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!




  • For Miller, Juniors About More than Hockey

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- While playing high school school hockey in Superior, Aaron Miller was one of those guys you hated to play against. Now, though, he's in juniors, and some of his old rivals are happy to have him on their side.

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  • Hometown Brothers Share UMD Pitching Duty

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) – The UMD men’s baseball team finally gets to play at home, and that means the Stocke brothers of Hermantown finally get to play in front of some familiar faces.

  • For Sands, A Trip to Haiti is a Trip Home

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Professional boxer Al Sands has always gone by the nickname 'The Haitian Temptation,' but now with a planned mission trip to his native country, he plans to make it more of a lifestyle.

  • Curling Fosters Community over Competition

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Curling's culture, as evidenced by pro-am events like the House of Hearts charity bonspiel (where pros donate their time and amateurs' entry fees benefit St. Luke's), is one of community.

  • Here's Why Dodgeball Is a Sport

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Edison Charter Schools' Legacy Foundation hosted a dodgeball tournament to help fund improved education for students; although it isn't thought of as a sport in the traditional sense, participants saw it as more than a playground game.

  • For Kirvesniemi, Lake Placid's a Family Thing

    Lake Placid, NY (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Scholastica senior skier Anita Kirvesniemi this week is competing at the NCAA nordic championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., and she's doing so on the same course her parents skied in 1980 as part of the Winter Olympic Games.

  • Altmanns Enjoying Final Days Together

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- With the Duluth East boys' hockey team on its way back to the MSHSL Class AA tournament for a seventh straight season, brothers Nick and Ash Altmann have pretty similar thoughts.

  • Lightning Strikes Twice at South Shore

    PORT WING, Wisc. (NNCNOW.com) -- 11 years after Jolene Anderson graduated from South Shore with the high school scoring record for girls' basketball, Cardinal forward and University of Iowa commit Megan Gustafson managed to outdo her role model.

  • With Records Near, Proctor Duo Pushes On

    PROCTOR, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) --- Proctor senior Krista Mottonen and junior Lexie DeWall are both coming closer and closer to setting records for the Proctor girls' basketball team, and both will be the first to tell you they have the other to thank.

  • Daily Challenge is Nothing for IPC Athletes

    CABLE, Wisc. (NNCNOW.com) -- At the 2015 IPC Nordic Skiing Championship, athletes from Team USA, as well as other teams, can easily make you forget the physical challenges they face as they compete for international acclaim.