Poteau soccer teams open season Saturday in Sykes Invitational

The Poteau Pirates and Lady Pirates soccer teams will open their 2013 seasons Saturday in the Sykes Invitational, which this year will be played at three different sites due to its normal site, Ben Geren Park, having its soccer field too wet on which to play.Both teams will play back-to-back at the three sites being used this year — Van Buren (Ark.) High School, Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside and Greenwood (Ark.) high schools.The Pirates will play Van Buren at 10 this morning, followed by the Lady Pirates facing Van Buren at 11 this morning. Both games will be at Van Buren.Their next two games will be at Northside against the host team, with the Pirates hitting the field at 2 this afternoon and the Lady Pirates at 3 p.m.The Poteau teams' final games will be at Greenwood against Mena, Ark. The Pirates will meet Mena at 5 p.m., and the girls will play Mena at 6 p.m.