Italy Volleyball All-District Selections


After a disappointing loss at the Bi-District competition in Sachse against Tom Bean last week, the Lady Gladiator volleyball players received great compliments at the 2017 District 12-2A All-District Meeting on November 1st. The Lady Gladiators walked away with the most honors! Your Lady Gladiators were Runners Up in the District, but earned the first seed going into the 2A playoffs.

Volleyball positional clinics offered at Hill College this summer


Hill College Rebels Volleyball Team will be hosting volleyball positional clinics for middle and high school student athletes. The high school clinics are for students who will be entering nine through 12 grades in the next school year. The middle school clinic is for students who will be going in to the seventh and eighth grades next year.

2016 Volleyball All-District; IHS: Lusk Co-Offensive MVP, Richards Defensive MVP

Image: Lady Gladiator senior #7 April Lusk earned Co-Offensive MVP honors in Region 2 ~ District 12-2A during Italy’s 2016 campaign.

Italy’s Lady Gladiators were well represented among the 2016 Region 2 ~ District 12-2A All-District Volleyball Award honorees. Senior April Lusk was named Co-Offensive MVP and junior teammate Brycelen Richards was named Defensive MVP. Outstanding Blocker went to junior Annie Perry and Outstanding Libero went to sophomore Karley Nelson.

Lady Gladiator Volleyball Honors for the 2015 season

Attached are the District honors for the Lady Gladiator 2015 Volleyball season. These honors are not just for the sport but also for academics, I’m so proud of each and everyone of these young ladies. Please feel free to share the girls achievements with all. They worked hard and we appreciate all their hard work and dedication.

Lady Gladiator Volleyball Senior Night October 13, 2015


The Senior Lady Gladiator volleyball players will be congratulated on a job well done in volleyball throughout their years in high school on October 13, 2015 at 5:30 PM in the dome for senior night. Let’s pack the dome to make this a special night for the seniors! Afterward, please stay to yell for the Lady Gladiators as they defeat Garland-Alpha! We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

Italy Football Camp and Volleyball Camp


Coach Weaver would like to remind the community that we still have two camps to take advantage of during the summer. Football Camp is NEXT WEEK, and Volleyball Camp will be the week following. Softball Camp will be during Spring Break this year. It is not too late to sign up! Walk-ups are welcome, and we will take all paperwork and payments on first day of camp.

Senior Night Set for Friday, November 7, 2014

Parents and community members— we know you’ll want to come out and support many of our seniors as we recognize their efforts throughout high school. Senior football players, cheerleaders, cross country participants, and band members will be recognized during this Friday night’s football game against Dallas Gateway. Recognition will take place on the football field at 7 p.m. before the game. We hope to see you there.

Fan bus planned for Lady Gladiator Volleyball Round-1 Playoff Game

The Lady Gladiator Volleyball team will play their first playoff game against Dodd City on Tuesday, November 4th at North Forney High School. Game time is 6pm. The girls have worked hard and have earned the support of a big crowd. Italy High School will have a fan bus departing the IHS campus at 4:20pm sharp.

Note: Inclement weather is causing the fan bus to depart early. Please be on the bus by 4:20pm.

Lady Gladiator Volleyball schedule change

Image: Halee Turner plays a key role in helping the Lady Gladiators sweep Avalon in district play after Italy defeated the Lady Eagles 3 sets to 1 on Saturday at home in the Coliseum.

The Lady Gladiators and Frost Lady Polar Bears will play on Friday, October 25. This matchup was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 26. Varsity will play at 4:00 with JV immediately following. Make plans to come out to the dome Friday afternoon and support these hard working Lady Gladiators.

Morgan Mathews brings expertise and energy to Italy High School

Image: Morgan Mathews brings energy and excitement to Italy High School.

When Morgan Mathews was hired as a teacher and the new Head Volleyball Coach at Italy High School, she brought expertise, energy and excitement with her. She wants her students and athletes to live up to their potential while having fun and working hard. She wants them to do their best and live for the moment because that moment only comes around once.

Italy Junior High Volleyball Parent Meeting Scheduled

There will be a parent meeting for Italy Junior High Volleyball will be on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the dome. This meeting will discuss practice times, expectations of players and give parents the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming volleyball session.  If you are unable to attend this meeting please contact one of the coaches so that we may get you the information needed.

Lady Gladiator Volleyball to compete in tournaments hosted in Blooming Grove

Image: Updated varsity bracket. Shows game times for Saturday.

Lady Gladiator Volleyball (varsity, JV as well as a freshman squad) will travel to Blooming Grove to participate in tournaments over the next two weekends. The varsity will play on Thursday, August 29th and Saturday, August 31st and the JV and 9th grade squads will play on Thursday, September 5 and Saturday, September 7th. Attached are complete brackets for both weekends.

Note: Bracket has been updated with Saturday game match-ups.

Lady Gladiator Junior High Volleyball schedule for 2013


The Lady Gladiator Junior High Volleyball squads will begin preparation for their upcoming season once school starts next Monday. To help all of the parents and faithful fans of Lady Gladiator Junior High Volleyball the coaches have released the schedule. Their first game will be on Monday, September 9, 2013 at home against Bynum.