Hounds remain upbeat despite 0-2 start

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior wide receiver Darian Dale is unable stay inbounds while trying to make this catch in the end zone against New Mexico Highlands University. Dale leads the team with 14 receptions. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University wide receiver Nicholas Hill is hardly discouraged by […]

Getting to know … Jessie Poku

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Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jessie Poku • Hometown: Dallas • High school: Richardson • Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys • What do you hope to be doing in five years? Playing in the NFL • Biggest accomplishment off the field since you started college: Making the dean’s list • Best advise you’ve […]

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a productive receiver, but […]

Colts release Hank Baskett

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Courtesy photo Hank Baskett played four seasons in the National Football League, twice named rookie of the week in 2006 with the Philadelphia Eagles. CNJ staff For the first time since the 2005 NFL draft, Hank Baskett is an unrestricted free agent. The Indianapolis Colts did not resign the wide receiver, who joined the team […]

Wide receiver Poku earns all-LSC first team honors

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division first team in football. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, caught nearly eight passes per game and led NCAA Division II in receptions and yards per game for much of the season. The Greyhounds […]

ENMU adds wide receiver

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eldorado wide receiver Ross Williams has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Williams led the state in receptions (48), receiving yards (980) and touchdown catches (16) as a senior in helping the Eagles reach the Class 5A state finals. He was […]

Baskett out for Sunday with knee injury

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett will not be in the lineup for today’s NFC East Division matchup against the Washington Redskins. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, is listed as out with a knee injury, and did not participate in the last three practices for the Eagles (8-5-1). It is the first game the […]

Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

It’s official: McNabb the surprise

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has arrived in Clovis and will be the “surprise guest” Hank Baskett III spoke of in Friday’s story about this weekend’s charity basketball game at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. McNabb’s presence was confirmed by the receiver’s father, Hank Baskett Jr. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday Tickets are $12 for […]

Baskett gives back to community

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Hank Baskett III spends a lot of time visiting Clovis schools in the off-season to talk about the importance of academics and staying in school. CNJ file photo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Long before Hank Baskett III was a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, he was receiving from Clovis. Now, he’s spending his […]

Baskett Watch

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett is entering his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, who opened training camp Friday in Lehigh, Pa. PROSPECTS Coming off a strong rookie season, Baskett and fellow second-year player Jason Avant are expected to compete for the No. 3 wide receiver spot. “We like what we saw from Hank last […]

Baskett ready for Eagles’ preseason camp

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Michael Perez As a rookie in 2006, Clovis High grad Hank Baskett caught 22 passes during the regular season and led Philadelphia Eagles receivers with a 21.1-yards-per-catch average . CNJ staff Hank Baskett is getting ready for his sophomore season in the NFL. The 2001 Clovis High graduate leaves Wednesday to join his […]

Mead receives honor

CNJ staff Clovis High senior running back Brian Mead was one of 50 players chosen in February for the Old Spice Red Zone player of the year award. Mead, Clovis’ all-time leading rusher with 4,266 yards and 55 touchdowns for his career, was one of two players chosen from New Mexico. The other was Artesia […]

Gamers test Madden ’07 dexterity

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer For Clovis Civic Center managers Brock Neely and Isaac Siaz, their love of video games turned into an idea they believe can benefit the Clovis community. Siaz and Neely have started a video game tournament for all those Madden ’07 fiends who dominate their friends and any other competition […]

Clovis star RB will be an Aggie

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Clovis senior running back Brian Mead chose Div. I New Mexico State University over the New Mexico Military Institute’s junior college program. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Brian Mead is passing up a free ride to New Mexico Military Institute to pursue his dream of playing Division […]

Ex-CHS standout switches committment to Oregon

CNJ staff SANTA ANA, Calif. — Former Clovis High School standout Rishard Matthews has verbally committed to play football at the University of Oregon after making an official trip last weekend, according to Rivals.com. Matthews, who transferred to Saddleback High School in Santa Ana, Calif., one game into Clovis’ season, gave a verbal commitment to […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Wildcat stands tall despite size

By Greg Price CNJ sports writer Shortie. Short stuff. Little man. Name the short joke and Clovis senior cornerback and wide receiver Keaton Howell has heard them all. At 5-foot-4 and 155 pounds, Howell is the smallest player on state-playoff-bound Clovis Wildcats. However, what Howell lacks in size, he makes up for in brains, Clovis […]

Baskett catch lifts Eagles

Staff and wire reports A pair of notable NFL rookies had their first career touchdowns on Sunday, helping propel their teams to 4-1 records. One was 2005 Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. The other? Clovis native Hank Baskett. On the same afternoon the No. 2 draft pick of the New Orleans Saints returned a punt […]

Hounds don’t want to rest on laurels

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Sure, the Eastern New Mexico University football team was happy with its 24-15 win over East Central on Saturday at Ada, Okla. But as far as the Greyhounds are concerned, it’s all in a day’s work. “At practice (Monday) there was a good attitude, but you still […]

NFL football: Baskett to get start today for Eagles

CNJ sports This is the big day for Hank Baskett. The 2001 Clovis High graduate is expected to make his NFL debut in the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting lineup for today’s NFL season opener at Houston, the Philadelphia Daily News reported in Saturday’s edition. Baskett, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver from the University of New Mexico, was […]