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: Food for thought

When the calendar hits November, there are some high school sports certainties on which I’ve begun to rely. Tuckahoe battling Haldane for the Class D football title is one. More often than not, I know I’ll be watching teams like Mamaroneck field hockey and Bronxville girls soccer competing against the other top teams in the […]

Garnets clipped in finals

By MIKE SMITH A dream season came to an end for the Rye Garnets on Nov. 9 when Rye fell in the Class A championship game to Somers in a 20-7 game that was far closer than the final score would suggest. The loss marks the only blemish on the Garnets’ record this year, but […]

CrossFit Masters compete

By MIKE SMITH On Nov. 9, scores of athletes flocked to Larchmont’s Empire State CrossFit box to take part in The WODFather, a Master’s CrossFit competition. After hours of grueling workouts, some walked away with medals, but all proved that age is truly just a number. Mamaroneck resident Jeff Co­rbin, who has done CrossFit for […]

Tigers repeat as Class D champs

By MIKE SMITH After spending a regular season battling against larger schools, Tuckahoe returned to Class D on Nov. 9 to play for the Section I title against Haldane. Against the Blue Devils, however, it was the Tigers who took on the appearance of a Class B or C power, as Tuckahoe trounced Haldane 42-8. […]

Mamaroneck Review roundup

Mamaroneck girls soccer On Nov. 9, the Mamaroneck Tigers fell in the state quarterfinals against a tough Sachem East team, losing to the Flaming Arrows 3-2 at White Plains High School. With a dominant performance in the first half, the Tigers proved a game opponent on the afternoon, though they were felled by a questionable […]

Column: A bullying problem in the NFL

On Nov. 4, Miami Dolphins’ lineman Richie Incognito was dismissed from the team indefinitely after charges of harassment and bullying were leveled against him by former teammate Jonathan Martin, who reportedly left the team due to his alleged treatment at the hands of Incognito and other veteran players. According to sources, Martin, a second-year player, […]

Garnets reach finals

On Nov. 1, the Rye Garnets punched their ticket to the Class A finals with a convincing 28-7 win over Tappan Zee, marking the first time Rye has made an appearance in a Section I final since 2008. Rye (9-0) started strong as Alex Raynor intercepted a Tap-pan Ze-e quarterback Giuse-ppe Maddalena pass on the […]

Panthers claim Class C title

By MIKE SMITH On Nov. 2, the Rye Neck Panthers laid claim to the Class C title with a convincing win over Woodlands, beating the Falcons 21-7 at Mahopac High School. For the Black Hats, the win wasn’t one that simply affirmed their flawless Section I record this season, but was also a testament to […]

Rye Neck falls in finals

By MIKE SMITH On Nov. 2, the Rye Neck field hockey team lost to a red-hot North Salem team in the Class B finals, ending the Panthers’ solid postseason run. Despite the loss to the Bears, however, second-year head coach Beth Gulotta has been impressed with the strides made by the Panthers team this year. […]

Tiger take Class A crown

By MIKE SMITH An old sports adage opines it’s tough to beat a good team three times in a row. On Nov. 5, however, another truisim–one increasingly familiar to Section I field hockey program–carried the day; It’s awfully tough to beat the Tigers at all. At Brewster High School, Mamaroneck (19-0-1) continued its brilliant play […]