Poteau wrestlers open season with win over Van Buren

The 2013-14 season got started in fine fashion for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team — an undermanned squad at that.Still missing some matmen who are playing this afternoon in the Class 4A state title football game, the Pirates still were able to open their season on the mat with a 42-36 win over the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers on Thursday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.