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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


Seniors on the Branson boys golf team pose with NCS Division II awards on May 8, 2023. (Courtesy Charlie Farrell)

Boys golf ends season on high note with NCS pennant

By William Mueth May 25, 2023
The team’s Charlie Farrell also earned MCAL Player of the Year honors.
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.
Branson boys golf defeated Tamalpais on March 3, 2023. The team improved its record to 3-0.

Boys golf improves to 3-0, looks ahead to Archie Williams matchup

By Herschel Pell March 6, 2023
The team defeated Tam 198-208 at Peacock Gap as league play continues.
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.
Jase Butler prepares for a free throw during the MCAL title game at Redwood High School on Feb. 10, 2023. Branson boys basketball defeated Redwood for the championship.

‘We had to battle’: Branson claims MCAL basketball title

By Saylor Mullarkey February 12, 2023
Boys varsity basketball charged during overtime to defeat Redwood at the MCAL title game.
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.
(Courtesy Devon Johnson)

Girls varsity soccer season off to strong start

By Katherine Salz December 31, 2022
The Branson girls varsity soccer team has returned to the field this season already with a winning record.
Jaden Sher looks on as boys varsity soccer faces Roseland Prep, Dec. 15, 2022. The game ended in a loss for Branson.

Early defensive struggles lead to loss against Roseland Prep

By William Mueth December 20, 2022
Boys varsity soccer has struggled to improve its record early this season.
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