Italy Invitational Basketball Tournament brackets

Image: Boys Bracket

The annual Italy Invitational Basketball Tournament is scheduled to start on Thursday, December 1 and will run thru Saturday, December 3.  There will be both boys and girls divisions.  For our reader’s convenience we have provided brackets.  Good luck to our hardwood heroes and heroines as they battle it out on the court during this three day event.

Due to bleak weather forecast Italy basketball games rescheduled

With the winter weather heading full steam towards North Texas the decision has been made to move games scheduled for Tuesday night against Rio Vista to be played tonight (Monday, January 30th). The Lady Gladiator varsity game will begin tonight at 5:00pm followed by the varsity boys. There will not be any JV games due to this emergency change in schedule.

The Lady Gladiators hit the court running against Kemp

Image: Ryisha Copeland — Shoot to thrill. Italy JV Gladiator Ryisha Copeland and her teammates plan on having much to smile about this season.

Tuesday night gave the Italy Lady Gladiators’ fans a glimpse of what we can expect to see during the 2010-2011 basketball season. By all indications, this is going to be another exciting run for the varsity ladies after they took care of business against the Kemp Lady Yellow Jackets to start their season 1-0. Just as impressive was Italy’s JV team who played very aggressively against Kemp and set the tone for the entire season.

Italy girls’ basketball camp scheduled for June 28-June 30

Image: Waiver

Lady Gladiator head coach Stacy McDonald will be conducting a summer skills basketball camp in late June. Coach McDonald will be assisted by current and former Lady Gladiators during this three day camp. The Lady Gladiators are coming off of their first play-off win in 18 years. Girls entering grades 3rd through 9th are urged to come and be a part of that success.

Camp “Hoop it up’ with Rich & Ro” is a slam dunk

Image: Rossa and Richards — Kaitlyn Rossa and Megan Richards teamed up to put on the “Hoop it up’ with Rich and Ro” basketball camp for the next generation of Lady Gladiators.

Several aspiring young basketball players recently participated in the “Hoop it up’ with Rich and Ro” girls basketball camp this past week coached by Italy High School juniors, and current members of the Lady Gladiators basketball team, Megan Richards and Kaitlyn Rossa. Fueled by their own teams recent momentum, Richards and Rossa hope to keep the Lady Gladiators continuing forward for years to come.

Game time updates for the IYAA and Italy High School

The IYAA and Hillsboro sports Association will proceed with the Saturday, February 13 games as scheduled. The Italy Gladiators (boys) will play Itasca at 2:00 in Itasca on Saturday as well. The Lady Gladiators will take on Bosqueville in the first round of the playoffs at West High School on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m

Italy vs Itasca – Pack the Dome Night

Image: Three ladies — Lady Gladiators Kaitlyn Rossa, Jimesha Reed and Jaleecia Fleming unite their powers against the Itasca Lady Wampus Cats.

In what was an exciting night of basketball on Tuesday, Italy’s JV girls, JV Boys, Varsity girls and Varsity boys clashed with Itasca during Italy’s Pack The Dome Night inside Italy Coliseum. “Gladiator Nation” was well represented as both schools put on quite a performance.

IJH Lady Gladiators compete in Blooming Grove Tournament

Image: IJH Lady Gladiators – 8th grade — (L-R): Jesica Wilkins, Ashley Harper, Ryisha Copeland, Taylor Turner, Bernice Hailey, Kendra Copeland, Monseratt Figeuroa

The 7th and 8th grade Lady Gladiators competed in the Blooming Grove Jr High Basketball Tournament on Saturday, January 16. The 8th grade came away with a 2nd place trophy. The 7th graders were consolation champs. Both teams showcased their athletic prowess and were excellent representatives of Italy both on and off the court.