Ava Thurman, left, and the Lynn Classical girls basketball team will play in the opening game of the Walter Boverini Tournament Tuesday afternoon against Lynn Tech. (Item File Photo)

Boverini Tournament set to make its return

After a year away due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic last winter, the Walter J. Boverini Tournament is making its return for its 17th edition, beginning Tuesday at Lynn English High School. 

The tournament's namesake, who died in 2008, served as a teacher, coach and mentor at four of the Lynn high schools — Classical, English, St. Mary’s and Tech — for 18 years. His contributions in the classroom and in sports earned him the distinction of being inducted into both the Classical Hall of Fame (1996) and the English Hall of Fame (2003). 

After his career as an educator and coach in Lynn, Boverini moved on to the political field and was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1970 to represent the then-9th Essex District. He was then…

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