When Emmy Cunningham started Kindergarten at Stafford Elementary, she already knew she loved playing basketball. She began playing at the age of 4 and loved it immediately. That love of basketball is still very evident today to her family, coaches, teammates and supporters.
Attached is the Pool Play Bracket and Championship Bracket for the December 7th thru 9th Italy Boys Basketball Tournament.
See the attached bracket for the tournament in Venus where Italy’s varsity boys will be playing November 30 thru December 2nd. Good luck Italy!
On behalf of the Italy Lady Gladiators Basketball Program, WNBA player Andrea Riley will be conducting her 1st Annual Working2Win Girls Basketball Clinic at Stafford Elementary on Monday, June 26, and on Tuesday, June 27. Register Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. prior to the first workout session.
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 Italy Lady Gladiators basketball team receives All-District recognition for their efforts during the 2016-2017 season with Emily Cunningham earning Offensive Player Of the Year, Aarion Copeland earning Newcomer of the Year, and Decorea Green receiving 2nd Team All-District honors.
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.
Congratulations to our Bi- District Champion Lady Gladiators who defeated Lovelady 71-55 to claim Bi-District Championship Monday night! Italy challenges Mart for the Area Championship Thursday, February 16, at West HS starting at 7:30 p.m.
Fan bus February 14th, 2017
Contact Kelli Ballard 972-483-7411
30 seats must be filled for the bus to travel.
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
- Friday, February 10th at 6 p.m. – 2524 Ledbetter Dr., Dallas, TX 75233
- Tuesday, February 14th at 8 p.m. – 12168 US-79, Jewett, TX 75846
See attached order form for information.
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.
The FINAL IYAA Basketball Signup will be Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm at Italy City Hall.
Attention all parents, the IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting basketball signups on Wednesday, November 30, and again on December 3, 5 and 8.
Italy Invitational championship game moved up to 5:30 p.m. tonight!
Come out to the dome and support the Italy Lady Gladiators as the challenge the Blooming Grove Lady Lions for the trophy! Go Italy!
Here is the bracket breakdown for the 2016 Italy Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament being held at the Italy Coliseum dome from Thursday, November 17, thru Saturday, November 19.
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.
Come out to the Dome tonight!
5 p.m. Gold and White Girls’ Basketball Scrimmage
6:30 p.m. Celebration for cross country state athlete and playoff bound football team
Please, submit your order to Shauna Steinmetz by Monday, November 14, 2016 by 3:30 p.m. You may place your order via email, email@example.com, or submit an order form to the front office of the High School. The cost of the shirts is $15.00 each. Shirts must be paid prior to ordering!
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 6th Man of the Year district superlative honor went to Italy’s April Lusk while Emmy Cunningham and Brycelen Richards received 1st Team All-District. In total, 10 Lady Gladiators were recognized with 4 players making the Academic All-District list.
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 Lady Gladiators gave a tremendous effort against the Era Lady Hornets in a tussle for the Class 2A bi-district championship. Despite a game-high 30-points from Italy’s Emmy Cunningham, Era held on for a 65-62 win.
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!!!
Pre-order your 2016 Italy Gladiator Basketball shirts
The Lady Gladiators put it all together in a tuneup game against visiting Milford as Italy prepares for their bi-district playoff matchup against Era on Tuesday.
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: