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1953/54 Webster Wildcat Team Memories

  • Wildcats Against LaPorte #2
    This album of pictures and news articles is from a folder of memories supplied to the blog by Arthur Landiault, one of the exciting players from the 1953/54 Wildcat team. Thanks Art for this great contribution

Clippings, Stats, Etc.

  • George Carlisle Presented Distinguished Service Award
    This album contains news clippings from the past, statistics for players from the Carlisle era, and other interesting stuff. All photos, clippings, etc. must be sent to the site administrator via email to be included in this album.

Robert Brown's Magazine Spread

  • Carbide_news_0005
    This magazine spread featuring Robert Brown was published in the Union Carbide magazine in February of 1957 as the Wildcats were on the road to the state playoffs. Robert was one of the star players on the Creek team that advanced into the state tournment in March of 1957. Robert's step-father was an employee of Union Carbide at the time.

Creek vs. Galveston Ball 1-17-06

  • Galveston Ball Info
    These photos are of pages in the program for the recent Creek vs. Galveston Ball game played at the Carlisle Field House on January 17, 2006. That game was won by the Wildcats, 81-59. Lance Pevehouse led the Creek scorers with 23 points. Thanks to Hugh Taylor (Class of '59) for sending these along.

Team/Individual Photos

  • More Pictures of 56-57 CCJH Teams
    This album contains photos of various former teams and players from the Clear Creek Independent School District. To be included in this album, photos will need to be submitted to the site manager via email.

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Comments

Pat Jensen

It is "sommmmmmmme good" to hear from Coach Procter. I was playing for Coach Puckett when Coach Procter came to League City in '52. His presence was clearly felt in a good and positive way, and a fine coach and person he was.

Dan Jensen

I wonder why Brother Patrick has so much trouble spelling names these days? But, Proctor is probably as used to that as Pat and I are are folks spelling Jensen with "son."

ProctOr deserves some good ink. He was a real key in the Clear Creek dynasty and I have exchanged several e-mails with those who have special ProctOr memories. We need to start a separate thread on that later.

One quick note though. Someone, I think either Edward Davis or Jimmy Pell, said Proctor would often tell them that his little boy could do better than they were. Looks like little Robert grew up to be quite an athlete.

Ed Davis

Wasn't me he said that to, although he would have been right to do so. What I can say about working hard and playing above our talents is that it all came about because we really believed in guys like Bobby Proctor and George Carlisle. Most, if not all, of us would have done whatever it took to be the type of person and help create the type of team they always described for us. And these lessons were good for life, not just the few short years we had to enjoy playing for them.

Jim Pell

It was during 7th grade football practice that I so vividly remember Coach Proctor, in a rather loud, disappointed moan, say over and over again, "Pell, my little boy could do better than that!" He said it to anyone who displeased him with his effort or technique. We practiced on the big open field that was south of the parking lot next to the the "new" gym in Webster. Wow, it seems like only yesterday! Coach Proctor had a way about him that made you want to please him, to do really good for him because you knew how much he cared. There was some love involved there and it really was a special time, I think, playing for him. It's really too bad that Clear Creek let him get away. I have no doubt he would have taken a CCHS football team to State had he been given the chance.

Dan Jensen

Jimmy Pell's thoughts on Proctor being a good football coach for our high school is interesting.

When he left for White Oak, I guess our basketball job was open but naturally Henry Bauerschlag had first call on that.

Who was coaching high school football? I guess Paul Gips, who had been successful at Refugio. Not likely that a junior high coach would be elevated to the main job but it would have been interesting to see what Proctor would have done.

I'll tell you one thing for plumb certain. He would have had a better attitude toward basketball than Gips did. Gips tried to de-emphasize the sport at the junior high level. At Clear Creek, that should have been grounds for instant dismissal.

Ed Davis

As I said earlier, I do not remember being compared to his little boy, but Bobby's grandmother came into it somewhere - something like "Davis, my grandmother could run that play better than you!!" Truth is,she probably could have at the time. But, I think I could take her today.

Hugh Taylor

I appreciate the info on Coach Proctor & his grand family. Sounds like the story book ending for a swell guy. He was my 6 th grade teacher also and we were perfect students for him. I cannot believe he went to Seabrook to coach. Where was I? I do not remember playing against his teams & how could one forget that? Was coach Proctor still coaching when his son was a senior? Could we get Video if he was? What great pride he must have in both son & grandson. Way to go! ( sorry I quit your track team. don't have a reason, just quit & I really wanted to run the 880 & beat that guy that moved to Deer Park?? )

Dan Jensen

Does anyone remember him using the term "mawtapper" to describe an upcoming game with a lot riding on it? As in, "That's gonna be a mawtapper."

Coach Carlisle used that term when he was at Rice and a sportswriter used it in a story. I have used it on a Baylor site that I frequent with interesting responses.

I thought he had told me that he got it from an old coach of his but when I asked him about the origin in an e-mail a few months ago, he said he didn't remember.

Did anyone else hear him use it in days of yore? Did you ask him about its background? What did he say? Maybe he remembered back then.

