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 Rebound With Win Over Eagles

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball rebounded from its first real adversity of the season with a 58-21 rout of Snow Hill on Tuesday, completing the first season sweep of its county rival in three years.The Seahawks started the season with six straight wins before splitting a pair of games in the North Caroline holiday… Read more »

Seahawks Finish Second At War On Shore

Seahawks Finish Second 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, finishing second overall just behind three-time defending champion Mount Saint Joseph’s.Overall, the Seahawks placed in nine of the 14 weight divisions including four second-place finishes, a third-place finish, two fourths, a fifth and a… Read more »

Seahawks Split Two, Improve To 6-1

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity swim team split a pair of meets this week to improve to 6-1 on the season with two dual meets left.Last week, the Seahawks routed Kent County, 132-25, followed by a 100-70 loss to Delaware powerhouse Cape Henlopen on Tuesday. Since the holiday break, the Decatur girls are 4-1 including… Read more »

No Immediate Plan For 3rd Street Traffic Light

OCEAN CITY — Getting the Boardwalk trams across Philadelphia Avenue from the new public works facility at 3rd Street continues to create challenges, but it doesn’t appear a request new traffic signal is in the works any time soon.Each day throughout the summer, the trams will have to cross Philadelphia Avenue and ultimately Baltimore Avenue… Read more »

Decatur Continues Road Win Streak

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team continued it road win streak this week with a 57-41 win over Snow Hill on Tuesday.It has been a season of streaks for the Seahawks, who started with three straight wins before dropping six in a row. Decatur lost its last two games before the holiday break, then… Read more »