Poteau wrestlers defeat Talihina in first home dual of season

In the first of their two home wrestling duals of the season, the Poteau Pirates handled the Talihina Golden Tigers 76-12 Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.The Pirates (7-4 in duals this season) won 12 of the 13 matches in Tuesday night's dual. Of those 12 wins, Poteau won seven of them by pins.The lone win for the Golden Tigers (0-1) was a forfeit at 113 pounds by Derek Lester after there was a double forfeit at 106 pounds to begin the dual.The Golden Tigers will be in the Okmulgee Tournament Friday and Saturday to end their pre-Christmas Break action.The Pirates will be off until a westward trip later this month. The Pirates will be in a triangular beginning at noon next Thursday in Blanchard along with Newcastle. Then, the Pirates will be in the two-day Weatherford Tournament Dec. 16-17 to end the pre-Christmas Break portion of their season.