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.

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 […]

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. […]