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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
After repeating as Central Section boys soccer champions, the Garces Memorial boys soccer team is back in the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs. The Rams (24-2) are the No. 2 seed in the D-III SoCal Regionals and earned a first round bye on Tuesday. Garces will host the winner No. 3 La Mesa-Helix or No.…Read More
Garces freshman Tye Monteiro is a CIF State boys wrestling medalists after pinning No. 7 Rocky Raby of Anderson-West Valley in the third period of the 152-pound blood round match in the consolation bracket. Monteiro can finish as high as third place today and no worse than eighth, becoming the first Garces wrestler to medal…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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