Archive - Feb 11, 2011 - Sports Article
CENTRAL FALLS â The moment has been building towards this crescendo of curiosity. After all, when the interview subject is articulating freely about his high jump prowess and is standing roughly 100 feet away from a basket in the school gym, inquisitive minds yearn.
Can you, Steven Vazquez, dunk a basketball?
âYes I can, yes I can,â laughs the junior from Central Falls High, an expression that suggested he knew the question was coming. âThe first time I dunked was when I was in eighth grade. It was all of a sudden, coming during gym class. Easily with two hands or one hand.â
PAWTUCKET â Point, meet counterpoint.
In keeping with the spirit of an article that ran in this newspaper on Dec. 14 ââCould Donaldson, Lynch tourneys be merged?â â Tolman High athletic director John Scanlon earlier this week unveiled a detailed plan of a Blackstone Valley-themed preseason boysâ basketball tournament. The names â the James W. Donaldson Memorial Tournament and the Dennis M. Lynch Tournament â would still be kept, albeit with several interesting caveats.