Mallards Drop Opener, 15-8


BERLIN- With a tough assignment in the season opener, Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team fell, 15-8, to host Towson High in Baltimore County on Tuesday.

After a week-long layoff for spring break and senior trips, the Mallards took their show on road on Tuesday for a season opener against always-tough Towson High in the hot bed of lacrosse in Baltimore County. The Mallards acquitted themselves well but lost to the Generals, 15-8. Brad Harris led the Mallards with three goals, while Justin Butler and Billy Tyler each scored two and Brad Regan added one. Peter Buas was strong in goal for Worcester, making 11 saves.

Decatur Routs Crisfield, 22-0

BERLIN- Solid starting pitching and strong defense have long been the hallmarks of the Stephen Decatur varsity softball team and the Seahawks got a little of both along with a lot of clutch hitting as they routed visiting Crisfield, 22-0, in a season opener shortened by the slaughter rule at home on Tuesday. Decatur was already leading 6-0 in the … Continue reading

Coastal Lax Opens Inaugural Season

BERLIN- The new Coastal Lacrosse Club began its inaugural season last weekend with a full slate of games at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex in Berlin. The Coastal Lacrosse Club formed earlier this year with the goal of offering another option for young players in the ever-growing field of youth lacrosse programs in the area. Coastal Lacrosse is a member … Continue reading

Residents Stress Growth, Preservation In Survey

BERLIN – While Berlin’s new comprehensive plan will be completed ahead of the state deadline, the work has been delayed by the results of a town survey, which revealed new directions to include in the planning document. Seven of the 11 required comprehensive plan components have been completed, and five of those elements have been recommended by the Berlin Planning … Continue reading

Local Bills Moving As Key Crossover Date Nears

ANNAPOLIS – With the 2009 Maryland General Assembly session entering its final stretch, several bills germane to Worcester County and Ocean City finally started moving somewhat this week as the deadline for legislation to cross from one chamber to the other without complications rapidly approaches. Crossover Day, or the point in the session calendar when legislation introduced in the House, … Continue reading

Fehrer Inducted Into Women’s Hall Of Fame

BERLIN – Ilia Fehrer, who once received death threats from opponents during her career as one of the first and most powerful environmental advocates in Worcester County, was honored with membership in the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame this month. Fehrer, who died in 2007, transformed not only the laws, but managed the more difficult task of transforming the culture … Continue reading

Commissioners, Mayor Differ Over Slots Appointment Process

ANNAPOLIS – Local officials were in Annapolis this week to testify on a bill which would, among other things, carve out a slice of the potential slots revenue from Ocean Downs for the Ocean Pines community and repeal the requirement that the Ocean City mayor participate in the appointment of a local development council to manage those funds in the … Continue reading