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: To buy or not to buy?

On Sept. 14, the best boxer in the world will step into the ring in Las Vegas, Nevada, looking to keep both his championship belts and his perfect record alive against a highly touted up-and-comer. You couldn’t ask for a better boxing narrative; veteran against prospect, two bankable stars, one a national hero in Mexico […]

Tigers look to regain crown

By MIKE SMITH After a long reign as the top-dog in Section I, Mamaroneck found itself on the losing end of a championship celebration last fall after losing a thriller to Suffern in the Class A title game. Eager to regain their top spot, the Tigers come into the 2013 season with something to prove. […]

New additions give Tigers options in 2013

By MIKE SMITH Over the years, Tuckahoe’s football team has established itself as a program that prided itself on the ability to move the football on the ground. Last year proved no different as the Tigers–buoyed by some standout backs–rumbled all the way to the Class D state title game. This year, the Tigers are […]

2013 Huskies team schedule

  2013 Boys Soccer Schedule 9/9/2013    5:45 PM    @ Rye 9/16/2013    6:30 PM    Fox Lane 9/18/2013    4:30 PM    @ Westlake 9/20/2013    4:30 PM    @ Pleasantville 9/21/2013    7:00 PM    Keio Academy 9/24/2013    6:30 PM    Briarcliff 9/25/2013    6:30 PM    @ Nyack 9/28/2013    11:00 AM    Croton-Harmon 9/30/2013    6:30 PM    Westlake 10/2/2013    4:30 PM    @ Fox Lane 10/5/2013    3:00 […]

Garnets gear up for season

By MIKE SMITH With the start of the 2013 field hockey season less than a week away, the Rye Garnets are looking to bounce back from a tough loss to Lakeland in the section finals. But with a talented group of returnees and some fresh faces, the Garnets should bounce back to once again vie […]

Column: VMAs? Not for me, not anymore

On Sunday night, I was overcome with a severe and acute case of “grandpa-itis.” If my deepest fears are confirmed, there is no cure and no doubt about it—I’m getting old. These bouts of pre-geriatricsim have occurred more frequently over the past year or so. From watching Ken Griffey Jr., perhaps the finest, most exciting […]

Huskies ready to start, finish in 2013

By MIKE SMITH In 2012, the Harrison girls soccer team had just about everything you would expect a top-flight team to have: good goaltending, strong defense, solid midfielders and athletes all over the field. The one thing they didn’t have? The ability to finish. Heading into the 2013 season, head coach Jon-Erik Zappala said that […]

Panthers eye season opener

By MIKE SMITH With an undefeated regular season and one of the top defenses in all of Section I last year, the Rye Neck Panthers enjoyed a spectacular resurgence, the payoff for a couple of lean years in the early 2010s. The scary prospect for other Class C team this year? The Black Hats look […]

Local squash player wins PST tournament

By MIKE SMITH On Aug. 24 and 25, the Pro Squash Tour made a stop in Mamaroneck, pitting some top international players against each other in the Buffalo Wild Wings Open. South African Tertius Raubenheimer came away with the tournament win, topping Ricky Weisskopf in the finals on Sunday afternoon. Raubenheimer claimed the championship with […]