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.
Led by Kortnei Johnson who broke two state track records this past weekend, Italy’s track team proved their might in Austin.
Austin — The UIL State Track & Field Meet 2013 Championships are being held at Mike A. Meyers Stadium on the University of Texas campus in Austin from Friday, May 10, to Saturday, May 11.
Italy Track & Field — Saturday’s regional results in Abilene:
Several Gladiator and Lady Gladiator track athletes are slated to represent Italy during area meet.
Both Italy Junior High girls and boys track teams faired well during the district track meet in Itasca.
Senior Cole Hopkins and junior Zain Byers will represent Italy in tennis at the Regionals tournament in Abilene on Wednesday. Senior Chase Hamilton will be Italy’s alternate.
Italy’s girls and boys’ Junior High track members represent during the 2013 Wampus Cat Relays with both the 7th and 8th grade boys finishing 2nd overall in their point totals.
A small collection of Italy’s best prove it’s quality that matters, not quantity, during Ennis track meet as the Gladiators and Lady Gladiators take on larger school classifications.
Kortnei Johnson, a sophomore at Italy High School, becomes a gold medalist in the 100m dash at the 2013 Texas Relays in Austin with a time of 11.82.
The Junior High Track meet that WAS scheduled for Monday, March 25 in Itasca has been rescheduled and will now be held on Thursday, March 28.
Posted results from Italy’s JH girls track team efforts during the Grandview Zebra Relays.
The Italy High School Lady Gladiator and Gladiator track team results from the recently held Scurry-Rosser track meet.
The Italy Junior High Boys track team leaves their mark while competing at area track meets.
The following results are from Saturday, March 2nd at the Valley Mills Track Meet as Gladiator and Lady Gladiator track stars heated up the track on a brisk day for outdoor sports. Congratulations to the following medal winners for Italy:
Italy High School freshman track star, Kortnei Johnson, leaves for Austin to race for the gold.
Jameka Copeland, Jimesha Reed and Kortnei Johnson represent Italy High School during the regional track meet held at Tarleton State University with Johnson advancing to the state meet in Austin.
Lady Gladiator track and field athletes, Jameka Copeland, Kortnei Johnson and Jimesha Reed will represent Italy during the regional competition at Tarleton State University.
Italy Junior High Boys and Girls track teams gave it their all at the recent Itasca Jr High Track Meet. They ran with passion and had some incredible finishes. Participating schools in the event were Italy, Itasca, Rice, Blum, Dawson and Maypearl. Coached by Jeff and Heather Richters, the Gladiators took the track by storm.
Italy freshman, Kortnei Johnson, qualified for the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays (High Schools) as a 7th Grader back in 2010 and traveled to Austin on Friday to test her speed against the state’s top sprinters.
Tomorrow, April 21, 2011, the Italy High School Track Team’s regional qualifiers will travel to Meridian, Texas for a Regional Qualifiers Meet. Coach Heather Richters has released information regarding the event.
Italy’s Varsity and JV Track & Field athletes competed at a high level during the district track meet held in Alvarado. Italy advances six Varsity members to the UIL 2A Region 2 Track meet in Stephenville on May 2nd and 3rd while strong performances by Italy’s JV girls and boys’ track stars bode well for upcoming seasons.
Italy High School Track Coach Heather Richters has released the schedule of events for the Texas UIL 2A Region 2 Track meet. The meet will be on May 2nd and 3rd in Stephenville, Texas and will be held at the Tarleton State University Track & Field facility. Italy High School has six students that have qualified for the meet.
Italy High School track coach Heather Richters has released an updated schedule for next week’s district High School track meet. The Junior High Track team will travel to Rio Vista today to compete in their district meet. By releasing these detailed schedule of events, Coach Richters hopes that this will foster support from the community to come out and cheer on our Gladiators and Lady Gladiators.
The Italy Lady Gladiators performed a high level at the non-district Grandview Zebra Relays on Thursday which included schools from many different classifications.
John “Booney” Isaac a senior at Italy High School and already an Italy Gladiators’ sports legend, added to his mystic by winning third place in the UIL state triple jump competition in Austin on Friday.
