BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity volleyball team fell to Bayside rival Bennett, 3-2, on Monday in the state 3A-South sectional semifinal.
The fourth-seeded Seahawks won its opening round match against Northeast, 3-2, last week to earn a rematch with top-seeded Bennett in the Section I semifinal. Bennett had beaten Decatur twice in the regular season, including 3-1 on September 18 and 3-0 on October 7.
The Seahawks got another opportunity against the Clippers when it counted the most in the state regional playoffs and got off to a good start on Monday. Decatur led 2-1 after three games and had the top-seeded Clippers on the ropes. Bennett battled back in the fourth set to tie the match at 2-2. Bennett led early and Decatur battled back before the Clippers prevailed, 25-17, to force a fifth and decisive game.
In the fifth game, Bennett jumped out to a 12-1 lead and never looked back on its way to a 15-7 win. The loss ended a topsy-turvy season for the Seahawks, whose regular season was defined by streaks. After winning their first match, the Seahawks then lost three in a row. Decatur responded to that losing streak by posting three wins straight. The Seahawks then lost three more in a row, and followed that with a four-game win streak.
BERLIN- The Lower Shore was well represented on the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program list of state finalists reached this week with several local students earning the prestigious honor. Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has honored the nation’s top high school senior athletes from all over the country, starting with state lists and then winnowing them down … Continue reading
This week’s Bank of Ocean City Most Valuable Player Award for Stephen Decatur varsity football was awarded to R.J. Hayman for his outstanding play in a loss to Parkside last week. Pictured above is Hayman (center) flanked by Coach Bob Knox (left) and the Bank of Ocean City’s Earl Conley (right). Submitted photo
BERLIN- The Stephen Decatur girls’ varsity soccer team’s memorable 2014 season came to a close last week with a 3-1 loss to Northern in the state 3A-South Region tournament. The Seahawks were the top seed in the state 3A-South sectional and earned a first round bye. Decatur won its opening match in the tournament last Tuesday, 3-0, over Northeast to … Continue reading
SALISBURY- The field for the 2014 Governor’s Challenge holiday high school basketball tournament, the largest of its kind in Maryland, was announced this week and the event appears to be bigger and better than ever. The Governor’s Challenge Basketball Tournament returns to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center on December 26-30 and officials this week announced the tournament’s field for … Continue reading
BERLIN- The Beach Lacrosse Club is now holding player registration for the upcoming 2015 spring season as it prepares for its 22nd year of providing a quality youth lacrosse program on the Lower Shore. Beach Lacrosse will field several teams for both boys and girls on different levels including under-9, under-11, under-13 and under-15. For younger players, the Scoopers program … Continue reading
BERLIN- After overcoming an early deficit, Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team came all the way back against Parkside before falling to the Rams, 35-28. Parkside took a 7-0 lead with about five minutes remaining in the first quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run. Decatur answered with a touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Meekins to R.J. Hayman to tie the game … Continue reading
BERLIN- Pocomoke’s varsity field hockey went to sudden death overtime in its bid to return to the state championship with a 2-1 loss to Fallston in the 1A-Region final on Monday. Fallston scored first just about 24 minutes into the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Pocomoke finally broke through with about three minutes left in the first half … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team lost another tough one last week, falling to Bennett, 55-41, at Wicomico County Stadium on Friday to drop to 1-7 on the season. The Seahawks went back and forth with the Clippers for over three quarters in a shootout that tied at 41-41 late in the game. Bennett pooled it out in the end … Continue reading
BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity soccer team’s magical run continued this week with a 3-0 win over Northeast in the second round of the state 3A-South region tournament. Last week, the Seahawks took the Bayside Conference championship with a dramatic 5-4 sudden death overtime win over Queen Anne’s, but had little time to celebrate. Decatur earned the top seed in … Continue reading