Ocean City Takes the Reigns on Sports Complex Project
At a work session on Tuesday, councilmembers expressed interest in taking the lead to bring a sports complex to Worcester County. One of their first orders of business will be forming a committee.
Ocean City Council takes another step forward in sports complex proposal
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Another step has been taken towards bringing a sports complex to Ocean City. “I think that sports bring so many families, so many people, to our community. We’ve proven it with beach soccer and basketball, and volleyball, and all the other events. We’ve shown how popular they are,” said Mayor Rick Meehan.
Justice to compete in 3,200m race at states
(May 26, 2023) Ethan Justice will represent Stephen Decatur during the MPSSAA 3A track and field state championship meet, held May 25-27 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. Justice, a junior, qualified for the state meet for finishing fourth in the 3,200-meter race in a...
Seahawks ‘leave it all on the field’ in state quarters
(May 26, 2023) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team chipped away at C. Milton Wright’s lead in the second half of last Wednesday’s 2A MPSSAA state quarterfinals, but the Lady Seahawks came up short, falling to the Mustangs, 9-6, in Berlin. “I think we started the game...
Janney and Beck to compete in state tennis championship
(May 26, 2023) Stephen Decatur juniors Matt Beck and David Janney won their second tennis regional title, and now the duo is chasing a state championship. “I am very excited for them this year. They seem super motivated,” said Decatur Coach Steve Berquist. The doubles teammates captured their second...
‘Future looks very bright’ for Decatur boys’ lacrosse team
(May 26, 2023) The Stephen Decatur and Easton boys’ lacrosse teams meet for the third time this season in the MPSSAA 2A East Region II finals last Monday. Decatur lost the first matchup on April 3, on the road, 15-8, and the second competition – the Bayside Conference championship – 15-9 on May 8 in Berlin.
OC Marlin Club’s Memorial Day tournament canceled
The Ocean City Marlin Club has canceled its 14th annual Franky Pettolina Memorial Day fishing tournament due to an unsafe offshore weather forecast for the weekend. “We don’t want to put our members or anybody else in any danger just to catch a fish,” said Boz Jefferson, secretary and past president of the Marlin Club, who is also co-chair of the tournament. “It originally started as a bluefish-only tournament for just something different. Franky added the tuna to it to get more folks to fish in it. Bluefish are generally an inshore category fish. The tuna people are going offshore to the canyons and stuff like that.”
Surf Column: Restrictions coming
(May 26, 2023) As winter has turned to spring these last few months, surfers have been able to enjoy the offseason in relatively more mild conditions. Make no mistake, these are still cold conditions, just not as cold as the winter months when water and air are generally in the 40s.
10-man Ocean City Nor’easters edge Philadelphia Lone Star FC in home-opener
Friday night saw an all-Philadelphia-area matchup on the third matchday of the young USL League Two season, as Ocean City hosted Philadelphia Lone Star. The reigning division champions, Ocean City, exited the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the second round, falling at. the hands of Maryland Bobcats in the...
Andrew Kitch’s goal keeps Ocean City undefeated
The Ocean City Nor’easters (3-0) had their home opener on Friday night against the Philadelphia Lone Star FC (2-1) from Carey Stadium for their 26th home opener. Coming into this game, Ocean City were in a three-way tie with Philadelphia and West Chester United for first place in the Mid-Atlantic Division.
Decatur Teams Fall In State Semis
BERLIN – Tremendous seasons for the Stephen Decatur boys baseball and girls. softball teams came to a close in the semifinals of the state tournament this week. Last Friday, Stephen Decatur boys baseball team advanced to the MPSSAA Class 3A baseball state tournament semifinals after defeating Marriotts Ridge, 9-3, last Friday at home. On Tuesday, the Seahawks’ outstanding season came to a close with a 5-3 loss to River Hill. The game was tied 3-3 until the top of the seventh when River Hill scored twice. In the loss, Ryder Swanson and Caden Shockley had two hits apiece. Decatur ended the season with a 20-3 record. Tuesday also saw Decatur’s girls softball fall in the state semifinals to Damascus, 5-2.
Ocean City Council to discuss sports complex at work session
The future of a Worcester County sports complex – without any funding or support from Worcester County — will be up for discussion the next time the Ocean City Council meets. Coming off a presentation on details of the most recent study for the proposed project, city officials...
Beck, Janney repeat as tennis doubles team region champs
(May 19, 2023) Stephen Decatur junior captains Matt Beck and David Janney are headed back to the 2A MPSSAA state championship tennis tournament. The pair, with six teammates, competed in the 2A East Region II tournament Tuesday and Wednesday in Cambridge. The defending regional champs were seeded first and received...
Old Pro Golf Celebrates 60 Years In Ocean City
OCEAN CITY – Despite the many changes that have occurred in town over the last 60 years, the connections of Old Pro Golf say their attractions remain a constant for locals and visitors. Throughout May, Old Pro Golf is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a month of specials and...
Several Decatur T&F athletes win medals at Bayside meet
(May 19, 2023) Coach Brenda Hommel was pleased with the Stephen Decatur track and field athletes’ performances during last Friday’s Bayside Conference Championship meet in Cambridge. “We were recognized on the podium for four girls’ events and one boys’ event. I would have liked to have seen more...
SD baseball team battles back to win regional title
(May 19, 2023) The Stephen Decatur baseball team came from behind to win the 3A South Region II championship, 10-4, over the Chesapeake Cougars – the defending state champs – Tuesday on its home field in Berlin. “It just feels great to win games. It doesn’t happen all...
Decatur softball squad wins regional title in extra innings
(May 19, 2023) Last year the Stephen Decatur softball team captured its first regional title since 1991, and now, the Lady Seahawks are back-to-back champions. But, it wasn’t easy. It was a back-and-forth battle with the Crofton Cardinals, but the top-seeded Lady Seahawks prevailed, 4-3, in extra innings on...
Lady Seahawks support, play for each other, coach says
(May 19, 2023) The Stephen Decatur girls’ lacrosse team topped the Parkside Rams, 19-6, on Monday in Berlin to win the MPSSAA 2A East Region II championship – its first regional title since 2019. “I’m just so incredibly proud of them,” said Decatur Coach Lindsay Owens. “We’ve been...
WP tennis coaches pleased with performance this year
(May 19, 2023) The Worcester Prep tennis teams’ season wrapped up with Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference competition. The girls’ participated in a single-elimination tournament with Gunston, Salisbury Christian, Salisbury School and host Saints Peter and Paul, in Easton on Monday. The tournament was originally scheduled to take...
Top WP players, goalie to return next yr.
(May 19, 2023) The Worcester Prep Lady Mallards fought hard and kept the score close early, but Saints Peter and Paul’s top players took over to lead their team to an 18-5 victory in the girls’ lacrosse Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference championship game last Thursday in Easton.
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