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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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Pat Jensen

I don't remember when I started shooting a jump shot, but it would have been in the back yard. I can't remember shooting it in Jr. High but I do remember shooting it as a B teamer when a Soph. That was 1954, but it probably started well before then. I might have started sooner if I could jump high enough to shoot before I came back down. I didn't abandon the set shot though. Still got that jessie.

Frank McKinney

Shooting jump shots in the backyard makes it sound like you had a peach basket nailed to a tree. I remember it as paved driveway with a very nice backboard in front of the garage. I always thought that you were a better basketball player because you had the best driveway. During pickup games, I also remember your older brother hiding in the back corner and shooting that deadly baseline set shot without taking a dribble.

Pat Jensen

Mornin, Franklyn. I'm sommmmme worried about your memory this morning, though I sure have empathy with you. No peach basket, but we never had a paved driveway, unless shell and dirt combo is considered paved. And our goal and backboard, the goal usually without a net, was on a big Cottonwood tree next to a deep bar ditch on Iowa Street. Heck, I'm trying to remember if I even knew anybody with a paved driveway. (:O)

Jim Pell

Here is a link about the jump shot. A whole book on its origins, would you believe? I guess I have been thinking all this time that Boonie was the inventor. Wrong!

Dan Jensen

Jimmy, read that part abut Belus Van Smawley who, with his back partly to the basket would jump and twist in the air before shooting. Now, who does that sound like?

If you will investigate further, I think you would find that when Belus Van Smawley move to the Clear Creek district from Burton, he changed his name to Franklin Boone Wilkening. Franklin McKinney didn't want to have two with the same name in his class, so he started calling him Boonie.

Now you know the rest of the story--and the inventor of the jump shoot.

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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.