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!




  • Fast Draw Championship About Targets, Flair

    Superior, WI ( --- More than 50 people gathered this past weekend in Superior and welcomed the idea of real guns going off at the Wisconsin State Fast Draw Championship at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds.

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  • Duluth Rowing Club Hits the Open Water

    Duluth, MN ( --- This past weekend, hundreds took in the 111th annual Duluth International Rowing Regatta at Park Point, but most of the time at the Duluth Rowing Club, it's just the athletes and the open water.

  • A Few Rainy Days Can't Slow Cloquet's Conklin

    Cloquet, MN ( --- Cloquet's Brandon Conklin is a baseball player, so much so that even when bad weather cancels a scheduled game, he'll improvise and instead have a practice, powering through a few rainy days for his love of the game.

  • Huskies Take a Break, Hit Lake Superior to Fish

    Duluth, MN ( --- The Duluth Huskies are baseball players by night during the summer, but on Tuesday, a handful of the guys were anglers by day as they tried their luck aboard the "Happy Hooker" charter fishing boat.

  • Harbor City Roller Dames Celebrate 5th Season

    Duluth, MN ( --- The Harborcity Roller Dames recently wrapped up their fifth season in the Northland, but even as one of the nation's fastest growing female sports, it's still relatively unknown even though there's a lot more to it than pushing and shoving.

  • Despite MS, Meller Set to Run Garry Bjorklund

    Duluth, MN ( --- Superior's Alyssa Meller will be among those trying to complete a first-ever Garry Bjorklund half marathon this weekend, but those 13.1 miles pale in comparison to what's she been through the past five years.

  • Ely's Shusta Suffers Injury, May Return for State

    Ely, MN ( --- The Ely baseball team was planning on dedicating this week's state tournament to severely injured teammate Bobby Shusta, but the Timberwolves are holding out hope he may be to join them on the field come Thursday.

  • Ely's Track and Field Team Overcomes Hurdle

    Ely, MN ( --- On Friday, Ely senior Mark Heiman will compete at the MSHSL Track and Field meet in the triple jump which comes after a season spent training on grass and gravel at Ely Memorial High School.

  • Special Olympic Lifters Showcase Skills at CSS

    Duluth, MN ( --- Earlier this month, some of the best powerlifters gathered for the sixth annual Twin Ports Raw Open at St. Scholastica, including several Special Olympic athletes who taught the rest of the field that powerlifting is all about having fun.

  • After Cancer, Back to Baseball & Back to Life

    Culver, MN ( --- South Ridge senior baseball player Matt Wood has fought and won one of the most important and difficult battles imaginable, and he did it all before his high school graduation.