Baskett headed for playoffs

By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers IRVING, Texas — Hank Baskett had 32 text messages waiting for him when he reached the locker room. Earlier in the night, it was Baskett and the Philadelphia Eagles who sent a message, dominating the Dallas Cowboys 23-7 Monday at Texas Stadium to earn a share of the NFC East […]

Baskett’s friends excited about pal’s NFL success

By Eric Butler: PNT 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 […]

Baskett gets set for Eagles training camp

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett III knows his work is cut out trying to make it as a free agent rookie wide receiver in the NFL. The former Clovis High and University of New Mexico football standout is preparing for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles this month. “Nothing’s guaranteed,” […]

Baskett only days from NFL draft

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Hank Baskett has found something to keep his mind off this weekend’s NFL draft — softball. “I’m just keeping myself busy,” said Baskett, an all-conference wide receiver at New Mexico whose combination of size and athleticism make him a likely NFL pick. “Baseball was my first love, and (Clovis softball […]

NFL should rethink decision to ban local stations on their fields

Editorial The National Football League should quickly rethink its plans to forbid local television journalists from being on the sidelines during games for the 2006 season. The league’s 32 teams voted unanimously March 31 to adopt a ban for local television stations not affiliated with the network carrying the local game. The stations would be […]

Q&A: Former Hound revisits Eastern memories

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Former Greyhound Michael Sinclair had his number 72 ENMU jersey retired during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s game. Sinclair played at Eastern from 1987 through 1990. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 for the Seattle Seahawks and his final year in 2002 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was selected to […]

In defense of Joe Montana

By Kevin Wilson It was a long time ago at my home; about 17 years ago to be exact. The family was gathered around the television, and the final outcome of the country’s premiere sporting event hung in the balance. Jim Breech had just hit his third field goal of the game, a 40-yarder with […]

Baskett gets ready to go bowling

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers 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 will play in the 55th annual Senior Bowl Jan. 28 in Montgomery, Ala., and has accepted an invitation to the […]

Sanders hoping to catch on with NFL team

By Rick White NFL scouts starting calling about Cale Sanders after a junior season at Eastern New Mexico University in which he blossomed into one of the top wide receivers and punt returners in the Lone Star Conference. That was two years and two major surgeries ago. Undaunted by his run of tough luck and […]

Hamilton chooses family over football

By Ferran LuceroPNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is a periodical series about former area athletes and what they are doing now. Injuries and a desire to be closer with family led former Eastern New Mexico University standout Conrad Hamilton to retire from the NFL two years ago. A two-time NCAA Division II All-American defensive back […]