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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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17 Varsity Basketball programs have won the Yeshiva League Championship. 4 are no longer in existence. HILI Hawks, ROGISIN, Sephardic Sonics, and MAYHS Jaguars.

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In the 1964-65 season RAMAZ won the first Yeshiva League basketball Championship. 

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Even though several schools already had teams, the Yeshiva League had not been established till 1951. 

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MTA won 7 consecutive basketball championships from  1951-57.

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RJJ won their only 2 basketball championships in consecutive season in 1958 and 59. 

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Prior to the merger with MTA, BTA won 2 basketball championships in the early 1960's.

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From 1967-70, MTA and HILI faced off in 4 consecutive championships. MTA won in 67 and 70 and HILI in 68 and 69.

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From 1980-82 Flatbush won 3 consecutive varsity basketball championships. 

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In 1999, Tamir Goodman, also known as the Jewish Jordan, set the Sarachek single game scoring recored with 53 points. 

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Until 1965 MTA, was known as the Mini-Mites.

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Throughout the history of Sarachek Dov Weiner has been the only player to win consecutive Tier 1 MVP seasons. In 96 and 97. 

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In 2018 Ryan Turell became the third jewish basketball player to be named to a McDonalds All-American Game. The other were Aaron Leiberman in 2011 and Tamir Goodman in 2000.

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The last time the DRS varsity hockey team lost a regular season game was in 2017. 

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In the 1986-87 season RAMAZ and HAFTR were named co-champions of the Yeshiva League Hockey Championship. 

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In 1992, MTA was crowned the inaugural champions of the Red Sarachek Tournament.

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Senior advisor to the president, Jared Kushner, was a member of the Frisch hockey team. 

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Ami Rosenfeld holds the record for the fastest hat-trick in the Yeshiva League hockey history, when he scored 3 goals in 16 seconds.  

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There are only 4 current players to play two years of varsity basketball and have a undefeated recored in the Sarachek tournament. (Tzvi Zigelstein, Ikey Gutlove, Elie Goldberg, and Mendel Hein)

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Magen David senior, Albert Nsiri appeared in 6 consecutive Yeshiva League Basketball Championships from 6th-11th grade. 

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