Baskett looks for big year to impress NFL scouts

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One pro scouting service believes Hank Baskett will be at worst a middle-round pick in the 2006 NFL draft. (UNM media relations: David Benyak) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In his 22 years, Hank Baskett has grown into a 6-foot-4, 220-pound specimen that Mountain West Conference defenses can’t ignore. Recently, he’s also grown out of […]

Clovis grads on national TV

CNJ staff Hank Baskett and Joey Garcia hogged plenty of headlines as multi-sport standouts at Clovis High School. Teammates for a season at Clovis in 2000, Baskett and Garcia take their talents to the national stage today when New Mexico and Texas Tech play in separate bowl games on ESPN2 and ESPN. Baskett and the […]

Top 10: Baskett catches on in breakout year

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The University of New Mexico coaching staff challenged Hank Baskett after the last year’s season-ending Las Vegas Bowl. As the only returning wide receiver on the roster with Division-I experience, the former Clovis High standout needed to step up his game. The 6-foot-4 junior responded with a breakout year. […]

Bunton burns Levelland

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Clovis’ Tigg Bunton releases a shot over Pampa’s Jarett Kotara during the first half of Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ Staff LEVELLAND, Texas — Senior post Tigg Bunton scored a career-high 39 points as the Clovis remained undefeated Monday with a 76-66 win over Levelland. Clovis coach J.D. […]

Unbeaten Utes dominate Lobos

By Pete Herrera: The Assocoated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Quarterback Alex Smith was efficient, Steve Savoy sure-handed and Utah’s defense too quick for New Mexico. That was a combination good enough to give undefeated Utah a dominating 28-7 victory over New Mexico on Friday night. Smith ran for two touchdowns and Savoy caught 11 passes for […]

Swann song for CHS grad

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Former Clovis standout Amanda Swann was a three-time junior college All-American. Courtesy photo. By Dave Wagner Now that she’s healthy, Clovis High grad Amanda Swann hopes to wrap up her collegiate track career with a flourish. The University of New Mexico senior, bothered in her two years with the Lobos by foot problems, ran a […]

Zias play UNM tough, but drop 1-0 decision

CNJ STAFF ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Lobos pushed over an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth Tuesday afternoon to get past Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in women’s softball at Lobo Field. Three UNM pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout against the Zias (10-27), who lost for the 12th time in 13 […]

Oregon State routs Lobos in bowl game

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Steven Jackson tied a bowl game record with five touchdowns, and Oregon State’s defense overwhelmed mistake-plagued New Mexico in a 55-14 win at the Las Vegas Bowl on Wednesday night. Jackson, the leading rusher in the Pac-10 this year, ran for 149 yards on 28 carries and showed […]

Former CHS star on national TV

By Dave Wagner No matter what happens in New Mexico’s Christmas Eve appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has already had at least one personal highlight for the year — an appearance on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays.” His moment came in a game against Mountain West […]

Cats beat Levelland, improve to 6-0

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Clovis senior Justin Pinckney shots over Levelland’s O’Marre Joyce. CNJ photo Erick Kluth. By Dave Wagner Levelland, Texas, coach Gary Bridges had no illusions about his team’s game against Clovis High Tuesday night at Rock Staubus Gym. “We knew we were in for a treat because of the Wildcats’ track record lately,” he said after […]