About The Author: Shawn Soper

Alternative Text

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.

Bayside South Field Hockey Awards Announced

BERLIN- Despite another challenging season, Stephen Decatur’s varsity field hockey team placed several players on the All Bayside South teams when the post-season honors were announced this week.When the All Bayside South post-season awards were announced this week, conference officials recognized the accomplishments of several Decatur. Named to the All Bayside South First Team from… Read more »

High Expectations For Decatur Wrestlers

BERLIN- It could be hard for Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team to improve on last year’s 13-1 record, but it appears the team has the depth and talent to do it.Last year, Decatur’s varsity wrestling team went 13-1 and finished as runner up in the Bayside Conference. This year, the Seahawks have the depth and… Read more »

Ocean City Community Will Miss Greg Hall

Ocean City Community Will Miss Greg Hall

Almost as quietly as his unassuming personality, an Ocean City legend whose fingerprints are all over the resort’s landscape and the seafloor off its coast passed away last week, but his contributions certainly aren’t going unnoticed.Affable and humble, Captain Gregory Akers Hall, who died at the age of 69 on Oct. 25, leaves in his… Read more »

Awards Keep Coming For Worcester’s Petrera

Awards Keep Coming For Worcester’s Petrera

BERLIN- The accolades kept coming for Worcester Prep boys’ varsity soccer standout Vincent Petrera, who this week was named Maryland NSCAA State High School Player of the Week after leading the Mallards to their seventh consecutive conference championship.Petrera set the new single season scoring mark at Worcester with 39 goals. He scored 11 goals in… Read more »