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.
Italy Gladiator Basketball head coach Aidan Callahan accepts a head coaching position in Llano to help rebuild the Yellowjacket boy’s basketball program.
The Italy Gladiators wrap up their 2011-2012 basketball campaign finishing as District 15 Conference 2A Co-District Champions and bi-district finalists while grabbing a few individual player and coach honors along the way.
Italy’s JV Gladiators end the season with a blowout win over Axtell to seal the district championship.
Italy will try to rally in the first round of the playoffs tomorrow against the Franklin Lions after enduring a tough loss to the Whitney Wildcats to determine seeding this past Friday night.
Midlothian Mega Bowl! Italy Gladiators to duel with the Whitney Wildcats for the district crown Friday night in Midlothian. Mega Bowl!
With enrollment slightly down, Italy ISD is redistricted to a 1A Classification for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
Celebrate Senior Night with the Lady Gladiators & Gladiators’ JV and Varsity basketball squads as Italy takes on the Keene Chargers Friday inside Italy Gladiator Coliseum. The Lady Gladiator JV team will play their game against Keene in the George Scott Coliseum (old gym).
Enjoy extra photos of IHS basketball action as Italy gets ready for Senior Night against the Keene Chargers. Early fans receive free Gladiator basketball shirts while supplies last.
Additional photographs of Italy’s JV and Varsity basketball teams in action as they get ready for “Pack The Dome Night” against Clifton.
Fans needed! Italy’s JV and varsity Lady Gladiators and Gladiators will play Axtell tonight at home in must win district games. “Pack The Dome Night” next Friday when Italy takes on Clifton.
The IJH boys basketball season certainly is in full swing right now. The 7th grade still are at the top of their game as they play undefeated. They finished their battle against the Wildcats on Thursday night with another win under their belt.
Italy’s JV Boys basketball team hits their stride just in time for district.
The Italy JV Gladiator Boys basketball team begins to peak in time for their district competition.
The varsity Gladiator boys begin district tonight against Whitney at home in the dome. This will be the third district game for both the JV & varsity Lady Gladiators. Italy JV Boys will play in the old gym starting at 5:00 p.m.
Italy’s varsity girl’s head coach, Randy Parks, watched his team like a hawk last Friday night. The chance between winning and losing was slim and the Lady Gladiators worked hard to achieve the win. The Lady Rattlers pulled out their snake oil and took Italy by surprise.
Italy High School’s varsity and JV boys basketball teams will travel the end of this week to tournaments in Burleson (Centennial High School) and Lancaster (Red Oak Life) and our JV Lady Gladiators will travel to Itasca for their annual basketball tournament.
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.
Italy 7th and 8th grade boys played Monday night in the dome against Clifton to begin their 2011-2012 season. The boys pulled out the big guns and took on the Cubs and stopped them in their tracks. It may be the beginning of the season but the other teams need to watch out. Here come the Gladiators!
As a courtesy to all of the Italy basketball parents and fans the 2011 – 2012 season IHS/IJHS game schedules are published here. All games have also been added to our Community Calendar as well. Good luck to all of our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators during their upcoming season.
The recently acclaimed Texas 2A Head Basketball Coach Of The Year, Aidan Callahan, will be conducting his second youth basketball camp in Italy this summer.
Italy Gladiators’ head basketball coach, Aidan Callahan, has been honored recently with the Texas 2A Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Head Basketball Coach of the Year.
Stephenville — The Italy Gladiators (27-8) returned to the regional final game for the third straight season on Saturday. This time around, Italy matched up against the top-ranked Melissa Cardinals (36-1) who suffered their only loss against 4A Woodrow Wilson.
The 2:00pm playoff basketball game between our Italy Gladiators and the Melissa Cardinals can be heard on a live stream broadcast. Go to http://kfyn1420.com/sports/index.asp and click on “Listen Live.”
The Italy Gladiators (27-7) knockoff the three-time reigning Region II-AA State Champions, the Ponder Lions (20-16), by a score of 74-67 inside Wisdom Gymnasium on the Tarleton State University campus in Stephenville. With the win, the Gladiators claim the Regional Semifinal Championship and will compete in the Regional Final game against Melissa starting at 2:00 p.m. today.
The Italy Gladiators enjoy a farewell send-off from Italy High School’s faculty and students, as well as, IHS alumni and fans as they board the playoff bus for Stephenville.
Both the Italy Gladiators (25-7) and the Hearne Eagles put on a dazzling display of athleticism, aerial acrobatics and precision shooting with a Region II-AA Regional Quarterfinal Championship on the line. In the end, a 34-point third-quarter explosion by the Gladiators blew the feathers off the high-flying Eagles and allowed Italy to coast home from Waco.
The student body of Italy High School/Junior High School invites the community to join them as they send off their Gladiator Basketball Team as they continue their playoff run in Stephenville. At approximately 9:15am the students and faculty will assemble in the High School campus’ parking lot to wish our Gladiators luck. The bus for Stephenville is leaving at 9:30am sharp per head coach Aiden Callahan.
The Italy Gladiators keep the dream alive with a playoff win over the Mildred Eagles Friday in Midlothian. The Gladiators win 64-37 to claim the Region 2-AA Area Championship and await the winner from the Sunnyvale matchup with Hearne.
It’s the playoffs! Here are some additional photos from the Region 2-AA Area Championship game between the Italy Gladiators and the Mildred Eagles.
The Italy Gladiators basketball playoff game has been scheduled for Friday, February 25, at 8:00 p.m. at the Midlothian High School.
After clenching the District 15 2A Championship with a 54-44 win over Axtell. The Italy Gladiators basketball team had 2010-2011 Playoff Shirts printed and are currently available for purchase. The cost of the shirts are $10.00 each.
The Italy Gladiators (24-6, 13-1), the District 15 2A Basketball Champions, are scheduled to participate in a PLAYOFF PREVIEW this Saturday, February 19 at Richland High School.
Pack The Dome Night marked the final games of the season for both the varsity and JV Lady Gladiators’ teams and a chance to clench a the district championship for the Varsity Gladiators against visiting rival, the Grandview Zebras.
Clifton — The Italy Gladiators and Lady Gladiators Varsity and JV teams matched up with the Clifton Cubs and Lady Cubs to close-out the month of January.
Italy Gladiators’ Basketball head coach Aidan Callahan and Lady Gladiators’ head coach Stacy McDonald invite Gladiator fans to attend several upcoming events:
Due to treacherous road conditions, below is a list of known sporting event cancellations affecting Italy athletics:
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.