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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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Comments

Pat Jensen

First of all, special thanks to you two for putting this together. I hope it catches on.

It took me about a month to recall my memories of Coach Carlisle and put them on paper for the Carlisle Project, so the well is fairly dry at the moment. Maybe somebody will post something to jog a failing memory.

I have been curious about the "phantom shot" mentioned by Jodie (or is it Joddie) Witte, and hoping to hear further on this. I cannot say one way or another. If I was there, and I'd bet I was, I've forgotten it. I do remember another one to add to the list however, which may turn out to be a phantom shot as well. The teammates I've talked to about it, do not remember it, but most of them can not remember yesterday.

The '56 Wildcats, the final class of Webster High, and I think the first Wildcat team to make it to the State Tournament, went to Austin with a 32-0 record. We lost the first game of the season and the tournament to Phillips 84-81. The half-time score was 40-40 and ended with Phillips making a last second desperation half court shot.

Over the years, I've tried every mathematical manipulation I could come up with to somehow deduct that lucky two points to alter the outcome and make us winners .... to no avail .... but 82-81 is better, and if that missed call when I was fouled while shooting but got no call is corrected ..... which I'm doing now ..... the Wildcats won 83-82.

We need to address these faulty memories on this blog. One problem with that is I am one of the guilty ones.

I honestly don't recall for sure if I saw that 1954 regional game that we lost to Lamar Consolidated. But whether I did or not, I think Joddie Witte is wrong on that across half line, buzzer beater of a shot.

And, I question brother Patrick's account of the long Phillips shot at halftime. I was definitely there and don't remember it but I could definitely be wrong on the shot too. We need other eyewitness accounts with better memories.

Failing memories may not be as humorous to Pat and me as some others because our 94-year-old father has the same health issue as Coach Carlisle.

Dan Jensen

I would like to advise that I authored the post directly above. Some may think it is because of a faulty memory but, in reality, I just wanted to see if you could tell who it was without a name.

Jim Pell

Wow, this just blows me away! I have visited a lot of blogs but this one outclasses all the others. Very nicely done, Ed. It really is a thing of beauty. I always suspected you were a genius, and, now, I know it is true. And, Dan, thank you again for your thoughtfulness in making this forum possible in the first place. This is a wonderful tribute to Coach Carlisle.

Bruce Montague

There is one subject that hasn't been touched on yet. That is what we learned and how it applied in our professional lives after those years at W.H.S. back in the fifties. We all pretty much came from humble beginnings back in those days. At least I know that I did and I'm pretty sure most of my teammates did too. Without giving much thought to why or where it came from, I always had a driving desire to succeed in life and to be the best I could be; even better at times. Never giving up until I exceeded my goals, both short range and long range ones. Thank you, George!....Thank you, Henry! I now know that what you taught (beyond basketball) was a drive to be the best in whatever field we chose to pursue and to be the best in character. Because of the desire to be the best, I was one of the top five in the nation in my field of endeavor. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that benefitted from having George as my coach. While he was putting together championship teams, he was molding our minds to be successful in our future lives. While winning games and championships were very important to us then, we had no idea that we would utilize what we learned from him in the many years to come.
Thanks again coach for preparing us for the future.
So that you know.....what you taught us went far beyond those great years at old W.H.S.

Ed Davis

Amen, Bruce. Thanks for sharing this great message. We are all indebted in so many ways to people like George, Henry, and other coaches.

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

Dan,
If you would write to me at my email address. That way we can keep up with who and what is happening in LC.I couldn't find yours so I can tell you about things or people that we might know. I don't want to post it here since it doesn't have anything to do with basketball.
debbie

Dan Jensen

What makes you think I can find your email address? Mine is danandjonelle@cox.net

And, postings don't have to do with basketball. Lots of other things ought to interest this crew. On second thought, maybe not. The overall response to this blog has been quite disappointing. Maybe many are like Lynn Davis--they never learned to type.

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

I will try and get this out to my classmates and see what we can do. My class just went on a cruise together and we try to get together about 2 to 3 times a year. Just hang on and we will see what we can do..
debbie

Sharon Goodwin

Clear Creek High School basketball was a big part of my growing up! I graduated in 1967, but it was my junior high years that CCHS basketball played such a huge part. My father loved the game and we always went to them. I even had a poodle skirt with a wildcat on it instead of a poodle. I remember spending some great, and pretty wild, times in Austin because the Wildcats were there for the State tournament!! My Dad, Jim Goodwin, and several of the other father and daughter duos would go together to the tournament. The girls would all stay in a room together, without a parent and just be with our Dads for the games. It was a great time!! When I was in high school myself, I was in the band and a twirler. So, I was at pretty much all the games. Growing up in League City meant being a Wildcat fan!!! I guess I still am. This is great - thanks for doing it!

Dan Jensen

These Goodwin girls are putting our old warhorses to shame lately.

