IYAA President Charles Hyles would like to remind everyone that there is less than a week remaining to sign your young stars up for the 2018 IYAA Baseball/Softball seasons! Rosters are filling fast so register online at 2018 IYAA Baseball/Softball or in-person from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, inside the old gym.
Parents, the IYAA will be holding its FINAL Baseball/Softball signups on Saturday, March 11, at the old high school gym from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) will be conducting Baseball / Softball Signups at Italy City Hall from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. until Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5. Also, players can be registered on Saturday, March 5, inside the Old Italy Gym from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m during the basketball tournament.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) will be hosting its End-of-Season Party on Saturday, August 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Ballpark. It will also be a great time to signup for football and cheerleading which starts at 5:00 p.m.
The Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) enjoyed a full day of action on Saturday to begin their 2015 Baseball/Softball season.
Final IYAA Baseball/Softball Signups will be Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. inside the old Italy gym (George E. Scott Coliseum). The usual $65.00 registration fee is required along with completed signup form for each child.
The IYAA’s T-Ball Gladiators give it their all and learn on the fly during their postseason tournament experience in Hillsboro.
Italy Youth Athletic Association (IYAA) softball and baseball stars continued honing their skills while giving it their all for their hometown fans this past Saturday at the Upchurch Ballpark in Italy.
IYAA makes the most of its opening day experience with plenty of wins and many happy grins from players, coaches and fans!
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).
Italy’s Dustin Duke, 7 and Austin Cate, 7 impress the Baylor University coaching staff during a recent baseball clinic in Waco.
Italy’s 9U softball girls competed well in the championship game of their Waxahachie league in a game that was decided by a split second and 1 run.
IYAA 8U boys Italy Gold coach pitch baseball team, sponsored by Stiles Land & Cattle, defeats Maypearl 11-7 to claim the division championship while Italy White’s 8U boys baseball team, sponsored by Cate Welding, finishes the season impressively as the 3rd Place team.
It’s time to chalk the base lines, put on a ball cap and take the field with the third and final round of IYAA Baseball/Softball signups being held this coming Saturday!
Both Italy and Milford’s girl T-ball and softball players begin their district playoff runs tonight around the area.
IYAA Baseball/Softball Signups will be two days only!
The IYAA Girls T-Ball team & the Girls 8u Coach Pitch team needs a few more players to fill these rosters. Registration has been extended to Wednesday, March 9, for these age groups.
Final IYAA Softball/Baseball signups will be this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the old Italy gym and again on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Upcoming IYAA Baseball/Softball registration dates and uniform information. Also, spirit items can be ordered by fans!
IYAA Baseball and Softball registration continues tonight, Tuesday, February 15, at the old Italy gym during basketball pictures. Gary Wood will be at the gym from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday at the Upchurch Ball Fields in Italy, the IYAA will be hosting High School Eligible (HSE) Boys Pool Play baseball games in a partnership effort with the Hillsboro Sports Association who is hosting the Texas Teen-Age Baseball/Softball Association’s Boys State Tournament.
After winning the district championship, the Milford Lil’ Dogs trotted out of the park with their mugs held high. This 10 & under coach pitch team earned a place in the State bracket. They may have ponytails but don’t under estimate the power behind that little smile. Matched up with 21 other teams, the little girls donned their softball caps, grabbed their bats and worked up a sweat just like the big girls.
After a series of downpours forced the IYAA hosted girls 8u district softball tournament to relocate from the Upchurch Ball Fields to the Italy High School Softball field, teams from Italy, Milford, Ferris, Ennis and Kopperl battled to be one of two teams left standing and earn a spot in the state tournament to be held in Athens. The district championship came down to a rematch between the Milford Lil’ Dogs, head coached by Ty Evans, and the Ferris Scorpions.
Italy Neotribune has included these extra photos from the IYAA hosted Girls 8u District Softball Tournament being held this week at the Italy High School Softball Field.
Teams from Italy and Milford are competing in area wide district tournaments this week and next. The IYAA is hosting the girls 8u district tournament this week and all remaining games are to be played at the Italy High School softball field. Girls teams that finish in first or second place in the district tournaments go to state. Boys district tournaments start Monday and teams must win the championship to advance to state.
Italy — There were two IYAA teams last week competing for a chance to be the division tournament champions in both softball and baseball. Both teams made it into the final game of their respective brackets giving fans much to cheer about and both are packing their bat bags for the district tournament.
The IYAA baseball/softball and t-ball teams have finished their regular seasons and are currently competing in the division tournaments. So far, IYAA teams have accounted for three division tournament championships and two second place finishes in the division tournaments with more games still to pay.
The IYAA baseball/softball and T-Ball teams complete their regular seasons and step into the post season. Several IYAA teams finished in first place during the regular season securing automatic trips to the district tournament in early July.