Dan Jensen

Coach Proctor tells me in an e-mail that he did coach son Robert at White Oak.

He was a great all-sport star so maybe he was not as hard on him as he was some of the Wildcats. Then, again...

Surely there are some other "Proctor Stories" that some of you can share. Coach Carlisle and Coach Talley could certainly add something to this--if they read this blog.

Hugh Taylor

Coach Proctor coached his son in high school. I can hear it now. "Robert that will not be good enough. You will have to practice & work hard like Lenox. Why Edward Davis could do better left handed with his eyes closed." I wonder if the football practice field at White Oak was any harder than the field at
Webster across the parking lot from the gym. You could loose a small half back in the cracks. Oh, that sweet music of old, "my son could take your place"

Pat Jensen

Footballers from my time still today sometimes mention those cracks. Probably the same cracks. To my recollection, nobody ever got so much as a sprained ankle from stepping in one of them. Most of us were not too bright though and probably just never thought of it.

Dan Jensen

Black gumbo does produce cracks in dry weather. In the 1980s I was talking to a wheat farmer in northwest Oklahoma when he commented about some black gumbo in his field. I responded about the cracks that it often produced and he seemed surprised that I knew that much about soil. Yes, I still remembered the black gumbo cracks at old Webster even if I never fell in one of them.

Dan Jensen

Friday's Baylor-Oral Roberts baseball game went ten innings before the Bears won, 3-2. Our Ed Davis was there. On the BaylorFans.com message board when I frequent, someone mentioned during the couse of the game that is was a mawtapper. I have mentioned that term a few times through the years. Someone was puzzled by it and a link was provided. Lo and behold, Google provided posts from both the Baylor site and this blog! I cannot transfer the link to here but you can go to Google and type in "mawtapper" to read the sources.

A Mata

Does anyone know what happened to Boonie Wilkening? Trying to find him in Weslaco, Texas

Dan Jensen

I had an address for him a few years ago. It was 952 FM 2502, Burton, TX 77835. How did you know Boonie?

A Mata

I don't actually know him, its our City Manager in Weslaco, TX. He remembers him as a Coach back in Weslaco High School and wanted to look him up.

Dan Jensen

I am posting an e-mail I just received from Bobby Proctor's wife Dot. Unfortunately he is not the coach of old and it is too bad.

"Bob is in a nursing home. He could not walk and I could not care for him. It is a sad
situation but he is having wonderful care in Gladewater. It is close to where we live so I can go see him daily. They think he had a stroke earlier and now has some Dementia. Life is so different for me now. Please
keep us in your prayers."

Dwayne "Curley" Lenox

Dan,

Can you get me the mailing address of the nursing home in Gladewater? Although, he may not remember, I would like to send Coach Proctor a letter. His wife, one of his kids, or a friend could read it to him if he can't do it himself. That's really sad news.

You can e-mail me at dlgusdobie@hotmail.com.

Thanks. dll

Dan Jensen

I do not have that information but you can e-mail Dot Proctor at bobandot1@juno.com and I hope that you and others will do so.

Dan Jensen

Another report on Coach Proctor. It seems he is going down really fast. He has not eaten anything to speak of for a week now, so that does not sound good.

Dan Jensen

Bobby Proctor has died. His funeral service is Sunday in Longview. He lived in White Oak.

Ed Davis

I was very sad to hear about Coach Proctor's passing. He was my junior high basketball coach at Seabrook Junior High in the mid-1950's. He was a great and relentless coach, a mentor to many, and a friend of many years. Many of his "knucklehead" players (one of his favorite tags for us guys) remember him fondly and will also be sad to hear this news of his passing.

I send condolences to all his family at this time of grief.

Thanks, Coach, for all you meant to me and many others.

Ed Davis

Randy Brint from White Oak

Here is Coach Proctor's obit:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journal/obituary.aspx?n=robert-l-proctor-bob&pid=140349064

Ed Davis

Thanks, Randy, for the link to the obit for Coach Proctor. You guys in White Oak were most fortunate to have him as an educator and coach there for so many years. He will be missed and that is for sure.

Dan Jensen

Following is what I wrote on the funeral home's guest book:
I have always valued Bobby Proctor for his many fine qualities. We attended the same church in League City and he was so personable to me. He had a tremendous 236-25 record in ten years as a junior high basketball coach. He had six one loss seasons and seemed to lose that one early in the season. I would always chide him and tell him he couldn't go undefeated that year. In his football coaching career, a game at Deer Park against a very good team stands out. We took the opening kickoff and scored, kicked onside and scored again. Deer Park was behind two touchdowns and had not even run a play. We won the game by that margin. He introduced me to the term "mawtapper" a word that got from one of his coaches. He would have described the Deer Park game that way. I wonder if he ever used that word at White Oak? I have not seen him in many years but I will always remember him fondly. He was a great coach and a great person.

Bailey Marshall

Dot, Robert and the rest of the family. I am sorry I was not notified until today about Bob's death.
You can be proud of the many young men and women he touched positively throughout all his career.
May be God be with all of you!

