Neil Macdonald sees the similarities. This year, though, he wants different results.
MACON -- Heritage Academy first-year softball coach Gary Harris always had lofty goals for his team. Now that one week remains in the regular season, those goals can now come into focus and be discussed more clearly.
STARKVILLE -- According to multiple reports, a season opening football matchup between Mississippi State University and Oklahoma State University is being considered by both schools.
STARKVILLE -- The 7-on-7 summer team coach of Mississippi State University freshman defensive back Will Redmond said he saw improper benefits occur during the recruitment of the four-star prospect.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University right guard Justin Malone just wasn't completely sure he was ready for college football in the Southeastern Conference.
The screams reverberating from the bus as it left Lady Trojan Field on Tuesday night reflect the intensity of the rivalry between the Neshoba Central and New Hope high school slow-pitch softball teams.
MACON -- Darrell Robinson doesn't mind that the tide has turned.
SCOOBA - East Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Billy Shed does not get to watch the offense when he is on the playing surface.
STARKVILLE -- Jonathan Banks is making the most of his opportunities. Through the first 47 minutes of the Mississippi State University football team's 28-10 victory against Auburn University on Saturday, the senior cornerback was challenged twice.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in 20 years, the Mississippi State University football team had a quarterback recognized as one of the conference's best.
Breanna Richardson still has the list. Replete with Southeastern Conference members University of Georgia, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama, Richardson's final collection of schools had a Southern flavor to it.
Liz Fields and Liz Byrne aren't allowing the Heritage Academy volleyball team to use inexperience as an excuse.
STEENS -- K.C. Cunningham and Justin Tate had no way of knowing how long it was going to take the Immanuel Christian football team to get its first victory of the 2012 season.
OXFORD -- Bo Wallace noticed it Monday when he made the short walk to his morning classes. A few more students stopped him to offer encouragement. There were a few more handshakes. A few more pats on the back.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama running back Jalston Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive guard Tobias Smith said he'd like to return for another season of college football.
STARKVILLE -- Not even an impromptu series of showers caused by the accidental turning on of the sprinkler system could cool off the Mississippi State University soccer team. Playing an atypical Sunday evening match, MSU used a golden-goal by Jasmine Simmons to defeat the University of Southern Mississippi 1-0 at the MSU Soccer Field.
WEST POINT -- Mississippi State University women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm had an ambitious wish list when she took over the Lady Bulldogs program.
STARKVILLE -- Dominating is a word the Mississippi State University football team rarely gets to use when it plays Auburn University. On Saturday, MSU controlled nearly every aspect of the game in a 28-10 victory before a sellout crowd of 56,111 at Scott Field at Davis Wade Stadium. The sellout, the ninth largest in stadium history, was the 18th in a row.
STARKVILLE -- This is officially Tyler Russell's offense at Mississippi State University. For nearly three years, the junior quarterback has been referred to as the future, but Saturday he proved his present is something to behold.
1. Columbus basketball teams sweep Tupelo HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Tigers' Sunday best adds to special day LOCAL COLUMNS
3. MSU's Collins transitions from catcher to third base COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Schaefer wants Bulldogs to maintain attacking mind-set COLLEGE SPORTS