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.

Rye Roundup

Boys Soccer 10/7 Bronxville d. Rye Neck 4-0 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 against […]

Column: The fear of missing out

This year, I broke a longstanding tradition of mine, and boy, do I regret it. Since my college days, I’ve made it a point to turn the first day of the MLB playoffs into my own personal holiday. Regardless of what was going on in my life, be it classes, fall practices or whatever, I […]

Huskies clip Eagles

By Mike Smith Harrison’s swim team topped Eastchester on Sept. 30, edging the Eagles 85-84 to grab its fourth win of the season. Of all its wins on the Huskies resume this season, the latest might have been the most impressive.  Taking on the Eagles in a pool that features more lanes than the Huskies […]

Broncos top Panthers

By Mike Smith Coming into a Sept. 27 matchup with Bronxville, Rye Neck’s football team hadn’t lost a regular season contest in two years. That streak came to an end this weekend, however, as Bronxville topped the Panthers 40-19 at home.  The two teams went into the half tied at 19, but a strong second […]

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 […]