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!




  • Scholastica's Colvard Leads Off as a Leader

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Scholastica baseball coach Corey Kemp last weekend said his team will go as far in the NCAA Division III tournament as its leaders will take it --- namely senior outfielder Austin Colvard.

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  • From Gone to the NCAAs --- The UWS Story

    Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- It's been just nine months since UW-Superior officially brought back the women's golf program, but the journey to this year's NCAA Division III tournament has been much, much longer for senior Hayley Botten.

  • Taipale Sisters' Rivalry Benefits the Hunters

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Ashley Taipale has developed into a trusted pitcher for the Duluth Denfeld softball team --- she threw a perfect game just last week against Ashland --- but her choice of position wasn't really a decision she made by herself.

  • Seniors, New Coach Leading 'Hounds in 2016

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Nothing puts athletes in a good mood quite like winning, and this spring it's been all smiles for Joey Zwak and the rest of the Duluth East baseball team.

  • Guthrie Eyes Spot in Golden Glove Nationals

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Aiden Guthrie may be fighting this weekend because of a technicality, but that has not taken away any of his confidence or his determination headed into this weekend's Upper Midwest Golden Gloves tournament.

  • Duluth East's Holak Taking His Talents to D1

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Being the first person from his high school program to commit to a Division I comes with excitement, but for Bryce Holak, this was simply the next step in his playing career.

  • UMD's Wojo Saves Best for Last with 'Dogs Baseball

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) senior infielder Alex Wojciechowski has apparently been saving his best for last --- he leads the league this spring in home runs (14) and runs batted in (39).

  • With Future at UMD, Bender Chose the Wilderness

    Cloquet, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Forward Koby Bender skipped his senior season with Cloquet-Esko-Carlton to play with the Minnesota Wilderness—a move that is paying off for the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) recruit.

  • After Lightning Strike, Burke is Back in the Game

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Less than nine months after being struck by lightning at a golf course driving range, 13-year-old Nate Burke this weekend will play with his Duluth Denfeld peewee A team at the Minnesota state tournament.

  • Dahlman: On-Court Saint, Off-Court Savior

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- St. Scholastica basketball's sophomore forward Zach Dahlman's off-court endeavors are just as notable as his in-game performance—more so, in fact.