2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups Tomorrow, Saturday, December 5

Image: The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy.

The Final day for 2015-2016 IYAA Basketball Signups will be held tomorrow, Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon inside the building located next to Citizens National Bank in downtown Italy. Registration fee is $65.00. Forms Will Not be accepted without payment. First come first serve so reserve your roster spot quickly.

IYAA Basketball Sign-up forms available at Game On Athletics


As you enter George E. Scott Memorial Gymnasium, a faint cheering of fans can be heard as excitement fills the lobby where trophy after trophy reminds us of our great Lady Gladiator and Gladiator legends from the past. After grabbing a snack from the concession stand, guests make their way into the gym where the intensity on the court merges with the roar of the crowd. It’s game time again!

IYAA basketball Week 7 – Making swishes come true!

Image: Michael takes aim — Michael Gonzalez(13) feels lucky.

The IYAA’s week 7 of basketball was packed with thrilling shots, expert ball handling, precision passing and plenty of smiling faces. The players have been working hard in their practices resulting in big moments during the games. Good luck to the players and coaches as the season comes to an end….Finish Strong!

Game time updates for the IYAA and Italy High School

The IYAA and Hillsboro sports Association will proceed with the Saturday, February 13 games as scheduled. The Italy Gladiators (boys) will play Itasca at 2:00 in Itasca on Saturday as well. The Lady Gladiators will take on Bosqueville in the first round of the playoffs at West High School on Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m

IYAA Week 5 – Helping young players reach their goals

Image: David DeLaHoya — David DeLaHoya(32) is the big man in the middle for Italy 30.

Week 5 had it’s share of great shots, nice passes and fancy dribbling. The players really enjoy playing the games and the fans do a great job cheering them on. If you like excitement, stop by George E. Scott Coliseum next Saturday and check out the next generation of incredible athletes.

IYAA Week 4 – Highlights and Hoops

Image: Head Turner — Bright young talent, Oshae Turner, is really turning heads in the IYAA after finishing with 9-points.

George E. Scott Coliseum — The IYAA basketball players, coaches and fans enjoyed an exciting Week 4 of competition on Saturday. There were several close games to keep the crowd entertained and plenty of special memories were made. The kind of memories that will last a lifetime.

IYAA Basketball, Week 3 – Where amazing happens!

Image: Determination — Gary Escamilla(1) practices a left handed layup before the game.

George E. Scott Coliseum — IYAA Basketball, Week 3, saw it’s share of exciting finishes, amazing plays and gutsy performances. Sydney Lowenthal even swished a “granny shot” for goodness sake. The most exciting moments of Week 3 matched one Italy team against another. With bragging rights on the line, all the players gave it their all and then congratulated one another after the game.

IYAA hoopsters take the big shots in Week 2

Image: Heart as big as gold — Catie South(2) sets her sights on becoming a Lady Gladiator.

Week 2 of the IYAA basketball season was a day of firsts for many young hoopsters. Whether Saturday marked the first time an aspiring athlete made his or her first basket, of their whole life, or whether it was a team’s first win of the season, the IYAA is where many “first moments” happen for future Gladiators, Bulldogs, Eagles and Polar Bears.

IYAA basketball teams shine bright on opening day

Image: Loving the game — Teammates celebrate a job well done.

The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) enjoyed Opening Day on Saturday as the 2010 basketball season is underway. Teams from Italy and Hillsboro celebrated the spirit of competition together in what proved to be a fun and exciting day for youth sports.

IYAA Basketball Update


The 2010 Basketball season is underway and practices will begin Monday, January 4. The rosters have been created and coaches will be contacting their players with practice schedule information.

IYAA Hosts Basketball Bash

Image: IYAA Recognition Program — Bryce DeBorde literally looks up to his coaches for guidance and instruction this basketball season.  It’s all worth it when you see his face light up when he gets his trophy.

CiCi’s pizza boxes lined the front foyer of Italy’s old gym Saturday afternoon. Italy Youth Athletic Association hosted the end-of-the-year basketball bash for all the participants in this year’s season. With pizza, drinks, cookies and, of course, basketball time, the season just wouldn’t be over without the announcements, trophies and honors.

IYAA hoops out the lights on 2009

Image: The IYAA competition Tuesday night was fierce — Hannah Washington eyes her mark like a wild animal stalks it’s prey.

The IYAA finished it’s 2009 basketball season Tuesday night at the Old Italy Gym. 6th and 5th grade girls and boys competed one last time before the 6th graders move on to Junior High. We wish them all the best of luck next year and trust they’ll carry fond memories of their careers in the IYAA.

IYAA Basketball celebrates Week 8

Image: Team Haight — Team Haight celebrates after their win over Hillsboro Light Pink.

You never know when that one pass, that one drive to the basket or that one shot will make that one special memory for a child. The kind of memory they’ll remember for a lifetime. The IYAA provides local youths the opportunity to create those special moments and make friends they’ll never forget.

IYAA basketball is reaching goals in Week 7

Image: IYAA is all smiles in Week 7 — IYAA Basketball allows local youth to showcase their talents and be better prepared for the ultimate game called life.

IYAA – It’s that time of the season when all the hard work and practice starts falling into place. Week 7 was about making that first layup in your whole life, finally getting the ball over the front of the rim to make your first free throw ever and that moment you realize you could be pretty good at this game.

IYAA performs well in 2nd week action

Image: Madison Refuels — Power Forward Madison Washington takes a deserved water break during the game against Hillsboro Red. Italy’s Washington put in 18-points for the Girls in Gold (G.I.G.) on their way to a 54-17 victory.

The 2009 IYAA Basketball squads showed off their moves, elevated their games and tried to reach their respective goals Saturday. After the last buzzer sounded and the final flash snapped, fond memories of the days events reflected across the Old Italy Gym floor.

IYAA tips-off 2009 basketball season

Image: Taking A Shot — Italy 23’s Jaclynn Lewis, Tylar Wilson, Madison Washington and K’Breona Davis prepare to rebound against Hillsboro Black during first week action. Games were hosted by the IYAA at the legendary Old Italy Gym this past Saturday.

IYAA tipped-off the 2009 basketball season against Hillsboro sporting stylish white and gold uniforms printed by "Lil’ Dab Emroidery” in Italy. The action was fast-paced at the legendary Old Italy Gym as the IYAA’s young stars showcased their talents.