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; follow him on Twitter @LiveMike_Sports.

Garnets enter postseason

    By MIKE SMITH After a long regular season campaign, Rye’s lacrosse teams are set for postseason play this week, as both Garnet teams are primed for the lacrosse playoffs that kick off on May 14. After an 11-5 season, the boys team earned a No. 3 seed in the Class B playoffs and […]

Column: Deflate-great!

“More probable than not.” In the grand scheme of things—or in a court of law—those four words aren’t too damning. But as they relate to Tom Brady’s part in “Deflategate,” they’re more than powerful enough to ensure that the golden boy gets his just deserts. Last week, an NFL-sponsored report into the Patriots’ ball-deflating scandal […]

Huguenots top Tigers

By MIKE SMITH With a gritty win over Mamaroneck on May 1, it seems that things may be turning around for New Rochelle’s baseball team as the season heads into the home stretch. At 5-7 on the season, the Huguenots appear to be playing their best baseball of the season as they head into a […]

Huguenots roundup

Girls Softball 5/4 Eastchester d. New Rochelle 6-4 On May 4, the Eastchester Eagles picked up their ninth victory of the season with a come-from-behind 6-4 win against a solid New Rochelle team. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Eagles got a boost from the bat of Victoria Biancavilla, who blasted […]

Eagles topple New Ro

By MIKE SMITH On May 4, the Eastchester Eagles picked up their ninth victory of the season with a come-from-behind 6-4 win against a solid New Rochelle team. As the Eagles gear up for the home stretch, head coach Chris Walpole believes that Monday’s game could serve as a confidence-booster for the 9-4 ball club. […]

Gurgitano remembered

By MIKE SMITH On May 2, the communities of Harrison and Rye banded together to celebrate the life of a young man taken too soon, as they participated in the first-ever Andrew Gurgitano Memorial Baseball Game, in honor of the Harrison junior who died unexpectedly on Nov. 8, 2014.  Hundreds of Gurgitano’s friends, family members, […]

Column: Pay-Per-Boos

If there are two certainties in life, they are death and taxes. If there is another one, it’s that a high-profile Pay-Per-View featuring Floyd Mayweather will inevitably be a dud. I’ve been a boxing fan for years; the kind of fan who will gladly tune into a fight on SNY between two boxers I’ve never […]

Eagles hit milestones

By MIKE SMITH Over the past week, a duo of Eastchester players reached significant milestones, as goalie Katie Feigenbaum notched her 600th career save and just six days later teammate Jordyn DiCostanzo became the first 200-goal scorer in the program’s history.  On April 24, DiCostanzo scored five goals in a 17-12 loss to Edgemont to […]

Rugby a hit at Rye

By MIKE SMITH Varsity rugby might be relatively new at Rye, but so far, the sport has been embraced by the student body. With dozens of athletes currently participating in the program—and with all three of Rye’s teams having early success, it appears that rugby could be here to stay.  The rugby program, which was […]