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.
Can you imagine how excited the students at Avalon ISD must be? For the first time ever in the history of their school they now have a softball field set up and ready for them to “Play Ball.”
The Lady Gladiators game out on top in a pre-season battle against the 5A Richardson Berkner Lady Rams Tuesday night in Richardson. It was a 0-0 ball game thru the 4th inning with Italy crossing home plate in the top of the 5th. Final score was Italy 1 – Berkner 0.
The Italy Lions Club will be raffling off a backyard smoker built by the Italy High School Ag Department’s dual-credit welding class. The tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. The raffle winner will be drawn after the conclusion of the annual Lions Club Bar-B-Que cook off this weekend (Saturday, February 22, 2014).
The junior class of Italy High School sponsored the 2014 Italy Junior High Valentines Dance as a prom fundraiser on Saturday inside George E. Scott Coliseum.
The Gladiators fought until the end against the visiting 2A Rio Vista Eagles in an exciting season opener at Loyd Davidson Field.
On February 7th, 2014 the Italy High School Art Department held their Spring Water Color Contest.
The Italy Lions Club BBQ Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd. Vendor space, during the all day event, is available.
The Italy Gladiators leave no doubt about who the district runner-up is after winning a tie-breaker over Itasca to determine playoff seeding.
So close despite playing in a town so far away! The Italy Lady Gladiators gave it their all in a bi-district matchup against the Era Lady Hornets in Saginaw on Wednesday. Italy was in the fight until the end but Era surged late to win 50-42.
Gladiator football seniors TaMarcus Sheppard and Darol Mayberry to join 2013 teammates Trevon Robertson and Zain Byers on the coveted Italy Gladiator Football’s All-State Golden Hall of Fame.
The IHS Junior class will sponsor a Valentines Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th grade Italy ISD students. The dance will be held at the old IHS gym on Saturday, February 15th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. There will be a DJ and concessions.
An application for Board of Director’s Position of the South Ellis Water Supply Corporation is available in the office located at 109 West Main Street, Italy, Texas 76651. The form must be completed and returned to the office no later than March 14, 2014. The election (if necessary) will be held at the annual meeting on April 29, 2014. Please call (972) 483-6885 for further information.
Emily Stiles of Italy High School was one of 14 high school seniors from Ellis County recognized at the Rebecca Boyce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot’s Tea held Sunday afternoon in Waxahachie.
Representatives of Law Enforcement Agencies and Courts from more than 300 jurisdictions across Texas, including the Italy Police Department, announced today combined efforts to host the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Roundup beginning Saturday, March 1st.
Controversy was on the agenda again Monday night at the Italy City Council meeting.
Note: Video added 2/12/14 – 2:15pm
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 Lions Club BBQ Cook-off is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 21st and 22nd. This event is sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society. As in years past, the cook-off will be staged at the Upchurch Ball Park at 201 E. Dilworth Road in Italy.
Italy ISD, Milford ISD as well as Avalon ISD administration has announced that each will have a delayed start time on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Classes will begin at 10:00am. Buses will run two hours late from their regular schedules.
The Italy Lady Gladiator bi-district playoff basketball game against Era, to be played at Saginaw, Boswell High School, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 12. The game will played at the original location with the originally scheduled tip-off time of 7:30 p.m.
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 City Council will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, January 10 in the Italy Municipal Building at 105 West Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.
Lots of fun and lots of awards to be had at Stafford Elementary’s first semester award assembly. Of course, as usual, the cafeteria was filled with proud grandparents, parents, friends and family. Everyone was there to see their loved one come up on stage and receive their award. There were very many names called and very many awards given.
The Waxahachie Running Club, in conjunction with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, are hosting a charity run on Saturday, April 12, 2014 to benefit the West ISD Special Education Department.
Students, several from Italy, traveled to San Antonio to compete in an invitational tournament hosted by Kim’s Academy in San Antonio. These students were from the Hillsboro Unified Tae Kwon Do School located at 125 W Elm-Hillsboro, Texas. Four of these students returned home with trophies they earned in patterns as well as sparring.
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.
The Lady Gladiators will enter the playoffs as a third seed and are scheduled to challenge Era in a 7:30 p.m. bi-district championship game on Tuesday, February 11, to be played at Saginaw Boswell. Gladiators play an away district game against Arlington Summit Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Pull out the bat bag, IYAA Softball/Baseball signups will be this Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. inside the old Italy Gym (George E. Scott Coliseum).
The Italy School Board of Trustees named Jaime Velasco as Lone Finalist in its superintendent search at a called meeting Tuesday evening.
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.
The Lady Gladiators put their muscle into it against visiting Triple A Academy with both teams competing on a physical level. these images are not for the faint of heart….
Makenzie Davis-Goodwin of Italy was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Waco/Austin pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 and is seeking sponsor donations.
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!!
The Italy ISD Board of Trustees will have a closed session meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm and will be held in the Italy ISD Administration Office Conference room at 300 S. College Street, Italy, Texas.
IYAA basketball players give it their all on Saturday against teams from both Abbott and Hillsboro.
UIL football and basketball realignments were released this morning. 2014-2016 alignments for Italy, Avalon and Milford are as follows:
On February 24 ,2014 the City of Italy’s Works Water System will be changing the disinfectant that use from chlorine to chloramines. This change is intended to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while still providing protection from waterborne disease.
Yes, 2014 Prom! Can you believe that the IHS class of 2014 will have its final prom in less than three months?!
Both of Italy’s Junior High girls squads wrap up their basketball season but not before each player leaves the mark on the game, and on the year!
Lady Gladiator seniors Kendra Copeland, Ryisha Copeland and Bernice Hailey were honored during the pre-game before Italy demolished visiting Grand Prairie Advantage, 64-4, for Senior Night.
Italy High School cheer and mascot tryouts are fast approaching. With tryouts scheduled for Saturday, February 15 and a mandatory parent meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 5th, cheer and mascot hopefuls need to mark their calendars.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Italy High School seniors received a Local Scholarship folder. This folder contains information/applications to apply for numerous scholarships. All local scholarships are due to Ms. Miller by Friday, March 7, 2014 unless otherwise noted on the scholarship information packet.
The upcoming local elections are scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014. There will be two school board seats and three city council seats up for election.
Italy ISD has provided copies of the 2012 – 2013 School Report Cards (SRC) for Stafford Elementary School and Italy Junior High and High School. The SRC is a subset of the 2012 – 2013 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) which contains more details and sources of data for the information in the SRC.
Many of you noticed the bulldozer, piles of dirt, and yellow tape here at the library the last few weeks. We were doing some foundation work on this fine old 62 year old building, and we’re working on some other changes, as well. Come by and give your opinion on some of our renovation plans!
College Entrance Advantage is a set of ACT/SAT study materials that are available at a discounted price by owner. Set includes three CDs, study manuals and Diagnostic Test Forms. Raising your entrance scores could earn you thousands of dollars in college scholarship money!
Italy Chief of Police Diron Hill presented a 2013 End of Year Report and Strategic Plan Update at the monthly meeting of the Italy City Council recently.
Jackie D. Cate became the newest member of the Italy Economic Development Corporation after Teri Murdock, city secretary/administrator, administered the Oath of Office Tuesday evening at the group’s monthly meeting.
As the wife and I neared the house about 4 pm on Tuesday, from a long day in Dallas, we saw that beast that everyone hates to see near their home. The city backhoe amid running water.