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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)

YearChampion 
2020
2019Jim Thorpe
2018Mahanoy Area
2017Minersville
2016Minersville
2015North Schuylkill
2014Minersville
2013Pine Grove
2012Tri-Valley
2011Tamaqua
2010Tamaqua
2009Nativity BVMFirst year with 3 divisions
2008Marian Catholic
2007North Schuylkill
2006Marian Catholic
2005Marian Catholic
2004Marian Catholic3-OT
2003Pine Grove
2002North Schuylkill
2001North Schuylkill
2000Nativity BVM
1999Nativity BVM
1998Nativity BVMFirst year with 4 divisions
1997Nativity BVM
1996North Schuylkill
1995North Schuylkill
1994North Schuylkill
1993North Schuylkill
1992North Schuylkill
1991North Schuylkill
1990North Schuylkill
1989Pine Grove
1988North Schuylkill
1987North SchuylkillOT
1986North Schuylkill
1985Pine Grove
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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