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 the Evergreeens, Numbers Don't Matter

    Minong, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Football is certainly a game of numbers --- yards, touchdowns, turnovers, and points --- in Northwood-Solon Springs, though, the biggest math problem these days is addition by subtraction.

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  • With Big Shoes to Fill, Johnson Leads the Way

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- It was Nick Mehlum, two years ago, who led the Superior football team to its first ever Big Rivers Conference title.Now, it looks like that team has found another gem in Gunner Johnson. And yes, he has a gun.

  • Sister Act: Superior's Thul Twins Bicker, But Win

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Hannah and Allie Thul have developed into one of the best doubles tennis pairings in northwestern Wisconsin, and, like any team sport, their success is all about chemistry.

  • Huskies' Amaral Excels in Leadoff Role

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A leadoff batter in baseball is like the person who sets the table, and Duluth Huskies center fielder Daniel Amaral this season has been pretty good at getting his teammates ready to eat.

  • Duluth's Ham Working to Earn His Place in NFL

    Mankato, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- C.J. Ham grew up in Duluth and on many Sundays, he wore a Minnesota Vikings uniform to root for his favorite team. But now, the Duluth Denfeld product is wearing a Vikings jersey for another reason.

  • UMD Grad Hughes Focused on 2018 Olympics

    Rochester, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- When the rest of the world turns its focus on the Olympics in Rio next month, 2016 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) graduate Hanna Hughes will have her sights set further down the road.

  • Miracle League Breaking Baseball's Barriers

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- For many, playing little league baseball was part of growing up, but there is one league in Duluth, Minn. that doesn't take any of it for granted.

  • Duluth FC Turns Twin Ports Foes to Friends

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Scholastica's Kyle Farrar and UW-Superior's Ben Wilhelm are used to being foes on the soccer field --- it's being friends that was the new part this summer.

  • Players Come for the Soccer, Stay for the Culture

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- For decades, the game of soccer has brought people of different cultures together. The Northland is no exception. Each year, soccer unites players from Duluth with those from Sweden.

  • Walters, Wrazidlo Prep for Junior Olympics

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- For Duluth, Minn. natives Jesse Walters and Evan Wrazidlo, everything next week at the United States Boxing National Junior Olympics will move a little faster than usual.