1997 State Champions have been challenged by this years Regional Tournament qualifiers! 1997 has accepted the challenge! This Friday, June 2 in the George Scott gymnasium:
Keith Davis II joins elite list of Italy Gladiator All-State basketball players as he now resides with his father, Keith Davis (All-State 1997), in the Italy Gladiator Basketball Hall of Fame. Both Davis II and teammate Kevin Johnson earned TABC Class 2A All-Region honors as well.
Italy seniors Aarion Copeland and Keith Davis II make a day of it during the 16th Annual Maypearl Texas Roundup All-Star game on Saturday. Copeland scored 25 points to lead all scorers during the girls’ game while Davis totaled 6 points in the boys’ game including a 3-pointer.
Keith Davis II will be representing Italy Gladiator Basketball tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, 2017 during the 16th Annual Maypearl Texas Roundup All-Star game for senior boys and girls. Tip off @ 4:30 p.m.
Aarion Copland, a senior at Italy High School, has been selected as one of the top basketball players in Texas and invited to participate in the 18th Texas Roundup All Star game to be held on March 18th in Maypearl, Texas.
EXTRA! EXTRA!: Channel 4 News is covering the sportsmanship displayed in our last Basketball game vs. Tenaha tonight at 6pm. Spread the word and tune in at 6pm to Channel 4! #italyisd #carpediem #fox4
The Italy Gladiators traveled to Leon High School to face the Tenaha Tigers in the Regional Semi-final game on Friday night.
Please join our Gladiator Basketball team at 12:00 for a community send off as we escort them through town. Let’s cheer on our boys for the win of the Regional Tournament this weekend in Jewett-Leon.
Several Italy ISD students placed at this year’s Special Olympics basketball competition.
The Italy Gladiators advanced to the Regional Tournament with their 56 – 37 win over the Big Sandy Wildcats on Tuesday night. Italy fans traveled to Centerville to pack the gym and support the Gladiators. The Italy Cheerleaders keep the crowd fired up and loud.
The Gladiators are ready to take the court tonight at 6 p.m. in West’s HS gym for the Area Championship. They will be playing the Mart Panthers and would appreciate all the support we can give them, Gladiator Nation.
Boys Basketball Playoff Shirts available for pre-order only. Please return the attached form to Mrs. Ballard at the High School or Coach Ervin at Stafford by Wednesday 02/22/17 by 4pm. Orders will be delivered by Thursday evening or Friday morning of this week.
Extended deadline to Wednesday, 2/22/17 by 4pm!
EXTRA EXTRA…. our Area Champion Lady Gladiators will be taking on Centerville in the Quarterfinals starting at Tuesday February 21, at 5:00 p.m. in Jewett Leon. The Co-District Champion Gladiators will follow starting at 6:30 p.m. in a Bi-District matchup against Lovelady. 1 Night + 1 entry fee = 2 GAMES!!
A Gladiator fan bus will depart from IHS at 2:15 p.m. on February 21st. The bus will return after the 6:30 p.m. game.
The Italy Gladiator Boys Basketball team will compete for an Playoff seeding on Friday, February 17 in Corsicana at the Navarro College campus. Italy will play the winner out of LaPoynor and Kerens starting at 6:00 p.m. All three teams finished in a way three-way tie for district champions after posting identical 10-2 district records.
Please come out and support our boys. JV – 5 p.m., varsity – 6:15 p.m.
The location is 13155 Hwy. 175 E, LaRue, TX 75770
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Attached are the game brackets for the upcoming Italy JV Boys Only Basketball Tournament being held inside the dome on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Italy, Itasca, Dawson and Meridian will be competing.
This evening the Gladiator basketball teams will host Cayuga High School at The Dome. I have asked the administration team to help enforce some common expectations during the game.
Attached are the game brackets for the upcoming Italy Jr. High Boys Only Basketball Tournament being held inside the dome on Saturday, January 14, 2017. 7th grade and 8th grade squads from Italy, Frost, Dawson and Hillsboro will be competing.
The Mavs Maniaacs, featuring Italy’s own, Shedric Walker (A Maniaac since 2013), are set to perform live during Italy’s PACK THE DOME NIGHT on Friday, January 6, 2017. Italy will be playing four games against visiting Kerens while honoring Italy High School’s 1997 State Champion Boys Basketball Team.
Lady Gladiators will be playing in Thorndale for the tournament Championship tonight at 7:00 against Rogers!! We defeated highly State ranked Moulton 57-55 earlier today!! Go Lady Gladiators!!!!