Bailey and Becky Marshall

Dan Jensen

I assume this Bailey Marshall is the former executive with the University Interscholastic League. If so, I wish he would tell us the process for nominations to the all-time high school basketball team and why Bennie Lenox was not a nominee.

Randy Brint from White Oak

Yes, Bailey Marshall is the retired director of the UIL. He was the head football coach when Coach Proctor came to White Oak in 1962. Coach Marshall became principal in 1964 and a few years later left and got his doctorate at UT, eventually becoming director.

I thought I would share with you CC guys a highlight of playing under Coach Proctor. Several of us were reminiscing before his funeral about the Clear Creek tournament that he took us to in Dec, 1963. We were a Class A school, and he always scheduled us against larger opponents in non-district games and tournaments. We were clearly out of our league in the CC Tournament, but we always played hard for Coach. We lost the first game, and then commenced to win consolation.

Instead of staying in a motel, each of our players stayed at the home of a Clear Creek player. For the life of me, I cannot remember my host's last name, but it was Frank something (embarrassed). He was dating John Glenn's daughter, Lyn, who was a cheerleader, and he went to Kilgore College. After the tournament, the Glenn's hosted a party at their house for us. Talk about making a big impression on a group of small town guys from NE Texas!!! We have always remembered that weekend fondly, and the Clear Creek athletes and parents could not have been nicer to us! Kudos to you folks!!!

We wound up winning our district only to be beat in Bi-District by Jack Sweeney and West Sabine, a perennial BB powerhouse back then.

Dan Jensen

Paul Hackett and Joe McKinney say that it was Frank Goodman.

Randy Brint from White Oak

Frank Goodman. That's him...embarrased that I could not recall his last name.

Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back down the road. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great job, have a nice evening!

Dan Jensen

On a Baylor site that I frequent, someone mentioned he was from White Oak. I contacted him, wanting to get some Bobby Proctor stories. Alas, he was too young to have played for him but he did share this:

"When I was young, a teacher called my mom in and said that I needed to be medicated and she was referring me to special ed. Of course my mom was crushed. She took me to some sort of 'specialist' who confirmed all of this.

"So she called Proctor. He said bring the kid to me. I went to his office and he just sat there talking to me. He told my mom I was a bright kid who was a bit hyper and not being challenged. He strongly encouraged her not to put me on medication even if the doctors recommended it.

"It all worked out but obviously if Proctor wouldn't have talked my mom off the ledge I might be a highly drugged fry chef at McDonald's right now."

He later added this: "Proctor was a pillar of the White Oak community and a part of what will always be known as the zenith of our athletic prowess. As my story illustrated, he was the type of person you sought counsel from in important situations."

Dan Jensen

I shared the above story with some former Clear Creek athletes who had played for Bobby Proctor and here is an excellent response from Ed Davis:

"I am not surprised at all about Bobby Proctor's good counsel to this man when he was a young man in school. I had much the same experience on other issues with Coach Proctor. He was my 8th and 9th grade basketball coach at Seabrook Jr. High and I could not have asked for a better coach and mentor. He was quite demanding in his expectations and would not settle for any of us to do less than our best at all times - on and off the court. To say he was intense on the sidelines is an understatement.

"I remember him taking me aside after the 9th grade season had ended and telling me not to expect much playing time when I tried out for the high school team the next year. Even though I had played well for the Eagles as their high point man for two years, he said I would be going up against the players from League City and Webster and it would be hard to compete against that group. Well, I do not know if Coach Proctor really believed that to be so or if it was just another instance of him knowing just how to motivate someone. After that conversation, I was determined to break into the starting line-up more than ever. So I worked extra hard and it paid off. I ended up playing 3 years for the Wildcats, mostly as a starter, and I have always given Coach Proctor the credit for his motivating me to accomplish that."

There are others who played for, or knew, him and I hope they will add their comments.

Dan Jensen

The Cardinals vs. the Phillies in the deciding game of the first round of the National League playoffs.

The Cardinals were facing probably the best team in baseball. On the road. Against one of the very best pitchers in baseball. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

It was a mawtapper. Coach Bobby Proctor would have agreed.

Dan Jensen

Now we have had more of a mawtapper--in the World Series. Perhaps a double mawtapper as the Cardinals came from behind FIVE times to douse the Ranger flame in game six, 10-9 in 11 innings on a walk off home run. I am sure that Bobby Proctor would have defined it a mawtapper.

Then the Cardinals, 10 1/2 games behind on August 25, climaxes an unbelievable season with a World Series win in the next game. Unbelievable!

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Coach Carlisle at Southwest Texas

  • Coach and Basketball - Senior Year
    The photos in this album are taken from the yearbook, entitled The Pedagog, from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos for the 1948/49 school year. Coach Carlisle was a senior that year. The photos tell a story of a very accomplished and talented athlete but also a person who had many other outstanding attributes as well. Thanks for Peggy Carlisle for supplying the yearbook from which these photos were taken.

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