The Italy City Council took “no action” following a 40-minute executive session regarding personnel matters relating to the public works department Monday evening in council chambers.
On Saturday, September 14th, students from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School-125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas tested for new belts. This testing included students from Italy and Milford — Nick Sam, Michael Gonzalez, Michael Russell of Italy; Mario Perez and Isamar Perez both of Milford.
The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 14, 2013. In addition to the monthly meeting, there will also be a Proclamation Reception recognizing the Italy Youth Athletic Association’s volunteer of the year. Agendas for both the meeting and reception is attached.
Both the Italy Junior High and Italy JV teams open their 2013 district schedule with wins over the visiting Itasca Wampus Cats.
The Lady Gladiators proved that playing team ball on the volleyball court can net a win Tuesday when they hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Bynum.
The Gladiators finish their preseason with a 1-4 record but hopes to turn things around during their district opener Friday against Itasca.
Every year the IYAA says goodbye to its veterans and welcomes in a new group of young Gladiators, but one thing has always remained the same, team spirit never fades and this year’s football players and cheerleaders certainly carried the torch against Mildred on Saturday.
Italy Baseball parent meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. inside the high school cafeteria.
The Lady Gladiator Volleyball teams sent the Covington Lady Owls home without a win on Saturday in the dome. The Varsity took the best 3 out of 5 match by defeating Covington 25-12, 25-17 and 25-13. The Junior Varsity won their match 25-14 and 25-20.
The Lady Gladiators play at a high level on the road but Frost never wavered in their confidence.
The Eagle’s may have landed but Italy’s Junior High Lady Gladiators simply shooed Avalon off the volleyball court and out of the Coliseum.
The Italy Gladiators slip and slide their way to a 7-6 halftime lead over the Hubbard Jaguars before the Jags run away with the game in the final moments, 20-7.
Italy’s Junior High volleyball girls move a few more sets closer to being Lady Gladiator legends.
The Lady Gladiators and their fans rock Avalon’s gym to make it their dome away from dome in order to finish strong on the road.
There will be two Italy junior high football games tomorrow in Kerens with the 7th grade starting at 5:00 p.m. followed by an 8th grade game at 6:00 p.m.
Jon Cady is a new math teacher at Italy High School. He is also the new head baseball coach and an assistant football and basketball coach. Prior to coming to Italy, he was a teacher/coach at Mason, Buffalo and Mansfield. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Kinesiology.
Bobby Campbell is enjoying his first year on staff at Italy High School. In addition to teaching technology, health and leadership, he is also an assistant football coach, head power lifting coach and head track coach. Prior to coming to Italy, he was a teacher/coach for five years in Itasca, two years in Fairfield, eight years in McGregor and eight years in Temple.
When Morgan Mathews was hired as a teacher and the new Head Volleyball Coach at Italy High School, she brought expertise, energy and excitement with her. She wants her students and athletes to live up to their potential while having fun and working hard. She wants them to do their best and live for the moment because that moment only comes around once.
Italy’s junior high Gladiators get the win on a quarterback dive by Tylan Wallce to end the game while the matchup between Italy’s JV Gladiators and Hubbard’s JV is left undecided due to inclement weather.
Italy Junior High volleyball action versus Milford results in 2 set wins by Italy’s 7th Grade and 2 set wins by Milford’s 8th grade.
2013 Italy High School graduate and All-State softball catcher, Alyssa Richards, is already making an impact at Tennessee Tech.
Italy – The Lady Gladiator varsity volleyball team put one in the win column Tuesday night when they hosted their South Ellis County rivals, the Lady Bulldogs of Milford. They won all three games 25-22, 25-20 and 25-21.
Try as they might, the Gladiators drop their second game in a row, a 34-13 loss to Sunnyvale.
Italy — The Gladiator 7th grade squad appeared to be on their way to a shutout victory after two touchdown runs by workhorse Jonathan Salas, and a 2-point conversion catch by Chasston Wilson seemed to all but end Sunnyvale’s chances. Italy lead 14-0 with just 2:59 left in the opening game of a triple-header Thursday night at Italy’s historic Willis Field.
Waxahachie — Italy’s AD/HFC Charles Tindol, his staff, the players, the band and flag corp, the cheerleaders, the water boys, the film crew, the Stat Squad girls and the rest of Gladiator Nation settled in this past Friday night inside Waxahachie’s Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium to enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2nd Annual Dale Hansen Football Classic.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will have a fully stocked spirit table during the junior high and JV football games tonight. The table will be set up and ready for business by 4:30pm. Come by before everything is gone…again.
Italy Junior High volleyball teams fill the Italy Coliseum dome with team spirit and a competitive spirit.
The Italy JV Gladiators enjoyed playing at home but the visiting Malakoff JV Tigers shredded the Wills Field welcome matt.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster club is raffling off 4 tickets to the Ranger game on Wednesday, September 25 against the Houston Astros. These great seats are located between home plate and third base. The package also includes parking.
Gladiators win their 2013 opening season debut 13-7 over the Mayearl Panthers with the game not decided until the final 2 minutes.
There will be a parent meeting for Italy Junior High Volleyball will be on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the dome. This meeting will discuss practice times, expectations of players and give parents the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming volleyball session. If you are unable to attend this meeting please contact one of the coaches so that we may get you the information needed.
Gate prices for tonight’s football game at Willis Field between the Italy Gladiators and the Maypearl Panthers and ticket and gate information for the upcoming Dale Hansen Football Classic.
Maypearl’s JV dominates the first half to lead 20-0 by intermission, and eventually win the game, but Italy’s JV outscored the Panthers 6-0 in the second half and will build from there.
Lady Gladiator Volleyball (varsity, JV as well as a freshman squad) will travel to Blooming Grove to participate in tournaments over the next two weekends. The varsity will play on Thursday, August 29th and Saturday, August 31st and the JV and 9th grade squads will play on Thursday, September 5 and Saturday, September 7th. Attached are complete brackets for both weekends.
Note: Bracket has been updated with Saturday game match-ups.
The Lady Gladiators win in 5 sets against Mildred after the Italy’s freshman and JV squads won both their matches against Mildred as well.
Palmer — Coming off a strong showing in their first scrimmage against 1A Valley Mills, the 1A Italy Gladiators received a bit more resistance from the 2A Palmer Bulldogs during the final scrimmage for both teams before their 2013 season’s kickoff.
The Lady Gladiators hosted a volleyball round-robin inside Italy Coliseum with Italy, Palmer and Venus each securing a team win before the dust had cleared.
The Gladiator Athletic Booster Club will meet on Monday, August 26th at 6:15pm in the Italy High School Library. All parents and supporters of Italy Gladiator Athletics are welcome to attend.
The Italy ISD administration office is currently selling reserved seating season passes for 2013 Gladiator football season. Passes are $25 each. Contact 972/483-1815 for more information.
The Gladiators took care of business against the Valley Mills Eagles during Saturday’s scrimmage and now look ahead to Thursday’s scrimmage in Palmer.