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.

Huguenots bow in quarterfinals

By MIKE SMITH The Huguenots’ soccer season came to an end on Oct. 27, when a 1-0 loss to Port Chester eliminated New Rochelle from the Class AA playoffs. Despite the quarterfinal round defeat, however, Huguenot head coach Jarohan Garcia is confident that the program is headed in the right direction.  On Monday, the Huguenots […]

Column: Asking more from our athletes

Over the last few weeks, area football teams have been making headlines, and not just because high school playoff season is about to kick off. On Sunday, the Monroe-Woodbury school district announced that it was suspending the remainder of the Section IX Crusader’s JV football season after allegations of verbal hazing within the program arose. […]

Huskies set for playoffs

By MIKE SMITH The Harrison girls soccer team is getting set for postseason play this week, and with a handful of close games to close out the season, the Huskies look primed to be a tough draw for some Class A schools.  For the Huskies, the usual low-scoring tight games of the Section I playoffs […]

Harrison Round up

Field Hockey 10/17 Harrison d. Clarkstown North 5-0 Harrison earned its second win over a Clarkstown team on Friday, drubbing the Rams 5-0 in a one-sided victory. The Huskies were able to spread the scoring around with four different players scoring on the afternoon. Christine Cardascia led with two goals, while Zoe Fabiana, Zoe Mittman […]

Tigers clip Falcons

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 18, Tuckahoe notched an upset win over Class C’s Woodlands, rallying from an eight-point deficit to beat the favored Falcons 50-28. As the Tigers prepare for their Class D championship showdown in three weeks—and a matchup with Briarcliff on Saturday, Oct. 25, the squad appears to be peaking at the […]

Eagles finish strong

By Mike Smith The Eastchester Eagles may have finished the 2014 season with a pair of convincing wins, but the climb has just begun for the perennial playoff contenders. With the postseason seeding meeting scheduled for Oct. 22, Eastchester is hoping for a decent seed as they look to establish themselves as a top Class […]

Tigers finish strong

By MIKE SMITH After a dominant run that saw the Mamaroneck field hockey team rack up 13 straight wins and outscore its opponents 97-0 this year, the Tigers’ unblemished streak came to an end on Thursday, Oct. 16 with a 1-0 loss against a nationally-ranked Lakeland squad. That loss might be just what the Tigers […]

Garnets eye postseason

By MIKE SMITH On Monday, Oct. 20, the Rye Garnets faced one of their toughest tests of the season, taking on top-ranked Class A Mamaroneck at home in a much-needed tune-up before the start of the postseason. Although they played Mamaroneck tough, the visiting team caught fire in the second half, beating the Garnets 6-1. […]

Column: A question of loyalty

I found myself in an odd position on Saturday night. I was pacing the New Rochelle sidelines, taking copious notes after each play from scrimmage as the Huguenot football team did its best to defend a perfect record. While that might not sound like anything out of the ordinary given my job description, it was […]

Huguenots stay perfect

By MIKE SMITH On Oct. 11, the undefeated New Rochelle Huguenots notched another big win, trouncing previously unbeaten Scarsdale 27-0 on Senior Night at McKenna Field. With the win, the Huguenots improved to 6-0 on the season and guaranteed themselves a top seed in the upcoming Class AA playoffs.  The Huguenots came into Saturday’s game […]