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Poteau wrestlers entertain Sallisaw, Wagoner for Class 4A District Duals

January 16, 2013

SEEKING STATE BERTH — Poteau wrestler Kyle Kingrey, top, wrestles against his Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside opponent during their 160-pound match Jan. 8 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. Kingrey and the Pirates will entertain Sallisaw and Wagoner on Thursday for the Class 4A District Duals for a berth into next month's dual state tournament. PDN photo by David Seeley

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will try to secure a bid to next month's Class 4A Dual State Tournament on Thursday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates (11-4) will welcome the Sallisaw Black Diamonds and the Wagoner Bulldogs to town for three duals beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. Sallisaw and Wagoner will go first, followed by Poteau against Sallisaw and Poteau against Wagoner.
"In the latest rating, Sallisaw is fourth and Wagoner is eighth, but I think it's pretty much the other way around,” said Jack Hornbuckle, Poteau's first-year coach. “Wagoner is quite a bit tougher than Sallisaw, but they're both really good teams.”

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