Signing Day roundup: Corsica-Stickney's Broughton makes pledge to Coyotes official

Corsica-Stickney girls basketball standout Avery Broughton made her commitment to the University of South Dakota official on Wednesday, signing her national letter of intent to play for the Coyotes starting in 2023.

In this 2022 file photo, Corsica-Stickney's Avery Broughton poses for a photo for the Mitchell Republic girls basketball player of the year award.
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CORSICA, S.D. — Corsica-Stickney girls basketball standout Avery Broughton made her commitment to the University of South Dakota official on Wednesday, signing her national letter of intent to play for the Coyotes starting in 2023.

Broughton led Corsica-Stickney to the Class B state semifinals and a final season record of 22-4 in her junior year. The three-time first-team all-state selection enters her senior season with 1,909 career points and 1,014 career rebounds, and is a two-time Mitchell Republic girls basketball player of the year (2020 and 2022).

“We are very excited to add Avery Broughton to our women’s basketball family,” said USD coach Kayla Karius in an announcement. “She is a coach’s kid who grew up in a competitive home and will bring that spirit to the Yotes over the next four years. Avery has good size and as a versatile wing, she can drive and shoot the 3. We believe she will fit into our system well and we have no doubt the Yotes will see a lot of shots go down for her over the next four years.”

Broughton holds the Corsica-Stickney records for points in a game, season and career as well as rebounds in a game, season and career and is a four-time all-Great Plains Conference honoree. She is Corsica-Stickney’s student council president, the senior class president, the National Honor Society president and the FCCLA president. Broughton, Lorisa and Jason Broughton, played AAU basketball for South Dakota Attack.

Broughton is joined in South Dakota’s 2023 class by Rapid City Christian’s Olivia Kieffer and Central Lyon, Iowa’s Addison Klosterbuer, with all three listed as guards.


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Burke/Gregory's Owen Hansen goes for a takedown during a Class B 132-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
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Hansen signs on with Augie wrestling

GREGORY, S.D. — Augustana University wrestling has signed Gregory wrestler Owen Hansen to a national letter of intent. Hansen, who wrestles for Burke/Gregory during the high school season, is slotted in at 133 pounds.

"We have known Owen and his family for a long time. He has always been on our radar as not only one of the best wrestlers in South Dakota but in the nation,” Augustana coach Jason Reitmeier said in a release. “We are extremely excited to have Owen joining the Augustana family. Owen is an exciting wrestler, with the ability to score from any position. His scrambling and body control make him very difficult to wrestle and score on."

Hansen is a two-time South Dakota Class B state champion, winning the 2022 title at 132 pounds with a 46-1 season. He won a state title with a 39-3 record at 126 pounds in 2021 and took second in 2020 in a 40-1 season, making Hansen 125-6 over the last three seasons in high school wrestling.

Hansen, who is a key contributor for the Gregory football team in the Class 9A state championship this week, was a South Dakota Triple Crown winner in 2021 and a Reno Worlds finalist in 2020.

Tabor shortstop Riley Rothschadl fields a ground ball during the Region 4B Legion baseball championship game against Salem on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Parkston.
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Rothschadl joins Vikings baseball team

TABOR, S.D. — Bon Homme High School multi-sport standout Riley Rothschadl has signed to play college baseball at Augustana University, the university said Thursday. Rothschadl projects to Augustana as an infielder and right-handed pitcher.

"Riley is a stud multi-sport athlete and has high end tools on the baseball field,” Augustana coach Tim Huber said. “Those raw skills he has now project to be special both as a hitter and pitcher as he continues to develop and focus more time on baseball. His physical frame, combination of foot-speed, arm strength, and bat skills are as good as anyone we have brought in during my time at Augustana."


Rothschadl has garnered all-state honors in the last three seasons and held a batting average of .494 as a junior. On the mound, Rothschadl held a record of 6-1 in 2021 and was named the state tournament MVP as Tabor won the 2021 Class B state Legion championship.

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Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at
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