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.
The Lady Gladiator Junior High Volleyball squads will begin preparation for their upcoming season once school starts next Monday. To help all of the parents and faithful fans of Lady Gladiator Junior High Volleyball the coaches have released the schedule. Their first game will be on Monday, September 9, 2013 at home against Bynum.
Italy’s next JV and varsity football scrimmages will be played in Palmer on Thursday, August 22, with the JV scrimmage starting at 5:00 p.m. and the varsity scrimmage starting at 6:30 p.m
Both the Italy Lady Gladiators varsity and JV squads played played at a high level during an Italy hosted round-robin against Kerens and Scurry-Rosser last week.
The Dale Hansen Football Classic academic scholarship was established in 2012 to aid high school students wishing to pursue secondary education at the collegiate level. The classic is pleased to offer academic scholarships, ranging from $500.00 to $1000.00, to one boy and one girl in the senior class from each of the six high schools represented in the 2013 games. Applications are available in the office of the lead counselor at each of the six high schools – Italy Malakoff, Florence, Thrall, Alvarado, and Mexia.
The Lady Gladiator varsity volleyball squad will travel to Venus tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th and play three seeding matches in the Venus varsity tournament to be held at the Venus High School gymnasium. Bracket play for the tournament will be held on Saturday, August 17th.
More action from the 2013 Lady Gladiator Volleyball and Gladiator Football 2-a-day camps with high-tempo workouts and detailed training exercises setting the tone for Italy Athletics.
The Lady Gladiators are working hard in anticipation of their promising volleyball season ahead. Order your Lady Gladiator Volleyball shirt and show them you support them every bump, set, and hit along the way. Use the attached order form to order yours by Friday, August 16th.
Midnight Madness sets the tone for the the Lady Gladiator volleyball program, the new look Gladiator football program and for Italy Athletics as a whole.
After he accepted the role as Italy ISD’s athletic director and head football coach late this summer, we finally have a chance to know better, Charles Tindol, who brings a fresh new energy to the Italy Athletic Department.
Italy ISD AD/HFC Charles Tindol requests all student-athletes interested in playing volleyball or football, but have yet to get physicals, to please continue to attend the Midnight Madness practices on Monday, August 5 @ 12:01 a.m.!!!!!
FINAL IYAA football and cheer signups will be Saturday, August 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Ballpark. NO ROSTER HAS BEEN FILLED. Players will be sporting new jerseys and pants this season and will get to keep their jerseys!
The Italy Athletic Department invites fans to attend the Midnight Madness Volleyball and Football practices on Monday, August 5th, with both practices starting precisely at 12:01 a.m.
Watch Italy Football’s Marvin Cox on Direct TV 677 (Fox Southwest) tonight at 7:00 p.m. as he competes in the "2013 Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) All-Star Football Game presented by Fuddruckers in Fort Worth.
Lady Gladiator volleyball will be having a mandatory volleyball parent meeting on Sunday, August 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the dome. Plus, the Lady Gladiators will take the court on Monday, August 5th, beginning at 12:01 a.m. for their Midnight Madness practice to begin the season!
Kortnei’s Car Wash will be Saturday, July 27, to raise money for travel and lodging expenses for Italy High School’s, Kortnei Johnson (jr.) who is hoping to compete in the Junior Olympics, August 1, in Detroit.
Italy Baseball proudly announces pitcher Caden Jacinto and shortstop Marvin Cox as recent selections to the Collin Street Bakery / Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A all-state baseball team!
Stadium Chairs with Italy in gold and white printed on the back are available now thru the Gladiator Athletic Booster Club. Contact Kelly Lewis at: 214/878-4623, Robbie Jones at 972/921-4067 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and get yours before the big game on Friday night!
