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Poteau wrestlers get wins over Talihina, FS Southside; Golden Tigers get three wins in dual against host team

January 14, 2012

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates ended their week of wrestling action with a pair of dual wins Thursday night. The Pirates handled the Talihina Golden Tigers 77-6 and tied host Fort Smith Southside at 36-all but got the dual win on a tiebreaker in having the most wins by pin (six).
In the win over Talihina, the Pirates (13-5) won 12 of the 14 matches. Of those wins, six were by pins by Tyler Tustin (132 pounds), Mason Jones (138), Kaydon Evans (145), Trevin Smith (182), Gabe Sanchez (195) and Luis Gonzalez (220).
Derek Francis won his 170-pound match by technical fall, while Devin Anderson (113), Will Longenbaugh (120), Dakota Hornbuckle (152), Khy Mote (160) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) all won by forfeit.
The lone win for the Golden Tigers (0-3) came by forfeit by Derek Lester at 106 pounds.
In Poteau's win over Southside, all six Pirate wins were by pins coming from Anderson, Tustin, Francis, Sanchez, Gonzalez and Brewton.
In Talihina's loss to Southside, Lester won by decision, while Brian Collins (182 pounds) and Dylan Chancellor (195) both win by pinfall.
The next action for both the Golden and the Pirates will be their respective District Duals, with berths to next month's Dual State Tournament at stake.
The Golden Tigers will be in the Class 2A District Dual Tuesday night at Vian, while the Pirates will be in the Class 4A District Duals at Wagoner beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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