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.

Column: Sunday, Sunday not-so-fun day

Between attending a wedding and performing various work-related activities, I didn’t get a whole lot of time this past Sunday to do what I usually do on Sundays in the fall, park myself in front of the television to a big ol’ helping of NFL football. A few weeks back, in my column, I wrote […]

Under new banner, Garnets roll

In Rye’s season opener on Sept. 7, the Garnets were led out onto the field–as usual–by Luke Walsh. But Walsh, who has long been the Garnet’s flag-bearer–both literally and figuratively–wasn’t carrying any old Rye banner onto the field, but instead proudly hoisted a brand-new oversized flag, a new symbol for Rye student-athletes to rally around […]

Panthers top Tigers in opener

By Mike Smith The Rye Neck Panthers started off the 2013 season on the right foot on Sept. 7, beating the Tuckahoe Tigers 24-0 in opening day football action. With their stout defense seemingly in midseason form, the Panthers appear to be contenders for a top spot in Class C this season. With just an […]

Huskies mourn legend

By Mike Smith Art Troilo, Sr., one of Harrison’s all-time beloved figures, died on Sept. 2 at the age of 81. The lifelong Husky succumbed after a 27-month battle with cancer and was recalled fondly by the town he loved at a funeral service on Sept. 6. Troilo, Sr. made his bones as one of […]

huskies-net-win-opener

By Mike Smith On Sept. 3, about a week before schools officially opened, Harrison’s volleyball team took to the court for their season opener against Croton-Harmon. Although the team is a young one, it is off to a good start following a 25-13, 26-16, 25-22 win over the Tigers. According to Huskies coach Candy Light, […]

Column: To buy or not to buy?

On Sept. 14, the best boxer in the world will step into the ring in Las Vegas, Nevada, looking to keep both his championship belts and his perfect record alive against a highly touted up-and-comer. You couldn’t ask for a better boxing narrative; veteran against prospect, two bankable stars, one a national hero in Mexico […]

Tigers look to regain crown

By MIKE SMITH After a long reign as the top-dog in Section I, Mamaroneck found itself on the losing end of a championship celebration last fall after losing a thriller to Suffern in the Class A title game. Eager to regain their top spot, the Tigers come into the 2013 season with something to prove. […]

New additions give Tigers options in 2013

By MIKE SMITH Over the years, Tuckahoe’s football team has established itself as a program that prided itself on the ability to move the football on the ground. Last year proved no different as the Tigers–buoyed by some standout backs–rumbled all the way to the Class D state title game. This year, the Tigers are […]

2013 Huskies team schedule

  2013 Boys Soccer Schedule 9/9/2013    5:45 PM    @ Rye 9/16/2013    6:30 PM    Fox Lane 9/18/2013    4:30 PM    @ Westlake 9/20/2013    4:30 PM    @ Pleasantville 9/21/2013    7:00 PM    Keio Academy 9/24/2013    6:30 PM    Briarcliff 9/25/2013    6:30 PM    @ Nyack 9/28/2013    11:00 AM    Croton-Harmon 9/30/2013    6:30 PM    Westlake 10/2/2013    4:30 PM    @ Fox Lane 10/5/2013    3:00 […]

Garnets gear up for season

By MIKE SMITH With the start of the 2013 field hockey season less than a week away, the Rye Garnets are looking to bounce back from a tough loss to Lakeland in the section finals. But with a talented group of returnees and some fresh faces, the Garnets should bounce back to once again vie […]