2018 Class of CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor Inducted

2018 Class of CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor Inducted
Posted on 10/23/2018
Hall of HonorClear Creek ISD congratulates the 2018 Class of the CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor. This elite group of athletes was inducted into the Hall during a special ceremony before the Clear Lake High School vs. Clear Creek High School football game on Friday, October 19.

The honorees were chosen through an extensive nomination and selection process for bringing distinction, honor and excellence to themselves, their alma mater schools and community. The Athletic Hall of Honor was established in 2016 and each year encompasses a specific era, folding in CCISD high schools as they were created. For the current 2018 nomination and award window, the nominee had to be a graduate of Webster High School, Clear Creek High School or Clear Lake High School between the years of 1948 and 1982.

“I love all things about CCISD and personally believe the establishment of this event and its profile represent one of the most important recognition efforts in the recent history of the District,” said Ralph Parr. For the third year, Parr, a former CCISD educator, principal and board member, served as the master of ceremonies regaling the honorees and the more than 250 guests in attendance with accounts of the athletic achievements of the new inductees.

President of the CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor Board of Directors, Dr. C. Lynn Davis, then turned the tables and announced that the emcee was also a distinguished honoree that evening. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Dr. Davis presented Parr with a special recognition for his years of championing public education and athletics excellence in CCISD.

Click here to view a complete photo gallery of the reception and induction ceremony.

Click here to view a video recording of the honorees’ pre-game introduction to stadium fans from the balcony field house.

The following coaches, athletes and Clear Creek High School and Clear Lake High School alumni were introduced as the newest members of the CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor:

Coach Anid de la Garza built a dynasty in Cross Country. During her 29 years at Clear Lake High School, she brought her Track and Field teams 5 District Varsity Championships, 28 Regional appearances, 13 State appearances and 3 individual State Champions. Her 24-year record in Cross Country included 21 State appearances which included five State Championships. Last year, Coach Anid was the first woman inducted into the Texas High School Cross Country Association Hall of Fame.

 A living legend in the Clear Creek Independent School District, the state of Texas and even nation-wide, Coach Bill Krueger took his team to 14 District championships, State finals three times and a win at the State Championship in 1989. Coach Krueger is the nation’s all-time winningest high school boys’ basketball coach with 1,096 victories in 38 years.

Clear Creek High School basketball player James Wesley Davis was UIL All State First Team in 1957 and averaged 18.1 points per game. Davis started in the first two State Tournaments in CCISD history and played for Rice University on a basketball scholarship. Davis passed away last year and his wife, Nancy Guthrie, and his children accepted the award on his behalf.

Paul Russell Timmins II was a three-year starter under the legendary George Carlisle. Averaging 16.1 points his senior year, Timmins’ ball handling and defense were the best of his era. He started on Varsity for 3 years and went to the State tournament his junior and senior year. Earning a basketball scholarship, Timmins played his junior and senior year on the Texas A&M University basketball team.

 Clear Creek Basketball and Football player Jimmie Dale Lenox was also a two-sport champion for Clear Creek High School and is the fourth member of the Lenox family to be inducted into the Hall of Honor. Lenox was All State First Team and the high scorer in the 1963 UIL State Championship winning game for the Wildcats, led by Coach Henry Bauerschlag. His senior year, Lenox was All District Quarterback.

Clear Creek Basketball player Sharon Casaday Wilkening was the leader, along with fellow Hall of Honor member, Robbie Hanson, on the girls’ basketball team under Coach Virginia Butler. She was All District, All State First Team. Led by Wilkening, the Wildcat team was the runner up in the UIL State Tournament. Casaday Wilkening went on to play for Sam Houston State University and taught for Clear Creek ISD for 22 years.

1969 Clear Creek High School graduate William A. “Bart” Goforth was a 2-year letterman in football and All District player. He earned a four-year full scholarship to play for Rice University and was named Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in 1972. Goforth played in the North/South College All Star Game and later played in the World Football League for two years.

Clear Creek High School alum Dr. Charles H. Machell won the State Championship in diving both his junior and senior years and went on to the University of Texas on a full diving scholarship where he continued to win championships. Dr. Machell has been a cardiologist for 38 years and continues to compete in marathons and Iron Man competitions.

Basketball and Track athlete Hank Bauerschlag is the all-time leading scorer at Clear Creek High School, scoring 2,381 points during his Wildcat career. Bauerschlag was named All District for three years and named the Most Valuable Player by the Texas High School Coaches Association. He attended the University of Texas on a 4-year basketball scholarship. Bauerschlag passed away at the early age 24. His sister, Dail Bauerschlag Sams, accepted the award on her brother’s behalf.

