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!




  • Sands Turns from Student to Teacher in the Ring

    Duluth, MN ( --- While Al "The Haitian Temptation" Sands has quickly climbed the ranks as a professional boxer, that's not all he does now, and it's certainly not what he expected to do when he was younger.

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  • 'Jackets' Fairbanks Relies On Routine for Success

    Superior, WI ( --- University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) senior Tom Fairbanks has developed a routine for just about everything, but if that routine leads to the kind of results it has this spring, his coaches won't be asking him to change.

  • Kessler Battles Back, Ready for Postseason

    Cloquet, MN ( --- It's not how third year junior hockey player Jesse Kessler envisioned his final year in the North American Hockey League (NAHL), but the Minnesota Wilderness captain will be back just in time for playoffs this weekend.

  • Lemon Leads Lake Superior Lawmen on the Ice

    Duluth, MN ( --- Chip Lemon has been a hockey fan all of his life, but in 1998 when he moved back home to Duluth, Lemon helped to start the Lake Superior Lawmen with other Minnesota State Patrolmen and the Duluth Police Department.

  • After Knee Injuries, Overbye Happy at State

    Mountain Iron, MN ( --- For fans who will have the chance to watch the Mountain Iron-Buhl girls' basketball team play at the MSHSL Class A tournament, be sure to take notice of the bulky black brace on the starting point guard's right knee.

  • Brown's Leadership Has FDL Ojibwe at State

    Cloquet, MN ( --- Trevontae Brown is the only senior on this year's Fond du Lac Ojibwe boys' basketball team, and it is under his leadership that the Ogichidaag won the program's first-ever Section 7A championship.

  • Peterson Has Bright Future with Spartans

    Superior, WI ( --- The Superior girls' hockey team fell just one game short of advancing to the state tournament but the future looks bright for the Spartans who's leading scorer was just a freshman this season in Emma Peterson.

  • Peters Leads 'Jackets Into NCHA Playoffs

    Superior, WI ( --- While Olympic teams took home their hardware last week, the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) women's hockey team will lean on senior netminder Shanley Peters to win a trophy of their own in this weekend's NCHA playoffs.

  • H'Town's Danelski, East's Long Eye State Title in '15

    ( --- Hermantown's Madison Danelski and Duluth East's Keaton Long were among the favorites headed into last week's state ski meets. Although neither was able to claim the state's top prize, both have reason for optimism in 2015.

  • Hawkinson Has Sights Set on School Record

    McGregor, MN ( --- A season ago, McGregor's Abby Hawkinson became the highest scoring girls' basketball player in school history, but this year, the senior guard has her sights set on the all-time school record.