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 […]