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.

Top Eastchester sports stories of 2013

Eastchester basketball reaches county center They may not have walked away as section champions in 2013, but the Eastchester Eagles may well have been the most fun team to watch in the area. A young, undersized crew with a host of able bodies off the bench, the Eagles ran teams out of the gym last […]

Top Harrison sports stories in 2013

Harrison battles Rye in “The Game” Although Harrison might not have emerged victorious in the annual meeting between the two rivals, “The Game” has inspired such passion and rivalry in both fan bases that it makes it impossible to leave off any year’s best list when it comes to Harrison athletics. Coming into this year’s […]

Column: Protect the player, not the plate

Although Major League Baseball’s winter meetings failed to yield a ton of hot-stove action last week, there was some notable news that made its way out of Florida that caused something of a stir. It wasn’t about Mark Trumbo and it wasn’t about Curtis Granderson. MLB decided to make the game a little bit safer […]

Garnets win tourney opener

By MIKE SMITH Although snow may have interrupted Rye’s annual holiday tournament on Dec. 15, the Garnets were able to come away from last weekend with an opening-round win over a tough Pelham squad, downing the Pelicans with a 81-66 victory. Saturday’s championship game against Blind Brook was postponed and will likely be played on […]

Tigers fall to Huskies

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 15, the Harrison basketball team picked up yet another victory on this young season, dropping a game Tuckahoe squad 77-36 at the Harry Jefferson Showcase at White Plains High School. So far this season, the Huskies have stayed unbeaten despite being without the services of a couple of key players. […]

Huskies off to hot start

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 15, the Harrison basketball team picked up yet another victory on this young season, beating a game Tuckahoe squad 77-36 at the Harry Jefferson Showcase at White Plains High School. So far this season, the Huskies have stayed unbeaten despite being without the services of a couple key players. Once […]

Huguenots tame Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 16, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck took the court for a hotly anticipated early-season league matchup. Though the Huguenots had a few stumbles along the way, they were able to use their athleticism and a good transition game to down the Tigers, beating Mamaroneck 71-48. As the two squads gear up […]

Huguenots tame Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 16, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck took the court for a hotly anticipated early-season league matchup. Though the Huguenots had a few stumbles along the way, they were able to use their athleticism and a good transition game to down the Tigers, beating Mamaroneck 71-48. As the two squads gear up […]

Tunic named All-American

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 12, Mamaroneck senior Nick Tunic earned All-American honors for his performance on the pitch this season, adding the nod to a long list of achievements. Tunic, the only soccer player in the county to be named an All-American, was previously named Section I’s large-school player of the year. Tunic said […]

Column: Some holiday wishes

It’s Christmastime again and, although—at 29 years old—I don’t stay up on Christmas Eve, eagerly hoping to hear reindeer hooves clopping on my roof, it doesn’t mean that I don’t still put continue together a wish list. Strangely enough, the list might not be all that different from the ones I penned years ago. As […]