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.

Harrison blanked by Bears

In the first round of the Class B field hockey playoffs, the eighth-seeded Huskies fell to ninth-seeded Brewster 3-0 on Oct. 25. Brewster rode an early goal to the win, playing stout defense against a game Harrison squad to earn a hard-fought road win to kick-off the playoffs. Harrison had trouble containing Ally Ferraro, who […]

Eagles advance to semifinals

If the Eastchester Eagles have had one goal this postseason, it has been to push the tempo. In their first-round game against Hendrick Hudson on Oct. 26, they did just that, burying the Sailors with an avalanche of goals, riding the attack to a 5-1 win. Dava Fortunato scored twice to lead the way for […]

Broncos reach semis

By MIKE SMITH If there was any doubt that the Bronxville boys soccer team was hungry for playoff success in 2013, the Broncos performance to date has certainly answered that question. On Oct. 28, the Broncos continued their winning ways, beating a good Woodlands team 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. The Broncos jumped out […]

New Ro bows in overtime thriller

On Oct. 26, the New Rochelle Huguenots were bounced from the Class AA playoffs when they fell to North Rockland 13-10 in a wild overtime match-up. The Huguenots and Red Raiders played their second game in as many weeks against each other and could not have been more evenly matched. Last week, the Huguenots earned […]

Column: Fun police and the NLCS

Editor’s note: This column was written on Oct. 18 at noon, eight hours before the Cardinals and Dodgers take the field to play Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. Sometimes, sportswriters can be the absolute worst. We are currently five games into a wildly entertaining National League Championship Series and it’s becoming more […]

Rye grinds out tough win

By MIKE SMITH Heading into the latest installment of the Rye-Harrison rivalry game, it seemed that many fans in the area had written Harrison off, believing that the storied match-up would be nothing more than an exhibition for the undefeated Garnets. Some even posited that Rye would flash their high-octane offense, then focus on getting […]

Broncos honor injured players

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 19, Bronxville’s boys soccer team won its homecoming game against cross-town rival Tuckahoe 3-1 to finish the regular season with a 12-3-1 record. But the story of the game wasn’t Bronxville’s offense or a spirited showing by Tuckahoe, rather it was the tribute paid to a player who was a […]

Huguenots headed to postseason

With a 22-21 win over North Rockland on Oct. 19, the New Rochelle Huguenots find themselves in unique position when they gear up for their first-round playoff game this weekend. For the second time in seven days, New Ro will be taking on the Red Raiders. New Rochelle came from behind to beat the Rockland […]

Tigers top rival Rams

By MIKE SMITH In their final regular season contest of the 2013 season, the Mamaroneck Tigers were firing on all cylinders, earning an impressive 20-6 win over rival Port Chester on Oct. 18. Though the team has won just two games thus far in 2013, head coach Anthony Vitti believes this win is a testament […]

Column: Riding the wave

Watching the Mamaroneck volleyball team down Hastings on Oct. 11, I was struck by something as the points flew by. There was something about the Tiger team that was eye-catching. But it wasn’t their serves, sets or spikes that had me transfixed, it was something else entirely. It was more like a vibe, an energy […]