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!




  • Saints' Soccer Helps Edwards in Cancer Battle

    Duluth, MN ( --- St. Scholastica athletics department staff member Merissa Edwards was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia this past spring and has received some extra help from both the CSS men's and women's soccer teams.

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  • Luing's Smile a Staple on Eskomos Sideline

    Esko, MN ( --- If you've ever been to an Esko football game, chances are you've seen the smile of Eskomos sophomore cheerleader Mariah Luing, and it's that smile that mean more than most will ever know.

  • Still Coaching, SHS' Lehman Battles Parkinson's

    Superior, WI ( Hibbing, Minn. native George Lehman spent his senior year swimming at Superior High School before taking over as head coach more than a decade ago, but he's been through much more than probably anyone knows.

  • Deadrick Mother-Daugher Duo Cherish Final Season

    Superior, WI ( --- It's a special time for parents they get to watch their kids play a sport at the collegiate level, and that's what exactly what mother-daugher duo Lynne and Keely Deadrick have done for the past three seasons at UW-Superior.

  • Without a School, Hurricanes Turn to Church

    Poplar, WI ( --- They are 20 girls ranging from fourth to 12th grade, and all they want to do is play high school volleyball. The trouble is, they don't go to high school. Enter the Homeschool Hurricanes.

  • After Injury, Superior's Sanders Turns into Coach

    Superior, WI ( --- The Superior football team is off to a (2-1) start much in thanks to senior Nate Sanders who has a played a big role but certainly not the role he was expecting to play as his teammates are now calling him coach.

  • Proctor's Lemenager Gets it Done in the Ring

    Duluth, MN ( --- Proctor junior Amy Lemenager has been playing hockey all of her life but picked up a different pair of gloves, boxing gloves, three years ago to help her get in better shape on the ice and has fallen in love with it.

  • Wikiwiki Wahine Lives Up to "Speedy" Name

    Superior, WI ( --- Wikiwiki Wahine is Hawaiian for "speedy women," and that's been the idea ever since Duluth's Julie Deters gave her all-female Dragon Boat team that name eight years ago after one race turned into another and another.

  • Greyhounds' Romans on the Road to Recovery

    Duluth, MN ( --- Life for Duluth East senior Bailey Romans over the past year has seen both the good and the bad, but to her credit, the South Dakota State volleyball commit is deciding to focus on the good part of that.

  • Duluth's Schuder, Diaz Ready to Cox in College

    Duluth, MN ( --- Both Sophie Schuder and Alyssa Diaz are taking their talents as coxswains to the collegiate level and the Division I ranks, becoming the first ever coxswains from the Duluth Rowing Club to do so.