The Poteau High School basketball teams began their seasons on Tuesday. Now, it's the wrestlers' turn.
The Pirates will begin their 2011-12 season at 7 p.m. Thursday in Glenpool before going to the two-day Jay Border Wars, which will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.
“We're real anxious,” second-year Poteau Coach Chris Barbee said. “We've been beating up on each other. We're just anxious to go compete against some other people. We want to put a person out there at each weight class. Our numbers are down a little bit, but I think our quality is up. We don't have a lot, but what we have I really like — and I like our progress. The kids want to work hard, and they have been working hard. If you work hard, good things will happen to you.”
Date Opponent(s) Time
Dec. 1 at Glenpool 7 p.m.
Dec. 2-3 Jay Border Wars 2 p.m.
Dec. 6 Talihina 7 p.m.
Dec. 15 Newcastle, at Blanchard Noon
Dec. 15 at Blanchard 1 p.m.
Dec. 16-17 Weatherford Tournament Noon
Jan. 3 Sequoyah-Tahlequah at Vian 5 p.m.
Jan. 3 at Vian 6 p.m.
Jan. 5 at Quinton 7 p.m.
Jan. 6-7 at Cushing Tournament Noon
Jan. 10 at Stilwell 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 at Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside 7 p.m.
Jan. 19 District Duals in Wagoner 4 p.m.
Jan. 20-21 at Sallisaw Tournament Noon
Jan. 24 Liberty at Keys (Park Hill) 6 p.m.
Jan. 24 at Keys (Park Hill) 7 p.m.
Jan. 27-28 Maverick Conf. Tour.-x Noon
Jan. 31 Fort Gibson 7 p.m.
Feb. 10-11 Dual State Tournament TBA.
Feb. 17-18 Regional Tour. at TBA Noon
Feb. 24-25 State Tournament-y TBA.
x — At Poteau, possibly at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
y — at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.