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.

Column: Heroes and the modern athlete

One of the more jarring and painful passages into adulthood for many people is the realization that the idols and heroes of one’s youth will often fail, in some way or another. The failure doesn’t have to be a spectacular one. It can simply be the moment that one realizes that the heroes of youth […]

KAOS squad wins Connecticut title

By MIKE SMITH On July 22, the Total KAOS 16u Blue team won the Amateur Softball Association Connecticut State Championship, beating the Branford Hornets 1-0 in a hotly contested extra-inning affair held in Southington, Conn. The game, a 0-0 pitchers duel, was decided under international tie-break rules, which state that, upon reaching extra innings, the […]

Tigers hold alumni football event

By MIKE SMITH On July 27, scores of past Mamaroneck football players congregated on Memorial Field to once again lace up their cleats and hit the gridiron for the third-annual Tiger Football Alumni Game. Though the event gave the Mamaroneck alums a chance to relive past glories, it also served as a link between generations […]