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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.

Friday night’s Garces Memorial Football game in Lancaster against Paraclete will NOT be on Garces Athletics YouTube channel. NFHS was awarded exclusive streaming rights. We apologize for the inconvenience. You can view the game here (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/bn-productions/game12005a17c) for a fee of $10.99. Game attendance is also not allowing general admission. Hope to see you at Sam Tobias Field on April 16 against BCHS for our Homecoming. Go Rams!

Garces swim sweeps Arroyo Grande, split water polo on Senior Day

In unprecedented times, sometimes things can come together in a exciting way. On Saturday at Salvucci Aquatics Center, the Garces Memorial water polo, swim and dive teams all competed on the same day for the first time while also celebrating eight seniors. The day started off with diving competition against Arroyo Grande as Clair Banducci…

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Garces softball sweeps Monache, Rams now top team in D-II

Coming out of Spring Break, Garces Memorial softball coach Kelly Olson knew the tough week ahead for his Rams was not going to be easy. And the Rams were up for the challenge. After defeating Visalia-Golden West 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday at home, Garces secured a sweep over Porterville-Monache, which came into the…

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Halevy scores seven goals as Garces dominates Royal

In a non-league matchup, Garces Memorial senior Alex Halevy made history for the Rams.The senior and 2019-20 BVarsity Live co-Player of the Year scored seven goals for Garces in a 12-0 win at home over Simi Valley-Royal on Tuesday evening at Sam Tobias Field.Halevy scored twice in the first half as the Rams held a…

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This Week in Garces Athletics: Break is over and action is back

Welcome back, Rams. After what was hopefully a peaceful break for most, Garces Athletics is back in action this week with competition six days, including golf in action Monday afternoon in Lemoore and concluding with swim and water polo Senior Day at Salvucci Aquatic Center on Saturday.  Baseball It was a tough start for the…

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Garces fall to St. Francis in a thriller

An improbable comeback for Garces fell just short in a thrilling loss to La Canada-St. Francis Saturday night at Sam Tobias Field.Despite a 36-0 run for the Golden Knights to open the second half, Garces had a shot at a comeback before Travis Plugge’s final throw was intercepted by Alejandro Ramirez at the 1-yard line…

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Garces swim open season with solid times on Friday

The Garces Memorial swim team hosted Taft Union High School on Friday in the first official meet of the Spring 2021 season at the Salvucci Aquatics Center. More than a dozen of Garces swimmers notched consideration times for Valley on Friday in the dual meet against the Wildcats and one automatic cut by the girls…

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PHOTO GALLERY: Garces football downs Tulare Union 43-6 in season opener

On Friday, Garces football opened up the Spring 2021 season with a 43-6 win over Tulare Union at Sam Tobias Field. Junior quarterback Travis Plugge threw for 152 yards and three touchdowns to Loren Johnson, Zion Hall and Dom D’Amato. Ian Jernagin and Julian Smith each rushed for a score and Jalani Smith scored on…

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Garces cross country first to compete in 11 months

WASCO – Abraham Gonzalez was on the field at Sam Tobias Field 11 months ago when the Garces Memorial boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Corona-Santiago in the CIF State Southern California Regional Championships last March. Flash forward to Thursday afternoon at Wasco High School, Gonzalez helped lead the Rams cross country team during…

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MEDIA GALLERY: Video and photo gallery from Garces Memorial National Signing Day

Four Garces Memorial senior football players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday during a private ceremony at Sam Tobias Field. The event was live-streamed on our Garces Memorial Sports Net. Watch the replay here. Zach Buckey became the first Garces senior to sign to the Stanford football program, following his father’s footsteps. Jeff Buckey…

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PHOTO GALLERY: George Rice signs with Cal Baptist men’s water polo

Garces Memorial senior George Rice signed with the men’s water polo program at Cal Baptist. Rice was joined by family, friends and Garces faculty to celebrate his commitment to the Lancers on the pool deck inside the Salvucci Aquatic Center on campus Monday afternoon. Photos by Jillian Restivo.

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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 2020/2021 school year. Every student/parent of any athlete needs to fill this paperwork out each year their student is participating in a sport. --> Athlete Information 

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league champions over the past 70 years
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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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