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.

Tigers host annual tourney

By MIKE SMITH Mamaroneck may have been a bit shorthanded on Dec. 13, but it didn’t prevent the Tigers from giving a good account of themselves at their annual wrestling tournament.  With just 11 wrestlers competing on the day, the Tigers placed fourth in a field of 13 schools that included top programs from Long […]

Column: Hope in a bleak winter

Is it spring yet? Just thought I’d ask. It hasn’t been a great couple of months for area sports fans. In fact, it’s been downright terrible. Unless you happen to be a New York Islanders fan, you probably haven’t gotten a whole lot of enjoyment from New York City’s professional sports teams as of late. […]

Garnets fall to Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 6, the undefeated Mamaroneck Tigers needed a last-minute goal to skate past rival Rye at the Hommocks Ice Arena. With the 2-1 win, the Tigers improved to 4-0 on the season while the Garnets are still searching for their first win.  Despite a slow start, however, Rye coach Peter Thomas […]

Eastchester Roundup

Wrestling 12/5 Pleasantville d. Eastchester, Harrison and Hastings At a quad-meet at Harrison High School, Pleasantville ran the table against their opposition, defeating Eastchester, Hastings and the host Huskies in three matches on Friday afternoon. The Panthers outpointed the Eagles 64-9 in their matchup, with Eastchester’s two wins on the mat coming on a quick […]

Huskies hit the mat

By MIKE SMITH Battling through injuries and two losses to open the season, Harrison wrestlers bounced back to win two out of three matches on Dec. 5 when they hosted Pleasantville, Eastchester and Hastings. As the Huskies look to get some of their veteran wrestlers back on the mat, however, it appears that some younger […]

Winter cheer

Last weekend, the winter sports season kicked off with a few hockey games around Section I. And after taking quite a few of them in, I have to say that nothing rekindles memories of being a high school sports fan quite like the winter time for me. To be fair, I didn’t have that much […]

First responders hit gridiron

On Nov. 29, Eastchester’s first responders took to the gridiron to compete in the 9th annual Mickey Spillane’s Turkey Bowl. The annual showdown between the police and fire departments was once again carried by Eastchester’s finest, who came away with a 25-12 win over the bravest this year. It would take a late surge, by […]

Titans take two in tourney

By MIKE SMITH The Rye Town-Harrison Titans kicked off the hockey season this past weekend, with three games in the annual Guy Matthews Tournament in White Plains. With two wins in the span of three days, the Titans are off to a quick start as they look to make waves in Section I this year. […]

Mamaroneck Report Roundup

Boys Basketball 12/1 Pleasantville d. Rye Neck 61-31 The Panthers fell big in their season opener as a barrage of Pleasantville three-pointers sunk them early on Monday afternoon. Pleasantville hit 11 shots from beyond the arc against Rye Neck, jumping out to 23-0 first quarter lead before the home team was able to fight back […]

Young Huguenots hit ice

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 1, the New Rochelle ice hockey team opened the season against the reigning section champs from Scarsdale at the Murray’s Ice Rink in Yonkers. Although the Huguenots fell 7-0 to a seasoned Raiders squad, head coach C.J. Tozzo is adamant that big things are on the horizon for his young […]