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.

Naked Women Arrested For Pool Dip

OCEAN CITY — Two New York women were arrested for indecent exposure after resort police found them trespassing at a private pool at a downtown apartment complex.Around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers were dispatched to Robin Drive for a report of two females trespassing in the pool at the rear… Read more »

Decatur Alumnus Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

Decatur Alumnus Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

BERLIN – A local hero and Stephen Decatur High School graduate who has risen to some of the highest ranks in the U.S. Department of Defense added another feather to his impressive cap last week.Decatur graduate Robert Hastings was inducted into the Defense Information School (DINOS) Hall of Fame at a special ceremony at Fort… Read more »

28th Poor Girl’s Open Gets Underway

OCEAN CITY- With the drama of the White Marlin Open subsided, the resort area’s lady anglers get their turn in the spotlight this weekend with the return of the Poor Girl’s Open for the 28th year.The Poor Girl’s Open, which typically falls on the weekend after the White Marlin Open, was founded in 1994 by… Read more »

Ocean City Lacrosse Classic a Big Success

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Lacrosse Classic held last weekend was once again a hugesuccess with some of the top men’s and women’s players competing for four days culminatingwith championship games on Sunday.In the Men’s Elite A Division, it was Barley’s Backyard going 4-0 and beating Harry’s Bar, 9-8, in the championship game. In the… Read more »

MidAtlantic Tournament Returns Next Week

OCEAN CITY- The resort area’s collective hangover from last week’s White Marlin Open has just about worn off in time for the 28th Annual MidAtlantic Tournament, the next big event on the summer sportfishing calendar.The annual MidAtlantic Tournament originated in Cape May, N.J. nearly three decades ago, but the event has had a decidedly Ocean… Read more »