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The 2020 Schuylkill League Girls Basketball Championships get underway on Tuesday, February 11, at Martz Hall in Pottsville.

Here’s who’s competing for the coveted Schuylkill League championship this year.

In the semifinal round on Feb. 11, Mahanoy Area faces North Schuylkill at 6 p.m. Then, at 7:30 p.m., Jim Thorpe takes on Minersville.

The championship game is Friday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. in Pottsville.

This year’s playoffs feature three teams with recent success in Schuylkill League girls’ basketball.

Jim Thorpe won its first league title in 2019. Mahanoy Area won its first in 2018. And Minersville won its 3 Schuylkill League titles in 2014, 2016, and 2017.

Then, there’s North Schuylkill. The Lady Spartans are the most successful team in recent Schuylkill League girls’ basketball history. They’ve racked up 14 league titles since 1969. The last title came in 2015.

North Schuylkill won 7 league crowns in a row between 1990-1996.

Schuylkill League Girls Basketball Champions (1985-2019)

YearChampionRunner-up
2020
2019Jim Thorpe
2018Mahanoy AreaNorth Schuylkill
2017Minersville
2016Minersville
2015North SchuylkillMinersville
2014MinersvilleMarian Catholic
2013Pine GroveTri-Valley
2012Tri-ValleyMarian Catholic
2011TamaquaTri-Valley
2010TamaquaTri-Valley
2009Nativity BVMTamaquaFirst year with 3 divisions
2008Marian CatholicPine Grove
2007North Schuylkill Marian Catholic
2006Marian CatholicPine Grove
2005Marian Catholic Nativity BVM
2004Marian CatholicPine Grove3-OT
2003Pine GroveNativity BVM
2002North SchuylkillPine Grove
2001North SchuylkillPine Grove
2000Nativity BVMNorth Schuylkill
1999Nativity BVMMarian Catholic
1998Nativity BVMPottsvilleFirst year with 4 divisions
1997Nativity BVMPottsville
1996North SchuylkillLourdes
1995North SchuylkillLourdes
1994North SchuylkillLourdes
1993North Schuylkill Lourdes
1992North SchuylkillMahanoy Area
1991North SchuylkillNativity BVM
1990North Schuylkill Minersville
1989Pine GroveMinersville
1988North SchuylkillMahanoy Area
1987North SchuylkillPine GroveOT
1986North SchuylkillMarian Catholic
1985Pine GroveWest Hazleton
1984Marian Catholic
1983West Hazleton
1982Pine Grove
1981Pine Grove
1980Marian Catholic
1979Marian Catholic
1978Nativity BVM
1977Tamaqua
1976Pine Grove
1975Pine Grove
1974Marian Catholic
1973Marian Catholic
1972Marian Catholic
1971Pine Grove
1970Pine Grove
1969Pottsville

Schuylkill League Girls Basketball Championships By School (since 1969)

SchoolsTitlesYears
North Schuylkill141986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2015
Marian Catholic101972, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1984, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
Pine Grove101970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, 2003, 2013
Nativity BVM61978, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009
Minersville32014, 2016, 2017
Tamaqua31977, 2010, 2011
Jim Thorpe12019
Mahanoy Area12018
Pottsville11969
Tri-Valley12012
West Hazleton11983

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