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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

I think ol' Dan has outdone himself in waxing philosophic in this post. And he, as usual, is right on course. I agree that all is a matter of perspective and that things eternal certainly has first place in mine life as well. But, it has been great to relive all these wonderful, though fleeting, thoughts and moments while we are still around to do so. We need to get them out from wherever they may be hidden, polish them off, and display them for our generations yet to come.

Dan Jensen

When I originated this thread by sending an e-mail to Ed Davis, I sent copies to my two daughters.

Elizabeth phoned yesterday on the way home from teaching fourth grade and I told her what I had done.

She said she remembered some of the occasion. I asked which side of the gym we sat on, she correctly said the left and she also recalled the trophy case in the foyer.

But, she said she mainly knew the story from all the times I had told it. I said there had not been all that many. She said, "Whatever." She still doesn't respond properly all the time. Takes after her Milby mother.

James Valentino, Class of '74

I started on the Creek team that went 14-21 in 72, the "first losing team" in years, and the one that went 19-13 the year before. The teams that so disappointed you and your daughter were undermanned because when the schools split Lake revieved at least one third more students. As a matter of fact CC barely had enough student to qualify as 4A. Still we fought on. The boys I played with are deserving of respest, yet there are no pictures in the lobby of those of us that competed when the odds were stacked against them, only disapointment that that we did not live up to League City's expectation of what a "winner" is. The team I played on my junior year was 11-1 before the team crumpled. (we finished 3rd in district, enough today to get into the playoffs)and won the CC tounament by beating CL in our first meeting. My senior year we started 11-4 before we lost our starting guard. But the Creek legacy kept us going, though no one cared any more as exibited by Dan's remembrance. Sorry Dan waisted his time. Just remember that the players that competed during this era represented their school with as much aplomb and spirit as any. I will finish with a little story of Creek and League City loyalty. I know someone that played on the state championship team in '63. They were received with aclaim and a parade-like atmosphere when the team arrived from Austin. The following year they finished 2nd in state and the team bus rolled onto the campus with no one but a few parents to greet them. I know few will read this and my entry is kinda of a downer for a blog designed for nothing but old time good cheer, but eventually it had to be said for my basketball brothers that sweated and bled for "old creek" as well as any. There were few real Creek fans then, only people attracted to 'winners.'

Dan Jensen

I'm sorry that James is so bitter. Clear Creek has long time faithful fans but like fans everywhere, the interest increases when following a winner and we were big winners for many years. There was a definite fall off from the glory years and our fans acted accordingly. If James has a favorite team, I suspect his interest wanes when it goes through extended poor seasons.

I contacted someone who was on the varsity the year after James and here is what he said, "We played on losing teams in the midst of many winning teams, and it wasn't for lack of effort or trying.

"I know other things that are forgotten for example, in my Soph and Junior years, we played against two and then three teams ranked in the top 10 in the state in one district! I believe in '75 Lake and Deer Park were both top 10, then in '76 - Lake, Deer Park, and Pasadena all won > 30 games and all were top 10 in Texas in then 4-A, the largest classification at the time. That itself plays a role in why we weren't winning the way we all expected to win. Creek lost many in '72 and struggled the next 5-10 years afterwards to recover and get the glitter back.

"I hate to this day that we played on losing teams (one Soph yr was 10-24, the other two were both .500). Either way, they weren't good enough, not when we had 19 districts won in a row, a state champ, and umpteen state or regional qualifiers preceding us. Along with relatives, friends, et al playing for those teams."

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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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