Swanville names its December Athletes of the Month

Swanville High School has selected its December Athletes of the Month. Tiffany Barthel, left, daughter of Bruce and Jeannette Barthel, is the Girls Basketball Athlete of the Month, and Austin Mollner, son of Kary and Nancy Mollner, is the Boys Basketball Athlete of the Month. Barthel leads the Bulldogs in assists and is second in both scoring and rebounding. “She has elevated the play of her teammates with her passing abilities,” head coach Aaron Gapinski said. “We had a busy month of December playing 10 games. Tiffany missed one game due to injury, but has bounced back from that and has stepped up her play when needed.” Mollner leads the boys team in rebounds with 9.1 per game and in points with 12.4 per game. “Austin has been working extra hard on his post moves and his interior play,” head coach Steve Miller said. “He is also one of our team’s captains because of his experience on the court and his leadership in the locker room. He is fun to coach and fun to hang around with. He is a very good player and person.”