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!




  • Penguins Going For Third Straight Title

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) is home to a men's rugby team who, because of tradition, choose not to call themselves Bulldogs. Speaking of tradition—the team is playing for its third straight national title.

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  • At 7-Foot-2, Trapp Has Big Shoes to Fill for Esko

    Esko, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Sometimes, big things really do come in big packages --- and that's exactly what the Esko boys' basketball team hopes is true about 7-foot-2 sophomore center Adam Trapp.

  • Farrar Finds Home Away from Home with Saints

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Scoring 24 goals in the 2015 season, along with ten assists, has helped earn St. Scholastica men's soccer player Kyle Farrar the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Player of the Year distinction—but it almost didn't happen.

  • C-E-C's Suominen Continues to Outdo Herself

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Cloquet-Esko-Carlton freshman swimmer Makayla Suominen is only in her third year with the team, and she is almost consistently breaking pool and meet records in the 50m and 100m freestyle races.

  • Maijala, Boedigheimer Find Shared Success

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Cloquet High School cross country juniors Anja Maijala and Isaac Boedigheimer have found themselves as Lake Superior Conference boys' and girls' champions, respectively, and as members of a close-knit group of runners.

  • Proctor's Lemenager Changes Boxing Style

    Proctor, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Amy Lemenager is traveling to Nova Scotia to rematch with Taylor Ross on October 23—having defeating her once already at Lorenzi's Boxing—and has a new fighting strategy.

  • Gonzalez Leads Flock for Unbeaten Hawks

    Hermantown, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The 2015 Hermantown High School boys' soccer team is the first in the program's history to record a season with no losses; at front and center of the team—senior captain Siji Gonzalez, who scored twenty goals.

  • On the Leading Edge of Competitive Cheer

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- As a fifth-grader, Cloquet native Chelsie Waller knew what her passion was—and it was thanks to a movie.

  • Gassert: Work and Play with a Smile

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- St. Scholastica senior running back Chris Gassert is a laid-back guy, and his work ethic is best described by his current head coach.

  • Linzmeier's Final Yellowjacket Challenge

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) senior Sally Linzmeier represented the school for four years as a basketball player and a softball player; she leaves the hardwood team as the all-time leader in scoring and steals... but she's not satisfied yet.