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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

Ed Davis

T'weren't me! I am pretty sure it was not Hugh Taylor or Charlie Milligan either. I am not too familiar with those who came later, but I do remember that Norman Lunday was rather adept at bringing the ball down the court.

Dan Jensen

I'm sure not going to start digging, but I doubt if we ever had a starting guard who shot more poorly than Wayne Townsend did as a junior in 1963. He was a deluxe point guard but shooting wasn't his game--as a junior.

I have checked his senior stats and, lo and behold, he showed great improvement. After shooting only 44 times and making 8 for 18 percent from the floor, he fired it up 149 times as a senior and hit just a fraction under 50 percent. Now, Bennie Lenox would be proud of such a percentage. Townsend shot 63 percent from the free throw line as a junior; not great but plumb better than the 48 percent of the year before. He averaged less than a point a game as a junior but 6 as a senior.

Who was our "shooting coach" for Townsend's senior year? Whoever it was, he must not have been there the year before.

How does Townsend compare with Sir Edward Davis as a sharpshooter? I am not jabbing at Ed this time; he was a good shooter.

Ed shot 43 percent from the floor as a junior and slipped to just 39.5 the next year and you will note that is less than the 49.6 of Townsend's senior year.

But, in fairness to Sir Ed, he was the better shooter and proved it at the foul line with 74.6 percent his junior year and 74.0 as a senior.

I hope those numbers didn't make you dizzy. I like numbers--especially Clear Creek numbers.

Dan Jensen

I just typed out a fairly long, fairly detailed statistical item on Townsend's senior season. When I finished, I looked away and was otherwise involved for a few moments and poof, my message had gone to never, never land! A plumb puzzlement it is.

On a thread previously, I would get a "review" message rather than it posting and Brother Pat has not been able to post anything for a while. Ye olde administrator Ed Davis is working on that.

Have any of the rest of you had such a problem? Now, if you do you obviously cannot tell us here but you can email Sir Edward. I hope this is not the reason so few of you are posting on this blog.

Dan Jensen

Let us take a look at Wayne Townsend and his improved shooting in his senior year, 1964.

We began the season with losses to Texas City and Spring Branch and he shot just three times in each game. He doubled his attempts in the next three games and we won them all.

Then against Spring Branch Memorial, he reverted back to three shots. We lost. He took about the same number of shots the next four games but we somehow managed to win those.

Then he took a complete rest against Galena Park. Guess who lost? We later lost a game to Houston Stephen F. Austin but it wouldn't have mattered how many shots he took then because Ken Spain, who later played with Elvin Hayes at the University of Houston in that big Astrodome game against UCLA and Lew Alcindor, was busy shooting and scoring 34 points.

Maybe Townsend was resting his shooting arm for district play. He shot nine times and scored 11 points against Deer Park, eight times and scored 12 against Dickinson and then scored seventeen (17) points against Channelview. That was his career high and came on seven of ten from the field and all three free throws.

He led all our scorers in that game and must have thought it too much work because he then reverted back to his old style although he was in double figures later against LaPorte and LaMarque.

He never was needed as a scorer for us and that was certainly the case in the playoffs as Jimmie Dale Lenox had 27, 26 and 30 in wins over Wharton, Brenham and Kilgore and 21 in a 60-50 loss to Graham in the state finals.

We finished 25-7 that year. We could not have done it without Wayne Townsend.

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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.

The Houses of Carlisle

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Hurricane Ike

  • Home Afloat in the Gulf
    Photos showing the aftermath of Hurricane Ike which hit the Texas coast at Galveston during the evening of September 12 and throughout the day on September 13.