All games will be played inside the Italy High School Dome and are scheduled for Thursday (Pool Play), Friday and Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. each day.
Basketball passes are now being sold at the Administration Building. The passes are good for all home Jr. High and High School, boys and girls basketball games. The tickets are good for 1 person at $50 each.
Italy Gladiator Keith Davis II was named Offensive Player of the Year, Kendrick Norwood was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Christian Lightfoot was named Newcomer of the Year and head coach David Ervin was named Coach of the Year in District 12-2A.
The District Champion Italy Gladiators (18-8, 7-1), guided by first-year head coach David Ervin, become the Class 2A Region 2 Bi-District Champions after defeating the Valley View Eagles, 67-56, in Crowley. Next up will be Italy vs. the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round this Friday night in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m.
The Italy Gladiators will be taking on the Petrolia Pirates in the Area Round of the Class 2A Region 2 & 4 Basketball Playoffs Friday night, February 26, in Mineral Wells starting at 7:15 p.m. A Fan Bus will be available Friday if over 20 people signup by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 25….that’s Today!
The Italy Gladiators guided by first-year head coach David Ervin have dominated the competition to claim the 2016 District Championship. They ended district Monday with one final win over Itasca. The Gladiators are PLAYOFF BOUND!!!
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Italy’s Keith Davis, Jr., grabbed his own rebound and then scored the put back with 8 seconds left to deliver a meaningful 66-65 district win over rival Dallas Gateway. The ensuing celebration inside the dome was intense with Italy claiming the top spot in the district race.
We have some changes to our girls and boys basketball schedule for next week:
Tonight’s basketball game between the Italy Gladiators and Dallas Gateway has been moved to the Italy High School Dome. The varsity boys will play at 7:00 pm.
The Lady Gladiators celebrated Senior Night 2K16 as they honored their seniors during their final home game against Itasca. Chardonae Talton led Italy’s JV Girls with 9-points, Anthony Lusk Led Italy’s JV Boys with 24-points, Emmy Cunningham led the Lady Gladiators with 22-points and Keth Davis, Jr. led the Gladiators with 35-points for his first 30+ game of the season.
Hosted here in Italy, basketball action will fill the Gladiator dome and George Scott gym on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. Attached are the brackets for both JV boys and JV girls games. Get out of the cold and come watch a game or two.
Modifications submitted to this Friday’s Basketball schedules. Italy will host Frost in four consecutive district battles with the JV Girls game tipping the excitement off at 4:00 p.m.
Lady Gladiators Basketball will be playing today (December 11,2015) in Dawson at 11:.30am. Saturday’s tournament for the Lady Gladiators will be determined on the out come of today’ game.
The Italy Lady Gladiator Basketball is currently selling Gladiator spirit items to help raise money for their team. From shirts to pajama bottoms, make a statement while sporting your gold and white!!!
After a 4th place finish in district this season, the Italy Gladiators had 7 players receive all-district honors with sophomore Kenneth Norwood, Jr. earning 1st Team All-District.
With the playoffs on the line, the Gladiators gave it their all as they had all season but those pesky Wampus Cats get the win over Italy to advance.
The Gladiators play hard in a loss against Dallas Gateway but have one more chance to possibly make the playoffs with a win over the Itasca Wampus Cats this coming Tuesday.
Italy Junior High basketball teams wrap up their 2015 season at home in the dome. The 8th graders took their final shots, their last dribbles and grabbed their last rebounds of their junior high careers but left behind plenty of memorable moments.
Italy Coliseum hosted one game Friday night between the Gladiators and Garland Alpha Charter with the guys in gold getting the win, 63-50, to keep their playoff hopes alive!
Italy’s JV boys handle Frost for the second time in district play while the Gladiators stay close thru three before Frost pulls away in the fourth.
Both the Italy Gladiators and their JV squad played hard until the final buzzer but neither could take down the Wampus Cats on Itasca’s home court.
Italy’s JV and Varsity Gladiators played hard but the quickness of Dallas Gateway swept two games against the guys in gold.
Both the Italy JV Gladiators and Lady Gladiators played well during their Italy hosted basketball tournament this past weekend with the JV Lady Gladiators winning the tournament championship in the girls bracket.
Italy hosts Junior High girls and boys basketball tournament with Italy’s 8th grade boys finishing as tournament champions.
Italy’s Junior High Gladiators split wins with visiting Hubbard with Italy’s 8th grade team getting the win over the Jags.