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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer

Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

The Blazer


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 30, 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 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.
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.
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