Campus[ edit ] The school has a fairly standard indoor campus with several classrooms that can be entered from the outside. It also has a new auditorium and athletic center. Until MayHobbs freshmen went to one of three junior high schools: Highland, Houston, or Heizer.
We had shooters and we averaged We could have played with anyone in the country.
Clampitt grew up playing sports in Eunice, but moved to Hobbs prior to junior high. At the high school level he played both varsity basketball and baseball. There was 6 foot 9 inch Larry Williams, who went on to play for Kansas State, was drafted by the Bucks and spent his career playing basketball in Europe.
He now lives in Lubbock. Clampitt said he keeps up with many former team members on Facebook and through occasional visits. What really mattered is that the team had size, quickness and shooting to its advantage and was so good that it probably could have beat some college teams.
In , Hobbs lost in the state finals in Albuquerque to what Clampitt called a controversial call that reeked of home cooking. Of course, Coach Ralph Tasker had a lot left to do with the Eagles. He coached and won for many more seasons before retiring following the season with a final win-loss record standing at He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs after high school.
He attended their winter instructional league and spring training, but was released when the Cubs drastically reduced the size of their farm club. He wound up enlisting for three years, and spent much of his time as a physical activity specialist in Ft. Carson, Colorado.
There, he helped veterans returning from Vietnam adjust to life back home. Carson, and putting together sports leagues felt like a natural fit. The club sees most of the young boys and girls who later become superstars for the Eagles and Lady Eagles.