Letters to the Editor: Warden deserves credit for jail successes

I think it is time the public has another viewpoint involving Curry County Detention Center. I have attended a majority of the County Commission meetings the past three years and, therefore, have been able to tour the Detention Center four times, the latest being Jan. 5. The vast changes that have occurred since Warden Leslie […]

Baskett wins weekly rookie honor

Hank Baskett’s 89-yard touchdown catch Sunday against the Falcons was the longest scoring play from scrimmage this season, according to the Eagles’ Web site. (AP photo) CNJ staff NEW YORK — Clovis’ Hank Baskett was voted the NFL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Thursday. An undrafted rookie […]

Baskett joins rookie elite

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett celebrates a touchdown catch in the Eagles 24-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Jason Getz) CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Not only did Clovis’ Hank Baskett turn in his best performance of the year in Philadelphia’s 24-17 victory over the […]

Baskett playoff-bound

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Clovis native Hank Baskett celebrates after tight end Matt Schobel scored the first touchdown in Monday’s 23-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he […]

Baskett voted NFL rookie of the week

CNJ staff After two days of Web voting, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett of Clovis has been chosen the National Football League’s Rookie of the Week. Baskett, who beat out highly touted players such as New Orleans’ Reggie Bush and Arizona’s Matt Leinart for the honor, caught three passes for 112 yards and a […]

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 […]

Baskett has solid Monday Night debut

Jason Spradlin, left, points out Hank Baskett on the screen to his father Don on Monday at Kelley’s Bar and Grill.The Spradlins hope to get tickets when the Eagles play at Dallas. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Don and Jason Spradlin sat amongst a crowd sprinkled in front of a […]

Clovis’ Baskett opens NFL career

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis native Hank Baskett began his NFL career Sunday with some playing time, but no receptions in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-10 win over the Houston Texans. Baskett was part of a four-wide-receiver formation with 11:42 remaining in the second quarter and the Eagles down 7-0. Two plays later, Eagles […]

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 […]

Baskett flying high

MCT Photo: George BridgesHank Baskett will suit up for his first NFL regular-season game Sunday when Philadelphia plays the Texans in Houston. By Jon Marks: CNJ Correspondent PHILADELPHIA — On Labor Day, Hank Baskett worked. And also packed. He worked for his new employer, the Philadelphia Eagles, having learned over the weekend — while he […]

Baskett survives final roster cut with Eagles

CNJ staff When draft day came in May, the cell phone never rang for Hank Baskett. The same thing happened Saturday for Baskett, and it’s the best birthday present he could imagine. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, survived the final preseason cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. An undrafted rookie from the University of New […]

Baskett’s CHS peers watching with interest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent J.C. Pacheco can easily remember one of the first times that Hank Baskett was tried out at wide receiver. He recalls the pure athleticism, the jumping ability, the good hands, the overall potential. Of course, it’s a fonder memory for Pacheco than most defensive backs because the two were teammates […]

Eagles trade for wide receiver

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles acquired wide receiver Donte Stallworth from the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles sent veteran linebacker Mark Simoneau and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2007 to the Saints, according to the team’s Web site. The trade is pending both players passing physicals with their new team. Stallworth, […]

Baskett impressive again in Eagles’ win

Philadelphia Eagles rookie Hank Baskett makes a diving reception in the first quarter to set up a field goal during Thursday’s 20-7 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns in Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer photo: Ron Cortes) By Bob Brookover: The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Rookie Hank Baskett of Clovis made another strong showing Thursday in the […]

Baskett Watch: Clovis grad starting for Eagles in preseason tilt

On TV Rookie sensation Hank Baskett of Clovis will start tonight’s nationally televised game against the Oakland Raiders in the NFL’s annual Hall of Fame contest in Canton, Ohio, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The game is on NBC at 6 p.m. (MDT). “I’m definitely excited, coming in the first game and […]

Baskett watch: Clovis grad making noise in Eagles’ camp

Hank Baskett (84) was an all-conference wide receiver his senior year at New Mexico (www.philadelphiaeagles.com) CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett is trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. Catching on Baskett is taking advantage of an injury to a veteran receiver to make an early impression. Rather than […]

Baskett hopes to fly high with Eagles

Former Clovis High and University of New Mexico standout Hank Baskett signs autographs and greets fans at Sports Connection on Saturday. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. […]

Vikings deal Baskett to Philadelphia

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After sitting through the recent National Football League draft and never hearing his named called, former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett has now been a part of two NFL organizations. Shortly after the draft, Baskett signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. On Thursday, they traded him […]

Baskett agrees to deal with Vikings

Clovis High School alum Hank Baskett III talks to his agent on his cell phone from the floor of his home in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Hank Baskett III watched and waited for 14 hours over two days as 255 players were picked in the National […]

Clovis’ Baskett still in NFL draft limbo

CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett will have to wait another day to learn his NFL fate. Baskett, an all-conference receiver at the University of New Mexico, was not selected in the first three rounds of the NFL draft. Rounds four through seven are today. Jim Ivler, Baskett’s agent, said of course […]