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.

Worcester Freshman Wins Regional Golf Event

Worcester Freshman Wins Regional Golf Event

BERLIN- Worcester Prep freshman Michael DePalma last month placed first in the boys’ 14-15 division of the Drive, Chip and Putt Oak Hill regionals and has qualified for the nationals in Augusta in April.DePalma started golfing with his father and grandfather at the age of nine and quickly realized his passion for the sport. A… Read more »

Things To Do Around Town – October 8, 2021

Things To Do Around Town – October 8, 2021

Every Monday: TOPS Meeting5-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Call Rose 443-880-8444.Every Friday: BingoKnights of Columbus will host with doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. Held at the Columbus Hall at 9901 Coastal… Read more »

Snelsire Leads Decatur Rout Of Parkside

Snelsire Leads Decatur Rout Of Parkside

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity football team rolled past Bayside South rival Parkside, 42-21, last Saturday to end a two-game skid and improve to 3-2 on the season.The Seahawks got their season off to a fast start with two wins in their first two games before falling to Kent Island and Wicomico. Last Saturday, Decatur quickly… Read more »

Mallards Score Early In Rout Of Jaguars

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity soccer team scored early and often on its way to a 7-0 rout of Salisbury Christian last week. The Mallards led 6-0 at the half and tacked on another second-half goal to complete the 7-0 rout at home last Wednesday. In the six-goal first-half outburst, the Mallards got single goals… Read more »

Ocean City Presents Annual Beauty Spot Award Winners

Ocean City Presents Annual Beauty Spot Award Winners

OCEAN CITY — The Mayor and Council doled out the Beautification Committee’s annual Beauty Spot awards last week to various deserving property owners.Each year, the Beautification Committee sponsors the awards to recognize efforts of property owners who contribute to the town’s aesthetics through exceptional maintenance of their homes, condos and businesses. By planting trees, shrubs,… Read more »