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.

Former Husky makes NCAAs

By MIKE SMITH During her time playing for the Harrison girls basketball team, Andi Moschetta never accrued much postseason experience. In fact, Moschetta, who graduated in 2011, played her entire high school career without advancing to the second round of the Class A sectionals. Things have changed. Now a junior at Springfield College, Moschetta finally […]

Tigers eye postseason return

By MIKE SMITH After a taste of some postseason success in 2013, the Mamaroneck softball team is coming into the 2014 campaign with its sights fixed firmly on sectionals. Despite losing a number of seniors from last year’s team, the Tigers should be poised to emerge as one of the top teams in their league […]

Eagles aim high in 2014

By MIKE SMITH After a stellar 2013 campaign that saw them win 20 games, the Eastchester Eagles are back on the field this spring, retooled with a veteran-laden team looking to reestablish itself as one of the premiere programs in Section I. When the squad opens up play on April 1, it should certainly be […]

Column: Waiting on a sunny day

I’m not the sort of person who pays too much attention to Punxsutawny Phil and his seasonal prognostications. In my mind, it doesn’t matter what the varmint says, it’s officially spring when I can feel it in my bones. So, while spring might technically be a few weeks away, this past weekend gave a little […]

D-League coming to county

By MIKE SMITH On March 10, the New York Knicks officially announced a partnership with the NBA Development League and Westchester County at a press conference welcoming the Knicks’ D-League franchise to its new home at the County Center. The new franchise will be the 18th team in the NBA’s Development League and will be […]

Area gym fights for peace

By MIKE SMITH On March 7, Champs Boxing Club in New Rochelle held the first of what is slated to be a series of life talks, inviting local youths into the Potter Avenue gym for a discussion about important issues in the youth community. According to Champs BC founder Ryan O’Leary, the program will hopefully […]

Rye honors seniors

By MIKE SMITH On March 6, Rye High School held a celebration for senior Garnets who are committed to participating in collegiate athletic programs with a special event in the Rye High School Library. With 25 Garnets slated to pursue athletics at the next level, the day was certainly a special one for the Rye […]

Column: Fanning the flames

The on-court action may have been thrilling, the stakes may have been high, but when it comes down to it, Section I did not have a good week at the County Center. From Feb. 22 to March 1, the White Plains venue played host to the Section I championships, an annual tradition that is inarguably […]

Garnets fall in semis

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 26, the Rye girls’ basketball season came to an end at the County Center when the Garnets fell to a tough Albertus Magnus team 48-37 in the Class A semifinals. Despite the loss, and the graduation of several key seniors, head coach Dennis Hurlie believes that the Garnets are poised […]

Huskies bow in semis

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 26, the Harrison Huskies made their first postseason appearance at the County Center in 65 years when they took on top-seeded Eastchester in the Class A semifinals. Despite entering the game as heavy underdogs, the Huskies acquitted themselves quite well in a hard-fought 56-51 loss. Although the trip to the […]