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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.

Garces senior Alexsia Drulias finalist for Tyack Award

Alexsia Drulias has created a lasting legacy at Garces Memorial through hard work and determination in and out of the classroom. Through all of that, her efforts are being recognized as one of the top female student-athletes in Kern County. Drulias is one of five female finalists for the Jim Tyack Award, presented annually for…

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Garces athletes earn BVarsity All-Area winter sports recognition

Over Easter Break, The Bakersfield Californian and its prep sports section BVarsity unveiled the 2019-20 Winter Sports All-Area teams, and there were plenty of Garces Memorial athletes recognized.  Junior Alexander Halevy was named the All-Area Boys Soccer Co-Player of the Year, an honor bestowed upon the best athlete in each sport throughout Kern County. Halevy…

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HONORS: Halevy named SWYL POY, 16 Garces boys, girls soccer players honored

The Garces boys soccer team is well represented in this season’s Southwest Yosemite All-League team, led by junior Alexander Halevy, voted league player of the year. A total of 12 Garces boys soccer players and four from the Garces girls soccer team were named to the All-SWYL teams. Halevy led the league with 31 goals…

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Garces Athletics COVID-19 update: Practices canceled until March 30

Garces Memorial Athletics, in accordance with the Diocese of Fresno and principal Myka Peck, has announced that along with sporting events being canceled, so too are practices for all of our programs during the campus closure. Practices have been canceled immediately and are scheduled to resume Monday, March 30.  Garces Memorial Athletics will continue to…

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Garces falls to Santiago in PKs in CIF D-III championships

The tears fell down the faces of the Garces Memorial boys soccer pleayers almost instantaneously as the Rams felt defeat for the first time in more than two months. In the CIF Southern California Division III championships at Sam Tobias Field on Saturday, No. 5 Corona-Santiago outlasted the 2nd-seeded Rams 8-7 in penalty kicks. Santiago…

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PREVIEW: Garces boys soccer looks to make history today in CIF SoCal finals

All season long, Garces Memorial senior soccer forward Moises Cisneros knew the three goals set in place.  The Rams (25-2) wanted to win the Southwest Yosemite League title. Check. Garces wanted to win a second consecutive Central Section championship.  Check. The Rams accomplished that after beating Shafter 4-0 in the Division IV finals after winning…

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THEY’RE BACK: Garces boys soccer beats Norwalk 3-0, Rams to host D-III SoCal finals on Saturday

Hosting one CIF State boys soccer championships wasn’t enough for Garces Memorial. After winning the CIF State Southern California Regional Division V title last season, the Rams are back home Saturday in the SoCal D-III finals after downing No. 6 Norwalk 3-0 in the semifinals on Thursday night at Sam Tobias Field. The Rams become…

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PREVIEW: Garces boys soccer set to host Norwalk in CIF SoCal semifinals on Thursday

The Garces boys soccer team is set for a historical night for Kern County soccer. The Rams, seeded second in the CIF Southern California Regional Division III playoffs, hosts No. 6 Norwalk at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Sam Tobias Field.  This will mark the first time a team from the county will host a…

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Garces boys soccer to host Norwalk at 6 p.m. on Thursday in SoCal semis

The athletic departments for Garces Memorial and Norwalk have agreed to change the start time on Thursday for the CIF Southern California Regional Division III boys soccer semifinals. No. 2 Garces will host No. 6 Norwalk at 6 p.m. at Sam Tobias Field. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and…

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A MINUTE TO PIN IT: Video all five pins for Tye Monteiro at state wrestling

Garces Memorial freshman Tye Monteiro became the first Ram to earn a medal at the CIF State boys wrestling championships. Monteiro won by fall in five consecutive matches in the 152-pound consolation bracket to earn eighth place at Mechanics Bank Arena over the weekend. In the process, Monteiro, unseeded at state and ranked No. 23…

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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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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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