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

with dad's like we had and the involvement that they had in the town the only thing we knew was b-ball,football and baseball. It was a great childhood though. I don't remember all of the stats but I remember going to all of the places to watch. We kept the roads HOT between Austin(for state) and College Station to watch Bennie. I finally found Connie and Nelson the other day and hopefully my mom will get to see them soon.
But I'm like you I wish some of the old players would get on and tell me what they remember.

Dan Jensen

We are supposed to know who Connie and Nelson are?

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

maybe you don't. Connie was married to Bennie and Nelson is Fuller who's family has lived in League City since 19??. I know they have been here as long as we have and we came in 1956. Sorry I didn't put the last name. I'm not sure when Connie and Nelson married but it has been quite sometime.

Dan Jensen

So we are supposed to know who Connie is because she was married to someone named Bennie? Who is Bennie?

I just don't want you to incur the wrath of our administrator, Sir Edward Davis. He takes a dim view of posters not properly identifying who they are talking about.

But, I am sure that he appreciates your efforts to revive this lagging site and will overlook it--for now.

Me, I am more concerned that our old warhorses have gone into hibernation. Folks like Frank, Jim, Hugh, etc. And, should you see C. Lynn around town, teach him to type, would you?

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

I will try and write all last names from now on....I will see if Lynn Davis is at Craig Johnson's serivce today..I will try and get the word out as much as I can. I will be with Robbie Harper Hanson today and maybe she can get her class to get on here too.

Dan Jensen

Debbie, I like to kid folks and am glad you are here and trying to promote this site to others. Keep on keeping on. If you see C. Lynn, tell him he is a decided disappointment, deep, dark, dank and dismal.

Ed Davis

I remember Connie quite well. Her last name was also Davis (no kin) and a fine young lady that was in the class of 1959 and a very good friend of mine (one of the Kemah and Seabrook connections that ended up at CCHS - like me). Bennie Lenox must have gone for the older ladies since he was a mere lad in the class of '60. Bennie, Connie, and my wife and I kept up friendships with one another for a number of years - especially when Bennie was an assistant basketball coach at UT (under a Coach Black)- how does an Aggie get or even want to do that? He and Connie would come to Waco when UT played Baylor. I was sorry to hear they split up and have not seen either for a number of years.

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

I thought Connie was a year old than Bennie but I couldn't remember. I sent Connie this website and she said that she liked it. I don't know if her and Bennie still talk or not. I hope they would for the kids. She has her on website too. She is selling real estate in Georgetown. I found an article about Bennie and he lives about 40 north of Austin with his wife. I hope that my mom calls him to and she too can tell him about this site.
It was in the Galveston Daily News today about Buddy Carlisle. I hope that they can find someonethat understand the tradition of Creek basketball to replace him.

Dan Jensen

Connie Davis was a good basketball player and was on our first girls state tournament team that also included Deanna Jensen and Marlene Lehew.

Arthur Landriault

Debbie,
I was reading the comments about your dad and his love for Clear Creek, (Webster in my day), basketball, 51-54 years. I believe I knew him about as well as anyone during my high school and later years as we worked together at the old Gulf Service Station located at the corner of hiway 3 and 518. He was an avid basketball fan even back then. Your father was a great person to have been associated with. We spent some very hot days in the summer washing J. D. Salmon's gas company fleet of dump trucks covered in mud, fixing flats the old way, and servicing the customers with the "full" service used for the public in those days. I can't recall if you were even born during this time. It has been a pleasure reading the comments about Jim as it revives some fond memories of the past.

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

Yes Dan I was born then. We moved here in 1956 and my sister was born here. Dad(George) worked with Delbert(old Gulf station),Bill Abel (driving dump truck),and Jack Rowe (working in the funeral home). My mom(Betty) worked for Willis Drug store behind the fountain, and then went to work for the post office. Dad got sick in the 70's and finally had to retire and they went back to Arkansas where he passed away in 1980 (at the age of50). He was also involved with anything he could, fire department,rode with the police when they needed extra people,he wasn't in the lions club but he worked every year for the village fair. I just wish sometime that I had followed in his steps.
Now when I see all of the other old League City people going it always brings be back to thinking of all the times we were at the football field,basketball court or baseball diamond.
Well I guess enough reflecting back. I get all wrapped up in talking about him and mom.
Thank you for remembering him. I really miss him.
debbie

Debbie Goodwin (Cooper)

I'm sorry Arthur I thought it was Dan that wrote that about dad. I guess I need to get my eyes checked...
debbie

debbie cooper

Dan,
I got on the Houston Chronicle website and found a way to find out the score and I found CC 43-Kingwood 55. Kingwood is now 16-0 and is rate 10 in the state. I guess that is why we might have lost.

Kenneth Findley

Kilgore College is having a 50th class reunion and is looking for Norman Lunday who graduated from Clear Creek and played baskeball at Kilgore. The contact person is Dickey McGaughey at 903-825-6344 if anyone has contact with Mr. Lunday. Thanks

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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

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