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.

Tigers take titles

By MIKE SMITH Tuckahoe crowned two champions last week, as the varsity softball team and baseball team clinched section titles on successive days with wins over Haldane and Solomon Schechter, respectively. Both teams are currently gearing up for the state regionals, which take place on June 4 and June 5, after press time.  On May […]

Column: The real beauty of sports

It’s a good thing I had to work on Saturday, because if I didn’t I was planning to spend most of the day, in bed, ruminating about the Game 7 stinker the Rangers put forth the night before. But I had a full slate of championship games on the docket, which was good enough to […]

Panthers cruise to semis

By MIKE SMITH Sports Editor After an 18-2 performance in the regular season, there was little doubt that Rye Neck’s softball team was locked in for a long playoff run. Through the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Panthers have proved just how much talent they have on the roster, outscoring their opponents 31-1 […]

Huskies out in second round

By MIKE SMITH Sports Editor After winning their first round games last week, both Harrison’s baseball and softball teams were bounced from the playoffs in the Class A quarterfinals, ending their respective seasons on May 23. On May 21, the No. 9 Huskies baseball team traveled to Eastchester for a matchup with the No. 8 […]

Tigers reach finals

By MIKE SMITH In their biggest game of the season, the Tuckahoe Tigers got their bats going early, as they trounced Alexander Hamilton 18-1 in the Class C semifinal round on May 26 to cement a spot in the section championship game.  According to Tuckahoe head coach John McGrath, the offensive performance might have been […]

Column: That Game 7 mojo

The New York Rangers’ one-sided win over the Lightning on May 26 means quite a few things. Most importantly, it means the Blueshirts have staved off elimination and will be playing at least one more game at Madison Square Garden this year. Secondly, it means that it’s not quite time for me to stick my […]

Huskies bow in quarterfinals

By MIKE SMITH Harrison’s best lacrosse season in recent memory may have come to a disappointing end on May 16, but the future looks bright for the Huskies program. Despite falling 7-6 to a tough John Jay team in the second round of the Class B playoffs, the Huskies aim to be back next year […]

Broncos head to finals

By MIKE SMITH Heading into the second half of the Class C semifinals on May 19, No.1-seeded Bronxville found itself locked in a tight contest with a Hendrick Hudson team that was angling for an upset. After a few adjustments, however, the Broncos came out renewed and turned the tide to come away with a […]

Tigers top Mounties

By MIKE SMITH The Mamaroneck Tigers turned a hot start against Suffern on May 16 into a second-round win as they topped the Mounties 19-13 to advance to the Class A lacrosse semifinals. Next up for the Tigers will be a showdown with rival White Plains with a berth in the section championships on the […]

Rye Playoff Roundup

Girls Lacrosse 5/19 Somers d. Rye 10-7 Despite a furious second half comeback and a milestone goal for Charlotte Tucci, Rye’s bid for a berth in the section finals came to an end on Tuesday when it fell to a solid Tuskers’ team 10-7. Rye trailed 8-3 at the half but mounted strong resistance in […]