About Jay Davis

Rotary Relays are Friday

By Jay Davis | April 15, 2021

The first running of the Mobridge Relays since 2018 starts at noon on Friday at Tiger Stadium. Field events kick off the day. Running events start at 1:30 p.m. The Tigers are competing against Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, Herreid/Selby Area, Lemmon, McIntosh, North Central, Timber Lake and North Dakota schools Standing Rock, Strasburg and Zeeland. The field events will start with boys […]

Tigers earn 11 titles, sweep divisions at Early Bird

By Jay Davis | April 15, 2021

After missing last season due to the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tiger track team came out strong, winning 11 event titles and both team titles at the Mobridge-Pollock Early Bird held Thursday at Tiger Stadium. “It was good to see the athletes on the track again,” said coach Bryan Zahn. “Overall, for the first meet in two years, […]

Lady Tigers open golf season Thursday

By Jay Davis | April 15, 2021

It may not feel like golf weather, but it is. The Lady Tigers open their golf season on Thursday at Oahe Hills Golf Course. “We’ve had some pretty good practices so far,” said coach Jason Weisbeck of the preseason that started on March 30. “It’s crazy. The weather was better then.” Although conditions won’t be ideal on Thursday, the weather […]

BALL FIVE: Even the seniors are running in their first Early Bird

By Jay Davis | April 08, 2021

Four years ago to the day, April 7, 2017, the Aberdeen Central JV boys and the Sully Buttes girls won the team titles at the Mobridge-Pollock Early Bird track meet. Believe it or not, that is the last time the Early Bird was run. Every member of the Mobridge-Pollock track and field team is competing in his or her very […]

Three Mobridge AAU wrestlers medal at state tournament

By Jay Davis | April 01, 2021

Six Mobridge AAU wrestlers competed at the SDWCA State Wrestling Tournament in Rapid City over the weekend and three of them earned a trip to the medal stand. Hutch Merkel had a strong tournament, taking third place at Tots 46. Hutch opened with a pin over Oliver McMartin of Canton but was pinned by Troy Moenkedick of Buffalo in the […]

Dean Frank did what he wanted, when he wanted

By Jay Davis | April 01, 2021

It pains me to admit it, but Dean Frank passed away. Everyone told me it would happen one day, but that is simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience. As a rancher, he had some high-highs and low-lows, but he never complained and never asked why. Dean was a man of so much knowledge when it came […]

Tigers had strong season that came up three points short

By Jay Davis | April 01, 2021

In the third year under coach TJ Knudson and the third year of the seniors that led the Mobridge-Pollock, the Tigers came even closer to realizing the goal of reaching the state tournament. Knudson describes the road traveled. “The varsity finished the season with 15 wins and 6 losses, making it to the SoDak 16 for the third consecutive year,” said […]

Rachel Fiedler named to All-State basketball team

By Jay Davis | April 01, 2021

After leading the Herreid/Selby Area to the Class B consolation title, Selby Area senior Rachel Fiedler has been named second team to the Class B Girls All-State Basketball Team, chosen by the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association. Fiedler, who averaged 18.2 points and 4.3 rebounds this year, was a third-team all-stater one year ago, elevates to second team this year […]

Virginia Schatz loved traveling, was always ready to pack suitcase

By Jay Davis | April 01, 2021

Virginia Schatz, 95, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Madison with Father Anthony Urban as celebrant. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Rustand-Weiland Funeral […]

Ben Swanston enjoyed restoring antiques

By Jay Davis | April 01, 2021

Bennie L. Swanston, 75, of McIntosh, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in McIntosh. Bennie “Ben” Swanston was born on Feb. 3, 1946, in Elgin, North Dakota, to Albert and June (Johnston) Swanston. He graduated from McIntosh High School in 1963. Ben was drafted into the United States Army and served his basic training at Ft. […]