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.

Huskies headed to semis

By MIKE SMITH Through the first two rounds of the postseason, the Harrison volleyball team has been up to the task, topping Lincoln and Ursuline for back-to-back 3-0 wins to reach the Class A semifinals, and their toughest test to date. With a showdown against top-seeded Walter Panas looming, the Huskies know full well that […]

Rye Athlete of the Week: Julia MacLaury

By LIAM BRENNAN Senior co-captain of the Rye girls diving team Julia MacLaury, who is completing her sixth and final season on the squad, has earned the latest Athlete of the Week honors. The team has had a great season, thanks in part to MacLaury’s strong leadership. Some of their big wins this year have […]

Broncos triumph in OT

By MIKE SMITH All season long, Bronxville coach Jacquelyn Frawley has praised her team’s ability to raise its game at crucial moments. On Nov. 3, the Broncos proved that on Section I’s biggest stage, topping Pawling 2-1 with less than a minute to go in double overtime to win the Class C championship. With 35 […]

Column: Divided allegiances

This past weekend, I was forced to stand by and watch as a team I swore my allegiance to in my youth fell to a superior squad in a postseason elimination game, thus ending a spirited playoff run. Amazingly, I don’t mean the Mets. On Saturday, Oct. 31, despite several intriguing sectional matchups, I headed […]

Eagles crush Indians

By MIKE SMITH In a season that has seen undefeated Eastchester soar to unbelievable heights on the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles’ performance in the Class A quarterfinals might be their finest to date. On Oct. 24, Eastchester piled on the points early against No. 7 seed John Jay, capturing a 51-27 victory. […]

Rye Athlete of the Week: Caroline Howard

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Caroline Howard has utilized her many years of dance training to lead this year’s Rye High School cheerleading team. Howard, a senior, is now participating on the varsity squad for her fourth year and second year as a team captain. The team starts practices during the summer and does more than just […]

Huguenots outlast Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 24, New Rochelle escaped what may have been its toughest test to date, earning a 28-20 win over No. 12 seed Mamaroneck in the Class AA quarterfinals.  At 8-0 on the season, the Huguenots remain the favorites to take a section title, but 1-7 Mamaroneck has been able to give […]

Huguenots win Class AA title

by MIKE SMITH If any early-season questions lingered about New Rochelle’s offensive prowess, the Huguenots answered them last weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 7, New Rochelle claimed the Class AA title with a 44-25 victory over John Jay, in a game that showed just how scary the Huguenots can be when they are clicking. Keelan Thomas […]

Mamaroneck Roundup

  Football 10/24 Woodlands d. Rye Neck 14-6 Despite a much-improved performance against a Woodlands team that earned a double-digit victory over the Panthers last time, Rye Neck fell to the Falcons in the Class C semifinals in a truly defensive struggle. Woodlands quarterback Amiri Bilal accounted for both touchdowns, rushing for 175 yards and a […]

Huskies on to semis

By MIKE SMITH If Harrison’s postseason has been something of an adventure so far, it seems to be one that the Huskies are well prepared for. On Oct. 27, Harrison won its second straight nailbiter, topping Ursuline 1-0 to advance to the Class A semifinals.  Karina Brachlow netted the game-winner 10 minutes into the second […]