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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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Dan Jensen

I wish I knew how good a player Coach was in high school but it will be hard to convince me that he was a better Hall of Fame candidate as a player than a coach. Anyone else have any comments?

Peggy Carlisle

I honestly do not feel qualified to answer the question about whether George was a better player in High School or a better High School Basketball Coach. But I do remember that he and Vilbry White were the high scorers in both those Championship years. Of course, I was viewing him through the eyes of a very smitten teenage girl, while he was dating my best girlfriend who was a grade ahead of us. I was so lucky, because I got to sit near him in English Class. We were on one side of the classroom with our desks against the wall. Our English teacher did not seem to mind if George turned sideways in his desk with his arm on my desk while I tickled his arm as she was lecturing. Years later, it was his back that he wanted me to tickle. He liked to go to sleep that way. That same English teacher cast us in the two leads of our Senior play, but George fouled up the works by breaking his ankle sliding into 2nd base playing baseball, so Vilbry took over the male lead. Yes, George played baseball, too. I still have a picture of him in his cap and gown wearing a cast on his foot. That also resulted in his ankle that popped for so long. We can't remember when that stopped.
Anyway what I do know is that he was a "Hunk". I could only dream that I would someday be his wife.

I decided to pose the question to him, and with no hesitation at all, he answered, "I was a better Coach". I hope this is not a lot more than anyone wants to know about George and Peggy.

Dan, I know that you have been accused of being wordy. I'm sure I qualify for that title also.

Frank McKinney

Peggy, when you are providing some very interesting insight into the early lives of two of our favorite people you can not be verbose. Your narratives are not quite up to the James Michener standard for details but I for one am hanging on every word.

Dan Jensen

Peggy, who accused me of being wordy? I want his name!

We both know that is a false rumor. And, I always thought it was Vibry White, I am glad for the correction. I do know that Vilbry started at Texas with Slater Martin, Al Madsen and Tom Hamilton. Who was the other Longhorn starter?

Peggy Carlisle

Dan, I only remember Vilbry, Slater and Tom. Of course, Tom I remember for his deadly hook shot.
Vilbry is still a friend who we see at least once a year. Next time we are in touch, I promise to ask him that question. I went to Texas as a freshmen, then got closer to home in San Marcos. Vilbry White and I grew up together in Prairie Lea. I did not meet George until he was a sophomore and Staples started coming to Prairie Lea High in what was referred to as Consolidation of the two schools.
Staples was really about 6 miles from Prairie Lea. I had a twin brother, and he and George were good friends, so he was around our house quite a bit. My Mother fed everyone, and My Dad had a Red and White Grocery Store, so all the kids hung out there. Life was good!!!

Pat Jensen

Peggy, mega dittos to what Frank McKinney said above. Forget wordiness. Keep pumping Coach for his input and keep those words coming.

Dan Jensen

Are there other Clear Creek players who should be voted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame? If so, who? And why? Nominations please.

Dan Jensen

Buddy Carlisle, John Platzer and I are working on getting Bill Doty nominated for the Hall of Fame. Way overdue.

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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.