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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

Ed Davis shared some good Chester Davis memories with me and I wish he and others would post them here. Maybe we would finally get C. Lynn Davis, Jr. to post too.

Ed Davis

I remember Chester driving those buses everywhere for our team. There was Chester and some other driver whose name I cannot remember who did the majority of the driving as we motored around the area or when we took overnight trips to tournaments or to places like Big Sandy.

I especially remember losing a game and Coach Carlisle not being happy with us. We usually would stop for a meal after the game but this time Coach had Chester go pick up some hamburgers and cold milk. He handed each of us a small bag when we got on the bus. This meal was to be consumed on the bus not at a restaurant. I do not know which was colder - the milk, the lone burger in our bag, or Coach's attitude when he called us up one-by-one to the front seat for a discussion of our play that game. I do remember saying to myself that I did not want to have to do this again.

Chester was a no-nonsense guy when it came to bus rules as I remember but he also cared about all of us individually. He was really more than a bus driver. He was a part of our team like the coaches and managers were. We liked and respected him for his support as well as for his bus-driving skills.

Pat Jensen

Come on, Ed. Don't leave us hanging. What did Coach say to you?

Ed Davis

Coach would often use the time on the bus on the way home from games to talk to us individually about a variety of subjects. When we won, it was always fun to go up there for our little talk. On this occasion, however, none of us wanted to go up to the front because we lost to a team that we should have handled easily.

I think Coach asked if I liked chicken fried steak better than a cold hamburger. If so, then I needed to earn it. He reminded me that I was one of the team captains and I needed to make sure that I did my part to make sure the team did its best always. He asked about my family, how school was going, suggested I think more about basketball than my girlfriend, things like that. More like a father/son talk rather than a trip out behind the woodshed. I remember thinking how I had let Coach and the others down.

Man, that was a long bus ride and hardly anyone said a word during the trip home. The burgers were hard to swallow for sure. But, we started district play soon after and we did play a lot better from that point on.

Pat Jensen

Coach started that practice some time after '56. I'm glad. I may have been hard to find on that bus.

Patrick H

Sorry to hijack another thread for a Ray Kraemer update, especially one honoring someone special to all of you, but several of you appreciate the updates, so I'll continue to use the most recent post as long as nobody objects.

Ray is finally starting to find his place with the team. After a slow start - especially offensively, he's starting to display the shooting ability that we had been expecting all season. His minutes are still limited as Nevada is in a real dogfight of a conference battle, but his last 4 games (excluding a beating at the hands of Utah State where he barely played) have been great. Over that period his stats: 34 minutes, 10-11FG, 7/7 3ptFG, 3/4FT. He's become a huge fan favorite because of his hustle and team play and every time he scores the chants of "Kraaaaaaaeee-meeeeeeeeeer, Kraaaaaaaeee-meeeeeer rain down. He still struggles with the speed of D1 basketball - especially on defense where he's a bit foul prone due to being a half step slow to react, but he's becoming an important bench player. The team as a whole seems to be coming together and Ray's role continues to grow.
Hit the link for my name to see a great photo of Ray from yesterday's game vs Hawaii. He hit a 3 to end the game that brought huge cheers - since it was the 12th made 3pt shot for the Pack nearly 10,000 fans got a free pizza at Round Table, but also because they love Ray.

Ed Davis

Hey Pat,

Thanks for the update on Ray Kraemer and his progress at Nevada. Keep those updates coming.

I hope everyone noticed that if you click on Pat's name at the bottom of the comment, it will take you to the website showing the great picture of Ray and some teammates. Try it - you will like it, I guarantee.

In fact, entering a URL address when you type your name in for a comment is something we have not had before on the blog. Maybe we could try this with some other comments that will link us to other websites quickly.

Thanks again, Pat.

Patrick H

Nevada has a tough game vs Southern Illinois on ESPN U today. If you have it in your cable package you can watch the game at 4:30pm Eastern. SIU and Nevada have each been to 4 straight NCAAs though both are down a little this year. It's going to be a tough game for Nevada as SIU has one of the toughest defenses in the country every year.

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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.