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2014 big year for parish athletics

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A look at some the top area sports stories over the past 12 months
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Top Left: Photo by TOM MORRIS/LATechSportsPix.com - Junior running back Kenneth Dixon broke the Louisiana Tech record for career rushing yards (3,410 career rushing yards) during the 2014 season. Right: Photo by DARRELL JAMES - Tyler Summitt became sixth head coach of the Lady Techsters basketball program in April. Bottom Right: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT - Grambling State University head football coach Broderick Fobbs guided his team to an impressive turnaround after two straight one-win seasons, earning Southwestern Athletic Conference and Louisiana Sports Writers Association Coach of the Year accolades in the process.

In the midst of New Year’s Day festivities, the Ruston Daily Leader takes a look back at the many reasons Lincoln Parish sports fans had to celebrate in 2014:

BULLDOGS GO BOWLING FOR HOLIDAYS
On a drizzly, overcast day at the Cotton Bowl, the Bulldogs made Tech Nation proud as they took a 35-18 win over Illinois in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.

It was a big day with big plays in “Big D” for the Skip Holtz-guided Bulldogs.

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