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Garces Memorial teams are some of the most competitive in California.  Our student-athletes work smart, play hard, and achieve greatly, contributing to the strong tradition of Garces Athletics, since 1947.

Recap: Big weekend for Garces athletics resulted in high marks for Rams

It was a busy weekend for Garces athletics as teams were spread across the Central Section.  Let’s take a look back at the action. Boys basketball – The Rams opened up the season at the HIT Tournament at Morro Bay High School and came away with a 3-1 record. Garces opened up the season and…

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Antongiovanni’s hat trick leads Garces girls soccer to big home opener win

Fueled by a hat-trick by senior Natalina Antongiovanni, the Garces girls soccer team made the most of the home opener on Thursday. The Rams beat North 5-0 to move to 2-0 overall.  Antongiovanni scored the first goal for the Rams within the first three minutes in front of the home crowd at Sam Tobias Field…

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Winter sports in full stride this week for Garces athletics

Winter sports is off and running at full speed this week for Garces athletics.  The action begins this evening as the girls soccer team begins the 2019-20 season on the road at Tehachapi at 6 p.m. The Rams were 12-11-3 overall last season and 2-6-2 in Southwest Yosemite League action. Stevie Reynolds returns for Garces…

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Garces girls, boys water polo advance in NorCal regionals

The emotions of winning the program’s first Central Section championship in five years seemingly never got the best of the Garces girls water polo team. Three days after the Rams beat Porterville-Monache for the section Division II title, Garces defeated Tracy-Kimball 19-8 in the opening round of the CIF Northern California D-III regional playoffs at…

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Garces water polo teams ready for regional playoffs

The Garces girls water polo team is in uncharted waters, and seemingly all are on board. The Rams, fresh off the Central Section Division II championship win over Porterville-Monache on Saturday, will be back at Salvucci Aquatics Center on Tuesday in the opening round of the CIF Northern California D-III regional playoffs as the No.…

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PHOTO GALLERY: Girls water polo wins D-II section title

Take a look back at these photos from Garces beating Porterville-Monache 15-8 in the Central Section Division II girls water polo championships on Saturday at the Salvucci Aquatics Center. The girls will host Tracy-Kimball on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the CIF Northern California regional playoffs while the boys are in the NorCal D-II regionals…

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Victory With Honor

Participation by students, families, and all Rams fans is highly encouraged. We stress competition consistent with the C.I.F. standards of pursuing “Victory with Honor" and we are guided by the greater Mission of our school, to develop students Spiritually, Academically, and Socially.

Additionally, we encourage all athletes, coaches, and fans to “PICKUP” our athletic core values.

  • Passion... choices, why we are here, and our love of sports.
  • Integrity... words, actions, and soul are worthy of leadership.
  • Courage... be fearless, act and work when times are hard.
  • Knowledge... consume information and think critically, to maximize efficiency.
  • Unity... brotherhood/sisterhood, family, and faith, are greater than our individual desires.
  • Prayer... we don’t have all the answers, give thanks, ask for guidance, and forgiveness.

We’re proud to have Garces Memorial Student-Athletes on our teams—and so are some of the best college athletic programs in the country.

REQUIREMENT OF ALL ATHLETES: Please follow this link to the required athletic paperwork for the 2019/2020 school year. Every student/parent of any athlete needs to fill this paperwork out each year their student is participating in a sport. --> Athletic Clearance Packet, 2019/2020

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team championships
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league champions over the past 70 years
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of the student body participated in athletes over the decade.

Scholars & Champions since 1947

Garces is ranked 4th all-time in the history of the CIF Central Section with 124 team championships, most recently in boys’ water polo last fall and baseball in the spring.  An additional 63 teams have finished section runners-up and dozens of Ram athletes have won individual Valley titles.  Garces has also won nearly 500 league championships over the past 70 years.

The boys’ and girls’ programs have shared near equally in the school’s success, even though the girls’ programs weren’t started until the 1970s.  Cal-Hi-Sports chose Garces state medium school of the year in 1988 and 2003.  In 1987 they honored the football team and John Fanucchi as state team and coach of the year.  Softball was also chosen state team of the year in 2004.

Alumni have played professionally in eight sports and competed on U.S. national teams in men’s rugby and swimming, and women’s track and volleyball.  Some have participated in the Summer Olympics, Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the College World Series and numerous college bowl games.

Nearly 2/3 of the student body has participated in athletics over the decades, making it possible for a school of hundreds to compete successfully against schools with thousands.  It’s not hyperbole when we call ourselves ‘school of scholars & champions.’

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