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.

Seahawks Beat Nandua, Improve To 6-2

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity baseball team responded to a narrow 3-2 loss to county rival Snow Hill last week with a resounding 11-5 win over visiting Nandua.The Seahawks had been on a roll over the last week with a 13-3 win over Parkside, followed by a 12-0 win over another Bayside South rival in Wicomico…. Read more »

Mallards Rebound Quickly From Tough Loss

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team cruised to two decisive wins this week to improve to 6-3 on the season.After starting the season with a 1-2 record, including tough losses to Stephen Decatur and Cape Henlopen, the Mallards reeled off three straight wins in impressive fashion to improve to 4-2. The streak included wins… Read more »

Seahawks Drop First Two Of Season

Seahawks Drop First Two Of Season

BERLIN- After starting the season a perfect 5-0, Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team has dropped two straight to tough Bayside North opponents in the last week to fall to 5-2.The Seahawks opened the season with five straight wins including a 5-4 win over crosstown rival Worcester Prep in the opener. The Decatur boys stayed… Read more »

Decatur Girls Drop Two, Fall To 3-4

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team dropped a couple of close games this week to drop to 3-4 on the season.After starting the season with a 2-1 work, the Decatur girls had been on a win one, lose one pattern over much of the last two weeks before dropping two close ones to tough… Read more »

Worcester Girls Stay On Major Roll

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team routed old rival Saints Peter and Paul, 22-2, last weekend for their fifth win in six games.After starting the season with an 0-2 mark, the Mallards have been taking care of business for the most part. Worcester won three in a row over Bennett, Salisbury School and Northern… Read more »

OC Council Lowers Taxi Fees

OCEAN CITY — In the interest of bolstering a taxi cab industry amid mounting competition, resort officials this week voted to relax some medallion costs and inspection fees.During last week’s Police Commission meeting, members sent a favorable recommendation to the Mayor and Council to reduce the annual taxi cab medallion renewal fee from the current… Read more »

Decatur Splits Two With Eagles, Warriors

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity softball team beat Nandua, 11-6, last Friday at home to improve to 7-2 on the season.The Seahawks had jumped out to an early 6-1 record, their only loss coming to Colonel Richardson on April 1. Last week, Decatur beat Parkside, 10-4, and Wicomico, 16-1, to improve before falling to county rival… Read more »