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.

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 […]

Tuckahoe football gives back

By MIKE SMITH On Jan. 16, members of the Tuckahoe football team traveled to Riverbank State Park in Manhattan for the culmination of a nearly two-month charity project that saw schools from all over Westchester County provide sporting equipment, books and school supplies to inner-city children in conjunction with the NFL. The Super Kids-Super Shar-ing […]

Column: Two black eyes for MLB

In most cases, when Major League Baseball is able to steal the back pages from the NFL in January, it’s cause for celebration in the MLB offices. But as baseball officials are finding out this week, there may be such a thing as bad press. Over the last seven days, baseball has found itself at […]

Rye tops rivals

By MIKE SMITH On Jan. 12, the Rye Garnets hosted to Harrison for the first leg of a Monday/Friday double-booking with the rival Huskies. Despite the anticipation, however, Rye walked away with an easy win, taking the first game of the season series with a 60-36 win over the Huskies. Rye seemed unstoppable when it […]

Huguenots hit the mat

By MIKE SMITH For Section I wrestling squads, the winter schedule always ramps up in January as area wrestlers ready themselves for the postseason. Over the last week or so, New Rochelle’s grapplers have been testing themselves on the mat, competing at tough tournaments—including their own—to prepare for what lies ahead. On Jan. 4, the […]

ETB downs New Rochelle

By MIKE SMITH The Eastchester/Tuckahoe/Bron-xville hockey team started off 2014 on the right skate last weekend as the Eagles earned their first win of the new year over a league foe. On Jan. 10, ETB won a hard-fought, 5-3 game over New Rochelle at the Ice Hutch to extend what is now a three-game winning […]