Safety checklist can save lives,
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–A simple checklist of required and recommended items
can be a lifesaver when danger strikes on the water.
Boaters should compile and complete a checklist similar to the one
Registration numbers displayed
Registration/documentation on board
Personal flotation devices (PFDs) for everyone on board
Visual distress signals on hand
Fire extinguisher on hand
Backfire flame control
Sound-producing devices (horn or bell)
Pollution placard (for craft 26 feet and over)
MARPOL placard (for craft 26 feet and over)
Marine Sanitation Device (for installed heads)
Navigation rules book on hand (for craft 39.4 feet and over)
State/local required items
Overall vessel condition clean and ready
Dewatering device and backup
Anchor and line for area
First aid kit
Destroyers take runner-up spot at
Special to The Monitor
WAXAHACHIE–The U12 Destroyers recently took second overall at the
Waxahachie Invitational soccer tournament.
Through two days and three games, the Destroyers, coached by Bruce
Tower, had not been scored on, as they defeated Rowlett 3-0, Duncanville
8-0 and Grand Prairie 1-0.
In the semi-finals, the Destroyers destroyed Ennis, 8-0, putting them
into the finals against undefeated and unscored-on Brownwood.
Brownwood took third in the state championships last year, knocking the
Destroyers out in the quarterfinals.
In an aggressive, intense and hard-fought contest, Brownwood came out on
top, downing the Destroyers 3-2.
One Destroyer goal was called back on an offsides ruling.
“It was one of our greatest games,” Tower said later. “It was back and
forth play, with great saves on both sides of the ball.
“I’m extremely proud of the boys’ efforts,” Tower added. “It was our
best tournament to date.”
At the end-of-tournament awards ceremony, tournament director Michael
Sanders said “This was, by far, the best game of the entire tournament.”
The U12 Destroyers will be competing in the Dallas Morning News
Invitational tournament in the near future. A state-qualifying
tournament, the DMN competition is by invitation only, extended to the
top two teams in a division.