In the cool September air at Dorsey Park in Ludlow, it was that time once again for the annual Josh Cole Tournament, a four team soccer tourney hosted by Black River High School and featuring The host Presidents, Green Mountain Union High School, Bellows Falls Union High School and Leland & Gray Union High School.
In the opening match between Green Mountain and Bellows Falls on Friday evening, the Terriers got goals from senior captain Jason Garciadealba, Josh Bousquet, and Matt Marchica, knocking off the Chieftains 3-1.
After Green Mountain got on the board first, Bellows Falls would score three consecutive goals for the victory.
In the second match up Friday, host Black River got goals from Kippie Turco and Jake Covell to beat Leland & Gray on an overtime penalty kick, 2-1.
In the consolation game on Saturday night, Leland & Gray bounced back with a strong offensive showing, exploded for six goals in a 6-1 win over Green Mountain.
Then in the championship game, host Black River got goals from Kippie Turco on a header and Noah Schmidt on a left-footed one timer, to beat Bellows Falls 2-0 and keep the title at home.