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.

Garnets blast Huskies

By MIKE SMITH After locking down a signature win against Byram Hills on Sept. 29, the Rye Garnets kept the ball rolling against Harrison two days later, beating their league foes 4-1 in a rain-soaked Thursday night game. Although it would have been easy for some teams to have a letdown after knocking off the […]

Huguenots fall to Scarsdale

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 5, the New Rochelle Huguenots fell to league rival Scarsdale 2-1, losing their second game of the 2015 season. Despite the setback, however, the team is in the midst of an otherwise stellar fall campaign, and head coach Jarohan Garcia is confident that his team is on the right path […]

New Rochelle Roundup

  Girls Soccer 10/2 Scarsdale d. New Rochelle 2-1 A first-half goal for the Raiders proved the difference-maker on Friday, as Scarsdale topped the visiting Huguenots 2-1. Sophie Wolf scored the lone goal for New Rochelle and Mary Fay made eight saves, but Scarsdale’s Olivia Higgins and Katie Donovan both found the net to ensure a […]

Tigers blank Foxes

By MIKE SMITH If opposing defenses have had a hard time slowing down the Mamaroneck Tigers this year, a little inclement weather wasn’t going to fare any better. On Oct. 2, Mamaroneck drubbed visiting Fox Lane 6-0 despite the downpour, extending its record to 9-0 on the season.  According to Mamaroneck coach John Savage, Friday’s […]

Harrison Roundup

Boys Soccer 10/1 Rye d. Harrison 4-1 After knocking off Byram Hills, the top-ranked team in New York state, the Garnets came into Thursday’s rivalry game with enough focus and tenacity to beat the Huskies 4-1 and earn their sixth win of the season. Bernardo Hammes had two assists in the win, and Leo Gomes, […]

Garnets edge Eagles

  By MIKE SMITH Just hours after earning a nod in the New York State Soccer rankings on Oct. 5, the Rye Garnets had to battle to maintain their spot, as they hosted a hungry Eastchester team. After over 80 minutes of action, however, Rye escaped with a 3-2 overtime win to preserve a spot […]

Eastchester Roundup

Football 10/3 Eastchester d. Pearl River 31-7 In a matchup of undefeated teams on Saturday, the Eagles pulled away early on their way to a rout over the Pirates to celebrate Eastchester’s Homecoming. Eastchester quarterback John Arcidiacono continued his stellar play, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for two more in the one-sided win. Arcidiacono […]

Column: Looking for a villain

Postseason baseball—especially when one’s team is out of contention—can acquaint a man with strange bedfellows. Maybe that can account for why I spent my Tuesday night watching the Yankees’ Wild Card game in a Red Sox bar with a bunch of Phillies fans. But I have to admit, watching the Bombers end their season on […]

Rye Roundup

Boys Soccer 9/29 Rye d. Byram Hills 1-0 On Tuesday, Rye continued their impressive play, downing a highly-touted Byram Hills team 1-0 on a goal from sophomore Bernardo Hammes. Hammes’ goal came off an assist from Jack Bryan. The Bobcats entered the game against the Garnets as the top-ranked team in Section I and also […]

Huskies top Panthers

By MIKE SMITH Sometimes, playing with confidence can make all the difference in the world. On Sept. 28, a supremely-confident Harrison team traveled to Rye Neck and exploded offensively, topping the Panthers 5-0 to improve to 6-3 on the season.  For the Panthers, the game was another learning experience against a highly-skilled opponent. Karina Barchlow […]