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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.

Buckey wins Mayor’s Trophy, surprised at a ceremony on campus

Recent Garces Memorial graduate Zach Buckey walked into the gymnasium Thursday morning without a clue of what he was walking into. In a surprise ceremony with Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh on hand, Buckey was celebrated in a small ceremony as he was awarded the 2021 Mayor’s Trophy winner.  “I’m in a little bit of a…

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Walker, Pena announce retirement as cross country, track coaches at Garces

When then-Garces Memorial athletic director Vince Fanucchi hired Susan Walker as the new cross country coach on campus in 1987, he thought it was a one-year deal. Now 33 years later, Walker is leaving Garces as the longest-tenured coach in school history after announcing her retirement this week. “We were desperately in need of a…

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Garces names Eric Marsh new Director of Aquatics

Garces Memorial High School is pleased to announce Eric Marsh as the new director of aquatics. Marsh comes to Garces after six successful seasons as an assistant coach at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and replaces Jason Gall, who resigned in April to take a job at Dallas-Jesuit High School in Texas.  Marsh, an…

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HOW SWEEP IT IS: Garces sweeps SWYL girls championships

In the most unprecedented of years, the Garces Memorial girls tennis team brought back some normalcy at the Southwest Yosemite League individual championships. In the first competition against Kern High School District athletics, freshman Kesley Abraham won the singles title and the duo of sophomore Kylee Limpias and Jocelyn Sala won the league doubles titles.…

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Garces Competitive Dance Earns Team Title

The Garces Memorial High School competitive dance team made history with an overall team title in the program’s first competition last month. Over the weekend of April 23-25 in Orange County, the Rams won the overall victory in the contemporary division with a number called, “Falling” at the Thunderstruck Dance Competition, earning the Lightning Gold…

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Garces senior Villalpando accepted to prestigious Pace University

When Georgia Peck first met Dominic Villalpando three years ago, the Garces Memorial High School dance coach knew there was untapped potential. Through years of getting over a bit of stage fright and realization of his true talent in dance, Villalpando, a senior at Garces, made history this month becoming the first high school senior…

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PHOTO GALLERY: Five Garces Memorial student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

On Wednesday at Sam Tobias Field, five Garces Memorial senior student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to four-year college athletic programs. DeAndre Beldo signed to wrestle at Gannon University, a Division II program in Pennsylvania. Julianna Escobedo signed to play women’s gold at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, D-III program. Austin Galanski signed to play men’s…

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Gall to step down as Garces Memorial Aquatics Director

After four successful seasons as the Director of Aquatics and head coach for the boys and girls water polo programs at Garces Memorial High School, Jason Gall is stepping down. Gall has accepted the position of Aquatics Director and boys water polo head coach at Dallas Jesuit in Dallas, Texas. His last day at Garces…

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THIS WEEK IN GARCES ATHLETICS: Football finale and signing ceremony highlight big week

This week in Garces Athletics The football season winds to a close this Friday at home against Bakersfield Christian and on Wednesday at lunch at Sam Tobias Field, we will honor five seniors who will sign letters of intent to a four-year college athletic program.  DeAndre Beldo (wrestling, Gannon University), Julianna Escobedo (golf, Wellesley College),…

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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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Green Tropical Leaves Summer Camp Flyer (2)

Please click the button below to download the Sports Camp Registration Form. Please Send This Registration Form and Camp

This camp is seperate from Garces Summer School & Camps.

Please return all forms and fees to:

Garces Summer Sports Camp
ATTN: Cody Stone
2800 Loma Linda Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Questions? Contact Coach Stone 

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 

sports teams
team championships
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league champions over the past 70 years
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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