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.

Huguenots rock Raiders

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 27, the New Rochelle Huguenots got some measure of revenge against the team that knocked them out of the playoff picture last year, beating Class AA powerhouse North Rockland 35-7 at home.  For the rest of Section I, this latest one-sided win is even more proof that New Rochelle is […]

Column: Mr. Jinx

I don’t want to be a jinx, but taking a look at the Section I landscape right now makes me think I’m going to be pretty busy, job-wise, come November. It might still be early in the season, but we seem to have a lot of teams in the area capable of big things, and […]

Tigers stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 27, the Mamaroneck field hockey team kept its perfect record intact, beating an overmatched Scarsdale squad 5-0 on the road. With the win, the Tigers improved to 9-0 on the season, but still have work to do as they look to repeat as Class A champions.  Lizzie Clarke’s two goals […]

Tigers top Eagles

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 12, the Eastchester and Mamaroneck football teams squared off for the first time in each program’s history. Host Mamaroneck would draw first blood in this burgeoning rivalry, beating the Eagles 33-14 in a game that drew attention to some of the Tigers’ featured players.  Senior running back Marquez Jackson-Allen torched […]

Eagles coming together

By MIKE SMITH Eastchester might have lost a few games out of the gate in 2014, but given the Eagles’ talent level—and their history as a top Class A team—it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the young club contending for a section crown at the end of the year.  Eastchester beat Harrison 1-0 on […]

New Rochelle Roundup

  Girls Swimming 9/12 New Rochelle d. Rye 93-77 In their first swim meet of the season, the Huguenots downed a worthy challenger in Rye, dominating the top spots in the relays to beat the Garnets by a convincing 16 points. Christina Faust was part of the 400 and 200-meter freestyle and the 200 medley […]

Column: A Giant disaster

It’s just two weeks into the 2014 NFL season, and the question I find myself asking is this; when does hockey start? It hasn’t been a good year for the NFL so far. Between player scandals and questions about the integrity and competence of league officials, it’s enough to make any fan of the sport […]

Rye tops Harrison

By MIKE SMITH With an appearance in the Class A finals and a Section I passing record to his name, Rye senior Andrew Livingston had accomplished a lot in his three years under center for the Garnets. But coming into 2014, there was one thing that Livingston hadn’t managed to do; lead his team to […]

Column: Candid camera

This should have been a great week for the NFL. After an interminable offseason, football finally came back this weekend as the NFL season opened. With a full slate of NFL games on the docket and a fantasy football season up and running, I‑‑like many other Americans—was glued to my couch this Sunday from about […]

Garnets nip Eagles

By MIKE SMITH The Rye Garnets started the season off on a high note, squeaking past Eastchester to secure a 2-1 win in the 2014 opener. With just a minute remaining, Maggie McDermott scored the game-winner for Rye after collecting the ball in the box and finding the net to break the tie. Caroline Hyland […]