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.

Broncos hang tough with Tigers

By MIKE SMITH The Mamaroneck field hockey squad continued its torrid pace on Sept. 26, topping a solid team from Bronxville 2-0 when it traveled to take on the Broncos. Despite the loss however, Bronxville coach Cassie Sullivan was pleased with the Broncos play as the small-school Broncos took everything the 7-0 Tigers dished out. […]

Tigers stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH The Mamaroneck field hockey team continued its torrid pace on Sept. 26, topping a solid team from Bronxville 2-0 when it traveled to take on the Broncos. With an undefeated record and some wins over tough teams like the Broncos, the Tigers are rolling as the postseason looms later this month. Amanda […]

Huskies turning corner

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 28, Harrison took on visiting Croton-Harmon in varsity soccer action, downing the Tigers 3-0 in a well-earned win. The victory, just Harrison’s second on the year, is the latest proof that the Huskies are starting to turn things around after a rough stretch to begin the season. Leonidas Velasquez scored […]

Young Huguenots progress

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 27, the New Rochelle Huguenots took on Section I power John Jay at McKenna Field, losing 5-0 to a tough Indians squad. Despite the loss, first year New Rochelle coach Francesco Notaristefano has seen plenty of signs that his young team is starting to come together as he looks to […]

Column: Bidding farewell to Mo

For the last 19 years, I’ve had a—admittedly one-way—love-hate relationship with the greatest closer in baseball history. But as I watched the Yankees honor Mariano Rivera at the stadium on Sunday, there was only one emotion coming to the forefront; gratitude. Simply put, I came to the realization that I—and other baseball fans—should be thankful […]

Rye nips Yonkers 3-2

By MIKE SMITH With massive turnover from last year’s squad, one might expect 2013 to be something of a rebuilding year for a young Garnets squad, but after going 3-3 in the early goings of the season, Jared Small’s Rye club could be poised for success as league play resumes later in the week. Rye […]

Panthers fall at Broncofest

By MIKE SMITH On Sept. 21, the Bronxville soccer team headlined the annual Broncofest tournament with a win, edging a tough Rye Neck squad 1-0 in the finals. For the Broncos, who remain unbeaten this year, the game was indicative of the team’s ability to grind out tough wins, something it has been doing all […]

Broncos top Panthers in finale

By MIKE SMITH On Sept 21, the Bronxville soccer team headlined the annual Broncofest tournament with a win, edging a tough Rye Neck squad 1-0 in the finals. For the Broncos, who remain unbeaten this year, the game was indicative of the team’s ability to grind out tough wins, something it has been doing all […]

Huskies start league play

By MIKE SMITH After a banner year in 2012, Harrison’s field hockey program is undergoing something of a facelift this year with an influx of talented young players getting their first taste of varsity action. Although these girls might be learning on the fly, they’ve shown a definite ability to hang tough with a difficult […]

Column: The merits of motivation

Motivation is a tricky thing. If you’ve ever listened to sports talk radio or read sports columnists, you’ve doubtless heard talk of teams “being up” for a certain game, or how bulletin board material can inspire teams to reach lofty heights on game day. In my 28 years on this earth, however, I wonder just […]