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: The fix is in?

When I stop and take measure, it’s pretty apparent that I’ve got a lot of crazy friends on Facebook. I’m not talking about your garden-variety social media neurotics either. Excessive baby photos, manic swings and compulsive relationship status updates; those are all par for the course. But somehow, it seems like, for whatever reason, about […]

Eastchester Round up

  Boys Basketball 12/30 Ardsley d. Tuckahoe 55-44 Taking on the Panthers in the last game before the new year, Tuckahoe struggled, falling by 11 points to a solid Ardsley team. The visitors were led by a terrific showing by Dave Falcone, who netted 22 points in the win, but it was a spark off […]

Rye Round up

Boys Basketball 1/6 Pelham d. Rye 49-43 Playing against the Pelicans on Tuesday, the Garnets were dealt another hard-luck loss as their league rivals were able to come away with a six-point win in Rye’s own gym. Pelham’s Brendan Roche was the difference-maker, scoring the lion’s share of his team’s buckets and tallying 31 points […]

Huskies top Croton

By MIKE SMITH Over the last two weeks, Harrison’s basketball team has been riding a hot streak. With a win at the County Center on Dec. 27, the Huskies ensured that they would head into the new year on a positive track.  Participating in the annual Slam Dunk Tournament Challenge game against Croton-Harmon, the Huskies […]

Tigers win at Shoreline

By MIKE SMITH Competing at the prestigious Shoreline Classic at New Rochelle High School on Jan. 3, the Mamaroneck wrestling team squared off against 23 of the top squads in Section I and beyond. Despite the team’s 11th place finish, a number of Tigers acquitted themselves well, as Mamaroneck sent four individuals to the podiums […]

Garnets fall in Clinton finale

After beating Putnam Valley in the opening game of the annual Cliff Clinton Classic on Dec. 12, a young Rye team was sunk by Pleasantville in the finals the following night, falling 67-55 to a hot-shooting Panther squad. Despite the loss, however, head coach John Aguilar said he has been pleased with his team’s performance […]

Bronxville wins tourney

By MIKE SMITH  The Bronxville girls basketball team opened the season on a high note last week, winning its first three games—and the annual Bill Green Holiday Tournament—as they look to establish the squad as one of the top in Class C this year.  On Dec. 13, the Broncos beat previously undefeated Rye Neck 46-35 […]

The pain of loss

As a journalist, I’ve come to realize that, sometimes, the press cycle just isn’t going to work in my favor. Last week, I used my column to speak to the giddy sense of anticipation I get each winter when the MLB Hot-Stove season rolls around. By the time our papers came out, however, baseball had […]

Huskies split to start

By MIKE SMITH Just two games into the new season, the Harrison basketball team is proving its success in recent years hasn’t been a fluke. With a tightly contested loss against Class A power Tappan Zee and a resounding bounce-back win over Tuckahoe, the Huskies seem poised to make another run at a County Center […]

New Rochelle roundup

    Boys Basketball 10/9 Clarkstown South d. New Rochelle 79-52 Taking a trip up north, the young Huguenots fell to a strong Clarkstown team as the Rams pulled away with a 27-point win last week. Jonathan Garcia led the Huguenots with 12 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Clarkstown’s well-balanced offense that was […]