About Jay Davis

BALL FIVE: Old MLB games evoke memories of my youth

By Jay Davis | May 21, 2020

There weren’t many who were more excited about the prospect of baseball in Mobridge than I was when news came down last week. I don’t play anymore, nor do I coach, so I don’t have the anticipation from that view. My elation is just the sheer joy of the national pastime. In case you haven’t noticed, baseball and I have […]

Rath’s grandpa is ‘the most wonderful in the world’

By Jay Davis | May 14, 2020

The Oahe Area Retired School Personnel with members from Mobridge, Pollock, Selby, and Glenham, again sponsored the annual Grandparent Essay contest with students from the Mobridge-Pollock, Timber Lake, and Selby schools. There were approximately 75 students participating in the contest this year. Jane Looyenga is the chairman of the project. Essay contest winners for 2020 are: in first place, Shayla […]

Putting in the work pays off for David Jensen

By Jay Davis | May 14, 2020

When David Jensen left Mobridge in 2015 after graduating Mobridge-Pollock High School and heading to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he wasn’t sure what to expect. What he did know was that he was going to put in the work to accomplish as much as he as a wrestlers and as a student. “My expectations were a little lower, […]

Despite hardships, Bauer chasing his pitching dream

By Jay Davis | May 14, 2020

When your goal to be a college baseball pitcher is made tougher by there being no baseball team to play on, training can be a very tough ordeal. But the COVID-19 pandemic is not stopping Mobridge-Pollock High School senior, Noah Bauer, from chasing his dream. Not only is Bauer losing this year for organized baseball, he lost most of last […]

BALL FIVE: Our youth playing baseball is great news for Mobridge

By Jay Davis | May 14, 2020

Being a baseball guy, that’s what they seem to call us anyway, baseball guys, finding out that we are going to give the grand old game a go this summer was a cause for a jubilant feeling at a time when most of the news is disheartening. When it gets down to developing a schedule, well, that might be kind […]

Tori Fiedler loved animals

By Jay Davis | May 07, 2020

Funeral services for Tori Raine Fiedler, 15, of Selby, were held on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at United Methodist Church in Selby. Burial was in UCC Cemetery, rural Selby, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Tori passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, near Selby. Tori Raine Fiedler was born on April 27, 2004, to Thomas and […]

When baseball time comes, Eisemann brothers will be ready

By Jay Davis | May 07, 2020

When May hits South Dakota, bats, balls and gloves start coming out. Baseball season is on the horizon. That is easier said than done with the state our nation is in right now, but when you have a family of baseball players, preparing for the national pastime is a little easier than it is for most. The Eisemann family of […]

J.D. Tillman, Jr., passes away in Texas

By Jay Davis | May 07, 2020

J.D. Tillman, Jr., quietly passed away on April 29, 2020, at 82 years of age, while holding his living daughter’s hand. During J.D.’s extended illness, he was surrounded by his loving wife, Margaret, his children, Mark, Kevin and Stephanie, and five grandchildren. J.D. was born in Mobile, Alabama, on July 19, 1937, to Beatrice and J.D. Tillman, Sr. He entered […]

Feeding your family at home when you can’go out

By Jay Davis | May 07, 2020

By Marlys Jundt With most of us are spending most of our time at home, we have a chance to cook for the whole family and actually eat together. I asked a few friends for their favorite cooking-at-home recipes and came up with some good ones. One of my favorites is homemade biscuits and this recipe is great: Best Ever […]

BALL FIVE: Over-the-Line is a great game when players are few

By Jay Davis | May 07, 2020

Just before my senior year of high school in 1976, Mike Rath moved to Mobridge from Los Angeles. Our love of sports made us fast friends. We played football, ran track and played baseball and softball together. One of the things he brought with him from California was a game called Over-the-Line Baseball. Starting in the spring of 1977, you […]