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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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Ed Davis

Contrary to what Dan may think, I have been reading the comments that were made on the thread "Your Best Game Ever" regarding the process and selection of the new Wildcat basketball coach. If you have not visited that thread, you need to do so and find out what has happened thus far.

What I would like on this thread is info on just who this new coach is - where did he got to school (high school and college), did he play basketball at those schools, where has he coached, what is his record, what has he done of significance in coaching, what can he bring to the Wildcat program, can he carry on the tradition, etc.

So, let's see what is out there.

Dan Jensen

I have exchanged several e-mails with Bill Daws, athletic director, and ended up with the new principal, who once coached basketball at Friendswood. I will give you some of the highlights and hope that some of you know more than I do because I don't know enough and am tired of trying to get a full picture of this situation.

I told them I was an alumnus and, along with other alumni, was concerned that another hiring mistake be made for the program.

Daws responded, "I believe many coaches did not want to follow Buddy and they knew that it was going to be a rebuilding year so they did not apply. We have many more coaches that have applied this year and our new principal was a head basketball coach."

We had some general exchanges nd after a while, I contacted him on April 20 and asked how the process was going and could he give names of leading candidates.

His response: "I am not allowed to give out names, but we had 81 applicants and 60 of those being head coaches."

Nine days later, I asked how close he was to hiring someone. His complete response: "Soon."

Three weeks later, I asked, "How soon is "soon" now? His complete response was "We hired Chris Ronmine from Georgetown. He is a up and rising star and endoresed by Bill Farney, Director of UIL."

On the same day, I said, "This information, although extremely skimpy, is appreciated. l I hope to learn more about his record, etc. Do you contact the press or does word of mouth cause them to contact you? His complete response: "It has already been released to the local papers."

The same day, I said "Your lack of detail is very frustrating. I have not seen it in the Galveston website and, if it is in the Houston paper, it is buried by all the other things."

He answered, "I am not sure where it is in the paper or which day it was in. I am sorry for the lack of details. This young man was part of the program that was turned around in Georgetown and the second half of this year he took some very untalented kids and upset everyone in the area, district, and beat the #9 team in the state of Texas. He is very energetic, positve, and will bring class to the program. If you remember, Buddy Carlisle was a young and rising star and was given an opportunity to take charge of a great program. I hope this gives you the information you are looking for. Have a great day."

The next day I said, "I need to quit bothering you but I do wonder how long he has coached, where and especially what his record is. I'm sure he has many fine qualities and I certainly wish him well."

His response: "His overall record at Georgetown this year was not reflective of the final results of the season. He and the coach before him turned that program around. He has coached for 10+ years. When the committee was finished interviewing, we all had a great feeling for this young man. Our committee was composed of all the athletic leaders + the principal. Mr. Bocart, principal, was a head basketball. I do not have his information in front of me, but Mr. Bochart has all of that information. I know that your loyality is for Creek, but our district is huge and has had a banner year in athletics. If you are ever in the area, come by and I will show you around our facilities. I think you will be proud of the progress. Next year CCISD will have 80 varsity teams competing. Have a wonderful day."

On June 13, I e-mailed Scott Bockart, the principal. His response: "In looking back at Coach Romine's resume, his record is not listed. He was Head Coach at Georgetown since 2003. Before that, he was the assistant coach at South Houston High School. I believe he will be an outstanding addition to Clear Creek High School and I am looking forward to him taking over the Basketball program."

My response the same day: "I may not be the best interviewer of prospective coaches in the world
but I do believe that I would have obtained a won/loss record at some point.
I never was able to get a record for last year's hire either. I hope this
is not a bad omen on Coach Romine. I view it as mighty strange and perhaps
a red flag that he did not list it on his resume.

"My wife is going to have a tooth removed tomorrow. I may decide to save
some money and do it myself since I have found that getting information on
this situation is like pulling teeth and by now I am quite experienced."

He then gave his phone number and said feel free to call. My final response: "You have responded kindly to my frustration and so has Bill Daws and I
thank you. Many folks would have been satisfied with the tidbits received
but some of us weren't. I'm going to sign off on the matter now and wish
you, Daws and the new coach well."

Now, y'all share with me the exchanges YOU have had with them on the matter--or what additional information you can provide.

Dan Jensen

The misspelling of the coach's name above is my error, not Daws'. It is Romine, as in Chris Romine.

Dan Jensen

Ed Davis solemnly promised several months ago to contact fellow classmate and current Georgetown resident Connie Davis Fuller for a scouting report on Chris Romine.

He has solemnly failed us although he posted a picture of the two of them at the last school reunion. Ed is a decided disappointment, deep, dark, dank and dismal.

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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.