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.

Garnets season ends on kicks

By MIKE SMITH Despite playing what may have been one of their best games of the year, the Rye Garnets were eliminated from the playoffs on Oct. 24 as they fell in kicks to a tough team from Somers. Garnet coach Jared Small was impressed with the Garnets’ play however, lauding his boys for their […]

Panthers rally for semifinal win

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 26, the unbeaten Rye Neck Panthers kept their season alive with an impressive come-from-behind victory, rattling off 22 straight points to down the Bronxville Broncos and advance to the Class C finals on Nov. 2 at Mahopac High School. Coming into the game as one of the highest scoring teams […]

Tigers win first round match

On Oct. 25, the spoils of Mamaroneck’s volleyball team’s turnaround season manifested itself in the squad’s first home playoff game in quite some time as the sixth-seeded Tigers took on the 11th seed, RC Ketcham. The Tigers made the most of their opportunity, downing Ketcham 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. Though the Tigers may […]

Tigers rip Rams in first round

By MIKE SMITH If the match-up between the eighth and ninth seeds are supposed to produce some of the best drama in the Section I playoffs, that message was lost on the Mamaroneck Tigers. On Oct. 26, the eighth-seeded Tigers knocked off ninth-seeded Port Chester in a 5-0 rout. Erin McClave led the Tigers with […]

Young Huskies foiled by Panas

By MIKE SMITH If their outbracket game against Nanuet provided the Huskies with the highest of highs on Oct. 25, the following day would be a dark one for the squad as Harrison fell 2-1 to Walter Panas in first-round soccer action. Harrison’s exit from the playoffs belies the talent level of a team that […]

Harrison blanked by Bears

In the first round of the Class B field hockey playoffs, the eighth-seeded Huskies fell to ninth-seeded Brewster 3-0 on Oct. 25. Brewster rode an early goal to the win, playing stout defense against a game Harrison squad to earn a hard-fought road win to kick-off the playoffs. Harrison had trouble containing Ally Ferraro, who […]

Eagles advance to semifinals

If the Eastchester Eagles have had one goal this postseason, it has been to push the tempo. In their first-round game against Hendrick Hudson on Oct. 26, they did just that, burying the Sailors with an avalanche of goals, riding the attack to a 5-1 win. Dava Fortunato scored twice to lead the way for […]

Broncos reach semis

By MIKE SMITH If there was any doubt that the Bronxville boys soccer team was hungry for playoff success in 2013, the Broncos performance to date has certainly answered that question. On Oct. 28, the Broncos continued their winning ways, beating a good Woodlands team 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. The Broncos jumped out […]

New Ro bows in overtime thriller

On Oct. 26, the New Rochelle Huguenots were bounced from the Class AA playoffs when they fell to North Rockland 13-10 in a wild overtime match-up. The Huguenots and Red Raiders played their second game in as many weeks against each other and could not have been more evenly matched. Last week, the Huguenots earned […]

Column: Fun police and the NLCS

Editor’s note: This column was written on Oct. 18 at noon, eight hours before the Cardinals and Dodgers take the field to play Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Sometimes, sportswriters can be the absolute worst. We are currently five games into a wildly entertaining National League Championship Series and it’s becoming more […]