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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 2022

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!

November 9th, 2022

  1. Christal Lopez – Softball – San Diego State
  2. Olivia Sundgren – Swimming – Cal Poly SLO
  3. Sloan Swan – Wrestling – Wyoming 
  4. James Watney – Golf – Saint Marys
  5. JP Acosta – Baseball – Long Beach State
  6. Colton O’Toole – Baseball – Long Beach State
  7. Braden Guentz – Baseball – Pepperdine 
  8. Sydney Sundgren – XC / Track and Field – Cal Poly SLO
  9. Grace Hutchison – XC / Track and Field - BYU
  10. Jordan Leveque – Track and Field – San Diego State
  11. Noah Ray – Track and Field – University of Arizona 
  12. Caroline Mendyk – XC / Track and Field – University of Wisconsin
  13. Jayden Mandal – Football – Fresno State 
  14. Savanna FauntLeRoy – Volleyball – Hawaii Pacific
  15. Bailey Bracha – Soccer – Cal Poly SLO
  16. Daisy Torres – Soccer – Cal State Northridge 
  17. Hayley Hartsburg – Soccer – Sacramento State
  18. Karly Lilles – Soccer – Fresno Pacific
  19. Genesis Jasper – Water Polo – Arizona State
  20. Maggie Cook – Water Polo – Fresno Pacific 
  21. Hilton Green – Track and Field – Oklahoma 

February 1, 2023

  1. James Watney – Golf – Saint Mary’s
  2. Mark Ensalaco – Volleyball – Menlo
  3. Nina Navarrette – Track and Field – Biola
  4. Autianna Buck – Softball – San Francisco State 
  5. Hailey Cooley – Cheer Stunt – Cal Baptist 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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