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: Bracket busted

This may be nothing more than wishful thinking, but I’d like to think that, in my time here at the paper, I’ve at least demonstrated flashes of insight into the sports world. From the sports I grew up knowing and playing, to the sports I’ve come to better appreciate through my work—such as volleyball and […]

Broncos win opener

By MIKE SMITH With a number of returning stars and a talented crop of underclassmen, the Bronxville Broncos could be poised for big things in 2014. On March 27, the team proved as much with a decisive opening-day win over Fox Lane, downing the Foxes 13-9 to kick off the season on the right foot. […]

Tigers down New Ro

By MIKE SMITH With a one-sided 14-2 win over New Rochelle on April 1, the Mamaroneck girls lacrosse team bounced back from an opening day loss to get back to .500 on the year. Mamaroneck head coach Chr-istina Smith is hoping the drubbing of the Huguenots is a sign of things to come as her […]

Titan wins title

By MIKE SMITH On March 25, the University of New Hampshire club hockey team made a historic run to claim the first-ever national title in the program’s history. Leading the way was a local skater, as former Rye Town/Harrison star Sal Giacomo played a big part in the Wildcats’ success this season. Playing at Northeast […]

Column: Your moment of Zen

As my colleagues here at the newspaper can attest, Zen is a foreign concept in the life of a journalist. Daily deadlines, endless games of phone tag, on the fly revisions and the recurring stresses of press day are simply something we come to live with. If I’m going to stop and smell the roses, […]

Tigers ready for 2014

   By Mike smith After a 19-3 season in 2013, a veteran-laden Tuckahoe High School baseball team is eyeing their return to the diamond with big plans this spring. With six returning starters, a handful of younger players making big strides and a fortuitous transfer, the reigning league champion Tigers seem once again poised to […]

Young Huskies hit diamond

By MIKE SMITH After finishing 11-10 in 2013, the Harrison Huskies are coming into the spring short on veterans, but long on talent according to head coach Marco DiRuocco. As the young team prepares for the rigors of a challenging schedule, he said, it is starting to show the ability to contend at the varsity […]

Veteran Panthers eye 2014

By MIKE SMITH With an ace hurler, a host of returning starters and last season’s playoff loss to Ardsley still fresh in their memory, the Rye Neck softball team is looking to get off to a hot start in 2014 and potentially vie for a Class B crown this spring. Rye Neck comes into the […]

Allen second at nationals

By MIKE SMITH In 2012, New Rochelle’s Malcolm Allen accepted an at-large bid to the New York State high school wrestling tournament, bucked the odds and walked away from the competition as the top heavyweight in the state. Last month, wrestling for Iowa Central Community College at the NJCAA Division III national championships, Allen again […]

Column: Betting on goodbye

For the last six years, I’ve had a wonderful time serving as the sports editor for Hometown Media, but I’m afraid to say that come next month, loyal readers will have to get used to seeing a new byline in the back of our papers. Now, I’m not moving out of the area, taking my […]