Valor Christian running back Christian McCaffrey, the Colorado Community Media’s Offensive Player of the Year, was selected as the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s boys High School Athlete of the Year for 2013.
McCaffrey will be honored at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame’s banquet April 17 at the Denver Marriott City Center.
The two-time Colorado Gatorade player of the year rushed for 1,858 yards last season, averaging 11.83 yards per carry and scored 27 touchdowns. He caught 39 passes for 721 yards and 16 TDs. He finished with 46 touchdowns to lead the state.
McCaffrey, who has committed to play football at Stanford, is second all-time in career Colorado history with 848 points, 141 touchdowns and 47 TD receptions. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior who also plays basketball and runs track is the all-time state career leader with 8,456 all-purpose yards.
The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame selection committee also recognized Valor’s football team for winning five consecutive state championships and to ThunderRidge football and baseball standout Brody Westmoreland.
Rocky Heights archers dominate
Rocky Heights dominated the middle school competition in the Olympic Archery in Schools Fall Mail-In tournament.
The Highlands Ranch middle school took the first six places in the girls’ event. Emily Wilson and Shayna Smith were first with 348 points, followed by Reggie Gaglione, Beka Gaglione, Angelina Avers and Sophia Sobota.
Johnny Stack was second in the boys division with 344 points, while teammates Kaden Groves, Leland Boutiler and Patrick Allen fifth took third through fifth.
Forrest named top assistant
Ryan Forrest, who grew up in Highlands Ranch and pitched for Regis Jesuit High School, has been named lead assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator for Millersville University of Pennsylvania.