Track: Winchester Thurston's Forsythe becomes a PIAA champion

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Winchester Thurston had two top performers at the PIAA Class 2A championships last weekend.

Junior Tristan Forsythe claimed the 1,600-meter title. He broke the tape with a time of 4:12.46. Last year he placed fifth in the same event.

Last week he claimed the WPIAL title with a time of 4:16.78.

Senior Ben Littmann took seventh place in the 3,200-meter run.


Track: Winchester Thurston standout continues to excel

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Winchester Thurston's Tristan Forsythe continues to put his mark on the leaderboard. The junior posted two of his best performances of the season at the 91st Shippensburg Jack Roddick Invitational last Saturday.

Forsythe won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:38, which is the second fastest time in Class AA this season. He went on to take silver in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.31. He finished less than a second behind Tyrone's Joe Kohler.

The junior current holds two school records. Forsythe set the 1,600-meter record at the PIAA championships last year when he ran a time of 4:23.58. He ran his record-mile time of 4:20.71 at the 43rd Annual Elite Runners and Walkers Brooks meet last year.


Boys Tennis: Winchester Thurston is battle tested

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Winchester Thurston plays in what may be the toughest section in WPIAL Class 2A and has made the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

Now the Bears begin their quest for the first WPIAL team tennis title in school history.

Winchester Thurston heads into the tournament as the No. 9 seed and will travel to Blackhawk for a first round match Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The Bears and Cougars have not met in the playoffs in at least 15 years.

Winchester Thurston last played in the title march in 2015 when it lost, 5-0, to Sewickley Academy. If the Bears win, they would likely face the 13-time defending champion and top seed in the second round.


Photo Journal: Girls Basketball PIAA First Round - Winchester Thurston vs. Northern Potter (March 11)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Winchester Thurston plays Northern Potter in the  PIAA 1A First Round, at Baldwin High School, Saturday, March 11.  Winchester Thurston decided their fate early, dominating throughout the game, with a final score of 55-24.  Next round puts Winchester Thurston against Juniata Valley.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Girls Basketball: Winchester Thurston uses inside edge to win first WPIAL title

Written by Brad Everett on .

Two fantastic point guards went head-to-head in the WPIAL Class 1A championship.

But it was the play in the paint that ultimately made the difference.

Ayanna Townsend's 21 points and 17 rebounds propelled Winchester Thurston to a 52-41 win against Cornell in Friday's final at Petersen Events Center. The Bears, who won a section title for the first time this season, now have their first WPIAL title, too.

Townsend, a 6-foot-2 junior forward, had her way down low for Winchester Thurston, which used a considerable size advantage to dominate Cornell inside. Winchester Thurston outrebounded Cornell, 53-26.