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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

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    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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Dan Jensen

Joddie, the long wait for you to post was well worth it! That was plumb loverly!

Yes, I would love for Ralph Parr to post; he would have a wealth of information to share. But so would many, many others. Come on guys! Get with it!

Ed Davis

Boy, would it have been fun to see those Follies at work!!! Must have been great times for both the guys and the fans. Great memories, Joddie. I agree with Dan that we need more posts just like this one. So, get with it guys!!!!

Pat Jensen

Joddie, great to hear from you. I remember that Sam Houston and TSU ... I mean, SWT game well. You're right. Both teams were under 50. Score was Sam Houston 49, SWT 40.

Ed Davis

I am glad to know who won the game. Joddie appears to have scored half the points for the Bobcats so well done Joddie!! Anybody we know playing for Sam Houston on that night?

Dan Jensen

Are any of you Southwest Texas exes not going to challenge Pat's "facts?"

Terry Mathis

On the Sam Houston Basketball site it says that SWT won the last game in 1958 in Huntsville 52-46. Sam's record that year was 14-12, not a great team. In my years at Sam 1968-71, we were 2-4 against SWT, with the last loss in 71 in overtime 87-84, prevented Sam from winning the outright Lone Star Conference Championship. We fell into a (3) way tie with SFA, and Howard Payne, with SFA winning a coin flip in Huntsville in front of a capacity crowd in old Bearkat Gym. I know this is a Clear Creek site, and I am sure everyone knows the last year that CC went to the state tourney. 1967, we are coming up on 40 years, what a drought.

Dan Jensen

Terry, it's very good to see you posting but you should have let those Southwest Texas wretches dig out that information.

Pat was trying to get a rise out of them but none stood up to defend old alma mater. Shame on the lot of them!

Terry, you are from the Krueger era. Give us some of your memories. Too many of Carlisle's boys have failed us dismally.

Dan Jensen

Terry Mathis was a senior on that 1971 Sam Houston championship team and had a good career for the Bearkats.

He was an outstanding shooter, hitting 45.8 percent of his field goals and ranks third in the school's free throw percentage at 83.3%. He is 15th on the career scoring list with 1,130 points.

Maybe some of you have figured out that the reason that Terry mentioned the 1967 team as the last one that went to state is because he played on it.

Terry, who were the other starters on that team? Tell us about the two games there that year. You can even tell that sad story about the South San Antonio game.

Garvis Hadley

Joddie, I thoroughly enjoyed your comments about SWT, etc. I did attend Sam Houston for one year and quit, but at the coaxing and urging of George and Peggy, moved to San Marcos in September of '58 and attended SWT thru August of '61 when I got my degree. You attributed a comment to me about Sam Houston always beating SWT that I did not make. I believe it was made by one of those scalaways that did not smarten up but that continued to attend Sam. As I recall, SWT beat up on most folks during the '58-61' era and Sam was no exception. Too, I recall that SWT team of Witte, Davalos and Sharp, et al. Further, I recall a song, "Going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come," as being very popular and heard a great deal on the SWT campus when we did our thing in the NAIA Small College Tourney in Kansas City, but I do not recall the year.

I have fond memories of the routine you described The SWT Follies performing. Their entrance from the locker room just prior to the start of the game, seemed to set the stage for the game itself. After the starting five came out and began shooting free throws as was normal back then, The SWT Follies would make their drill team like entrance, marching in step, squaring corners and proceeding to the bench. In unison, they would take their seats, cross their legs, uncross them, stand, sit, and then do a wave type thing as the fans clapping and cheers rose to a crescendo. What a way to start the game. Such antics seemed to jump start the team. I also recall "cast" members aping Jowers and the players' huddle during a time out. One member would position himself in the Follies huddle so as to be able to see Jowers in the players' huddle and would emulate Jowers' every move as he talked with the team, much to the pleasure of the fans. Also, there was the routine during a time out where one member of the "cast" would rush onto the court, bend down and examine "something" on the court, would gently pick it up with his thumb and finger and rush it back to the bench. He would give it to the person next to him who would thoroughly examine it, and then pass it onto the next person who would thoroughly examine it, and pass it on, and so on down the bench. After the last person on the bench examined it, he would rush it back onto the court, bend down and gently place the something back in the spot from which it was retrieved, stand up, smile, and then proceed to stomp the dickens out of it, much to the elation and cheers of the fans. Having had some personal contact with Jowers, I'm here to tell you he must have felt The Follies routines to be good for the team and fans, or he would not have allowed it but would have kicked it in the butt too.

Dan Jensen

Garvis, why do you post about all this Southwest Texas stuff and nothing about old Clear Creek? Do you think this is a Southwest Texas site or something?

Ed Davis

Garvis, I am just glad to see someone posting comments about anything. So keep it up. Glad to see old Hugh Taylor jumping in again, too. Who else is out there?

Dan Jensen

Garvis, I agree with Sir Edward. I don't know what camed over me. You can post about the St. Louis Cardinals for all I care.


Your name caught my eye...I've never known of anyone with the same spelling of my name! I am a female and was named after my great-grandmother Joddie.

Dan Jensen

Joddie II, what is your last name and what is your connection to Clear Creek?

If having two Joddies in here becomes confusing, we will drop a "d" from Joddie Witte's name. That is the way I thought he spelled it all these years anyway.

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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

  • This album contains pictures of Webster High School and the George B. Carlisle Field House at Clear Creek High School in League City.

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.