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.

WPS Recognized Top Middle School Athletes

Middle School Honorees: At the conclusion of the winter season, Worcester Prep recognized top middle school athletes. Above, front from left, are boys winners Jack Tunnell, seventh grade coach’s award; Chase Thompson, seventh grade most improved player; Mac Miller, seventh grade most outstanding teammate; and Johnny Crossett, seventh grade MVP; and, standing from left, Anthony… Read more »

2022 All-State High School Teams Announced

All-State Players: The Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer last week announced the All-State High School teams for the 2022 season and Stephen Decatur’s boys’ and girls’ varsity teams were well represented. Named to the MACS Boy’s All-State Second Team from Decatur was Brogan Eastlack, center. Named to the MACS All-State Girls’ Second Team was… Read more »

Wrestling Team Won Its Fourth Straight State Championship

State Champs: Stephen Decatur High School’s varsity wrestling team won its fourth straight state championship last week, defeating Middletown, 33-25, in the semi-finals and top-seeded Sparrows Point, 49-18. The team, under the leadership of first-year head coach Josh August, is pictured above celebrating the achievement. Submitted Photo

Mallards Rout Salisbury Christian, End Skid

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity basketball team’s see-saw season continued last week with a split of two games.The Mallards got routed by Delmar, 57-19, last Wednesday, continuing a losing streak that had reached four games. Last Friday, however, the Worcester girls blew out Salisbury Christian, 44-15, on Senior Night in Berlin to end the skid.Worcester… Read more »

Worcester Boys Split Pair of Games

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team got back on the winning track with a rout of Holly Grove last week, but quickly went back to its season-long ways with a loss to Salisbury Christian on Senior Night two days later.The Mallards have scuffled for the most part this season, posting a 3-9 record at… Read more »

Decatur Boys Continue Winning Streak

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team continued its winning ways with a 99-53 rout of Arcadia last weekend.With the win, the Seahawks’ streak stands at eight straight. Their only loss since the beginning of the second half of the season after the holidays came at the hands of Bayside South rival Wicomico back on… Read more »

Decatur Girls Drop Pair to Cape, Wicomico

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team’s winning streak ended last week with a pair of losses against tough opponents.Decatur had reeled off nine straight wins since the holiday break and its only two losses came to tough teams in a holiday invitational. The Seahawks’ streak came to a close last week with a 56-51… Read more »