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 grinds out tough win

By MIKE SMITH Heading into the latest installment of the Rye-Harrison rivalry game, it seemed that many fans in the area had written Harrison off, believing that the storied match-up would be nothing more than an exhibition for the undefeated Garnets. Some even posited that Rye would flash their high-octane offense, then focus on getting […]

Broncos honor injured players

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 19, Bronxville’s boys soccer team won its homecoming game against cross-town rival Tuckahoe 3-1 to finish the regular season with a 12-3-1 record. But the story of the game wasn’t Bronxville’s offense or a spirited showing by Tuckahoe, rather it was the tribute paid to a player who was a […]

Huguenots headed to postseason

With a 22-21 win over North Rockland on Oct. 19, the New Rochelle Huguenots find themselves in unique position when they gear up for their first-round playoff game this weekend. For the second time in seven days, New Ro will be taking on the Red Raiders. New Rochelle came from behind to beat the Rockland […]

Tigers top rival Rams

By MIKE SMITH In their final regular season contest of the 2013 season, the Mamaroneck Tigers were firing on all cylinders, earning an impressive 20-6 win over rival Port Chester on Oct. 18. Though the team has won just two games thus far in 2013, head coach Anthony Vitti believes this win is a testament […]

Column: Riding the wave

Watching the Mamaroneck volleyball team down Hastings on Oct. 11, I was struck by something as the points flew by. There was something about the Tiger team that was eye-catching. But it wasn’t their serves, sets or spikes that had me transfixed, it was something else entirely. It was more like a vibe, an energy […]

Broncos rout Riverdale

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 12, the Bronxville Broncos took another step towards the postseason with a convincing 43-22 win over Riverdale. The win brings the surging Broncos to 5-1 on the year with just one game left to go in the regular season. Bronxville utilized a punishing ground attack against the Falcons, led by […]

Tigers spike Hastings

By MIKE SMITH The Mamaroneck volleyball team walloped visiting Hastings on Oct. 11, downing the Yellow Jackets in straight sets to improve to 10-4 on the season. As stellar as that record may seem to an outside observer, the Tigers’ mark on the season is all the more impressive given the recent struggles of the […]

Cruz back in the ring

Port Chester native Bryant “Pee-Wee” Cruz will step back into the ring on Oct. 26, fighting at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on the undercard of a Pay-Per-View event headlined by IBF light-heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins, who will make his first defense of the title against challenger Karo Marat. Cruz (7-0) trains out of […]

Column: Something to believe in

Editors note: The following column is being written at 12 p.m. on Oct. 4, just four hours before Sports Editor Mike Smith’s Red Sox kick off the 2013 ALDS.  In just a few short hours, the American League Division Series will kick off with the Boston Red Sox squaring off against their division rivals from […]

Eagles turning corner in 2013

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 4, the Eastchester soccer team fell at home, bowing to the Blind Brook Trojans 4-1. Despite the lopsided loss, Eagles’ head coach Alfio Carrabotta has seen plenty of promise in his team’s play thus far, and views the defeat as a speed-bump as his squad looks to get back on […]