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.

Mamaroneck Roundup

      Class AA Football qualifying round preview 10/16, 7 p.m. No. 12 Mamaroneck (0-6) at No. 5 Carmel (5-10) If one were to simply take the teams’ regular seasons record into account, it would seem as though the Tigers have wouldn’t have much of a of a chance in Friday’s playoff game against […]

Broncos gear up for postseason

By MIKE SMITH As Bronxville gets ready to play out the final stretch of the regular season, they appear to be firing on all cylinders. After a convincing 4-2 win over Class A North Rockland on Oct. 10, the Broncos are hitting their stride as the Class C playoffs loom. Lilly Grass and Mia Bettino […]

Section I football playoff preview

Class B qualifying round Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m. No. 11 Valhalla (6-0) at No. 6 Bronxville (3-3) As a result of the new seeding format, the undefeated Vikings will have to travel to Bronxville on Saturday to take on the .500 Broncos in the opening round of the Class B playoffs. Although the game should be a […]

Column: Defending the format

While there has been no small amount of handwringing over the new format of the Section I football playoffs this year, just one look at the schedule for the first-ever qualifying round of the postseason has me very excited for the days ahead. Not everyone was crazy about the new, expanded playoff format. But while […]

Game at a glance

Offense Coming into the season, many people wondered how the Garnets’ offense would fare after losing a heap of key seniors to graduation. And through five games, they’ve proven that they are still one of the most explosive teams in the section. The Garnets have gotten good play from both TJ Lavelle and Mat Bruno […]

No use in predictions

By MIKE SMITH There’s an old adage in sports that says when it comes to rivalry games, you can throw a team’s record right out of the window. While it might not always ring true, there is a certain wisdom to it. On Oct. 10, the Harrison Huskies head into their annual showdown with Rye, […]

Garnets blast Huskies

By MIKE SMITH After locking down a signature win against Byram Hills on Sept. 29, the Rye Garnets kept the ball rolling against Harrison two days later, beating their league foes 4-1 in a rain-soaked Thursday night game. Although it would have been easy for some teams to have a letdown after knocking off the […]

Huguenots fall to Scarsdale

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 5, the New Rochelle Huguenots fell to league rival Scarsdale 2-1, losing their second game of the 2015 season. Despite the setback, however, the team is in the midst of an otherwise stellar fall campaign, and head coach Jarohan Garcia is confident that his team is on the right path […]

New Rochelle Roundup

  Girls Soccer 10/2 Scarsdale d. New Rochelle 2-1 A first-half goal for the Raiders proved the difference-maker on Friday, as Scarsdale topped the visiting Huguenots 2-1. Sophie Wolf scored the lone goal for New Rochelle and Mary Fay made eight saves, but Scarsdale’s Olivia Higgins and Katie Donovan both found the net to ensure a […]

Tigers blank Foxes

By MIKE SMITH If opposing defenses have had a hard time slowing down the Mamaroneck Tigers this year, a little inclement weather wasn’t going to fare any better. On Oct. 2, Mamaroneck drubbed visiting Fox Lane 6-0 despite the downpour, extending its record to 9-0 on the season.  According to Mamaroneck coach John Savage, Friday’s […]