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!




  • 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.

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  • 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!

  • Father and Son: Rivals on the Links

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The 2015 Cloquet Golf Invitiational saw father and son competing with each other... although you really only compete against yourself and the course, right?

  • Home-Grown Bodybuilder Shows Off

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Carl Sievert finally gets a chance to show off the progress he's made as a professional natural (no drugs) bodybuilder when the Drug Free Athletes Coalition (DFAC) Minnesota Mayhem show comes to his hometown in September.

  • Teeing Off a Creative Solution

    Carlton, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Pine Hill Golf Club owner Jim Barry has an interesting solution to a problem that he saw in the golfing industry, and he would like to see it become a Northland trend.

  • Sprint Car Racing: A Family Sporting Affair

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The feelings inspired by high-speed driving are completely different from each other. In the driver's seat, you will likely feel adrenaline and the joy of speed. From the stands, as a father, you are sometimes fearful.