Athlete of the Week




Do you know an outstanding athlete? Maybe the standout varsity quarterback or the star of the neighborhood t-ball team. Well if you know somebody like this, then our sports department at KBJR and KDLH would love to profile them for our weekly “Athlete of the Week segment.


Athletes nominated can come from any sport at any level. Our sports team is focused on covering the entire range of outstanding athletes from youth sports to high school athletes to college heroes.


So how does the whole thing work?


Each week NNCNOW.COM will accept Athlete of the Week nominations using our online submission form. Those, nominations will then be sent to our news team who will select an athlete to profile each week.


He or she will then be contacted by our news team to do a profile style Athlete of the Week segment which will on Wednesdays during the KBJR 6 and Range 11 News at Six.




Think you know a potential "Athlete of the Week"? 
Submit a Nomination on their behalf!




  • Musicianship Leads to Paddling Success

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- Being musically inclined may not sound like a trait that helps in sports... until you meet Kasey Slocum, who was selected for the U24 Team USA dragon boating team.

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  • Huskies Prepare for All-Star Game

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Huskies lead the North Division with the most selections to the division's All-Star roster, although Matt McLaughlin will not participate due to injury, and the Huskies go into the All-Star break after sweeping Waterloo!

  • Father and Son: Rivals on the Links

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The 2015 Cloquet Golf Invitiational saw father and son competing with each other... although you really only compete against yourself and the course, right?

  • Home-Grown Bodybuilder Shows Off

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Carl Sievert finally gets a chance to show off the progress he's made as a professional natural (no drugs) bodybuilder when the Drug Free Athletes Coalition (DFAC) Minnesota Mayhem show comes to his hometown in September.

  • Teeing Off a Creative Solution

    Carlton, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Pine Hill Golf Club owner Jim Barry has an interesting solution to a problem that he saw in the golfing industry, and he would like to see it become a Northland trend.

  • Sprint Car Racing: A Family Sporting Affair

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The feelings inspired by high-speed driving are completely different from each other. In the driver's seat, you will likely feel adrenaline and the joy of speed. From the stands, as a father, you are sometimes fearful.

  • Family Tradition Takes Shooter to State

    Proctor, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Tim Herstad remembers his son Hunter's first kill. Hunter, on the other hand, remembers his first gun. The two bonded over a love for hunting, and now Hunter is on his way to the state trap shooting tournament.

  • Dodd Wraps Up Prep Career at State

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Duluth Marshall's Jack Dodd has one last date with an MSHSL tournament—this time, the multi-sport athlete takes on singles tennis.

  • Salvation Army Grows Well-Rounded Athletes

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Salvation Army's Rookie Basketball Association (RBA) aims to grow the next crop of student athletes at the elementary school level; instilling the love of sports and the life lessons that go along with them.

  • Aurora Archer Hunts for Gold Medal

    Aurora, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Breanna Theodore will travel to Yankton, SD to compete in the World Youth Outdoor Archery Championships the week of June 8-14. What became a passion for her began as a way to bond with her father, Mike.