This Saturday, January 17, Italy will be the host of a junior high basketball tournament. Both gyms will be buzzing with basketball action with the first tipoff at 9:00am and games scheduled well into the afternoon. Check out the tournament brackets attached.
The Lady Gladiators controlled the Lady Bulldogs of Venus in the dome Tuesday night from the first play of the game until the final buzzer.
The Italy Lady Gladiators improved their record to 10-3 with a 50-34 victory or the Axtell Lady Longhorns at home in the dome Tuesday night. Freshman Emmy Cunningham led Italy with 30 points.
Even when they were outnumbered, the Italy Lady Gladiator Junior Varsity basketball team never gave up. They fought hard on the court to defeat the Axtell Lady Longhorn J.V. 23-21 on Tuesday night in the dome. Italy started the game with only 5 players -Axtell suited up 11 players.
The following is a game by game schedule of the 2014 Italy Varsity girls Basketball Tournament. The tournament will tip-off with the first game on Thursday November 20th at 10:30am and continue thru to the championship game starting at 6:00pm on Saturday. All games will be played in the Italy High School Dome-nasium.
Italy AD, Charles Tindol has released the varsity and JV basketball schedules for the 2014-2015 season. They are attached. Good luck to the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators as they gear up for a memorable season on the hardwood!
Note: Updated JV/Varsity Boys schedule submitted by Coach Ganske added 10/28/2014;
Updated JV/Varsity Girls schedule submitted by Coach Fullmer added 10/24/2014
Head girls basketball coach Melissa Fullmer announces her all-district Lady Gladiators for the 2013-2014 season. And what a season it was!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
Over half of the Italy Lady Gladiator basketball roster receives all-district accolades with Kortnei Johnson grabbing a superlative honor.
The Italy Lady Gladiators will have a warmup game tonight against Kerens in Cayuga in preparation for their playoff game against Era on Tuesday, February 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Burleson Centennial HS in Burleson, TX.
With both teams entering with 3-1 district records, Itasca benefits from four Lady Gladiators fouling out to win at home.
Italy’s JH Girls are unable to avenge earlier season losses to Blooming Grove despite trying to defend their dome with all their might.
The Italy Gladiators win their district opener 64-23 over the Grand Prairie Advantage Academy Eagles while the Lady Gladiators stand 3-0 in district play after a 74-10 outing.
Italy’s JH Lady Gladiator squads play hard and until the final buzzers to split wins with the Marlin Lady Bulldogs.
Italy duels with Dallas Gateway dropping both boy’s games to the Gators while the Lady Gladiators start 2-0 in district with another big win.
The 2013 Italy Lady Gladiators win their district opener over the Arlington Summitt Lady Skyhawks 76-17 at home in the dome.
The Lady Gladiators defeat Faith Family 63-14 and advance to the second round of the annual Italy Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Fans get a home game look at the 2012-13 Lady Gladiator Basketball team and were impressed with the high level of play and winning attitudes.
Melissa Fullmer loves kids and loves sports. These two thing are her life. So what better position for her than being a Physical Ed teacher for Stafford Elementary and head girls basketball coach for Italy High School?
In a called meeting last night, the Italy ISD Board of Trustees hired several new employees for the district.
Lady Gladiator basketball head coach, Randy Parks, is proud of his team’s all-district accomplishments.
With enrollment slightly down, Italy ISD is redistricted to a 1A Classification for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.