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.

Eagles finish strong

By Mike Smith The Eastchester Eagles may have finished the 2014 season with a pair of convincing wins, but the climb has just begun for the perennial playoff contenders. With the postseason seeding meeting scheduled for Oct. 22, Eastchester is hoping for a decent seed as they look to establish themselves as a top Class […]

Tigers finish strong

By MIKE SMITH After a dominant run that saw the Mamaroneck field hockey team rack up 13 straight wins and outscore its opponents 97-0 this year, the Tigers’ unblemished streak came to an end on Thursday, Oct. 16 with a 1-0 loss against a nationally-ranked Lakeland squad. That loss might be just what the Tigers […]

Garnets eye postseason

By MIKE SMITH On Monday, Oct. 20, the Rye Garnets faced one of their toughest tests of the season, taking on top-ranked Class A Mamaroneck at home in a much-needed tune-up before the start of the postseason. Although they played Mamaroneck tough, the visiting team caught fire in the second half, beating the Garnets 6-1. […]

Column: A question of loyalty

I found myself in an odd position on Saturday night. I was pacing the New Rochelle sidelines, taking copious notes after each play from scrimmage as the Huguenot football team did its best to defend a perfect record. While that might not sound like anything out of the ordinary given my job description, it was […]

Huguenots stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 11, the undefeated New Rochelle Huguenots notched another big win, trouncing previously unbeaten Scarsdale 27-0 on Senior Night at McKenna Field. With the win, the Huguenots improved to 6-0 on the season and guaranteed themselves a top seed in the upcoming Class AA playoffs.  The Huguenots came into Saturday’s game […]

Huskies turning corner

By MIKE SMITH The young Harrison field hockey team has been working to come together all year, and if the team’s last two games are any indication, the squad seems to be peaking at the right time; just before postseason play begins. The Huskies, who are currently 4-8-2, split their last two games but all […]

Panthers rout Eagles

By MIKE SMITH Area fans were treated to a playoff appetizer of sorts on Oct. 12, when Rye Neck hosted Dobbs Ferry in what would serve as a preview of a first-round Class C matchup. If Sunday’s game is any indication, the Panthers seem to have the Eagles’ number, coming away with a 33-7 win. […]

Broncos stay hot

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 7, the Bronxville Broncos bested a stiff challenge from Rye Neck, beating the Panthers 4-0 at home. The win is the Broncos’ fourth straight, a good sign as the team gets ready for the postseason.  Junior striker Sam Aherne led the way with two goals, netting the game’s first score […]

Admirals edge Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 2, The Arlington Admirals handed Mamaroneck its first loss of the 2014 season, beating the Tigers 28-20 in a matchup between two Class AA powers. Although the Tigers, 4-1, are no longer in possession of an unbeaten mark this year, they are looking to close out the season on a […]

Tigers fall to New Ro

  By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 7, the Mamaroneck boys’ soccer team lost a heartbreaker to league rival New Rochelle, falling 2-1 to the Huguenots on a late penalty kick. With just three losses spread out over the last two seasons, dealing with defeat might not be a common feeling for the Tigers, but head […]