Sports highlights from the year 2018

The Tigers’ defense takes down Miami’s Raymond Galvan, who had a career night against the Vandals’ crosstown rival. Miami took the Copper Kettle and bragging rights for the next year in the oldest remaining football rivalry in the state. Photo by Hannah Brake.

January

A junior and a point guard at Globe High School, Robert Burries, Jr. set another career record for himself, scoring 2,000 points on Jan. 12. When GHS Principal Armenta presented BJ the basketball, his Globe Tiger teammates surrounded him in celebration, excited for his milestone.

Robert Burries, Jr. (BJ) is a junior and a point guard at Globe High School. On Friday, Jan. 12 he set another career record for himself, scoring 2,000 points. Silver Belt archives

Globe High School Pom Team won state third straight year

Mahlea Widner, Shanae Price, Adrian Curiel, Audri Hernandez and Presley Martinez competed at the 2017-2018 Arizona State Division II Coed state tournament Jan. 20, placing first and making the Globe High School Pom Team state champions for the third year in a row.

February

In February, Globe wrestlers competed at the Prescott Event Center for the Arizona State Wrestling Championships. Senior Riley Cline won first place in the 182-weight class, and Freshman Seth Durbin won sixth place in the 120-weight class.

October

The Globe High School football team joined in the homecoming parade in downtown Globe on a classic fire truck on Oct. 5. The homecoming mojo was short-lived, though, as later Friday the Tigers lost a nail-biter to Chandler Prep. Globe High School’s homecoming royalty for the 2018-2019 school year was (from right, below) Daniel Widner, Kayla Howard, BJ Burries and Homecoming Queen and King Camille Hudson and Luke Burgett (pictured, left).

Reportedly the second oldest high school football rivalry in Arizona, both Globe and Miami high schools geared up for the 99th annual game for the Copper Kettle in Miami.

In a statement issued prior to rivalry week, Globe Police Chief Dale Walters congratulated both schools for their participation in the annual rivalry.

“We encourage participation and hope it is done in a safe and friendly manner,” he said.

“We are encouraging parents to take responsibility for their students” both by monitoring their actions as well as taking the time “to speak with them about respecting other peoples’ property,” he said.

Miami Police Chief Israel Juarez also made a statement that his department would support efforts by the Globe police, as well as the Gila County Sheriff’s Office to “reduce any crime that might occur” surrounding the annual rivalry.

He encouraged Miami-area residents to celebrate “in a way that is safe, not only for themselves but for the community, as well.”

Weighing more than 100 pounds, the Copper Kettle is made entirely of copper and filled with small, copper footballs with the final score of each game on it.

Homecoming parade in Miami

Miami held its homecoming parade prior to squaring off against San Manuel. It was a beautiful day for a parade in Miami as students threw candy for the kids lining the street.

Hard-fought Copper Kettle battle goes to Vandals

The 99th Copper Kettle bowl was an epic battle between Globe and Miami, as the rivalry continued, and the Kettle moved west with the Vandals taking the prize with a 38-35 win over the Tigers. The Copper Kettle (pictured) moved to Miami High School and will remain there until the Tigers can take it back.

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