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The Blazer

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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer


Peter Stovell, left, flips his racket at College of Marin on May 9, 2023. Branson boys tennis finished the season undefeated, claiming MCAL and NCS titles.

Boys tennis finishes undefeated season with NCS championship

By Herschel Pell May 21, 2023
The team defeated University in the NCS Division II title game to finish the season 25-0.
Branson’s Dylan Whisenant, right, looks on as opponent Monte Vista makes a shot at College of Marin, May 5, 2023. Branson and some other area schools have built beach volleyball programs.

Bulls make mark on beach volleyball scene

By Shun Graves May 6, 2023
Low-stakes and low-key, the NorCal beach volleyball scene has offered Branson’s girls volleyball team a chance to make a mark in the sand.
Branson attacker Jackson Hoeveler passes the ball during the game against Urban on March 29, 2023. Branson boys lacrosse defeated non-league Urban 12-5.

Varied scoring key for boys lacrosse win vs. Urban

By Saylor Mullarkey March 29, 2023
Boys lacrosse defeated Urban 12-5 after an offensive shake-up.
The former student lounge area by the commons on March 15, 2023. The school intends to bring back the student lounge in spring 2023.

Commons’ student lounge to return with gusto

By Cooper Tenney March 15, 2023
New furniture and perks will fill the now-dormant room beside the commons.
Branson forward Riley Pearson and Marin Academy’s Chloe Swindle eye the ball during the NCS final game at Branson, Feb. 24, 2023. Branson defeated MA 3-1 after a strong first half. (Courtesy Robert Duran)

Girls soccer blasts MA defense to claim NCS title

By Shun Graves February 24, 2023
Branson notched another title after defeating Marin Academy 3-1 for the NCS final showdown.
Branson girls varsity soccer celebrates after Riley Pearson (6) netted the winning goal in overtime at San Rafael High School on Feb. 11, 2023. Her goal clinched the title at the MCAL final against rival Redwood. (Courtesy Robert Duran)

Girls soccer’s late push takes revenge on Redwood for MCAL title

By Shun Graves February 11, 2023
Riley Pearson made the winning goal during extra time, securing the MCAL title for Branson.
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 January 31, 2023
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 4, 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 16, 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 11, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball coasted to an early lead over Salinas, but the NorCal opponent pushed a tight third set.
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