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.

Club’s Annual Canyon Kickoff Underway

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Marlin Club’s 40th Annual Canyon Kick-off tournament got underway today with the first of three official fishing days.The Canyon Kick-Off, held each year on or near the Fourth of July weekend, is the first major event of the season each year for the Ocean City Marlin Club and serves as… Read more »

Tunas and Tiaras Tourney a Big Success

Tunas and Tiaras Tourney a Big Success

OCEAN CITY- After getting pushed back a week because of bad weather and rough seas, the second annual Tunas and Tiaras tournament last weekend was a big success with plenty off action off the coast.A total of 164 lady anglers and 33 boats competed in the second annual Tunas and Tiaras tournament last week, which… Read more »

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Collision

SNOW HILL – One individual perished and another suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on collision on Route 12 near Snow Hill on Tuesday evening.Around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Maryland State Police troopers from the Berlin barrack responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Route 12 near the Worcester County-Wicomico County line in Snow Hill…. Read more »