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Headline Story: HAWLEY, Minn. — Barnesville wasn’t ready to give up its rivalry trophy with Hawley. The Trojans practiced twice a day this week — before and after school — to prepare for the “Battle for Lee’s Paddle."

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On Wednesday night, they made sure the paddle stayed in Barnesville.

The Trojans dominated on both sides of the ball in a 28-12 win over the Nuggets at Dale Skallerud Athletic Complex in Hawley on Wednesday. It was the fifth time the teams played for Lee’s Paddle, with the Trojans now winning the last three. The trophy is in honor of Lee Eklund, a longtime Hawley teacher and coach who died from colon cancer in 2017.

“It’s the biggest rivalry we play every year and it's always the most competitive,” Barnesville senior running back Cameron Heng said. “And now that the paddle is there, it just adds more fuel to the fire.”

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Barnesville's Cameron Heng takes on Hawley's Carson Brew during Section 8AA play in Hawley on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. 
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Barnesville's Cameron Heng takes on Hawley's Carson Brew during Section 8AA play in Hawley on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. David Samson / The Forum

  • MINNEAPOLIS — Anthony Edwards spent all offseason working on his shot. Catch and shoot, off the bounce, everything. But the work didn’t stop there.

    In the days leading up to Minnesota’s season opener, Edwards texted his trainer, Justin Holland, informing him late-night gym sessions were in order.

    There was more work to do and more shots to get up and a breakout party to prepare for. The party was Wednesday at Target Center. Thousands of Timberwolves fans were invited.

    And it was a rager.

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards pounds his chest after hitting a three-pointer against the Houston Rockets during the second quarter Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Target Center in Minneapolis. Nick Wosika / USA Today Sports
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards pounds his chest after hitting a three-pointer against the Houston Rockets during the second quarter Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Target Center in Minneapolis. Nick Wosika / USA Today Sports

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