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 Racquet sweeps MITLs

The Rye Racquet Club women’s doubles teams just wrapped up another stellar summer season, sweeping titles in all three Metropolitan Interclub Tennis League divisions, taking home top honors in the A, B and C levels of play. Since the club’s inception, this is the fifth time that the Rye Racquet Club has taken all three […]

Area teams hit gridiron at Champs Camp

By MIKE SMITH From July 29 to Aug. 2, area football teams went through what is likely one of the last big camps of the summer as some of the top squads traveled to New Rochelle High School to take part in the annual Champions Camp hosted by the Huguenots. Teams from Tuckahoe, Harrison, Eastchester […]

Local rowers to crew at worlds

By MIKE SMITH Two local rowers will be representing the United States at the junior world championships this week, as Rye’s Melissa Curtis and Harrison’s Liliane Lindsay will both be on the junior Women’s 8 boat that will compete in World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. Curtis, who rows for the Greenwich Water Club […]

Rye boosters push for new scoreboard

By MIKE SMITH Plans are underway to ensure that Rye’s athletic teams will have a new scoreboard this fall, as Rye parents and alumni are in the process of raising funds for a new installation for Nugent Stadium. The current scoreboard, which members of the newly formed New Scoreboard Committee believe was donated some 40 […]

Column: Heroes and the modern athlete

One of the more jarring and painful passages into adulthood for many people is the realization that the idols and heroes of one’s youth will often fail, in some way or another. The failure doesn’t have to be a spectacular one. It can simply be the moment that one realizes that the heroes of youth […]

KAOS squad wins Connecticut title

By MIKE SMITH On July 22, the Total KAOS 16u Blue team won the Amateur Softball Association Connecticut State Championship, beating the Branford Hornets 1-0 in a hotly contested extra-inning affair held in Southington, Conn. The game, a 0-0 pitchers duel, was decided under international tie-break rules, which state that, upon reaching extra innings, the […]

Tigers hold alumni football event

By MIKE SMITH On July 27, scores of past Mamaroneck football players congregated on Memorial Field to once again lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron for the third-annual Tiger Football Alumni Game. Though the event gave the Mamaroneck alums a chance to relive past glories, it also served as a link between generations […]