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By Amber Kuehn, Helena IR

Practice begins at 3:30 p.m. today for the Carroll College football team, as the defending Frontier Conference champions open their fall camp. The Saints will then begin two-a-days on Friday with sessions at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with just shorts and helmets. Saturday they’ll don pads for the first time this fall.

Carroll head coach Mike Van Diest is ready to get the season going after a productive summer.

“We’ve had over 70 players here for the month of June and July,” the coach said. “It’s been great. The last couple years have been outstanding, and this time of year it’s all about getting the new freshmen and transfers in here to go with the veterans.”

Van Diest expects to have around 135 athletes in fall camp.

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The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday announced that executive vice president Bryan Wiedmeier has signed a contract extension. President Alec Scheiner made the announcement. 

"We're extremely fortunate to have a person like Bryan contribute to our team, and it was an easy decision to offer this extension," Scheiner said. "There are a select number of people who are successful enough in this league to establish 30-year careers, and even fewer who do it with the amount of class, respect and kindness Bryan does each day. I've worked on multiple stadium-development projects, and Bryan has been an integral catalyst in all aspects of the renovation, making sure our team and Cleveland receives the first-rate stadium they deserve."

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By: Amber Kuehn, Helena Independent Record

Just when it looked as though defense was going to set the tone for Carroll's final spring football scrimmage Friday, the offense took over.

After the Saints’ offense was held to a three-and-out on the first series, Team Purple responded by scoring on the next three drives. The offense effectively moved the chains throughout the hour-and-a-half-long scrimmage, using a good mix of run and pass plays and getting good protection from the offensive line. A number of different players got involved, and the offense never once turned the ball over.

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By Curt Synness, Helena Independent Record

In this day and age of specialization, Troy Arntson is a rare five-sport athlete. The Helena High senior competes in football, basketball and track and field for the Bengals; hockey for the high school Helena Bighorns; and baseball for the American Legion Helena Senators.

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By: Al Marks, Beartooth NBC

Let's start off on the gridiron where the Carroll College Fighting saints wrapped up spring practice this afternoon with their final scrimmage over at Nelson Stadium. Head Coach Mike Van Diest and his staff had 90 players on hand looking to move up the depth chart before next fall.

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Football Questionnaire 

Online Questionnaire

Interested in playing football for Carroll? Fill out this questionnaire, send it in, and let Coach Van Diest know that you're serious about playing for the Saints!

You can also download a PDF version of the questionnaire and send it in to Coach Van Diest as well.

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