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 Kids and Adults, Playing Outside is Fun

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Most Northlanders would agree that any day spent outside is a good one --- and if you can spend that time outdoors playing hockey, it's even better.

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  • Newest Saint Aims to Have UMAC's Best Hair

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) men's basketball team got a new addition to its roster when Esko native Kory Deadrick transferred from the University of St. Thomas.

  • Wetterlind: Humble Beginnings to Excellence

    Proctor, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Jordan Wetterlind has become Proctor's leading all-time scorer in boys' basketball... and a far cry from the player he was when he first stepped on the court.

  • Mattson's Thunderhawk Swan Song

    Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Mitch Mattson knew as a child that he wanted to play hockey for North Dakota (UND), but as time wound down, he chose to play his senior season at Grand Rapids High School.

  • Spartans' Emma Peterson: A Dual-Threat

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- The Superior High School girls' hockey team experimented with junior Emma Peterson's placement and, so far, the results have been pleasing.

  • After Deciding on Hoops, Kane Found Her Path

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Like pretty much every kid in northern Minnesota, Grand Rapids, Minn. native Kenzie Kane had a choice to make very early on in life --- hockey or basketball.

  • ...And Then There Was One Altmann Bro.

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth East boys' hockey team once again has an Altmann as its captain—and Ash is determined to return to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) tournament and win.

  • Myer Can Now Focus on Senior Spartan Season

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- The college search is one of the most stressful times in a high school student's life—more so if said student is deciding where he wants to play college basketball.

  • Hibbert Aided by His Father's Legacy

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Minnesota native Tucker Hibbert finished second in the AMSOIL National Snocross (but remains the points leader on the tour), and he his biggest cheerleader (his father) as his chief mechanic.

  • 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.