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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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Terry Mathis

Another piece of Clear Creek sports history is gone. My prayers go out to his family.

Bubba Mathis

I also heard today that Arthur L passed away...very sad news indeed. I just spent a little more time looking over the '53/'54 scrapbook that he graciously contributed to this blog quite awhile back. I had looked before, but looked with more interest tonight under the circumstances.

I noticed that their tallest player was not even six foot tall! How did they ever go 31-2 without anyone even 6' tall? I realize people back in that time weren't as tall, but you'd still think to win like that they would've had to have a tall player or two. Guess Coach Carlisle had them so well coached it mattered not that they had no size.

I agree with Terry. One of the (many) foundation blocks of Creek basketball is gone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Landriault family.

Dan Jensen

From the Galveston News:

Arthur Landriault, devoted husband and father, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning January 28, 2009, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 31, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home, 5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expwy., Texas City, TX. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, January 30, at the funeral home.

He was born on July 29, 1936, to Arthur and Lydia Landriault in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was born the eldest of six brothers. He was preceded in death by his father Arthur D. Landriault Sr., and his mother Lydia Oxford Landriault.

He left to cherish his memory his devoted wife of forty-nine years Patricia Avant Landriault of League City, Texas; his daughters Judy McDaniel and husband William of Katy, Texas and Diane Phillips and husband Jim of Greenville, Texas and his son Jim Landriault and wife Crickett of Alvin, Texas, his grandchildren Michael McDaniel and Autumn, Brandi McDaniel and Justin Palmisano, Justin, Jason and Jeremy Phillips and Brett and Mac Landriault and one great grandchild Joseph. He is also survived by his five brothers Paul Landriault and wife Ustine, Dallas Landriault and wife Mable, Leo Landriault and wife Irene, Johnny Landriault, and Roger Landriault and wife Sarah, brother in law Jim Avant and wife Joy and long time friends Leon and Carolyn Smith and numerous others who were very special to him.

Arthur was a 1954 graduate of Webster High School in Webster, Texas and was a long time employee of Monsanto Chemical Company at Chocolate Bayou. He was a member of the Space City Cruisers Car Club but his favorite past time was spending time with his family. He was happiest when watching his grandchildren participate in their many sporting events including high school and college football, high school and college baseball, track and powerlifting. He was an avid fisherman and loved camping and spending time in the woods.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearer is Leon Smith.

Pat Jensen

Bubba is correct in mentioning the lack of height on Arthur's 53/54 team. Arthur may have been the tallest, and he played one of the guard positions. Still, that was not the shortest team in the early years of Coach Carlisle's Wildcat coaching career. If my memory serves correctly, and it may not, the 56/57 team was shorter. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the center on that team was Stanley Magee who stood somewhere around 5' 9". Playing the high post was William Frost at about the same height. James Davis at guard may have been the tallest of the starting five. Nobody was 6' or over.

Dan Jensen

Regarding the 1954 team, Ralph Parr thinks Billy Coleman was about 6-1. Joddie Witte thought they were about the same height, 5-11.

The 1957 team definitely did not have a starter over six feet.

Whatever their height then, they are shorter now.

Dan Jensen

All three named in the above post were in the same class but I guess they never measured each other.

Regarding Billy Coleman, he has been in a nursing home for several years as a result of a stroke. Teammates Joe Barba and now Arthur Landriault are deceased.

Dan Jensen

Arthur made an impact in two sports. I believe he was an all-district end in football and was a starting guard on our first basketball district champion in 1954. That team won its first 28 games and finished 31-2 in a season that ended at the regional tournament with a two point loss to Lamar Consolidated.

Jim Landriault

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers. He was very proud to be a part of this group as he gloated on a regular basis how good you guys were. He always had to show me the banner that hangs in the gym. I will miss him but the memories will always be there. Thanks again.

Jim Landriault

Ed Davis


We are all proud to have known Arthur and to know that he was an important part of the legacy that was Clear Creek Wildcat basketball under Coach Carlisle's direction. He was special and we will all miss him greatly.

Please return to the blog and add your comments to other areas as you can. Thanks for your contribution.

Ed Davis

Dan Jensen

Arthur's grandson, TCU linebacker was the first pick of the fifth round in this year's NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens.

Dan Jensen

Arthur's grandson, TCU linebacker Jason Phillips, was the first pick of the fifth round by the Baltimore Ravens in the recent NFL draft.

Dan Jensen

Arthur's brother Leo died Sept. 14 at the age of 75. Arthur was a good athlete but so was Leo. In fact one knowledgeable observer thought that Leo would have gone down as Clear Creek's all-time best athlete had he not quit school as a sophomore. Arthur was good in football and basketball but so was Leo and baseball was probably his best sport.

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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.