Clovis grad Baskett Senior Bowl bound

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New Mexico’s Hank Baskett will play for the South team in the 2006 Senior Bowl on Saturday (AP photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School graduate Hank Baskett III has a lot of running in front of men with clipboards and stopwatches in his future. The University of New Mexico all-conference receiver […]

Baskett’s NFL stock rising

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Hank Baskett has gone from a quarterback at Clovis High School to a potential NFL draft pick as a wide receiver. By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Hank Baskett III has put himself on the NFL draft radar with his breakout senior season at New Mexico. Baskett, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, finished the regular […]

6/19 Agriculture Digest

Organic farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and […]

Local athletes compete at national meet

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The Great Southwest Track & Field Classic in Albuquerque over the weekend was special, in itself, for the quality of athletes invited. Many of the top high school athletes of the past school year competed and six national bests for the season were set on Saturday. But for twins Sandy […]

CHS sprinter Williams signs with UNM

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Clovis senior Phillip Williams signed to run track at the University of New Mexico next year. Williams is penciled in to compete in the 100 and 200 meters, long jump and 800 and 1,600 relays for Clovis this week at state.. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis senior Phillip Williams […]

State tournament brackets

CNJ staff Class 5A Girls Quarterfinals at UNM Arena Tuesday Mayfield vs. Highland, 4:45 p.m. Sandia vs. Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho vs. La Cueva, 1:15 p.m. Clovis vs. Gallup, 8:15 p.m. Semifinals at UNM Arena Thursday Mayfield/Highland winner vs. Sandia/Los Lunas, 9:45 a.m. Rio Rancho/La Cueva winner vs. Clovis/Gallup, 1:15 p.m. Championship At […]

Not just leaving town, but century

By Helena Rodriguez It’s always nice to go out of town for a few days and get away from it all. Last weekend, I had an opportunity to take this to the extreme — in more ways than one — when I went with the Graduate Student Association of Eastern New Mexico University to Albuquerque. […]

CHS senior has drive to succeed

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Clovis High senior Guillermo Chavez sports a 4.0 GPA. He will attend the University of New Mexico on a golf scholarship next fall. CNJ staff photo By Rick White: CNJ managing editor One way or another, Guillermo Chavez is always keeping score, aiming high in the classroom and low on the golf course. It’s a […]

Weekly watch

CNJ staff All times MDT The Clovis News Journal’s circulation area boasts four Division I college football players. Here are updates on their most recent performances: University of New Mexico • Hank Baskett Junior wide receiver from Clovis • Danny Ramirez Junior tailback from Muleshoe Baskett caught nine passes for 165 yards, but Washington State […]

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 […]