Italy Gladiator Baseball Update

Italy Gladiators JV Baseball vs Abbott on Friday, March 23rd has been cancelled.

Italy Gladiator Varsity Baseball vs Abbott is still on for Friday March 23rd, but the time has changed to 4:30 in Abbott.

Come out to Abbott and cheer on our boys!!

A great time to be a Gladiator

Image: Christion Washington, Kendrick Norwood and Kenneth Norwood gave a Tenaha special needs player a time to shine in the Regional Semi-Final game.

Twenty years ago the Italy Gladiator basketball team won state. Their legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of each of the athletes, coaches and Italy Gladiator fans. This year the Gladiators wanted to repeat what the 1997 team had done and worked hard to achieve that goal.

Italy Gladiator Baseball wraps up district with win over Itasca for Senior Night

Image: Senior Italy Gladiator Baseball member Ryan Connor(7) is escorted by his parents, Amanda and Scott Connor for Senior Night during a post-game ceremony.

Italy topples Itasca 14-3 to wrap up their 2016 district campaign while honoring 8 seniors during Senior Night at Loyd Davidson Field. Caps off to 2016 seniors Levi McBride, Micah Escamilla, Jorge Galvan, Ryan Connor, Hunter Merimon, Clayton Miller, Austin Crawford and Ty Windham for their dedication throughout their careers at Italy High School!

Italy Baseball and Softball schedule updates

We have an update on Baseball and Softball schedule for today.

  • Italy Gladiator Baseball Game against Meridian has been CANCELLED for tonight.
  • Lady Gladiator Softball Game against Kerns has been moved to play here at 6:00 pm. Please come out and support our Lady Gladiators tonight.

Italy baseball playoff game delayed

Our Italy Gladiators will have to wait another day to take on Mart in the bi-district contest. Game is re-scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 9th at Waco Connally. If Connally’s field is unplayable then game will be moved to Franklin at 2pm.

Italy Gladiator Baseball Playoff Info

Image: The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 2A District Runner-up, swept Milford in both clashes this season to claim The Battle of Highway 77 trophy and are now gearing up for their first-round Playoff action against Mart to be played this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m.

The Italy Gladiator Baseball team finished as the 2015 District Runner-up and will be compete in the first-round of the Playoffs this Friday, May 8, at Waco Connally High School starting @ 7:00 p.m. vs. Mart. Read article for further Playoff details.

IHS Baseball sends thanks


The IHS Baseball team, coaches, and parents would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 chili supper fundraiser a success. The money raised will go towards purchasing new uniforms and new bats for the coming baseball season. Come out next spring and see your IHS baseball players shining in their new uniforms.

2014 District 14-A Baseball All-District Awards

Thirteen Gladiator Baseball teammates proudly have their names listed on the 2014 All-District list of honors for the 14A baseball district. In addition, three of those Gladiators are included on the All-Academic honor roll for the district. Congratulations to all of the young men on a great season both on the field and in the classroom.

Gladiator Baseball honors seniors and treats fans to undefeated district title

Image: Catching Perfection: Congratulations to the Hitmen of the Gladiator Baseball team for chasing, and eventually catching, district perfection with an undefeated 10-0 record. Back row (L-R): Assistant coach Brandon Ganske, assistant coach Jackie Cate, John Byers, Zain Byers (Sr.), Kevin Roldan (Sr.), Kyle Fortenberry (Sr.), Kenneth Norwood, Jr., Cody Boyd, Bailey Walton (Sr.), Levi McBride, head coach Jon Cady and Ryan Connor. Bottom row (L-R): John Escamilla, Tyler Anderson (Sr.), Ty Windham and Tyler Vencill. Not pictured is Eric Carson (Sr.).

Congratulations to Italy Gladiator Baseball on their perfect district mark of 10-0 to be the undisputed 2014 Class A district champions! Italy accomplished the feat after beating Frost 12-4 in what was the final home game at Loyd Davidson Field for Italy’s five seniors, including: Tyler Anderson, Kevin Roldan, Bailey Walton, Zain Byers and Eric Carson.