BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s deep, talented boys’ varsity lacrosse team tuned up for its Bayside Conference opener this week with an 8-4 win over private school Saints Peter and Paul in Easton on Monday afternoon.
The Seahawks were solid all over the field against the Sabres on Monday. Shane Moore led the offense with three goals and an assist, while Jake Lathroum added a goal and an assist. Jackson Mumford and Steve Alther each scored two goals. Will Hastings recorded seven saves in the net and Dryden Brous grabbed 11 of 16 face-offs.
The game was essentially a tune-up for the highly anticipated Bayside Conference opener against old nemesis Kent Island. The Seahawks faced the Buccaneers at home on Thursday in a game played too late to be included in this edition. Kent Island remains the stumbling block for the outstanding Seahawk program and has Decatur’s number in big games in recent years.
Last year, Kent Island beat Decatur, 19-6, in the regular season meeting, but Decatur rallied to capture the Bayside South championship. The Seahawks again faced Kent Island in the Bayside Conference championship and fell 15-2. As luck would have it, the Seahawks earned to number-two seed in the state 3A-South sectional, but lurking on the other side of the bracket was top-seeded Kent Island again. In the 3A-South sectional final, the Buccaneers beat the Seahawks again, 16-3.
Going into the season, the Seahawks are deep and talented all over the field and appear to be poised to get to the next level. The attack will be led by veterans Moore, Lathroum and Corey Gwinn. Decatur is also deep at the midfield position with Matt LeCompte, Evan Heim, Mumford and Alther. Anchoring the defense will be Connor May and Craig Snyder, along with R.J. Hayman, Dalton Warren and Brous. Hastings returns at the starter in the net. After the Kent Island game yesterday, the Seahawks will face Easton at home and North Caroline on the road in their next two.
BERLIN- On a frigid opening day that felt more like winter than early spring, Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team took care of business in workmanlike fashion with a tidy 11-0 win over visiting Mardela. The talented, veteran Seahawks opened the 2015 campaign with a home game against the Warriors on Monday with game time temperatures hovering in the mid-30s and … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department is gearing up for the spring flag football season with two alternatives being offered to teams and players. The department is offering a 4-on-4 non-contact flag football league along with a 5-on-5 contact flag football league this spring. The leagues are open to adults 18 years old and older and will … Continue reading
BERLIN- Sometimes life goes full circle and takes one in directions not anticipated, such as case of a former Stephen Decatur girls’ varsity lacrosse standout now the head coach of the Seahawks’ crosstown rival. The Worcester Prep girls’ varsity lacrosse team opens its season this week with a new head coach at the helm. Leigh Ann Flounlacker, a 2011 Stephen … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks’ 4th Annual Sportsmanship Ceremony this week recognized youth athletes that have exemplified good sportsmanship throughout the winter season during recreation programs held at the Northside Park Recreation Complex. At the end of each winter season, the coaches for the indoor soccer teams are asked to nominate one athlete per team that demonstrates … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s young varsity softball team took one on the chin in the season opener on Monday, falling to Mardela, 26-0, in a game shortened to five innings. Mardela scored early and often against the Seahawks with two in the first and five in the second to jump out to a 7-0 lead. The Warriors kept pounding the ball … Continue reading
WEST OCEAN CITY- Young wrestlers from the Eastern Shore Intensive Wrestling Club based in West Ocean City enjoyed another big weekend last week with several winning and placing in major events around the region. The Eastern Shore Intensive Wrestling Club, under the direction of Coach Keith Tobin and his staff, provides young grapplers in the area with training and mentoring … Continue reading
BERLIN- The boys’ Bayside South Conference post-season accolades were announced this week with a handful of Decatur players earning Honorable Mentions. Wicomico High, which reached the state semifinals, dominated the major awards in the Bayside South. Torrey Brittingham, who transferred to WiHi from Decatur this year, was named Bayside South Player of the Year. Longtime Wicomico coach Butch Waller was … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks’ 4th Annual Sportsmanship Ceremony this week recognized youth athletes that have exemplified good sportsmanship throughout the winter season during recreation programs held at the Northside Park Recreation Complex. Basketball coach Chris Veirs was selected by the Ocean City Recreation Boosters as Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Receiving sportsmanship awards for girl’s … Continue reading
OCEAN CITY- Despite a driving rain that ultimately cancelled the parade, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Boardwalk 5K was again a huge success with over 800 runners braving the elements for the event. The St. Patrick’s Boardwalk 5K was held last Saturday morning as planned despite steady rain. The annual race, produced by OC Tri Running, began on the Boardwalk … Continue reading