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!




  • Altmanns Enjoying Final Days Together

    Duluth, MN ( --- 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.

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  • Lightning Strikes Twice at South Shore

    PORT WING, Wisc. ( -- 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. ( --- 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. ( -- 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.

  • Relentless Rangers Aim For State Championship

    MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. ( -- The Mountain Iron-Buhl girls' basketball team, at 16-0, is undefeated since the Rangers' last trip to the state tournament, and aims to win the championship this year.

  • Twin Ports Sister Act for Gillanders Family

    Duluth, MN ( --- University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) senior Brienna Gillanders played against her younger sister Britannia this season when Lindenwood visited AMSOIL Arena, and after that experience she says she's lucky she doesn't have to play against her other little sibling --- Brooklyn.

  • Sisters Share Figure Skating Spotlight

    Duluth, MN ( -- The Duluth Figure Skating Club is home to many successful athletes and coaches, but three sisters stand out because of their success and their friendship.

  • Nostalgia for Hockey Alumni

    Duluth, MN ( -- Local hockey players relive their glory days in the third annual Congdon v. Glen Avon alumni match, where they preserve both rivalries and friendships in a best-of-five series.

  • Reinertsen a Scoring Powerhouse for LCA

    Duluth, MN ( -- Lakeview Christian Academy's Eva Reinertsen is a strong competitor on the court, averaging nearly 26 points per game while helping to lead the Lions to a winning season.

  • Bowling Tourney Aims to Help Troops' Kids

    Duluth, MN ( --- Bowlers from across the Northland (and Canada) competed in the third annual Duluth Airmen Scholarship Tournament at Country Lanes North on December 13th.