Weekly Tough Guy Awards Return

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s football “Tough Guy” award is returning to the sports pages of the Dispatch this fall as the Seahawks prepare to start their season next week.

Most of the accolades in football at any level are reserved for the glamour guys, the golden-armed quarterbacks and fleet running backs who put points on the board and thrill the crowds, but the weekly “Tough Guy” award is handed out to the Decatur player who most exemplifies the spirit and Seahawk football.

Started 15 years ago by Atlantic Physical Therapy president Bob Hammond, the weekly ATP “Tough Guy of the Week” award acknowledges the efforts of an individual player, or sometimes a unit on the team, that do the little things to help the team win that don’t necessarily show up in the box score.

The ATP “Tough Guy” award recognizes those players. After every Decatur game, Hammond presents a trophy to the tough guy of the week. At the end of the season, a “Tough Guy of the Year” award is presented to the player who best represented the qualities of the award week in and week out during the season.

For 15 years, Decatur’s gridiron stars have been rewarded with handsome “Tough Guy” trophies by ATP and hundreds of dollars have been donated to the program and its players in the name of the beneficiaries of the weekly award.

57th Labor Day Marlin Tourney Underway

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Marlin Club’s Annual Labor Day White Marlin Tournament returns this weekend for the 57th time as the “granddaddy” of resort area sportfishing tournaments. While it may lack the glamour and high payouts of the White Marlin Open, the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 57th Annual Labor Day White Marlin Tournament trumps all others in terms of … Continue reading

Fall Sports Underway

The fall high school sports season was evident all over the area this week as the teams from Decatur and Worcester Prep finalized preparations for the official start. Decatur’s varsity football team hosts Bohemia Manor tonight, while most of the other Seahawks’ fall teams get officially underway next Tuesday. Over at Worcester Prep, most of the Mallards’ fall sports teams … Continue reading

Local Team Takes Title In August Cup

BERLIN- Just a few weeks into its new existence, the Salisbury United Soccer Club, comprised of a mix of talented young players from Berlin and Salisbury, won the August Cup championship last weekend. The Salisbury United Soccer Club was born out of a merger of the old Salisbury Football Club and the Fruitland Football Club. Salisbury United, coached by Brett … Continue reading

September 11 Spot Tourney Returns

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Fishing Center next Friday will host its 14th Annual Ocean City Spot Tournament, an event held each year to remember the September 11 terrorists attacks over a decade earlier. On that fateful September 11, 2001, the mood was grim all over the country including Ocean City as the nation watched the horrific images coming in … Continue reading

Several Big Winners Rewarded In Mid-Atlantic

OCEAN CITY- The 24th Mid-Atlantic fishing tournament finished with a flourish late last week with the appropriately named “Texas Tea” sweeping in on the final day with a 77-pound white marlin worth over $713,000. Now in its 24th year, the Mid-Atlantic as the tournament is now simply called, continues to be one of the top sportfishing events in the region, … Continue reading