Known as a serious competitor, Jon Kramer played both defensive and offensive tackle for Clear Lake High School. His senior year he made all District, All State and All American. Sought by many colleges, Kramer chose the Baylor Bears as his university home and lettered all four years. In the NFL draft, he was chosen in the ninth round and played for the Cleveland Browns.

While at Clear Lake High School, Steve Sylestine received honors as All District, All State, and was selected to play in the Texas High School All-Star Game. Heavily recruited by TCU, Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech and A&M, he chose Texas A&M and continued his basketball career for four years winning in the Southwest Conference and playing in the NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament.

Sande Lambert Wendt was Clear Lake High School’s first State track champion in the long jump. Through her strong showings at the State meet, she qualified for the Regional Junior Olympic Meet and Junior Olympic Championship and placed well above the best athletes in the United States. She was integral to the Falcons track program achieving its first District title in 1976. Her legacy was honored through the establishment of the Sande Lambert Award for the Best All Around Athlete for Clear Lake Girls Track and Field. 

Creek Wildcat Tom Weber dominated men’s tennis in 1980. He won the UIL Men’s Single Championship in 1980 and went on to play tennis at Lamar University on a full scholarship where he won championships for the Cardinals.

Chemine Doty Peters attended Clear Lake High School and was a volleyball and basketball powerhouse. She was awarded a full athletic scholarship to Texas A&M University for volleyball where she was twice selected All Southwest Conference and a candidate for the U.S, National Team. Her 73 career solo blocks rank eighth in the A&M career records. Doty Peters passed away in 2010 and Tim Peters and Natalie Peters represented her for her induction into the Athletic Hall of Honor.

A 1981 Clear Creek graduate, Nancy Talley Davison ranked number one in the state of Texas in junior tennis for five straight years in both singles and doubles. The Wildcat was the National Champion in 1976 in the 14-year old Indoor Tennis Doubles Championship. She received a full tennis scholarship to Oklahoma State University and was the Big 8 Champion in Doubles in 1982 and 1983 and Big 8 Runner Up Singles Champion in 1982 and 1983.

District MVP and All State Outfielder Jay Campbell Buhner set multiple Clear Creek High School records including triples, 2-hit games and highest batting average in District play at .589. During his time at McLennan Community College, the Highlanders won their only national title. He was selected in the ninth round of the MLB draft and played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners during his major league career. In the mid-1990s he was one of the premier offensive players in the game, hitting over 40 home runs in three consecutive seasons becoming just the tenth player to do so.

The following State championship winning teams were inducted into the CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor:
The 1971 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions under Coach Max Blansit*
Ralph Betancourt
Bill Brodhead
Shawn Griffith
Dwight Smith
Darrell Williams
David Williams
Bruce Winstanley

The 1972 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions under Coach Max Blansit*
Ralph Betancourt
Ron Chapman*
Robert Garriott
David Halleck
John Matlock
Bruce Roach
Bruce Winstanley

The 1972 Clear Creek Boys Track Distance Medley (State Record) under Coach Max Blansit*
Bill Brodhead
John McDaniel
Bruce Roach
Darrell Williams
David Williams

The 1972 Clear Creek Boys Two Mile Relay (Ranked #1 in the Nation) under Coach Max Blansit*
Bill Brodhead
John McDaniel
Darrell Williams
David Williams

The 1974 Clear Creek Boys Cross Country State Champions under Coach John McDaniel
Pat Brand
Kevin Friese
Robert Garriot
Bruce Hubert
Duane Phinney
Santos Mares   
David Welch

The 1979 Clear Creek Girls Swim Team State Champions under Coach Mike Repsold
Elizabeth Beatty
Joan Jacobson Del Papa
Caroline Marnock
Lee Marrow
Jill Otten*

The 1980 Clear Lake Girls Cross Country Team State Champions under Coach Anid de la Garza
Missy Mauss
Maria Michalik
Lydia Miller
Paula Price
Dee Dee Rylance
Daria Scharunovych
Heidi Zieglschmid

*posthumously

The CCISD Athletic Hall of Honor, which operates as a 501(c) 3 and under an independent Board of Directors, gratefully acknowledges Lewis Jewelers and the Luis Garcia family as Founding Sponsors of the Athletic Hall of Honor and for their generous support of the tribute walls in Challenger Columbia Stadium. The 2018 Gold Sponsors who also make the evening possible are Hometown Bank of League City; Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union; Joe & Jennifer McKinney; and Hugh Taylor and Kathleen Trcka Taylor.
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