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!




  • Relentless Rangers Aim For State Championship

    MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. ( -- The Mountain Iron-Buhl girls' basketball team, at 16-0, is undefeated since the Rangers' last trip to the state tournament, and aims to win the championship this year.

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  • Twin Ports Sister Act for Gillanders Family

    Duluth, MN ( --- University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) senior Brienna Gillanders played against her younger sister Britannia this season when Lindenwood visited AMSOIL Arena, and after that experience she says she's lucky she doesn't have to play against her other little sibling --- Brooklyn.

  • Sisters Share Figure Skating Spotlight

    Duluth, MN ( -- The Duluth Figure Skating Club is home to many successful athletes and coaches, but three sisters stand out because of their success and their friendship.

  • Nostalgia for Hockey Alumni

    Duluth, MN ( -- Local hockey players relive their glory days in the third annual Congdon v. Glen Avon alumni match, where they preserve both rivalries and friendships in a best-of-five series.

  • Reinertsen a Scoring Powerhouse for LCA

    Duluth, MN ( -- Lakeview Christian Academy's Eva Reinertsen is a strong competitor on the court, averaging nearly 26 points per game while helping to lead the Lions to a winning season.

  • Bowling Tourney Aims to Help Troops' Kids

    Duluth, MN ( --- Bowlers from across the Northland (and Canada) competed in the third annual Duluth Airmen Scholarship Tournament at Country Lanes North on December 13th.

  • With No ACL, Saints' Hansen Continues On

    Duluth, MN ( --- When Josh Hansen tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee near the beginning of his freshman season with the St. Scholastica men's hockey team, he admits the thought of being out for more than a year crossed his mind.

  • Linzmeier On the Brink of Breaking UWS Record

    Superior, WI ( --- University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) senior guard Sally Linzmeier is just 20 points shy of breaking the UWS women's basketball all-time scoring record of 1,300 points set by Sandy Eilertsen in 1987.

  • Tremblay Takes Long Trail Back to Snocross

    Aurora, MN ( --- After sitting out half of last season with a broken leg, Quebec native Tremblay is excited to start his engine on the 2014-15 season at the AMSOIL Duluth National Snocross on Friday at Spirit Mountain.

  • UMD's Ervin Takes Long Road Back to Romano

    Duluth, MN ( --- The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men's basketball team played it first game at Romano Gym of this young season on Tuesday, but for fifth-year senior Brett Ervin, it was his first game at home in 640 days.