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.

Rye edges Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Jan. 25, the Mamaroneck Tigers continued their grueling 2013-14 season with a home game against a Class A powerhouse from Rye. Although the Garnets would come away with a 46-43 win over the host Tigers, the game served as a testament to the strides the Tigers squad has made over the […]

Garnets edge Tigers

By MIKE SMITH The Rye Garnets might be headed for a high postseason berth, but they didn’t escape last week’s contests without a scare as a game Mamaroneck Tigers squad battled back from an early Rye lead to push the Garnets to the limit on Jan. 25. Though the Garnets came away with a 46-43 […]

Eagles top Broncos

By MIKE SMITH With a 39-36 win over cross-town rival Bronxville on Jan. 25, the Eastchester Eagles are continuing their hot play in 2014 and operating like a well-oiled machine with the Class A playoffs looming right around the corner. At 8-6, the Eagles have been stellar over the past month, as they seem to […]

New Ro tops Raiders in OT

By MIKE SMITH New Rochelle hasn’t had an easy time playing at Scarsdale High School over the last few years, but when the Huguenots took the court on Jan. 25, they weren’t thinking about past failures. Instead, they were focused on the task at hand, stopping a hot-shooting league foe in the Raiders. After a […]

What happened to sports movies?

With last Thursday’s announcement of the Academy Awards nominations, it’s official; Oscar season is upon us. But in looking over the movies of the last year—both those nominated and the ones that otherwise stood out as blockbuster-type events—there’s one particular genre of film that seems to have been out of season for quite some time […]

Panthers avenge Rye loss

By MIKE SMITH On Jan. 18, the Rye Neck Pant-hers avenged an early-season loss to crosstown rival Rye, beating the Garnets 52-31 to take third place at the  Mamaroneck’s 17th annual Sound Shore Classic. In addition to the win, the Panthers had another nice moment as senior Matt Franks became just the fourth player in […]

Tigers bury Sleepy Hollow

By MIKE SMITH Over the course of a season that hasn’t seen Mamaroneck as dominant an offensive force as it has been in years past, Tiger fans are hopeful the team’s recent scoring explosion against Sleepy Hollow portends big things to come. On Jan. 18, the Tigers scored a season-high 10 goals against an overmatched […]

Huskies take Sound Shore title

By MIKE SMITH Over the last weekend, the Harrison Huskies continued their hot streak, beating the Rye Neck Panthers and Mamaroneck Tigers in successive days to win the 17th annual Mamaroneck Sound Shore Classic and improve their record to 9-1 on the year. Winners of their last eight contests, the Huskies seem to be peaking […]

Eastchester Sports Roundup

Girls basketball Jan. 16, Eastchester d. Pelham 59-49 The surging Eagles scored a statement win over Pelham last Thursday, beating the 2013 Class A semifinalists by 10 in one of their best performances to date. Olivia Heffernan stepped up big for Eastchester, torching the Pelicans for 22 points on the afternoon while teammate Gabby Ricciardi […]

Harrison softball clinic a home run

By MIKE SMITH On Jan. 14, some of the Harrison softball program’s brightest stars hosted a softball clinic for the town’s aspiring Huskies, providing Harrison’s youth softball players with a chance to hone their skills with some of the best players to ever come out of the town. More than 75 girls ranging from kindergarten […]