Larry McIntire Classic set for February 18-19

The 13th Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic will be played Feb. 18-19 at Marblehead High School.

The tournament, which is named for the former Big East referee and longtime assigner for several high school leagues and the MIAA tournament, returns to Marblehead for the third year.

The girls bracket is arguably the most competitive in tournament history and includes Masconomet (with McIntire’s granddaughter, Riley Bovardi, on the roster), Reading, Peabody and North Andover.
The Marblehead boys will be looking to defend their title in a field that includes Bishop Fenwick, Gloucester and Bedford.

Two boys players and two girls players will receive a $1,000 scholarship presented by IAABO Board 130 and the McIntire Family. Since its inception in 2011, the tournament has raised more than $45,000 for scholarships and Officials vs. Cancer, an initiative that started in 2008 and has raised more than $2.5 million for the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Only MIAA passes will be accepted.
The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Feb. 18
Peabody vs. North Andover girls (1)
Masconomet vs. Reading girls (2:30)
Gloucester vs. Bedford boys (4:15)
Marblehead vs. Bishop Fenwick boys (6)

Monday, Feb. 19
Girls consolation (1)
Boys consolation (2:30)
Girls championship (4:15)
Boys championship (6)