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.

Harrison Roundup

Football 9/26 Pearl River d. Harrison 34-28 (OT) Harrison suffered a heartbreaking loss on Saturday as it saw a late lead evaporate in overtime to Pearl River. The Huskies held a 28-13 lead over the Pirates late in the fourth quarter before Pearl River’s Kyle Murphy found the end zone twice in the final seven […]

Eagles stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH Through the first four games of the 2015 season, there have been few teams in Section I that are playing as well as the Eastchester Eagles. With a 32-7 win over Sleepy Hollow on Sept. 26, Eastchester improved to 4-0 on the year and is enjoying its best start since 2007. As […]

Broncos bounce back

By MIKE SMITH After a relatively tough stretch last week, the Bronxville girls soccer team got back on track with consecutive wins over Sleepy Hollow and North Salem in the last few days. And with a few difficult games on the horizon, the Broncos seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time.  […]

Column: There’s only one October

If you’re not absolutely tingling with anticipation for next week to arrive, I’m going to have to ask that you renounce your baseball fandom immediately. Yes, we’re finally here. After slogging through a 162-game season, it’s playoff time once again, and I’d be hard-pressed to remember a time when there was as much baseball buzz […]

Rye Roundup

Football 9/19 Rye d. Yorktown 31-20 After some uneven play early in the game created a deficit for the Garnets, Rye came roaring back in the second half with 21 unanswered points to topple Yorktown in a rematch of last year’s Class A champion- ship game. Rye’s defense was the difference-maker on Friday, as the […]

Panthers notch first win

By MIKE SMITH After two losses to open the 2015 season, the Rye Neck Panthers seemed to find their stride on Sept. 19, earning a 40-12 win over Haldane at home. And as the Black Hats begin to gain experience, more wins will be on the horizon for the Rye Neck program, head coach Nick […]

Harrison Roundup

Boys Soccer 9/19 Scarsdale d. Harrison 2-1 Taking on the larger Raiders last week, Harrison battled gamely but ultimately fell by a single goal. Paul Bernard and Fazi Shaikh both found the net for Scarsdale, which is currently 5-0-1 on the season and ranked as one of the top teams in Section I.   9/21 […]

Huskies roll over Panthers

By MIKE SMITH It may have taken some time, but it appears that Harrison’s field hockey team is starting to find its stride this fall. With a 6-1 victory over Rye Neck on Sept. 21, the Huskies have won their last three games, improving to 4-3 on the season. As important matches against league opponents […]

Broncos bury Bears

By MIKE SMITH After giving up an early goal to Briarcliff on Sept. 17, the Bronxville Broncos were able to hang tough and outlast the Bears, beating the visitors 3-2 for their fifth win of the season. Although the Broncos have already compiled a 5-1 record this season, head coach Donny Lucas knows that his […]

Column: Defending the Dark Knight

I’ll be completely honest with you: I don’t quite know yet where I stand on Matt Harvey. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last two weeks, the saga of the Dark Knight has been unavoidable. With the surging Mets heading for their first postseason berth since 2006, the issue of Harvey […]