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With Magen Abraham set to play tonight they are the second new team in the Yeshiva Varsity Basketball  League in the past 3 years (Waterbury 2017-18 Season)

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Since the 1990-91 season, only 6 schools have won a varsity hockey championship (MTA, DRS, TABC, SAR, HAFTR, and FRISCH

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Since JV hockey was established (1997-98 Season), there have only been 4 times where the same school won in both the JV and Varsity Hockey Championship

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The last time there was a repeat in varsity basketball champions was when HAFTR won back to back in the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons. 

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The MTA varsity hockey team dominated the 1990s, as they won 6 straight championships from 1990-96.

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Throughout the history of the yeshiva league, there has been 11 schools to win a varsity hockey championship. 2 of which are no longer in existence (BTA and HASTINGS).

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Formerly known as the Chargers, JEC won 4 basketball championships in the 1970's. (1970-71, 71-72, 73-74, and 78-79)

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The original teams of the yeshiva league were: MTA, BTA, RJJ, Ramaz, Chaim Berlin, and MEsivta Torah Vodaas. 

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In 1951, MTA beat BTA for the inaugural championship at a score of 53-45.

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In 1953, the Yeshiva League expanded to 8 teams when HILI and Flatbush joined the league.

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MTA defeated BTA in the first ever Yeshiva League game at Madison Square Garden, during the 1953 Yeshiva League championship game. 

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In 1954, Ralph Lauren, formerly known as Ralph Lipshitz, was a member of the MTA basketball team. 

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The Yeshiva League Basketball Championship trophy is named in memory of former MTA star Norm Palefski

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