Baskett catches pass in Vikings’ debut

CNJ staff Hank Baskett caught a pass Sunday in his debut with the Minnesota Vikings. The 2001 Clovis High graduate caught a Brett Favre pass for an 18-yard gain on third-and-9 in the fourth quarter of Minnesota’s 24-10 win over the Detroit Lions. It was his first catch of the season. Baskett was signed Wednesday […]

Baskett signs, practices with Vikings

Staff and wire reports EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett practiced Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings, one day after being released from the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in two years. The 2001 Clovis High graduate signed a one-year deal with Minnesota, which is in desperate need of healthy receivers. Sidney Rice is […]

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 […]

Vikings end Cats’ season

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis coach J.D. Isler knew Valley would be difficult to beat with a lead in the fourth quarter. The Vikings, who made a habit of winning close games all season, steadily pulled away in the final eight minutes en route to a 62-48 win that knocked Clovis out of the Class […]

Cats face scrappy Vikings

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes his team plays better at a fast pace. In that case, tonight’s first-round game of the Class 5A state tournament game at Valley figures to be a battle of tempo. Seeded eighth in the 16-team Class 5A state tournament, Valley (18-8) […]