Cedar Valley College – The Lady Gladiators got off to a good start against the Dallas Gateway Lady Gators. However, the tide quickly turned in the 2nd period and suddenly Italy was in jeopardy of losing their 2nd District game.
The Italy Coliseum – Italy hosted a JV basketball tournament Saturday, Jan 17. The Lady Gladiators JV tangled with the Blooming Grove Lady Lions in game one and the Rice Lady Bulldogs in game two. Both were physical confrontations proving our girls are not made of sugar and spice and everything nice.
Cedar Valley College – Both Italy Gladiator JV squads dominated the Dallas Gateway Gators in action packed games. Italy’s JV Girls outnumbered the Gators 5 players to 3 at one point. And the Italy JV Boys game featured, what could be, the “Shot of the Year!”
At Home In The Dome – The Italy JH boys and girls squads put on a show for their fans. A mixture of 7th and 8th grade boys “B” squads competed in a scrimmage that came down to the last second. Then the Italy JH boys and girls “A” squads both defeated their Red Oak Faith Family challengers.
Italy takes care of the Venus Bulldogs and now sets their sights on Dallas Gateway. The JV/V games Friday will all be played at Cedar Valley College since Gateway’s gym is under construction.
The Italy Coliseum – The Italy JH met on the hardwood with Red Oak Life last Thursday for rematches. Italy made the hometown fans proud but ROL got on a roll themselves winning 3 of the 4 games during this trip.
The Italy Coliseum – The Italy 8th grade girls dominated the Red Oak Life Mustangs
Italy Head Coach Stacy McDonald led the Lady Gladiators out of the locker room to take on the Itasca Lady Wampus Cats. Unfortunately the Lady Gladiators came up short as Itasca’s girls stunned the Lady Gladiators building a huge halftime lead 39-8.
The Italy Coliseum — It all came down to one final shot to beat the buzzer as the Lady Gladiators JV and their old rivals the Itasca Lady Wampus Cats JV play in a thriller at the dome!
Navarro College – An emotional win in the 2nd round put the Italy Lady Gladiators into the Consolation Championship game. Although finishing strong, Italy was unable to overcome a 1st half deficit and were defeated by Dawson. The Lady Bulldogs won 42-35 in the 2008 Kiwanis Classic Basketball Tournament.
Navarro College – The Lady Gladiators try to defeat the Mildred Lady Eagles in the 2nd round of the 2008 Kiwanis Classic. With 5 seconds remaining, Italy’s #5 Becca “The Difference” DeMoss would step-up and be the hero.
Navarro College – The Italy Varsity squads squared-off with the Wortham Varsity squads in the 1st round of the 2008 Kiwanis Classic Basketball Tournament. Hosted on the campus of Navarro College (a branch of Texas A&M at Commerce), the Gladiators’ planned to teach the Bulldogs some lessons.
The Italy Varsity Lady Gladiators win their second game of the season in dramatic fassion defeating the Mildred Lady Eagles in the 2nd round of the Italy Invitational Tournament. Italy Head Coach Stacy McDonald cried tears of joy after Italy’s second comeback win in two nights of competition.
The Varsity Lady Gladiators sporting their black uniforms were pumped up to battle the Waxahachie JV Lady Indians in the Italy Invitational Tournament Championship. The Lady Gladiators were forced to ‘circle the chariots’ since the Lady Indians were shooting jumpers and layups like precision arrows in this game.
In the first round of the Italy Invitational Tournament, the Italy Varsity Lady Gladiators would have to come from behind to beat the Venus Lady Bulldogs if they were to make it into the second round.
How about some basketball? If you are interested in some high school action, Italy High School is the place for you to be December 4-6 at the dome. Play begins at 9:00 am on Thursday.
The Coliseum – The Italy Junior High girls basketball squads competed with the upstart Hampton Preparatory School which is in it’s first year of operation. However, the Hampton Phoenix didn’t lack confidence as they gave it their all against Italy.
ITALY – The Italy Varsty Girls squad competed against the speedy Chilton Lady Pirates at home in the Coliseum. The Lady Gladiators stayed the course but the Lady Pirates sailed out in front early.
Italy J.V. and Varsity Girls had the Italy High School Coliseum rocking against the Mildred Eagles Tuesday night. Both Italy squads were forced to pull off last minute come backs that had the fans cheering until the last second.
The Italy 8th grade basketball squads got the ball bouncing on their 2008-’09 seasons against Red Oak Life Monday evening at the Italy High School Coliseum. The games showcased many bright young stars from both Italy and Red Oak.
ITALY – The Italy Lady Gladiators, led by Senior Captain Becca DeMoss, hosted the Rice Lady Bulldogs Friday night at the Italy High School Coliseum. From the opening tip-off the action was fast and furious.
The Italy Lady Gladiators JV and Varsity squads tipped-off their 2008-2009 basketball seasons Thursday night at the Italy Gladiators Coliseum. The Varsity girls were outfitted in brand new uniforms as they competed against the Dawson Lady Bulldogs in a very physical ball game.
The winds of change are blowing through Gladiator Land. The new head coach for the girls basketball team is Stacy McDonald and she has some new plans for the Lady Gladiators.