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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!

April 14, 2021

  1. Josh Williams – Baseball – UC Santa Barbara
  2. Helen Chu – Columbia – Track and Field
  3. Raegan Stermer – Briar Cliff – Basketball
  4. Shagan Bhullar – Pomona-Pitzer – Soccer 
  5. Jaedyn Davies – University of Montevallo – Swimming
  6. Shayla Sakkakhanaune – Whitter College – Soccer 
  7. Ashtyn Arnold – Bellevue University – Basketball
  8. Cianna Mariscotti – Montana State University – Billings – Volleyball
  9. Morgan Hutchison – Fresno State – Track and Field
  10. Cameron Schwantes – Drury University – Swimming 
  11. Caleb Pouliot – Masters College - Track and Field
  12. Cuauhtemoc Becerra – Stanford University – Baseball
  13. Austin Young – Fresno State – Baseball
  14. Gianna Chiaramonte – Fresno State - Track and Field
  15. Donovan Constable – Cal State Northridge – Volleyball
  16. Ky Duong – USC – Diving 

November 12, 2020

  1. Brenden Ashman - Golf - Cal State Fullerton
  2. Jake Bettencourt - Golf - Fresno State University
  3. Rocco Contino - Wrestling - University of Virginia
  4. Tarryn DeBenedetto - Volleyball - Colorado Christian University
  5. Taylor Finley - Volleyball - University of Saint Katherrine
  6. Marissa Fondtain - Softball - UC San Diego
  7. Lauren Fowler - Track & Field - New Mexico
  8. Olivia Garcia - Basketball - Fresno Pacific University
  9. Raymond Lopez - Wrestling - West Point
  10. Carlos Negrete Jr  - Wrestling - North Dakota State
  11. Bo Olsen - Track & Field - Fresno Pacific University
  12. Taylor Phillips - Soccer - San Jose State
  13. Claire Raley - Softball - Utah State
  14. Maximo Renteria - Wrestling -University of Illinois
  15. George Ruiz - Wrestling - Annapolis
  16. Josh Williams - Baseball - UC Santa Barbara


 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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