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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


Tommy Higgins 25 dives for a ball. The boys varsity tennis team had an impressive season, but fell short of the high bar they set last year.

Boys varsity tennis reflects on challenging season

By Sadie Saavedra and Catrin "Cat" Howell May 29, 2024

Although boys varsity tennis lost the MCAL final and got second in NCS, they are proud of their efforts this year and have high hopes for their next season.  At the end of the season, Cooper Little...

Mo Jacoby 25 swings for the ball. The varsity baseball team has defeated University and Justin-Siena in NCS and were ranked fifth seed in the first NCS playoffs game.

Varsity baseball secures NCS wins, first playoffs game

By Henry Raz May 29, 2024

Branson’s varsity baseball team is having a season to remember, one that will hopefully be a bounceback from last year’s relegation from NCS Division 4. Despite the team’s 8-15 record, the team...

Boys varsity soccer plays against San Marin. The team made it to MCAL playoffs for the first time since the 2013–2014 season.

Boys varsity soccer reaches MCAL playoffs for first time in decade

By Sadie Saavedra February 27, 2024

Boys varsity soccer made Branson history by making it to the MCAL playoffs for the first time in a decade. Since the 2013–2014 season, the team had yet to win enough games to secure a round in playoffs.  Jaya...

Branson students hold up sign in support of the girls basketball teams only senior player on Senior Night. The team fought hard but fell to Marin Catholic on game night.

Girls varsity basketball plays Marin Catholic on Senior Night

By Remy DeJean and Charlotte "Charley" Goldstein January 25, 2024

Jan. 24, Branson girls varsity basketball (8-13, 2-4 in MCAL), played against Marin Catholic (14-5, 6-0) in a heated showdown at College of Marin. The game was also the team’s senior night ceremony,...

Girls varsity soccer kicks off with strong start to new season

Girls varsity soccer kicks off with strong start to new season

By Melody Farhid January 25, 2024

Branson girls varsity soccer has kicked off yet another season with a great start after winning both NCS and MCAL titles last year. As of Jan. 25, the team sits in third place in the Marin County Athletic...

Herschel Pell 24 makes a save in his debut game as a starter on the Branson boys soccer team. The Bulls won 4-1.
Courtesy of Charley Lightfoot

A new era for Branson’s varsity soccer goalies

By James Stovell December 13, 2023

Branson’s varsity boys’ soccer team has overcome many obstacles in the goalie department after Finn Dossey ‘23 graduated. After losing Dossey, the team’s newest recruit, Niccolo Machotka-Farley...

Finley Keeffe 24 leads tip-off in Branson boys basketball preseason game.

Boys basketball tips off new season with lofty goals

By Charlie Zwibelman December 13, 2023

After a loss in the second round of the Division II state playoffs in the 2022 basketball season, the Branson Bulls have leaped into the 2023 season. “Last year after our loss, we felt empty,” said...

Liu shatters records, expectations, the course par

Liu shatters records, expectations, the course par

By Anna Rende December 13, 2023

Elizabeth Liu ‘25 has set high expectations for the future of Branson girls’ golf and has left an everlasting legacy on the team. She finished her junior season as an MCAL champion and Player of the...

Girls golf team secures back-to-back MCAL championships, clinches NCS DII title

By Maddie Schneider and Remy DeJean December 12, 2023

Branson’s girl's golf team wrapped up another successful season, winning back-to-back Marin County Athletic League championships and avenging their 2022 second-place D-2 North Coast Section finish with...

Dylan Whisenant 24 starts her serve in an MCAL game this year. The Bulls have been dominant in league play.

Bulls roar past Hawks in dominant 3-0 win; heading to final

By Charlie Zwibelman December 12, 2023

Branson Bulls girls volleyball dominated Tam in a 3-0 win, punching their ticket to the MCAL championship game. The Bulls came out firing, and whenever Tam gained any momentum, the Bulls quickly put...

Girls volleyball sweeps MCAL championship

By Joaquin Aguillon December 12, 2023

The Branson girls volleyball team swept Redwood 3-0 to bring home the MCAL championship for the second year in a row, solidifying their squad as a dominant force heading into NCS Div II playoffs. “I...

Coach Jerome Saddler, Brasons Gallard Fellow. Saddler began coaching Branson football this August.

Bulls football turns new chapter with coaching change

By Charlie Zwibelman November 11, 2023

Since the formation of the schools’ eight-man football program in 2016, Branson has dominated the scene, racking up NCS titles as recent as last year, and consistently beating teams by multiple scores.  However,...

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