About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.

Decatur Teams Solid In Parkside Meet

BERLIN- Decatur’s varsity track team did well in the meet hosted by Parkside at Wicomico Stadium last week with both the boys’ and girls’ team finishing fourth overall along with several strong individual performances. On the boys’ side, in the 100, Daymont Mercer finished seventh. London Drummond was second in the 200, while Montrel Moore… Read more »

Seahawks Win Two, Improve To 10-2

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team won two on back-to-back days this week to improve to 10-2 on the season. Last Thursday, the Seahawks suffered only their second loss of the season in a classic pitching duel with Worcester County rival Snow Hill in extra innings. Tristan McDonough battled Snow Hill’s Zach Adams pitch for… Read more »

Seahawks Rout Sussex Tech, Improve To 4-2

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team stayed on a roll this week, routing host Sussex Tech, 19-4 on Monday to run its win streak to three games. The Seahawks have now won three straight since an emotional overtime loss to crosstown rival Worcester Prep back on March 29 including Monday’s comfortable 19-4 win over… Read more »

Decatur’s Knox Enters Coaches Hall Of Fame

Decatur’s Knox Enters Coaches Hall Of Fame

BERLIN- Long-time Stephen Decatur varsity football coach Bob Knox last weekend was inducted into the Maryland Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at the University of Maryland. Knox, who started coaching at Decatur in 1984 and has roamed the sidelines at the Berlin school for over three decades, was inducted in… Read more »

Decatur Girls End Tough Stretch With Win

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team worked out a little frustration last week with a 16-4 rout of Kent County on the road. The Seahawks were just 1-4 heading into last Wednesday’s game on the road against the Trojans, but had played much better than their record indicated. Most recently, the Decatur girls had… Read more »

Mallards Run Win Streak To Five Games

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team stayed on a big roll this week, edging Bennett at home on Monday, 8-7, to run its win streak to five games. Since falling to Decatur back on March 29, the Mallards have won five straight including a big run of five wins over the last week or… Read more »

‘Pass the Hat’ Game A Huge Success

‘Pass the Hat’ Game A Huge Success

BERLIN- The Stephen Decatur varsity baseball team’s “pass the hat” fundraiser last week for a local child battling leukemia was a rousing success with several hundred dollars raised. Prior to last Thursday’s game against county rival Snow Hill, Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team held a “pass the hat” fundraiser for four-year-old Max Long, a local… Read more »