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 Girls Keep Rolling, Thrash WiHi 51-24

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team stayed on a major roll this week, beating Wicomico, 51-24, on the road on Tuesday to remain unbeaten in conference play and improve to 20-1 overall. The Seahawks have now won 13 straight since falling to Thomas Wooten way back in the second round of the Governor’s Challenge… Read more »

St. Pat’s Soccer Tourney Starts Next Weekend

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s 29th annual St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament returns next weekend with roughly 150 teams and hundreds of players from all over the region ready to converge on the resort for the start of the four-weekend event. From modest beginnings 29 years ago, the annual St. Patrick’s Tournament… Read more »

Worcester To Face Familiar Foe In Title Game

BERLIN- It’s only fitting Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity basketball team will face familiar rival Saints Peter and Paul in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) championship on Friday. The Mallards beat Salisbury Christian, 27-21, in the ESIAC semifinals at home on Wednesday to set up the third leg in what has been a familiar… Read more »

Decatur Boys Edge Wicomico, 72-63

Decatur’s Keve Aluma works the ball down low in the first half against Wicomico on Tuesday. Aluma led all scorers with 25 points in the 72-63 win.

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BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team’s pursuit of perfection in the Bayside Conference inched closer to becoming reality this week with a pair of big wins in tight games including a 72-63 victory over Wicomico at home on Tuesday. With the pair of wins, the Seahawks are now 20-1 overall, there only loss coming… Read more »

Stephen Decatur Junior Seahawks Wrestling Team Turns In Strong Performance At Maryland State Championships

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The Stephen Decatur Junior Seahawks wrestling team turned in a strong performance last weekend at the Maryland State Wrestling Association championships at North County High School in Anne Arundel County. James Parana, Noah Reho and Peter Snyder each finished first in their respective weight classes, while Bryce Taranto finished fourth and Johnny Hoffman and Parker… Read more »

Mallards Advance To ESIAC Title Game

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team continued a late season run with a 55-46 win over Holly Grove on Wednesday at home in the Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) semifinals. The Mallards beat Holly Grove at home on Wednesday to reach the ESIAC championship game. The 55-46 win was the sixth straight for… Read more »