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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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Joe McKinney

In the old Southwest Conference:

Football: signed with TCU, had offers from Texas , Texas A&M, U of H, and SMU. Had a nomination to the Air Force Academy.

I played 4 years at Harvard. They didn’t give athletic scholarships, so as long as my grades were good enough it was called an academic scholarship, otherwise it was based on need. My Jr. and Sr. year I got to call it an academic scholarship.

By the way, back in the 60’s, but don’t know if it is true today, the Ivy League and the military academies did not honor national letters of intent—so I could sign with TCU and still have eligibility at Harvard and the AFA.

Joe McKinney

Dan Jensen

From Joe Adams, a teammate of Joe McKinney on that fine 9-1 team that had the season spoiled by a last game loss to Deer Park:

I had full football scholarship offers from Texas, Texas Tech,
University of Houston, University of Colorado and strong interest from Rice and Texas A&M.
I had my heart set on going to Texas and only visited UT and UH.

Had trip scheduled to Lubbock but did not go because I had my mind made up to go to Texas. I told Coach Gips I was not interested in going to A&M and did not have the academic standing to consider Rice University.

Never regretted choosing UT. Had a successful freshman year. Was on third string and dressing in varsity dressing room during spring training when I separated my shoulder.

During summer I decided not to return to Texas and be red shirted. Attended Kilgore Junior College.

Did not play football at Kilgore but was offered scholarship to Wichita State when Kilgore College coaches took coaching job there. By then I had decided to give football up.

Buddy Carlisle

I can't remember all the schools that I had interest from but know that Southwest Texas, Rice and TCU were interested. I visited only Texas and Baylor. I went to UT first and had a great time on 'Roundup Weekend'. Baylor was the next weekend and I fell in love with the smaller campus and friendly atmosphere.

I signed with the Bears and, basketball wise, probably would have done better at UT as they featured their point guard coming off lots of ball screens. That point guard was none other than Harry Larrabee who teamed with Larry Robinson from Hobbs, NM to form quite a duo in the early '70's. Harry was a good player from Indiana and don't know if i would have done as well as he did, but they definitely used his abilities very well, a good penetrator, saw the floor well and could score too. Harry went on to coach at SWT and University of Alaska/Anchorage where he started the great Alaska Shootout.

I loved Baylor but did end up being a way better high school player than a college one. I got to help as an asst. my last 2 years when it became apparent to me that they had no plans to play me. That decision was made by Carroll Dawson, the head coach at the time, and future asst. on the championship Houston Rocket teams and then general manager. Coach Dawson remains a good friend of the Carlisle family today and even attended Billy's memorial service.

I loved my time at Baylor and wish I could have played more but that was life and I learned to live with it. That situation helped me in my coaching career dealing with kids when I had to tell them their playing days were over, the toughest thing about coaching in my book.

Paul Timmins

Actually Bennie followed me to A&M (Gods country) as the story goes, I picked Bennie up for school the morning of signing day. Bennie got in the car and said to me, I’ve screwed up Pops I told texas I would sign today and I said you can’t do that we’re going to A&M. Bennie says your right lets go to the gym and I’ll call texas and tell them I am not signing. We called Bob Rogers at A&M he was there in 45 min. Rogers and Metcalf told me I was in. They did say something about having a good sr. year, which I did, thank the Lord. Bennie wanted me there because I am the only one that would pass him the ball, right?
Bennie and I had a wonderful experience at The Texas A&M University, to have won a SWC championship was very meaningful and just a whole lot of fun. I am sure Beno will back this story up.

Dan Jensen

"I did have lots of offers but it was pretty clear that I was going to A&M" said Paul to our e-mail group.

Come on Paul, list those offers. That's the main theme of this thread. I really did enjoy the Bennie Story though.

Dan Jensen

You know what I would really enjoy? That would be for Bennie Lenox to participate in this blog.

I consider him our greatest player but he prefers the telephone over the computer. Too bad. His brother Scooter has tried to prod him to no avail.

I know it was a tough decision for Bennie to choose between Texas A&M and Texas but surely the state's best player had many other offers.

Maybe his brothers can speak for him.

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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.