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Welcome to Buchanan High School home of the Bears! The athletic department is proud to have won six consecutive Athletic Supremacy Awards in addition to being named the California State Athletic School of the Year in 2018-19 and 2019-20. This is the top athletic award a Athletic Department can achive in the State of California. Bear Nation is proud to have won the award in 2006 as well. Buchanan is commited to competing for championships at the League (TRAC), Valley, State and National levels.

State Schools of the Century

Buchanan High’s athletics is listed in the Top 5 of Cal-Hi Sport’s current State Schools of the Century!!! 

The four schools ranked higher (Mitty High School, Mater Dei High School, De La Salle High School and Torrey Pines High School are power-house schools – three of which are private schools – with deep legacies of sports dominance. Clovis Unified tied for the fifth place spot with additional powerhouse Long Beach Poly.

“For Buchanan High to be recognized as a Top 5 State School of the Century is absolutely incredible. This is the biggest recognition that any school can receive for athletics,” said Steve France, Clovis Unified’s Assistant Superintendent who oversees district athletics. “In these challengin times of so many issues, it is nice to get some good news. And this is not only great news for our district, but great news for our entire community. We should be very proud of Bear Nation, including the dedicated young men and women athletes as well as the leadership, coaches and mentors.” 

Buchanan High was named the California State Athletic School of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports the last two years and also in 2005-06. Most recently, the Bears wrestling team has won the CIF State Championships for the past five years, girls cross country and girls track and field won their first CIF State Championship and boys water polo won the CIF Regional Championship. Other successes have been achieved since 2000 in baseball, softball, soccer and football. The Buchanan baseball team was No. 1 in California in 2011 and 2016.

Athletic National Signing Day 2021

Congratulations to Buchanan student athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent to continue their education at the collegiate level. This is truly a Bear Nation total effort as these young men and women would not be able to achieve this dream without your help and sacrifice in the classroom. Congratulations goes out to everyone... Thank You!

February 2, 2022

  • Emma Cook – Water Polo – Fresno Pacific
  • Rachel Aujero – Golf – Occidental College 
  • Ally Dueker – Softball – San Diego State
  • Ezekiel Swayne – Football – University of San Diego 
  • Catherine Nardella – Soccer – Anderson University 
  • Lorelai Weaver – Water Polo -  Salem University (West Virginia)
  • Jerry Rangel – Football – University of San Diego

November 10th, 2021

  1. Colby Hatton – Swimming – California Berkley 
  2. Michael Gioffre – Wrestling – Virginia 
  3. Jack Gioffre – Wrestling – Virginia 
  4. Joseph Martin – Wrestling – Northwestern 
  5. Kyler Lake – Wrestling – Utah Valley
  6. Jett Ruby – Baseball – Fresno State
  7. Drew Smith – Baseball – Oregon 
  8. Austin Watson – Baseball – Utah Valley State 
  9. Max Bernal – Baseball – Cal State Bakersfield 
  10. Evan Wallace – Baseball – UC Irvine
  11. Sarkis Tookoian – Baseball – University of Mississippi 
  12. Kaylee Elliott – Track – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
  13. Olivia Koop – Soccer – Nevada Reno
  14. Logan Nidy – Soccer – San Diego State
  15. Rylie Chaney – Soccer – Chico State 
  16. Jessica Montelongo – Soccer – Sacramento State
  17. Luke Addington – Water Polo – Concordia University  


 Buchanan Athletic Supremacy Awards

State Athletic School of the Year
2005/06 - Boys and Girls
2015/16 - Boys
2016/17 - Boys
2018/19 - Boys and Girls 
2019/20 - Boys and Girls
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