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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer


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.

Boy’s 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 D II 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,...

The Branson football team works out with Bruce Pruiett. Pruiett has coached football team lifts all fall season.

Opinion: The pressing need to expand Branson’s weight room

By Ella Garrett November 11, 2023

Imagine this: it's been a long and tedious day at school. All day, you’ve been looking forward to visiting the weight room after your last class. You get there, ready to workout. But guess what? It’s...

Safety Andrew Murr gets ready to make a play against the run. The Bulls stifled Calistogas run game all day long.

Football wins big on senior day in 72-30 route

By Charlie Zwibelman November 11, 2023

From the opening whistle, Branson brought the energy on both sides of the ball against rival Calistoga High School and dominated en route to a 72-30 blowout victory. “The game plan is always to come...

Students and faculty compete in a pickleball match. With growing popularity, future tournaments will add to Bransons club sports.

Battle of the Bulls: Branson’s first-ever pickleball tournament

By Anna Rende and Rustin Dillard November 11, 2023

For the first time in Branson's history, a pickleball tournament featuring 46 teams took over the school's tennis courts, attracting the community to come together in support of each other.  Ranging...

Elena Fisher 25 makes a kill against Tam High School in October. Fisher committed to Stanford University last year.

Bulls volleyball attempts to reach new heights

By Charlie Zwibelman November 10, 2023

After a clean sweep of the MCAL, North Coast Section and Division 1 State tournaments a year ago, the Branson Bulls volleyball team is hungry to repeat their magic this year.  After a dominating performance...

Andrew Murr gets ready to make a play against the run. The Bulls stifled Calistogas run game on Sept. 30.

Tom Ryan field renovation met with approval

By James Stovell November 6, 2023

Over the summer, Branson unveiled turf renovation on Tom Ryan Field and the Quad. Getting rid of slipperiness and increasing safety and athletic performance could be a game-changer for the 2023-24 athletic...

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