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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 girls water polo honored by Kern County Board of Supervisors

On Tuesday morning at the beginning of the meeting for the Kern County Board of Supervisors, the Garces girls water polo team was honored and presented with a Certificate of Recognition. The Rams won the Central Section Division II championship this season. This recognition is for exemplary public service and civic contributions to the community…

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REWIND: Solid Christmas Break for Garces athletics gears teams for SWYL openers

With Christmas Break over and school back in session, for Garces athletics, it means the start of the Southwest Yosemite League schedule for winter sports. Let’s take a look back from the holiday action and a look towards league play. Boys basketball: The Rams (9-4) head into league play with a five-game win streak after…

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Garces announces competitive dance team

Garces Memorial High School principal, Myka Peck, is pleased to announce the first competitive dance team in school history. The 12 current dancers on campus enrolled in the advanced dance course instructed by Georgia Peck will compete for Garces during the spring semester beginning in March. “My job as a principal is to find God-given…

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VIDEO: Garces girls basketball in opening round of Arvin Holiday Showcase

In the opening round of the Arvin Holiday Showcase, the Garces girls basketball team lost to Shafter, 50-29. Freshman Mia D’Amato led the way for the Rams with 15 points. Garces back in action Friday. Shafter 50, Garces 29 GMHS (0-3): McMurtry 10, D’Amato 15, Gorman 3, Pasternik 1.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Garces boys wrestling competes at North Duals

On Saturday at the Kevin Harvick Duals on Saturday at North High. The Rams secured a 36-30 win over Southwest Yosemite League rival Centennial in the first round before falling to Temecula Valley (ranked No. 20 in the state), Frontier (ranked 24th) and Foothill.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Garces boys basketball vs. Tehachapi

Garces boys basketball recovered from a tough loss on Wednesday in a rout of Tehachapi at home on Friday. Two days after losing to Bakersfield Christian by five on the road, Garces, behind a 20-0 run in the first half, beat Tehachapi at home on Friday, 63-36. J.J. Uphold (13 points), Xavier Marshall (10) and…

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PHOTO GALLERY: Garces boys soccer blanks Mission Oak

Garces boys soccer improved to 9-1 this season with a 5-0 win over Tulare-Mission Oak on Thursday at Sam Tobias Field. Alexander Halevy led the way with two goals, each coming four minutes into each half. Aldo Pantoja, Gino Butkiewicz and Angel Navarro also scored in the second half. Moises Cisneros had two assists and…

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Garces athletics gears up for exciting Christmas Break action

The Christmas Break in nearing in just three days for Garces, but there is plenty of winter sports athletics going on around campus.  Let’s take a look back at the big weekend and what’s ahead for the Rams. Boys basketball – The Rams have two games this week after going 1-3 at the prestigious Father…

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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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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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