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!




  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Heinitz a Fountain of Youth for 'Toppers Tennis

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Tennis players know that when you judge an opponent on appearance, you get blown off the court. Even if you play No. 1 singles, never underestimate the girl on the other side of the net --- even if she's only 12 years old.

  • Esko's Mr. Football Candidate: A Normal Guy

    Esko, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Although Jaxson Turner can be found representing Esko High School on multiple fields of play, being a preseason pick for Minnesota's 2015 Mr. Football is an indicator of his skill on the gridiron.

  • Twin Ports Dance Rivals Team Up to Teach

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Denfeld Shoreliners' and the Marshall Divas' dance lines only occasionally meet, and when they do, it's friendly competition; although they combine forces to host a camp where they teach techniques and routines to younger dancers.

  • Former Hunter Shares Experience on the Gridiron

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Over two weeks before their season opener, the Denfeld High School football team had a visitor at practice... one who was in their shoes not too long ago. Head Coach Frank Huie remembers the day he first met his old player.

  • In Teaching Tennis, Kronzer Able to Learn

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- From his days as captain of the Marshall tennis team, to his current post as captain of the St. Olaf tennis team... and coaching Longview Tennis Club's Junior Team Tennis programs... leadership is nothing new to Joey Kronzer.

  • Musicianship Leads to Paddling Success

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- Being musically inclined may not sound like a trait that helps in sports... until you meet Kasey Slocum, who was selected for the U24 Team USA dragon boating team.

  • Huskies Prepare for All-Star Game

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Duluth Huskies lead the North Division with the most selections to the division's All-Star roster, although Matt McLaughlin will not participate due to injury, and the Huskies go into the All-Star break after sweeping Waterloo!