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Youth sports regulations are increasingly flexible

Youth sports regulations are increasingly flexible

By Finn Dossey March 29, 2021

March 13 marked one year since the coronavirus changed the lives of all high school students. Among the regulations that followed the pandemic was a total shut-down of youth sports. Now, a full year...

Color-tiers to dictate when various Branson sports begin

Color-tiers to dictate when various Branson sports begin

By Cooper Tenney February 23, 2021

Branson sports have now been assigned to COVID-colored tiers: purple (most restrictive), red, orange and yellow (least restrictive). Purple-tier sports teams began practice Feb. 2.  All interscholastic...

Why are refs hated so much?

Why are refs hated so much?

By Lucas Metzger February 23, 2021

On Jan. 20, 2019, the NFL changed. It was the 2018 NFC championship, and the New Orleans Saints were playing the Los Angeles Rams. The score was 20-20 with 1:49 left in the fourth quarter of the game....

Update on the upcoming Branson sports season

Update on the upcoming Branson sports season

By Cooper Tenney December 1, 2020

11/4/20 Branson sports are scheduled to start on Dec. 7, dependent on a smooth academic reopening in light of COVID-19 and associated protocols. COVID-19 concerns have led to the elimination of the...

NFL injuries shed light on importance of preseason

NFL injuries shed light on importance of preseason

By Lucas Metzger December 1, 2020

It was Week 2 of the 2020-21 NFL season. The New York Giants were playing the Chicago Bears in an NFC divisional matchup. The Spun sports website writes that on the first play of the second quarter, Saquon...

Branson offers new P.E. courses

Branson offers new P.E. courses

By Kaya Dierks October 5, 2020

In light of sport cancellations and shelter-in-place guidelines, Branson’s athletic department has introduced a new and creative option for students looking to stay active: Zoom-based physical education...

Sports with no fans: Low energy?

Sports with no fans: Low energy?

By Luke Tusher October 5, 2020

With one of the biggest sports weekends of the year behind us, it is hard not to feel the love, excitement, and gratitude surrounding the return of sports. While it might feel like sports are everywhere...

Week 1-4  fantasy football predictions and analysis

Week 1-4 fantasy football predictions and analysis

By Lucas Metzger October 5, 2020

Hello, my name is Lucas Metzger and welcome to my sports column. For this edition, I will be focusing on Fantasy Football, something that is quite popular at Branson. Here are some of my thoughts on the...

COVID-19 and senior sports

COVID-19 and senior sports

By Brayden Mathews May 22, 2020

Covid-19 has affected all aspects of students’ lives at Branson, especially sports.  Seniors were the hardest hit. Whether they will be continuing in college or it would have been their last time...

Winter sports

Winter sports

By Leighton McCamy-Miller February 27, 2020

Basketball In a season dedicated to the late beloved Branson basketball star Kwentyn Wiggins, the varsity boys have been dominant so far. The Bulls have maintained an 11-1 record, and they currently...

Fall sports round-up

Fall sports round-up

By Brayden Mathews December 20, 2019

Branson athletics are starting the year off with a bang as fall sports season comes to a close. The girls volleyball team won an NCS Division III title, which qualified them for the Division II NorCal...

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