Author Archives: Mike Smith

About Mike Smith

Mike Smith has been with Hometown Media Group since 2007, serving as the company’s Sports Editor. Mike has been commended for his work by the New York Press Association, winning awards in 2008 for “Best Sports Feature” and again in 2009 as part of a team that put together “The Game,” a breakdown of the Harrison-Rye football rivalry, which won for “Best Special Section.” His weekly column, “Live Mike,” offers his unique insights into a broad range of topics in the sports world. He resides in Eastchester, N.Y. and spends most of his free time serving as the player-manager for a competitive men’s baseball team in New York City. Reach Mike at 914-653-1000 x22 or sports@hometwn.com; follow him on Twitter @LiveMike_Sports.

Column: A frontrunner’s lament

Well sports fans, here we are; the NHL playoffs are upon us and the Rangers are the best team in the NHL, winner of the President’s Trophy and squaring off against a first-round foe in Pittsburgh that seems to be in disarray. Why then, as a fan of the Blueshirts, am I absolutely terrified? See, […]

New Ro falls to Pirates

By MIKE SMITH On April 7, the New Rochelle Huguenots nearly came away with their first win of the season, dropping a tough game to Pearl River 10-9 in what may have been their best performance of the season so far. Despite the loss, however, New Rochelle coach Brian Violante is starting to see signs […]

Eagles fall to Dutchmen

By MIKE SMITH After a tough winter limited their time on the field, the Eastchester Eagles dropped their home opener to Tappan Zee on April 6, falling to a good Dutchmen team 9-2. According to Eastchester coach Chris Walpole, the young Eastchester squad will look to bounce back from the loss and hopes to hit […]

Huskies return from Florida

By MIKE SMITH Although the winter weather conspired to keep the Harrison baseball team inside for much of the preseason, the Huskies made the most of their spring break last week, when they traveled to Fort Pierce, Fla., for a condensed spring training experience. After scrimmaging five times down South, the Huskies returned to New […]

Girls Lacrosse

4/1 Rye d. Scarsdale 14-9 Rye had a strong showing against Scarsdale, downing the Raiders 14-9 to win its first in-section game of the season. Charlotte Tucci had four goals to lead Rye and Abby Abate added three of her own in the winning effort. For Scarsdale, Michaela Nicholas and Sarah Melman combined for six […]

Column: An Opening Day holiday

This past Monday was as just about as close as a sports fan can come to Nirvana. Wall-to-wall Opening Day baseball, an exciting NCAA championship basketball game and a thrilling overtime win for the surging New York Rangers. It doesn’t get much better than that. Heck, any one of these things, on its own, makes […]

Garnets fall in opener

By MIKE SMITH After a preseason that was impacted by bad weather, the Rye Garnets finally opened up their 2015 schedule on March 31, taking on a powerful Fordham Prep team at home. Although the Rams came away with a 6-5 win over the Garnets, Rye’s coaching staff is still confident that the season will […]

Huskies start hot

By MIKE SMITH Through the first three games of the 2015 season, Harrison’s lacrosse team is continuing to show signs of improvement. With a 7-6 win over Irvington on March 28, the Huskies find themselves undefeated as they ready a young, but talented, group for league play.  With the score tied late in the fourth […]

Huskies open with win

By MIKE SMITH Under first-year head coach Caitlin Rooney, the Harrison girls lacrosse team has gotten off to a fine start, soaring in its season opener on March 26 with a 9-5 win over Nanuet.  Freshman Brianna Losito’s three-goal, two-assist effort led the way for Harrison, who also got solid performances from Maddy Specht, who […]

Tigers fall to Broncos

By MIKE SMITH On March 26, two of the preeminent lacrosse programs in the section kicked off the 2015 season against one another when the Mamaroneck Tigers took on reigning Class C champion Bronxville in the spring opener for both teams. Despite a competitive start to the game for the Tigers, it wasn’t long before […]