The Italy Gladiators land 8 basketball players onto the all-district list including senior TaMarcus Sheppard who earned Defensive MVP honors and Trevon Robertson who was named to the 1st team.
A tremendous start behind a 17-point first-period from senior Trevon Robertson gave the Italy Gladiators a shot but the favored Trenton Tigers survived Robertson’s early barrage of 3-pointers to outlast Italy for the Area championship.
The Italy ISD special olympic athletes received a heroes sendoff from the entire Italy High School student body and faculty early Wednesday morning as Team Italy prepared for their basketball competition at Cedar Hill High School.
The Italy Gladiators became 2013-2014 Class A bi-disitrict basketball champions after clawing their way to a win over the Valley View Eagles behind a 17-point clutch performance by freshman guard Kevin Johnson.
The Italy Gladiators leave no doubt about who the district runner-up is after winning a tie-breaker over Itasca to determine playoff seeding.
The Italy Gladiators finished their district campaign tied for second place with rival Itasca. Both Italy and Itasca have qualified for the playoffs but will battle in a game on Friday to decide playoff seeding. The winner will enter the playoffs as the two seed and the loser goes in as a three seed.
The Italy Gladiator (varsity boys) away basketball game versus Dallas Gateway, that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night, has been moved up to tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. off Hampton Road in Dallas.
The Italy Neotribune has just received word that tonight’s varsity basketball match-up between the Italy boys and Arlington Summit has been cancelled. Inclement weather and icy road conditions have forced this cancellation. Once we hear if the game will be rescheduled, we will post it here.
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.
In the final home game for their seniors, the Italy Gladiators had little trouble with visiting Grand Prairie Advantage for an 82-45 win with each senior scoring points.
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!!
Results from the Italy Junior High Boys Basketball Tournament hosted in Italy on Saturday, January 18.
The Gateway Gators from Dallas deliver Italy their first district loss of the season while Italy’s JV boys get the win over visiting Itasca.
Tomorrow night is Basketball Senior Night inside Italy Coliseum with the Lady Gladiators being honored at 6:00 p.m. and the Gladiators being honored at 8:00 p.m. The JV Gladiator boys will be competing in a game starting at 4:00 p.m. over in Itasca.
Three games, three exciting endings as Italy’s Junior High boys give it their all against visiting Rice. What a night of exciting basketball!
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.
The mighty Italy Gladiators rose to the challenge against district rival Itasca to secure an all important district win inside the Coliseum.
It was a wild night in the Coliseum for Junior High basketball with Italy’s 7th and 8th grade teams giving it their all against visiting Marlin.
Italy will play host to a junior high boys basketball tournament on Saturday, January 18th at the Italy High School dome. Both of the IJHS boys’ 7th grade and 8th grade squads will participate in the tournament.
Editors Note: 7th grade bracket was updated 1/14/13 @ 12:45pm.
First-year head coach Brandon Gansky and his spirited Gladiators open district with a convincing win over Grand Prairie Advantage Academy.
The visiting West Trojans outlast the Gladiators during a pair of physical games played inside Italy Coliseum.
Italy’s JV and varsity Gladiators take a break from the holiday break to take on visiting Blooming Grove in a couple of close games inside the Coliseum.
The JV game between Italy and Venus was close throughout while Italy’s varsity Gladiators tried to overcome a 20-point deficit in the second-half, and for a moment, they had a chance.
Italy uses Hubbard’s varsity basketball tournament to hone their skills and improve their level of play.
Head Coach Coach Brandon Ganske has announced a super sharp design for this season’s Gladiator Basketball tshirts. Pre-orders are being accepted through Friday, January 27th, 2013. Order yours today!
Rio Vista wins both the JV game and varsity games over Italy but both Gladiator teams found an offensive rhythm late in the match ups.
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.
Senior Trevon Robertson leads the Italy Gladiators to a first-round win over the Grandview Zebras during tournament action in West.
Italy’s Varsity and JV boys’ teams adjust to playing rim to rim after late start to their basketball season.
Per Italy High School head boys basketball coach, Brandon Ganske, the basketball tournament in West has been cancelled. The varsity boys team was originally scheduled to participate in West today and tomorrow (December 6 and 7).
Italy head basketball coach, Brandon Ganske, would like to notify his players regarding a shoot-around session inside Italy Coliseum which will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the high school boys playing basketball.
The Italy Junior High basketball teams open their season against the Mildred Eagles inside Italy Coliseum with three close and entertaining games.
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.
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!
Italy High School senior student-athlete, Cole Hopkins, enjoys a signing party inside Italy Coliseum as he commits to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to play basketball for the Crusaders.
Several Italy Gladiator basketball players receive all-district recognition after finishing as the District 14 1A-1 runner-up in 2013.
Gladiators enjoy tournament hoops on Saturday in Glen Rose as Italy prepares for bi-district battle against Collinsville on Tuesday.
The Italy Gladiator boys’ basketball team, head coached by Brian Coffman and assisted by coaches Larry Mayberry and Josh Ward, finished 2nd in their district with an 8-2 record, 13-6 overall, and are excited to be playing in the post season!
The final home/district games for Italy’s boys will be against Dallas Gateway today and will be played here in Italy. The games will start with the JV at 5:00 p.m. followed by the varsity contest at 6:15 p.m.
Italy — Calling all Gladiator and Lady Gladiator basketball fans! Italy celebrates Senior Night inside the Italy Coliseum dome against their long-time rivals the Itasca Wampus Cats Tuesday, February 5, starting at 5:00 p.m. with the JV boys squad tipping off at center court.
Both Italy’s JH boys’ teams perform well during an Italy hosted tournament winning 3-of-4 against Mildred and Blooming Grove.
The Gladiators varsity and JV boys teams take care of business against Itasca in a pair of high energy contests.
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 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.
Italy’s JV boys start slow but finish strong against a stout West Trojan JV squad.
The Gladiators are still learning the ropes while hooping it up against the West Trojans.
Gladiators’ head basketball coach, Brian Coffman, has submitted the brackets for the Martins’ Mill Mewbourn Tournament that Italy begins competing in tonight.
The basketballs are aired up and the nets are hung, it’s time for the 2012 Italy Invitational Basketball Tournament as teams dribble in from around the area to meet the challenge.