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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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Ed Davis

Even though I hate to admit it, I agree with Dan on something. I am a big fan of sending only the district champ to the playoffs. The way it is now just seems too watered down to me. But, I know there must be reasons for doing it the way they do it besides the money issue. I am sure Buddy will enlighten us on this issue, Dan.

Pat Jensen

It's pretty much common at all levels of sports now. The only explanation I've ever heard for it is that it increases interest for more teams and fans for a longer period of time to keep as many teams as possible "in the running". It probably accomplishes that objective. I can think of only one instance where a team with a so-so record may deserve such consideration. Some teams are far better at the end of the year than the beginning. Other than that, it's too much like Little League baseball where every player gets a free snow cone after the game whether they won or lost.

Buddy Carlisle

Interesting topic and the Wildcats did thrash the B'wood boys on Wednesday 69-50 and we are 16-16 to finish 4th in district. We were also 6-6 in district action.

As for why four teams to the playoffs, you both touched on the main reason-money. More teams in means an extra round of games and more $$ for the UIL to take in. Yes, it also makes the race more interesting, especially to the teams who aren't the best.

With the team we had this year, I would have been for the 4th team for sure and I knew that going in. We were lucky to finish 4th as I think Alvin should have been right there with us and Brook but they lost their close games and we won ours. So credit to us for doing that.

We will play Elkins, the district champ from 23-5A, next Wednesday at a time and site to be determined tonight when their district finishes their last game.

I have heard possible sites of Dobie, Manvel(the new Alvin high School) or maybe Pearland. I will try to remember to post it when I find out.

Buddy Carlisle

It wil be Clear Creek(17-17) vs. Fort Bend Elkins(29-4) Wednesday at Manvel High School in Alvin and game time is 7 pm. I will be broadcasting the double header between Pearland-Ft. Bend Marshall and Clear Brook-Ft. Bend Hightower at Dobie High School at 6 and 8pm on 1540 AM. I'll try to remember to report on results on Thursday.

Dan Jensen

One of my fondest memories as I stroll down the glory road of Clear Creek basketball is our game at Alvin in 1963. The last game of the regular season. If we lose, our long string of district chammpionships is ended and we start playing baseball. Because in the good old days, only the district champion advances to the playoffs.

We already had had one string broken when Deer Park upset us in the district opener. First district loss in a long time. Then Alvin beat us at home and no one still knows the last time that had happened in district play at home.

So, we go to Alvin with two losses and the Yellowjackets, with one, have the home court advantage too. Big, big game. Big, big, big game for us.

But it would not have been in our current pitiful watered down system. A loss would likely have had us finish in a tie with Deer Park for second and third but so what? We still qualify for the playoffs.

So what, you say? Poof, there goes a golden memory in Clear Creek basketball lore--a game for the ages. That's so what.

Dwayne "Curley" Lenox

I responded to the thread, "Wildcats Off To A Great Start", before reading this one by Dan Jensen just last night. My oversight. I should have presented my thoughts on districts allowing the "top" four teams into the playoffs, even when some have a losing record. The appropriate place to add my opinion would have been under this thread, Rewarding Mediocrity. Nevertheless, I agree with Dan and many others that it is a system created to award mediocrity. What a shame. dll

Dan Jensen

I do not recall a single player from the golden days boasting about his performance. Plenty of them could and would be justified.

Rudy Biggs

Such a great example of revisionist history. How many high schools were in the district during the "golden era?" Can we discuss redistricting and how it has gutted the flagship CCISD schools; reallocating the once overgrown talent bed Clear Creek enjoyed. Has it occurred to you the path to the playoffs is far more difficult now than it was in the mid 50s and 60s? I'm sure you also believe that the Boston Celtics are the greatest franchise because of the 11 titles from Russell's era when there were only 7 or 8 teams in the entire NBA.

Dan Jensen

Clear Creek did indeed have a golden era in basketball and how can any informed observer say that the path to the playoffs is "far more difficult" now? Only the district champion advanced in those days and now the top four qualify. Much easier now.

Rudy Biggs

At one time there were only two schools in the bay area, Clear Creek and Clear Lake. Now there are 5 with the addition of Brook, Springs and Falls. As a result the districts were redrawn which resulted in Creek and Lake losing talented players. Of course it will be harder to make the playoffs when talent is divided among 5 schools rather than two. Do we need to look at a pie chart to see that something divided by 5 is less than something divided by 2?

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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.