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.

Tigers reach finals

By MIKE SMITH In their biggest game of the season, the Tuckahoe Tigers got their bats going early, as they trounced Alexander Hamilton 18-1 in the Class C semifinal round on May 26 to cement a spot in the section championship game.  According to Tuckahoe head coach John McGrath, the offensive performance might have been […]

Column: That Game 7 mojo

The New York Rangers’ one-sided win over the Lightning on May 26 means quite a few things. Most importantly, it means the Blueshirts have staved off elimination and will be playing at least one more game at Madison Square Garden this year. Secondly, it means that it’s not quite time for me to stick my […]

Huskies bow in quarterfinals

By MIKE SMITH Harrison’s best lacrosse season in recent memory may have come to a disappointing end on May 16, but the future looks bright for the Huskies program. Despite falling 7-6 to a tough John Jay team in the second round of the Class B playoffs, the Huskies aim to be back next year […]

Broncos head to finals

By MIKE SMITH Heading into the second half of the Class C semifinals on May 19, No.1-seeded Bronxville found itself locked in a tight contest with a Hendrick Hudson team that was angling for an upset. After a few adjustments, however, the Broncos came out renewed and turned the tide to come away with a […]

Tigers top Mounties

By MIKE SMITH The Mamaroneck Tigers turned a hot start against Suffern on May 16 into a second-round win as they topped the Mounties 19-13 to advance to the Class A lacrosse semifinals. Next up for the Tigers will be a showdown with rival White Plains with a berth in the section championships on the […]

Rye Playoff Roundup

Girls Lacrosse 5/19 Somers d. Rye 10-7 Despite a furious second half comeback and a milestone goal for Charlotte Tucci, Rye’s bid for a berth in the section finals came to an end on Tuesday when it fell to a solid Tuskers’ team 10-7. Rye trailed 8-3 at the half but mounted strong resistance in […]

Rye Athlete of the week: Roger Paganelli

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Protecting the goal in lacrosse like he protected the quarterback in football, senior goalie Roger Paganelli sacrificed every part of his body to lead the Garnets into the sectional playoffs. After battling his way back from a devastating injury that he suffered in the 2014 section final game, he has become a […]

Huguenots ready for sectionals

By MIKE SMITH On May 19, New Rochelle’s baseball and softball teams learned of their postseason fates when sectional seedings were announced. Both Huguenots’ squads came away with No. 11 seeds and will be in action on May 21, after press time.  The New Rochelle softball team finished the regular season with a 10-10 record […]

Column: The big game atmosphere

It may surprise you, but I’m not a very social person. Given the choice, I’d take a quiet night in over a raging party almost any night of the week. As I’ve established in this column, I’m also pretty superstitious when it comes to my sports teams. But against my better judgment last week, I […]

Huskies take leagues

By Mike Smith On May 1, the Harrison boys and girls both won the spring track league championships with an impressive showing at Rockland Community College. Harrison’s girls dominated the competition, wracking up 280 points to second place Byram Hills’ 107, while the boys side netted 171.2 points to give them a 20 point cushion […]