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 sports@hometwn.com; follow him on Twitter @LiveMike_Sports.

Hemida wins section

By Mike Smith On Feb. 16, junior Youssif Hemida became the first-ever Mamaroneck wrestler to win a Section I title as he defeated second-seeded Ryan Delanty from Mahopac 7-3 in the section championships at Clarkstown South High School. Hemida’s first-place finish was not the only bright spot for Mamaroneck in sectionals, though, as teammates Louis […]

Sports mergers approved

By Mike Smith A couple of local sports teams will have a decidedly different flavor this spring as the Tuckahoe school board approved two athletic mergers for the 2014 season at a meeting on Feb. 10. As a result, Tuckahoe’s girls will join forces with Eastchester’s lacrosse program and take on softball players from Bronxville […]

First round scoreboard

Boys basketball 2/16 Eastchester  d. Rye 84-51 The top-seeded Eagles put together an impressive first-round performance against Rye on Sunday, burying the Eagles with a barrage of points to send the Garnets packing. Eastchester was led by a scoring outburst from Nick Campana, who tallied 23 points in the win, but Campana was hardly alone […]

Garnets, Titans advance

In the first round of the Division 2 hockey playoffs on Feb. 18, Rye rode a strong third period to a decisive win over Hen Hud, downing the Sailors 5-2 at the Brewster Ice Arena. With six minutes left and the score tied at two, Connor Hatch found the net to break the stalemate, propelling […]

Column: Figuring out Sochi

I’ll be dead honest; when it comes to watching most events in the Winter Olympics, I’m clueless. Now, it’s not that I don’t get the main gist of what’s going on. I think I understand the basics. In speed skating, luge, and other race-type events, the object is to get the best time. In slope-style […]

Five qualify for sectionals

On Feb. 8, Harrison High School played host to one leg of the sectional wrestling qualifiers with grapplers from nine area high schools looking to earn their ticket to Arlington High School for next week’s tournament. Of the three local squads in attendance, New Rochelle fared the best, getting 10 wrestlers qualified for sectionals, while […]

Harrison sends four to sectionals

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 8, Harrison High School played host to one leg of the sectional wrestling qualifiers with grapplers from nine area high schools looking to earn their ticket to Arlington High School for next week’s tournament. When the dust had settled, four wrestlers from the hosting Huskies advanced to next weekend’s tournament […]

New Ro sends 10 to sectionals

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 8, Harrison High School played host to one leg of the sectional wrestling qualifiers with grapplers from nine area high schools looking to earn their ticket to Arlington High School for next week’s tournament. When the dust settled, no team qualified more wrestlers than visiting New Rochelle, which will send […]

Sectional breakdown

Girls Class A Under first year head coach Ray Franklin, the 15-seed Eagles secured home court–at least for a play-in round game–when they host 18-seed Nanuet on Feb. 13. Both Nanuet and the Eagles have played well since the turn of 2014, as the Eagles have picked up some big wins, including a victory over […]

Tigers take first at final meet

By MIKE SMITH On Feb. 2, Mamaroneck’s cheer season came to a close on a high note, as the Tigers took first place at the St. Catherine’s competition at Salesian High School. With five trophies on the year, the Tigers acquitted themselves well at meets all over the tri-state area this winter. This winter, the […]