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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer


Jaden Sher readies for a kick as boys varsity soccer faces San Marin at College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2023. Branson qualified for the NCS playoffs after battling for a draw.

Boys soccer advances to NCS after San Marin stalemate

By William Mueth 1 day ago
The team qualified for the playoffs after a scoreless tie Jan. 26.
Branson’s Ally Hsieh makes a shot at San Marin, Jan. 3, 2023. Girls varsity soccer kept its MCAL-leading position with a 3-0 win. (Courtesy Robert Duran)

Slick defense aids girls soccer in sweep of San Marin

By Shun Graves January 3, 2023
Girls varsity soccer outpaced San Marin 3-0, and the team showed why it leads the MCAL.
Dylan Whisenant, who won a game award, hugs Celia Tolmie (14) after girls varsity volleyball won the Division I state championship, Nov. 18, 2022. The five-set title game, held in Orange County, concluded a historic season for the team.

Champs! Division I state title caps off historic volleyball season

By Shun Graves November 19, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball triumphed in a nail-biting, five-set Division I state title game to conclude a historic season.
Girls varsity volleyball celebrates its three-set victory at the Division I NorCal final, Nov. 15, 2022. The team heads to Orange County for the state championship Friday.

Time for state: Branson clinches Division I NorCal title

By Shun Graves November 15, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball will head to the Division I state championship after clinching the NorCal title.
Girls varsity volleyball marks a point against Marin Catholic, Nov. 12, 2022. Branson heads to the NorCal finals after defeating Marin Catholic at College of Marin.

Branson downs Marin Catholic, heads to NorCal finals

By Shun Graves November 13, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball heads to the NorCal finals Tuesday for the first time since 2015 after defeating Marin Catholic.
Right hitter Eva Lacy jumps for a shot against Salinas, Nov. 10, 2022. Branson won the Division I NorCal game in three sets and will face Marin Catholic Saturday.

Branson notches another win in home roller coaster

By Shun Graves November 10, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball coasted to an early lead over Salinas, but the NorCal opponent pushed a tight third set.
Setter Logan Tusher looks on as Branson faces Pitman at home, Nov. 8, 2022. Tusher contributed 14 digs as girls varsity volleyball won its first NorCal Division I game in three sets.

Offense makes splash as Branson advances in NorCals

By Shun Graves November 8, 2022
Branson defeated Pitman in three sets. A creative offensive effort circumvented the middle attack of girls varsity volleyball’s first opponent in the Division I regional playoffs.
Outside hitter Sadie Snipes jumps for a hit against University, Nov. 5, 2022.

Branson claims another NCS title in three-set win

By Shun Graves November 5, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball claimed another NCS pennant after it defeated University in three sets.
Archie Williams’ Elsa Snipes jumps for a shot as Branson’s Sadie Snipes, right, seeks to block. Branson won the Nov. 2, 2022, girls varsity volleyball game in three sets.

In NCS semifinal, Snipes sisters face each other for final time

By Shun Graves November 2, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball’s NCS victory against Archie Williams marked the last time the Bulls’ Sadie Snipes faced Elsa Snipes on the other side of the court.
Girls varsity volleyball huddles during the second set against Sonoma Valley, Oct. 29, 2022. Branson quickly won its NCS quarterfinal in three sets.

Quick victory begins volleyball’s NCS run

By Shun Graves October 29, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball quickly won its NCS quarterfinal in three sets after a first-round bye.
Girls varsity volleyball celebrates its MCAL pennant after winning the league final against Redwood, Oct. 21, 2022. Branson avenged an earlier loss to claim the title in three sets.

‘So emotional’: Branson volleyball wins MCAL title

By Shun Graves October 21, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball defeated Redwood in three sets, claiming the MCAL championship title.
Logan Tusher serves the ball during girls varsity volleyball’s game against Marin Catholic, Oct. 19, 2022. Branson defeated the MCAL rival in four sets.

Historic day as Branson defeats Marin Catholic

By Shun Graves October 19, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball defeated Marin Catholic in four sets, marking a historic win as the team advances to the MCAL finals.
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