The Tamaqua girls and the Marian boys have both earned top seeds in the upcoming District 11 basketball playoffs, which begin on Tuesday.

The Lady Raiders have not only earned a No. 1 seed in Class AA but have also gained a bye into the semifinal round. The champions of the Schuylkill League won't be in action until Tuesday, March 2.

The Colts, who went undefeated in Schuylkill League Division 3 play and reached the league's title game, are the top seed in the Boys Class A field. They will start their quest for district gold on Friday.

Seven other TIMES NEWS area teams have also qualified for districts. They include the Northern Lehigh, Jim Thorpe, Panther Valley and Weatherly boys; and the Northern Lehigh, Palmerton and Marian girls.

The Northern Lehigh boys, on the strength of winning the Colonial League crown, find themselves as the No. 2 seed in Class AAA. Pottsville, who claimed the Schuylkill League title, is the No. 1 seed in AAA. The Bulldogs will be in action Friday.

Two other area clubs will join Nolehi in the AAA bracket. Jim Thorpe, with the fourth seed, also plays on Friday while Panther Valley, seeded ninth, meets North Schuylkill tomorrow night in a first round game.

The Weatherly boys have gained a No. 5 seed and will face Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg on Friday.

In the girls field, Palmerton joins Tamaqua in the Class AA brackets. The Bombers, seeded fourth, meet Notre Dame on Friday with the winner getting a shot at the top-seeded Lady Raiders.

Despite being undefeated during the regular season, the Northern Lehigh girls are only a No. 3 seed in Class AAA. League champions are given the higher seeds and the Bulldogs are in the same class as Lehigh Valley champion Central Catholic and Colonial League winners Wilson. The Bulldogs face North Schuylkill on Saturday.

Also in action Saturday will be the Marian girls, who are in the district playoffs for the 37th straight year. The Fillies are seeded fourth in Class A and open the tournament with a matchup against Minersville.

with a matchup against Minersville.

Listed below are all the seedings and the schedule:

BOYS

Class AAAA

First Round

Wednesday, Feb. 24

No. 9 Easton at No. 8 East Stroudsburg North, 7 p.m.

No. 13 Bangor at No. 4 Liberty, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Stroudsburg at No. 5 Allen, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Northampton at No. 7 Freedom, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Emmaus at No. 6 Whitehall, 7 p.m.

Quarterfinal Round

Saturday, Feb. 27

Easton/East Stroudsburg North winner vs. No. 1 Nazareth at Parkland, 7:30 p.m.

Bangor/Liberty winner vs. Stroudsburg/Allen winner at Parkland, 6 p.m.

Northampton/Freedom winner vs. No. 2 Pocono Mountain East at East Stroudsburg South, 7:30 p.m.

Emmaus/Whitehall winner vs. No. 3 Pocono Mountain West at East Stroudsburg South, 6 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Wednesday, March 3

TBA

Championship

and consolation rounds

Saturday, March 6

TBA

Class AAA

First Round

Tuesday, Feb. 23

No. 9 Panther Valley at No. 8 North Schuylkill, 7 p.m.

No. 10 Saucon Valley at No. 7 Southern Lehigh, 7 p.m.

Quarterfinal Round

Friday, Feb. 26

Panther Valley/North Schuylkill winner vs. No. 1 Pottsville at Blue Mountain, 7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Jim Thorpe vs. No. 5 Blue Mountain at Weatherly, 7:30 p.m.

Saucon Valley/Southern Lehigh winner vs. No. 2 Northern Lehigh at Catasauqua, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Wilson vs. No. 6 Allentown Central Catholic at Catasauqua, 6 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Tuesday, March 2

TBA

Championship Round

Friday, March 5

TBA

Class AA

Quarterfinal Round

Saturday, Feb. 27

No. 4 Pine Grove vs. No. 5 Schuylkill Haven at Martz Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Wednesday, March 3

Pine Grove/Schuylkill Haven winner vs. No. 1 Notre Dame-GP, TBA

No. 2 Catasauqua vs. No. 3 Tri-Valley, TBA

Championship Round

Saturday, March 6

TBA

Class A

Quarterfinal Round

Friday, Feb. 26

No. 1 Marian vs. No. 8 Mahanoy Area at Weatherly, 6 p.m.

No. 4 Notre Dame-ES vs. No. 5 Weatherly at Pocono Mountain East, 6 p.m.

No. 2 Pius X vs. No. 7 Moravian Academy at Pocono Mountain East, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Williams Valley vs. No. 6 Salem Christian at Blue Mountain, 6 p.m.

GIRLS

Class AAAA

First Round

Tuesday, Feb. 23

No. 9 Freedom at No. 8 Pocono Mountain East, 7 p.m.

Quarterfinal Round

Friday, Feb. 26

Freedom/Pocono Mountain East winner vs. No. 1 East Stroudsburg South at Pleasant Valley, 7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Nazareth vs. No. 5 Pocono Mountain West at Pleasant Valley, 6 p.m.

No. 2 Liberty vs. No. 7 Easton at Whitehall, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Northampton vs. No. 6 Parkland at Whitehall, 6 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Tuesday, March 2

TBA

Championship and consolation round

Friday, March 5

TBA

Class AAA

First Round

Wednesday, Feb. 24

No. 9 Saucon Valley at No. 8 Bangor, 7 p.m.

Quarterfinal Round

Saturday, Feb. 27

Saucon Valley/Bangor winner vs. No. 1 Allentown Central Catholic at Dieruff, 7:30 p.m.

No. 4 Southern Lehigh vs. No. 5 Blue Mountain at Dieruff, 6 p.m.

No. 2 Wilson vs. No. 7 Bethlehem Catholic at Southern Lehigh, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Northern Lehigh vs. No. 6 North Schuylkill at Southern Lehigh, 6 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Wednesday, March 3

TBA

Championship Round

Saturday, March 6

TBA

Class AA

Quarterfinal Round

Friday, Feb. 26

No. 4 Palmerton vs. No. 5 Notre Dame-GP at Northern Lehigh, 6 p.m.

No. 3 Pen Argyl vs. No. 6 Shenandoah Valley at Northern Lehigh, 7:30 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Tuesday, March 2

Palmerton/Notre Dame-GP winner vs. No. 1 Tamaqua, TBA

Pen Argyl/Shenandoah Valley vs. No. 2 Pine Grove, TBA

Championship Round

Friday, March 5

TBA

Class A

Quarterfinal Round

Saturday, Feb. 27

No. 4 Marian vs. No. 5 Minersville at Martz Hall, 6 p.m.

Semifinal Round

Wednesday, March 3

Marian/Minersville vs. No. 1 Nativity, TBA

No. 2 Tri-Valley vs. No. 3 Moravian Academy, TBA

Championship Round

Saturday, March 6

TBA