IYAA to be honored at IHS baseball and softball games Friday, April 4


Friday night, April 4th, there will be big goings-on at the Italy High School Baseball and Softball fields! Besides our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators taking on rival Itasca on the sacred red sand, our IYAA will be honored during the pre-game introductions. Also, during the night, in a joint effort between the baseball and softball teams, there will be a drive-thru hamburger stand available—YUM!
information updated 4/2/14-2:15pm

Jon Cady motivates students to engage in learning

Image: Jon Cady brings excitement and enthusiasm to the classroom and the playing field.

Jon Cady is a new math teacher at Italy High School. He is also the new head baseball coach and an assistant football and basketball coach. Prior to coming to Italy, he was a teacher/coach at Mason, Buffalo and Mansfield. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Kinesiology.

Parade planned to honor Kortnei Johnson, girls state track team and IHS baseball


On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, Italy school and city leaders have planned a downtown Italy parade to honor state record breaking track sprinter, Kortnei Johnson along with state qualifying runners, Halee Turner, Ryisha Copeland and Kendra Copeland. Parade time is 10:00am. Also included in the parade will be a send off for the Gladiator Baseball team as they head out to battle Trenton in game two of a best of three series for the regional quarter-final title. The entire community is welcome to come and hail these outstanding young athletes.

Gladiator Baseball has schedule change due to SAT testing

Coach Ward wants to make everyone aware that the double header planned for tomorrow has been reduced to one game with a start time of 1:00pm. Due to SAT testing, the Dawson squad will not be available but for one afternoon game. It will be gorgeous weather, so make plans to support our Gladiators tomorrow, Saturday, April 13 at 1:00pm when they take on the Dawson Bulldogs.

Hamilton comes thru with a walk off RBI to help Italy defeat Frost 3-2

Image: Italy’s Chase Hamilton(10) settles in at the plate during an early at bat against the visiting Frost Polar Bears. Hamilton and the rest of his Gladiator teammates avenge their opening district loss to the Polar Bears and emerge as the front runner in the district race.

Italy — The Italy Gladiator baseball boys get a stellar performance form senior pitcher Caden Jacinto who led his club to a vital district win over the Frost Polar Bears. Jacinto went the entire game on the mound recording 11 strikeouts while freshman catcher Ryan Connor came through with a solid effort for head coach Josh Ward and assistant coach Brian Coffman.