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.

Huskies bounce back

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 5, Harrison’s football team bounced back from a down week in a big way, pulverizing an outmatched Saunders squad 47-17 in a game that was effectively over by the half. The win puts Harrison at 4-1 on the season as the Huskies look to close out their regular season campaign […]

Tigers stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 5, the Mamaroneck soccer team put another notch in their belt as the Tiger took down a powerful Massapequa squad 2-0 on Long Island. For the hyper-focused Tigers (10-0), the victory over one of New York’s top teams may have been impressive, but it was still just another game. Nick […]

Garnets, Panthers stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH Both the Rye Neck Panthers and Rye Garnets remained perfect this week, winning games in dominating fashion. On Oct. 4, the Garnets hammered Hen Hud 40-0, while the Panthers continued their winning ways against Valhalla on Oct. 5, bludgeoning the Vikings 51-0 at home. Rye Neck ground the Vikings into submission, using […]

The NCAA’s APU problem

There’s a storm brewing in the world of college athletics, but right now it would seem that nobody has an idea of just which way the winds are blowing. One thing remains certain, however; when the dust settles, the collegiate sports landscape could be drastically altered and, possibly, unrecognizable. For years, the NCAA—and its ideas […]

Rye lights up its new scoreboard

By MIKE SMITH There were plenty of reasons for Rye fans to celebrate on Sept. 27, not the least of which was the Garnet football team’s 58-14 thrashing of the Ossining Pride. The home game also served as a reminder of the power of the Rye community to rally around its student athletes as the […]

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 […]