McDonald’s® has teamed with IYAA Sports (Italy Youth Athletic Association) for “IYAA Sports Night” at the McDonald’s in Italy. Wednesday, June 9 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., 20% of all the proceeds collected by McDonald’s will be donated to IYAA Sports, so stop in for a Big Mac™, McNuggets™ or any of your favorite items on the McDonald’s menu.
With the regular season nearing it’s final innings, IYAA Baseball/Softball and T-Ball teams are still chipping away at the big picture. Post season tournaments are just around the next base which has all the teams vying for a 1st place division finish that will give them an automatic pass into the district tournament.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) continues to ink in wins while gaining experience for the younger Baseball/Softball and T-Ball players. Whether it’s a kindergartener teeing off for a double or a freshman making a big grab to end an inning, IYAA Sports is where you can catch all the action.
Attention all IYAA coaches and parents: The IYAA will be having the picture viewing set up for Monday, May 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Upchurch Ball fields.
The IYAA (Italy Youth Athletic Association) 2010 Baseball/Softball season has begun. Despite a few early season rain-outs, several games have been played although some teams did not start until late this week.
IYAA Opening Day — Weather permitting, the IYAA cordially invites everyone to the Upchurch Ball Fields for IYAA Opening Day this evening. IYAA Opening Day will be dedicated to the memories of Bobby Itson, Robert Burch, Bob Tipping and George E. Scott. Each of the honorees promoted youth sports and fitness, helping to bring our community closer together thru victory and accomplishment.
Attention: IYAA parents, players, coaches and teachers, their will be no IYAA Softball/Baseball practices allowed until Thursday, April 29 after 5:00 p.m. once TAKS testing has been completed, no exceptions.
The IYAA Opening Day home games, on April 24, have been cancelled due to muddy fields. Away games will still be played in Whitney only, all other towns have cancelled. Therefore, if you have an Italy team scheduled to play in Whitney today, those games are confirmed.
The final opportunities to sign-up for IYAA Baseball/Softball sign-ups will be inside the old Italy gym. All Rosters still need players but there are 4 more scheduled times to sign-up players:
The IYAA will be conducting its 2nd Baseball/Softball sign-ups on Saturday, February 13 inside the old Italy High School gym from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
It was only fitting that after so many IYAA baseball games were rescheduled due to rain during the year that the season ending baseball/softball party endured one last storm.
Upchurch Ballfield – Photo retakes will be available for purchase on July 25, starting at 9:00 am. The IYAA end of the season Baseball/Softball Party will be on August 1, starting at 5:00 pm and Football/Cheerleading Sign-ups will take place during both events as well.
Italy T-ballers stirred up the dust earlier this week in the District Tournament in Hillsboro while two other Italy players teamed with the Whitney Wildcats in the 14 & Under Division.
Milford, Hillsboro and Frost battled it out for 1st place on the final day of the four day District 3 Tournament, hosted by the IYAA in Italy. It was exciting and it was a grind for all the teams. However, after the dust at home plate had settled, it was the Frost Lady Polar Bears that celebrated as Champions.
Day 3 of the IYAA hosted 8 & Under Girls Softball Tournament (Coach pitch) saw area teams continuing to improve their standings in the bracket.
What an exciting night of District Tournament softball! The IYAA is hosting the 8 & Under Girls Softball Division all week long.
Miracle comebacks, big plays and ice packs were just some of the going ons surrounding the county wide, Girls Softball District Tournament on Tuesday. The IYAA fielded one team in Ennis and one Grandview while a couple of IYAA players represented Italy at the Upchurch Fields in the 8 & Under Division.
Part of an elaborate, multi-town, Girls District Softball Tournament, The IYAA will be hosting 8 & Under Coach Pitch tournament games in Italy at the Upchurch Fields starting Tuesday, July 7-10 (The games were rescheduled to Tuesday due to rain).
IYAA Baseball & Softball teams keep fans cheering as the season nears it’s end. The Italy Eagledogs and the Pink Panthers put on late season displays of athleticism, skill and perseverance. And that’s just trying to get a helmet that fits and the catching equipment snapped together.
The IYAA kept the hits coming all night long at the Upchurch Ballfields. At first, the surrounding neighbors thought a storm might be brewing since they were hearing, what seemed like lightning strikes, off in the distance.
Hard rains have bogged down the beginning of the 2009 IYAA baseball/softball seasons. Scheduling has been somewhat sporadic, but now that the sun is getting it’s job done, the baseball and softball players can get their jobs done as well. For a fun evening, bring your family to Upchurch Field to catch a ballgame and grab a few memories.
The IYAA enjoyed opening day at Upchurch Field on Monday as the little leaguers played like pros fielding grounders, corralling pop-ups, turning singles into triples and swinging away at that full count pitch…no matter what!