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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

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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.
(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 and 13 returning players. As of Dec. 16, 2022, the Lady Bulls had a 7-0-1 overall record with...

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 19, 2022
Boys varsity soccer has struggled to improve its record early this season.
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.
Outside hitter Sadie Snipes makes a shot at the Division I state championships in Orange County, Nov. 18, 2022.

Live updates: Branson wins D-I state championship

By Shun Graves November 18, 2022
In a historic game, girls varsity volleyball faces Palos Verdes at the Division I state championship in Orange County.
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 warms up ahead of the Division I NorCal game in Stockton, Nov. 15, 2022. Branson faces St. Mary’s in the historic showdown.

Live updates: Branson wins Division I NorCal final

By Shun Graves November 15, 2022
Girls varsity volleyball faces St. Mary’s in Stockton for the Division I NorCal final.
Anna Rende serves the ball to Bishop O’Dowd at College of Marin, Nov. 10, 2022. Girls varsity tennis will face University for the North Coast Section final.

Win against O’Dowd sets tone for tennis NCS run

By William Mueth November 14, 2022
Girls varsity tennis defeated Bishop O’Dowd as it angles for an NCS title.
Sophie Liu and Alexandra Zak face Bishop O’Dowd at College of Marin, Nov. 10, 2022. Girls varsity tennis has advanced to the North Coast Section final.

Girls tennis looks back on successful season, looks ahead to NCS final

By Gigi Hohenrieder November 14, 2022
Varsity tennis saw a near-perfect record as it saw growth and competition.
Students hold the Elmer C. Brown banner, Oct. 11, 2022. The North Coast Section award recognized Branson’s academic and athletic strength.

Award again lauds Branson’s athletic, academic prowess

By Cooper Tenney November 14, 2022
The school won the North Coast Section’s Elmer C. Brown award.
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.
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