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.

Tigers edge Broncos

Brianna Steigerwald’s four-goal day helped push Mamaroneck past Bronxville on May 8, as the Tigers beat the Broncos 12-11 in a thriller at Chambers field. It was Mamaroneck’s second win over a strong Bronxville team this season, although neither game was decided by more than a goal. Bronxville’s Mason Warble matched Steigerwald goal for goal, […]

Huskies win league

By MIKE SMITH On May 6, the Harrison track team completed a sweep at the League Championship Meet as both the boys and girls squad far outpaced the competition to add even more hardware to Harrison’s trophy case. Harrison’s boys racked up 172 points during the two-day event, winning the championship by 68 points, while […]

Sarmiento takes fifth

By MIKE SMITH On May 5, Harrison graduate Nina Sarmiento—running for Binghamton University—placed fifth in the 400m hurdles in the America East Conference Championships. The finish wasn’t just a reflection of the immense talent of the former Huskies track star, it was a testament to the sophomore’s dedication and resilience in the face of adversity. […]

Column: Cheering in real life

At its core, professional sports have always been a communal experience for spectators. For generations, the act of going to the ballpark and cheering on the home team with thousands of like-minded rooters was an integral part of sports fandom. Sharing the joy of victory–or the agony of defeat, if you’re a Cubs fan–with fellow […]

Broncos unveil field upgrades

By MIKE SMITH On May 3, the renovations to Bronxville’s Lower Scout Field were officially unveiled, as legislators and fans took part in a dedication ceremony prior to the Broncos’ home contest against rival Eastchester. Although the Eagles came away with a win, the day still belonged to Bronxville, whose new field should serve generations […]

New Ro nips Raiders

By MIKE SMITH On May 3, New Rochelle protected its perfect league record with an extra-inning win over visiting Scarsdale. With the win, the Huguenots improve to 10-2 on the season, 4-0 in the league. With the playoffs looming, the Huguenots appear to be a threat, not only to win a league title, but to […]

‘Chap’ gets 500th win

By MIKE SMITH On May 2, Mamaroneck’s baseball team beat Mount Vernon 12-0 to continue an in-league winning streak coming into an inevitable showdown with New Rochelle. But the win was more than just another step towards claiming a league title for the Tigers, it also marked the 500th time Tigers coach Mike Chiapparelli has […]

Huskies eye home stretch

By MIKE SMITH What has been a trying season for Harrison continued on May 5 when the Huskies fell 13-7 to a good Westlake team to drop to 4-8 on the season. According to head coach Jon-Erik Zappala, it might just take one good game to propel his squad into playoff contention. With just four […]

Cruz signs with co-promoters

By MIKE SMITH Undefeated local fighter, Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz, made an appearance at Mickey Spillane’s Pub in Eastchester on May 5, celebrating his recent agreement with two major promotions and drumming up interest for his upcoming May 16 fight. At 9-0, Cruz is already something of a local hero, but his fight team is […]

Column: “Fun” running

On a sunny, brisk Sunday afternoon, I watched a throng of dedicated runners take to the streets of Rye to compete in the annual Rye Derby. As these people streamed across the finish line, caked in sweat, with varying looks of weariness and elation on their faces, I couldn’t help but think, boy, do I […]