Gladiator Athletic Booster Club vice-president, Flossie Gowin, has called a meeting for Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 5:45pm to be held in the Italy High School’s Library. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to elect officers for the upcoming school year. Volunteers are also needed to serve as seasonal coordinators: Fall, Early Winter, Late Winter and Spring. If you cannot attend the meeting but are willing to help please contact Flossie Gowin at (972) 523-6799 or email email@example.com.
Hill College’s Lady Rebel Softball coaching staff is having two, 2-day softball camps in July. The first camp, to be held on July 18th and 19th, will be for 10 thru 14 year-olds and the second camp, to be held on July 25th and 26th, will be for 15 thru 18 year olds. Both of these camps will be held at the Hill College softball field in Hillsboro, just a short drive from Italy.
The 2013 varsity and JV Lady Gladiator Volleyball Schedule is official with newly hired head coach, Morgan Mathews, and assistant coach, Tina Richards, looking forward to reinvigorating the program.
The 2013 varsity, JV and junior high Gladiator Football Schedules are posted here with new HFC/AD Charles Tindol in place and a new era of Gladiator Football just moments from kickoff.
Watch State Champion Kourtnei Johnson (jr.) represent Italy High School and Ellis County during the 2013 edition of the AAU Track & Field Club Championships live online at ESPN3.com starting Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Texas time.
Italy High School product and Tennessee Tech commit, Alyssa Richards, continues her winning ways during the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star softball game in Austin.
On June 1st, students from Italy, Milford and the the surrounding area tested for new belts as members of the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School.
Jason Smith, currently with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, and Tony Brackens, who played 9 seasons with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, are hosting a free football clinic at Fairfield High School on Friday, July 12, from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Italy’s Dustin Duke, 7 and Austin Cate, 7 impress the Baylor University coaching staff during a recent baseball clinic in Waco.
Charles Tindol, newly-hired offensive coordinator at Italy High School, was upgraded to athletic director and head football coach at a special meeting of the school board of trustees Tuesday evening.
Donations needed immediately to send Kortnei Johnson to Florida to compete in the Nationals this summer. An account has been setup locally at Citizens National Bank to receive deposits on Kortnei’s behalf.
If you need assistance or have any questions please contact Barry Byers at (972) 921-1231.
Four students that attend the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School participated in a recent belt test and were selected as Best Performance in their division by, Grand Master Park, of Houston.
As a member of the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School, Italy’s Nick Sam earns a towering trophy in recognition of his earning All A’s as a student at Italy Stafford Elementary during the 2012-2013 school year.
In a surprising move this morning, Hank Hollywood resigned as Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Italy High School when he submitted his resignation to school superintendent, Barry Bassett.
Italy’s 9U softball girls competed well in the championship game of their Waxahachie league in a game that was decided by a split second and 1 run.
Local athletes make the most of their 2013 FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Super Centex Victory Bowl V experience with Italy’s Ryheem Walker, Avalon’s Reece Marshall and Milford’s Jairus Russell and cheerleader Brittany Goss making lasting memories.
The 2013 Italy Gladiator Banquet featured honors its strongest, fastest and brightest stars with a meal fit for champions, award presentations and a couple of surprises.
IYAA President Charles Hyles would like to invite the IYAA players and their families to the end of the year bash to celebrate an outstanding year of IYAA Sports.
Italy High School 2013 graduate, Ryheem Walker, signed his letter of intent to play football for Tyler Junior College as he prepares to finalize his high school career by participating in the 5th Annual FCA Victory Bowl on June 15 in Waco.
Every Italy High School/Junior High School athlete grades 7-12 are required to have a new physical every year and must be on file with the Athletic Department. The physicals will be due at the beginning of the school year in August.
Lady Gladiators, Alyssa Richards (Sr.) and Jaclynn Lewis (So.) have both been named to the 2013 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Softball team for Class 1A with Richards to appear in the TGCA All-Star game on July 12 in Austin.
The Italy Athletic Department to hold several summer camps for Boys’ football, baseball, and basketball and for Girls’ volleyball, softball and basketball.