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.

Funds Approved For North OC Park Redevelopment

OCEAN CITY — A north-end public park will retain its long-time outdoor racquetball court as resort officials this week approved the roughly $82,000 expenditure to keep it.During a meeting last week, Recreation and Parks Committee members got an overview on the progress of the redevelopment of Gorman Park in the north end near 136th Street…. Read more »

Seahawks Strong At War On Shore

Seahawks Strong At War On Shore

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team turned in a strong performance in its own War on the Shore tournament last weekend with a fourth-place overall team finish and four third-place individual performance.The Seahawks finished fourth as a team among the 19 teams in the tournament with 131 total points. Mount St. Joseph’s repeated as champions,… Read more »

Mallards Suffer Only Second Loss Of Season

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity basketball team lost to visiting St. Thomas More, 54-28, on Alumni Night last weekend for just the second time all season.The Mallards’ now stands at 11-2 after the loss to St. Thomas More last Friday. The only other loss on the season came during the Governor’s Challenge holiday tournament. Hailey… Read more »

Decatur Boys Fall To Crabbers, 77-55

BERLIN- After responding to a recent three-game skid with two big wins last week, Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team dropped one to Crisfield, 77-55, on the road this week.The Seahawks started the season with a 4-1 record, their only early season loss coming to Crisfield at home back on December 13. After the holiday… Read more »

Worcester Boys Fall To St. Thomas More

BERLIN- Worcester Prep’s boys’ varsity basketball team dropped one to St. Thomas More last Friday, 43-32, to fall to 4-7 on the season.The Mallards had built some momentum heading into the second half of the season with three wins in four games. However, the face a stout St. Thomas More team at home on Alumni… Read more »

Decatur Girls Edge Crisfield In Overtime

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team edged host Crisfield in overtime, 45-42, on Tuesday to pull even at 6-6 on the season.The Seahawks have been up and down all season, but have now strung together two straight to gain some momentum heading into the stretch run of the season. After starting the season 2-1… Read more »