Italy Gladiator track star John Isaac, a senior at Italy High School, received a heroes send-off before climbing into the Italy ISD van on his way to Austin to compete in the triple jump at State.
Competing in a Region the size of France that is widely recognized as the best High School Track & Field region in the world. The qualifiers from the Italy HS Track Team did our school and community proud the last two days during the Region III Track Meet in Palestine.
What a performance! — The Italy High School Boys and Girls Track Teams competed in nine different events at the Area Track Meet in Alvarado on Wednesday. Italy advanced to Regional in eight of those events and head track coach Stephen Coleman smiled all the way back to Italy in his big yellow bus.
Hubbard — With Nike, the Greek God of victory, Hermes, the Roman God of athletes/sport and Victoria, the Roman Goddess of victory, watching from above, the Italy Junior High Lady Gladiators and Gladiators entered the District track meet in conquering fashion.
The Italy High School Varsity and JV Track Teams represented the old gold and white in style by turning in stellar performance during the District Track Meet in Hubbard last Thursday. In fact, Italy’s athletes were doing so well, it didn’t take head track coach Stephen Coleman long to realize the Gladiators would be taking a bus to the Area Meet in Alvarado.
Gladiator Track & Field: Eighteen members of the Italy High School Track Team traveled to Meridian on Saturday, March 27 to compete in one of the biggest 1A meets in the entire state, the Meridian Straight A Relays.
Pictures added Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Italy Junior High Track Team received their medals previously earned at the Gateway Track Meet on March 12 from Coach Stephen Coleman on Thursday.
Dallas Gateway — The Italy Junior High Gladiator Track Team earned 1st place in all four divisions (7th boys, 7th girls, 8th boys & 8th girls) on Thursday at the Dallas Gateway Track Meet. A combination of Gladiator power and speed got the job done.
On Saturday, November 7, 2009 Italy High School sent two students to the Region 3 Class 1A Cross Country meet in Humble, Texas. Heath Clemons and Kaitlyn Rossa earned their spots in this competition with their top ten performance at the District Cross Country Meet in Wortham.
Kaitlyn Rossa, an Italy High School sophomore, competed in the Region 3 Class 1a Cross Country Meet today in Humble, Texas. Competing with a field of 159 runners, Kaitlyn placed 9th with a time of 12:56. Her performance has earned her a berth in the State finals that will be held in Austin on Saturday, November 14th.
On Monday, June 8, 2009, the Ellis County Commissioners court held a short meeting and recognized the Italy Gladiators Softball, Baseball, Track and Powerlifting teams. The students were invited by Commissioner Heath Sims.
Four Italy Gladiators travelled to Palestine this past weekend to compete in the Region III Track and Field Meet. After several weeks of delay due to the Swine Flu outbreak, the Gladiators finally had their chance to take their prowess to the arena once again.
Now that the U.I.L. is allowing all recognized events to continue, the Italy Gladiators have 4 remaining track stars that will be competing in Palestine starting Friday, May 15 and finishing Saturday, May 16.
Kaitlyn Rossa, Jimesha Reed and Ryan Ashcraft all qualified for the Regional Track Meet to be held at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches in two weeks.
Regional Competition Schedule added 4/20/09 8:40am
Italy was challenged by fierce competition at the District track meet in Hubbard this year. A 2-day event, Italy competed against Dawson, Cayuga, Itasca, Dallas Gateway, Crossroads, Wortham, Waxahachie Advantage, Dallas Faith Family and Hubbard. But after the discus landed and the triple jump sand had settled, the Mighty Gladiators had left their marks.
The Italy Junior High Track teams finished their season at the District track meet in Hubbard. Fighting the bitter cold and an undersized rosters, the 7th grade girls and boys along with the 8th grade girls and boys teams ran circles around the competition.
Italy High School competed in the 2009 TESEI Relays at Ferris High School. Italy finished in 3rd place in the coed team totals with 146.5 points behind Ferris and Palmer but ahead of Dallas Spruce who totaled 91 points.
One thing is for sure, the coaching staff at Italy High School is passionate about their sports. And Coach Robert Sollers as well as the other track coaches are no different. With Italy’s track season underway, Coach Sollers wanted to let all the fans know how well the teams have finished.