Football

  • University of Northern Iowa junior quarterback Aaron Bailey is one of 32 players named to the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Performer of the Year watch list.

A native of Bolingbrook, Ill., Bailey has 470 rushing yards on 87 carries this season while passing for 662 yards. His yards per completion average of 14.0 leads the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Walleye fishing

  • Waterloo's Neil Hammargren and Cedar Falls' Doug Newhoff capped the 2015 Walleye Anglers Trail season with a victory Sunday on the Mississippi River at Bellevue.

Hammargren and Newhoff recorded a five-walleye limit of 38.76 pounds to edge out Waterloo native Tommy Skarlis and partner Jeff Lahr of Dubuque, who finished at 37.49 pounds. Skarlis and Lahr had the big fish of the tournament with a 10.17-pounder and also wrapped up the 2015 Team of the Year title over Dubuque's Maury Schmerbach and Mike Glynn. Hammargren and Newhoff were fourth in the final standings despite a zero in the season's second qualifier. Approximately 40 teams fished the four W.A.T. qualifiers during the season.

Anglers met with steady river conditions at Bellevue with the walleyes on an aggressive fall bite. Newhoff and Hammargren caught their fish pitching jigs and casting crankbaits, while Skarlis and Lahr worked the face of a wingdam with stickbaits for most of their fish.

  • Cedar Falls' Doug Bonwell and Greg Mahlstead used a big second-day comeback to secure the Cedar Valley Walleye Club's Team of the Year honor Sunday on the Mississippi River at Lansing.

Bonwell and Mahlstead caught one 2-pound walleye early Saturday before a blown engine ruined their day. However, they rebounded on the second day with a five-fish limit weighing 14.58 pounds for a 16.72-pound total good for second place in the tournament and the season championship. Their catch included a 7 1/2-pound walleye that was big fish of the event.

Chad Osthoff and Tad Boardman from the Lansing area won the tournament with 18.18 pounds.

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