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.

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 […]

Rye off to hot start

By MIKE SMITH Despite a tumultuous start to the season, the Rye field hockey team appears to have hit the ground running, notching three straight wins to kick off their 2015 campaign. With the Garnets, led by first-year head coach Emily Townsend Prince, planning to vie for a Class A crown this year, the squad […]

Huguenots hang on against Tigers

By MIKE SMITH After scoring a victory over preseason favorite John Jay on opening day, the New Rochelle football team was back in action against Mamaroneck on Sept. 11. Although the Huguenots improved to 2-0 on the season with a 14-6 win over the Tigers, head coach Lou DiRienzo admits that his team needs to […]

Huskies serve up success

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 11, the Harrison volleyball team pulled off its third straight win of the season, downing New Rochelle to stay unbeaten in 2015. As the Huskies gear up for league play next week, they hope to continue their strong play and make a late-season playoff push.  Harrison’s match against the Huguenots […]

Town Report Roundup

Field Hockey 9/10 Bronxville d. Pleasantville 2-1 On Thursday, the Broncos survived a tough test from Pleasantville, beating the Panthers at home 2-1. Ellie Walsh led the way for Bronxville, netting a goal and setting up the other in the Broncos’ win.   9/11 Bronxville d. Rye Neck 2-0 The Broncos picked up their second […]