Bay Area Newsgroup Boys Athlete of the Week

Welcome to the Bay Area Newsgroup (wed news And East Bay Times) Voted Boy Athlete of the Week.

For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out in the last week and will allow you, the reader, to vote for the winner.

This week, we consider beach demonstrations January 3 to January 9.

Voting closed at 5 pm on Wednesday.

Until then, vote as many times as you want.

Candidates can be nominated for Future Athlete Election of the Week at

We also review submitted statistics maxpreps by trainers/team statisticians.

On nominees:

Harlan Banks, St. Francis Basketball: The Mountain View school overtook the Lancers with 18 points while playing on their home court, and beat arch-rivals Bellarmine 68–63 to extend their record in the West Catholic Athletic League to 9–2 overall and 1–0. .

Jacob Banarby, Wally Christian Basketball: Finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and six assists as the Warriors secured a 52–47 win over Bellarmine for the first time since 2005. Wally suffered 11 consecutive defeats and 27 of 28 against his West Catholic Athletic League rival. Its most recent win over Bellarmine was a home game in 2016. The Warriors started this week 6-4 on aggregate and 1-0 in the league.

Ryan Beasley, Dougherty Valley Basketball: The prolific scorer outlasted himself last week, finishing with 36 points in 12-for-19 shooting to lead the Wildcats to a 74-59 win over California in East Bay Athletic League play. The win improved Dougherty Valley’s record to 13–0 overall and 1–0 in the league. Beazley averaged 29.8 points per game in the season earlier this week.

Marlo Buettner, Berkeley Soccer: The sophomore scored two goals as the Yellowjackets beat San Lorenzo 5–0 in West Alameda County Conference foothill league play. Berkeley is 5-3-2 on aggregate in the league and 4-0-1 in the league.

Arya Imarlo, Los Gatos Basketball: Scored 17 points and three 3-pointers led the Wildcats to a 53–34 win over Wilcox, his team’s record in the evening was 7–7 overall and 2–0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League’s De Anza División. Emarlou, a senior, averaged 18.3 points per game over the season.