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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

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Branson School News, Sports, Life and Opinion

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Charlie Zwibelman

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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 guard and Macalester College commit Joaquin Aguillon ‘24. “We knew we had more in the tank that...

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 that to bed, winning sets 25-16, 25-14, and 25-13.  “We did an incredible job not letting the...

Dylan Whisenant 24 starts her serve in an MCAL game this year. The Bulls have been dominant in league play.

[Photo] Girls volleyball sweeps MCAL championship

December 12, 2023

Dylan Whisenant '24 starts her serve in an MCAL game this year. The Bulls have been dominant in league play.

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, after last season, head coach Max Pond left to take a job at Sonoma High School, and...

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 out firing and set the tempo, that way we get the momentum and the energy is high throughout,”...

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 this year in the MCAL playoffs, where they defeated Redwood 25-8, 25-15, and 25-14 to win...

Week 7 fantasy football guide to injuries and updates

Week 7 fantasy football guide to injuries and updates

By Charlie Zwibelman October 20, 2023

Unfortunately, part of playing fantasy football is dealing with constant injuries to your lineup. This article breaks down some key players who were recently injured and what to do with them, as well as the fantasy implications of their impending return (or lack thereof). Quarterback: Anthony Richardson,...

Buy low and sell high: Week 4 fantasy football trade guide

Buy low and sell high: Week 4 fantasy football trade guide

By Charlie Zwibelman October 3, 2023

Buy: Ceedee Lamb, WR Dallas Cowboys After being an early second-round pick, Lamb has disappointed a bit, as he is currently the WR18 and has only one game over 12 PPR. However, Lamb is still the No. 1 option on this Cowboys passing attack, and has the same upside now as when he was drafted. While...

Trade block: Fantasy football week one breakdown

Trade block: Fantasy football week one breakdown

By Charlie Zwibelman September 21, 2023

After week one, a lot of people might be overreacting to certain things. Take advantage of this with your leaguemates and capitalize on these players' value while you still can.    Buy: Jahmyr Gibbs After being hyped up all off-season as a rookie, Gibbs’ usage in week one was slightly...

These 4 players will help win your fantasy football league in 2023

These 4 players will help win your fantasy football league in 2023

By Charlie Zwibelman September 1, 2023

View a comprehensive draft guide here, courtesy of the author.   Quarterback: Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers ESPN average draft position: 48th overall, QB7. Draft over: Joe Burrow, Justin Fields. Ideal target: Early-mid fourth round and later Coming off an MVP-caliber 2021 season...

Analysis: Looking ahead to the boys varsity basketball season

By Charlie Zwibelman November 18, 2022
The Bulls offense looks to be a prolific unit. While star guard Carr will carry a majority of the scoring load, every player in the starting lineup has the ability to pass, dribble and shoot.
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4 fantasy football players to buy low on

By Charlie Zwibelman October 20, 2022
Scam your friends by trading for these four players.
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