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.

Column: A whole new Game

Before you read any further, I want to give you fair warning. This is not a column about sports. But given the way that people talk about this week’s subject, it’s not far off. On April 6, just one week after Major League Baseball celebrated its 2014 Opening Day, fans of a different game anxiously […]

Rye buries Huskies

By MIKE SMITH On April 3, the Rye girls lacrosse team met up with rival Harrison, battering the Huskies to the tune of a 17-1 win for their second victory of the season. Although the season is young, the undefeated Garnets have been flawless so far, as the veteran squad is eager to improve on […]

Tigers off to hot start

By MIKE SMITH The Mamaroneck Tigers may have been rained out against Eastchester on April 7, but a little foul weather can do little to dampen fans’ enthusiasm for this year’s squad. With a host of returning players–and a chip on its shoulder–the team is currently undefeated and poised to regain its usual spot at […]

Broncos nip Hastings

By MIKE SMITH If winning close ballgames was a chore for Bronxville in 2013, they’ve shown the resolve to change that in the early goings of this year, jumping out to a 2-1 record with their two wins coming in hotly contested battles. On April 5, the Broncos came away with a one-run win over […]

New Ro seeks first win

By MIKE SMITH On April 4, New Rochelle’s softball team lost a heartbreaker at home to Dobbs Ferry, dropping a 5-4 ballgame to the Eagles. Although New Rochelle is still looking for its first win of the new season, head coach Tim Collins said he feels his young team is definitely making strides. Against the […]

Huskies look to rebound

By MIKE SMITH On April 3, taking on their archrivals from Rye, the Harrison Huskies struggled mightily, falling to the perennial Section I powerhouse by a score of 17-1. Despite the loss to the Garnets, Huskies coach Jon-Erik Zappala is confident his squad is on the cusp of turning things around this season. Rye’s Charlotte […]

Column: Bracket busted

This may be nothing more than wishful thinking, but I’d like to think that, in my time here at the paper, I’ve at least demonstrated flashes of insight into the sports world. From the sports I grew up knowing and playing, to the sports I’ve come to better appreciate through my work—such as volleyball and […]

Broncos win opener

By MIKE SMITH With a number of returning stars and a talented crop of underclassmen, the Bronxville Broncos could be poised for big things in 2014. On March 27, the team proved as much with a decisive opening-day win over Fox Lane, downing the Foxes 13-9 to kick off the season on the right foot. […]

Tigers down New Ro

By MIKE SMITH With a one-sided 14-2 win over New Rochelle on April 1, the Mamaroneck girls lacrosse team bounced back from an opening day loss to get back to .500 on the year. Mamaroneck head coach Chr-istina Smith is hoping the drubbing of the Huguenots is a sign of things to come as her […]

Titan wins title

By MIKE SMITH On March 25, the University of New Hampshire club hockey team made a historic run to claim the first-ever national title in the program’s history. Leading the way was a local skater, as former Rye Town/Harrison star Sal Giacomo played a big part in the Wildcats’ success this season. Playing at Northeast […]