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.

Column: Retaliation fatigue

I consider myself something of a baseball purist. When it comes to watching Major League games, I’m all for the direction the sport is going in. Fewer runs are being scored, ERAs are lower across the board, and speed, pitching and defense—not the ability to hit home runs—are of premium importance to teams looking to […]

Eagles fall to Garnets

By MIKE SMITH On April 9, the Eastchester Eagles dropped their first game of the season, falling 7-1 to a solid Rye team at home. But despite the loss, head coach Steve Lennon is confident that with more games against top-flight competition this year, his Eagles are on their way to becoming a formidable postseason […]

DeGraw no-hits Huskies

By MIKE SMITH Since its run to the Section I title last year, Rye has been known as a team built on the strength of its pitching and defense. And early on this season, it appears the Garnets have no deficiencies in either area.  On April 14, senior hurler Tim DeGraw turned in Rye’s latest […]

Huskies host triangular meet

By MIKE SMITH On April 12, the Harrison Huskies hosted Port Chester and Rye in a meet that featured several individual track and field events. Although the triangular was did not take team scores into account, Harrison coach Dom Zanot said that the event gave all three teams a chance to record baseline performances for […]

Tigers top White Plains

By MIKE SMITH After suffering its first loss of the season on April 11, the Mamaroneck Tigers came back in a big way with an 8-7 win over White Plains on Monday afternoon. As the team continues to gel, first-year head coach Racquel Lividini believes they can be a force within the section. The visiting […]

Column: A frontrunner’s lament

Well sports fans, here we are; the NHL playoffs are upon us and the Rangers are the best team in the NHL, winner of the President’s Trophy and squaring off against a first-round foe in Pittsburgh that seems to be in disarray. Why then, as a fan of the Blueshirts, am I absolutely terrified? See, […]

New Ro falls to Pirates

By MIKE SMITH On April 7, the New Rochelle Huguenots nearly came away with their first win of the season, dropping a tough game to Pearl River 10-9 in what may have been their best performance of the season so far. Despite the loss, however, New Rochelle coach Brian Violante is starting to see signs […]

Eagles fall to Dutchmen

By MIKE SMITH After a tough winter limited their time on the field, the Eastchester Eagles dropped their home opener to Tappan Zee on April 6, falling to a good Dutchmen team 9-2. According to Eastchester coach Chris Walpole, the young Eastchester squad will look to bounce back from the loss and hopes to hit […]

Huskies return from Florida

By MIKE SMITH Although the winter weather conspired to keep the Harrison baseball team inside for much of the preseason, the Huskies made the most of their spring break last week, when they traveled to Fort Pierce, Fla., for a condensed spring training experience. After scrimmaging five times down South, the Huskies returned to New […]

Girls Lacrosse

4/1 Rye d. Scarsdale 14-9 Rye had a strong showing against Scarsdale, downing the Raiders 14-9 to win its first in-section game of the season. Charlotte Tucci had four goals to lead Rye and Abby Abate added three of her own in the winning effort. For Scarsdale, Michaela Nicholas and Sarah Melman combined for six […]