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.
It’s amazing what can happen when a football team stops stubbing their own toes. After consecutive losses to open Southwest Yosemite League play, Garces came out and played the cleanest game of the season in a 41-3 win at Centennial on Friday night. The Rams had just one penalty before halftime and turned the ball…Read More
Wrapped up in the emotions of senior night, it turned out to be a festive end for the Garces girls volleyball team on Thursday. For the second time this week, the Rams defeated an opponent at home in five sets, this time it was a 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, 11-25, 16-14 victory over visiting Centennial. Before…Read More
In dramatic fashion, the Garces volleyball team earned the first Southwest Yosemite League win of the season at home on Tuesday. Despite trailing 2-1, the Rams rallied back to beat Bakersfield High 22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 15-8. Jana Dulcich led the way with 17 kills and Ali Adkins had a match-high 31 assists for Garces,…Read More
As the regular season begins to wind-down for fall sports, our student-athletes are rising to the occasion. We had senior night for our wonderful water polo seniors last week to celebrate everything they do for our campus. Today, we honor the seven seniors on the girls tennis team against Centennial. The senior ceremony will begin…Read More
Both the varsity boys and girls water polo programs went to Northern California over the weekend and came away with 3-1 tournament records. In Sacramento at the tournament at Jesuit High School, the boys capped off the successful two days with an 11-6 victory over the host Marauders while the girls team beat Ripon, 13-3,…Read More
The emotions were high, but the spark burned brightly and quickly extinguished for Garces on Friday night. In Paul Golla’s first game against his old school at Bakersfield High, the Rams scored quickly in the first quarter only to watch the Drillers reel off 32 consecutive points in a 32-14 loss for Garces that drops…Read More
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
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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