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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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Comments

Scooter Lenox

On July 16, 2016 I lost my brother and my best friend. Bennie was more like a daddy to me and I will miss him more than I can express with mere words! Bennie was so charismatic and genuine. So many players, coaches and basketball fans remember Bennie as a great player, coach and fierce competitor. All of the awards and honors he achieved by hard work and honed skills. I am so blessed to have had a man such as Bennie to be the most caring and loving man that he was to me and countless other people who have been influenced by this wonderful man. Bennie was"the best ". As Dan said, a better person than player!

Shelleyvalerius@gmail.com

We were so very saddened to hear of Bennie's death. His time at Texas A&M was very special to my family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Shelley Metcalf Valerius and the Shelby Metcalf Family

Art "Cookie" Residori

RIP Bennie! The best pure shooter I've ever seen. He was my idol growing up. Every body tried to be like Bennie, his patented jump shot, seems like he never missed..I grew up in Dickinson and my Dad had a business in League City and he always took me to the Creek games to watch Bennie play. I have lots of great memories! I later played against Curly,Scooter and Jimmie Dale and they were great players too.. My condolences go out to Lenox Family..

Edward Davis

I was privileged to be a teammate of Bennie Lenox at the Creek for a few years. Just to be on the court with him was always exciting because you knew you would be part of something special each and every time. He was truly the most outstanding basketball player ever at CCHS. Our friendship extended beyond high school and I was always a proud supporter of Bennie in his college efforts, where he also was exceptional. A great player and a great person always.

I visited Bennie about a month ago in his home in Bertram and I know God had a plan for me to touch base with him one last time. Even in his diminished health condition, he greeted me warmly with the words, "Hey, buddy, glad you came to see me." We shared some memories from our days on the court and when I had to go the last words he spoke to me was to tell me to plan on coming back down to see him soon. He will be missed by many. God bless you, Bennie. Rest in peace!

C. Lynn Davis,DDS

Our two legends have now departed us, Coach Carlisle and now Bennie. As everyone knows, Bennie & George put Clear Creek on the map in Texas Basketball History. Growing up in League City and knowing Bennie as a true friend, was special. As someone said earlier, he was a GREAT basketball player but a better person. We will probably not have an equal in our lifetime. The Lenox and Carlisle names echo thru out the State of Texas when Clear Creek is mentioned. Thanks for the memories but mainly the friendship that Bennie and his family have extended to me over my lifetime. I will miss Bennie. My prayers for all in the Lenox family. Blessings!

Buddy Carlisle

I was very sorry to hear of Bennie's passing yesterday and my mom was as well. Bennie started playing for Clear Creek when I was about 8 years old and those were some great times following the Wildcats. He was the best shooter I have even seen and I idolized him like kids do with Steph Curry today. I wanted to shoot like Bennie and be like him, humble and a great player. Although I am sad, I know he has joined my brother Billy and Hank Bauerschlag to form the best backcourt in Heaven. With my dad coaching them and Henry assisting, they will be tough to beat. God Bless you, Bennie.

JODDIE W WITTE

Two of the greatest legends of Webster/Clear Creek basketball have now passed with the passing of Bennie Lenox, one of the greatest basketball players in the history of Clear Creek Basketball. George Carlisle, who was my coach at Webster and also coached Bennie Lenox at Clear Creek High School had previously passed away. I remember running into Bennie at the Home Depot in Georgetown one day. I had not seen Bennie in several years. He was so friendly and gracious. Just an example of what a great person that Bennie was. As some have said, Bennie was a better person than a basketball player. Clear Creek has had many great basketball players but Bennie stands out among the best ever to play on the hardwoods at Clear Creek. He certainly continued to play the game in college at a higher level becoming an All American. I recall the game he played against Texas in Gregory Gym in Austin when he led the Texas A&M Aggies to a win with 50 points. God bless Bennie and his wonderful family.
Joddie Witte, Class of 1954, Webster High School

Debbie Goodwin Cooper

There wasn't too many games that we missed of Bennie's..my dad would have the car ready to go when mom got home from work and off we would go to A&M and then back home that night so mom and dad could go to work and we could go to school the next day..I think my dad would have traded both of us girls for Bennie in a heart beat.LOL I don't think I can put into words how much my dad loved Bennie..When Bennie and Connie got married dad let them have our new car to go on a honeymoon and he would let just anyone have his cars but mom,Dottie and I knew Bennie was special...I will miss knowing that Bennie is still here..Love to all the Lenox's from Goodwin's(George and Betty) still here and in heaven watching Bennie play again..

Dan Jensen

Excellent story on his career from James Lacombe in the Galveston News: http://www.galvnews.com/sports/free/article_ffbaeb4b-0a95-57ca-b6ab-71ce0d7e59cb.html

Scooter Lenox

Thank you all for the outpouring of kindness and love you have shown for my brother Bennie. The many e-mails, texts, phone calls and post's have been so wonderful and have been such a tribute!! So many friends,teammates and folks that simply followed him throughout his basketball career or simply knew of him, had so many great memories to share. Bennie impacted so many people over his lifetime. He was so charismatic and such a leader. I could go on. I simply want to thank you all for the outpouring of kindness and love you have shown for my brother Bennie and the Lenox family. God bless you!!

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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.