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.

Black Hats headed to Mahopac

By MIKE SMITH The Rye Neck Panthers punched their ticket to Mahopac with a 15-7 win over Dobbs Ferry in the Class C semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 25. Although the game was closer than Panther fans may have liked, in the end it was another strong defensive effort that kept the Black Hats dreams of […]

Eagles top Sailors

By MIKE SMITH On Saturday, Oct. 25, an Emme DiPasquale goal lifted the No. 7 Eagles to a 1-0 win over Hendrick Hudson in the first round of the Class A girls soccer playoffs. With the win, the Eagles earn the right to advance to a second round matchup with an undefeated Somers team on […]

Huskies tops Somers

By MIKE SMITH On Friday, Oct. 24, the Harrison volleyball team began postseason play with a resounding first-round win over a tough Somers squad, beating the Tuskers 3-1 at Harrison High School. The No. 6 seeded Huskies will look to keep the season alive on Oct. 28 against third-seeded Walter Panas. The Huskies got contributions from […]

Rye beats Bulldogs

By MIKE SMITH A strong first half and a solid defensive effort kept Rye’s title hopes alive on Oct. 25, as the Garnets were able to outlast a tough Beacon squad in the first round of the Class A football playoffs. Rye will be back in action on Nov. 1 when they host Somers in […]

Garnets bow out in first round

By MIKE SMITH After a dominating performance in the Class A outbracket game last week, No. 15 seeded Rye came into an Oct. 25 first round game against No. 2 seeded Lakeland brimming with confidence about an upset. Although the Garnets would fall to the Hornets 2-0, head coach Jared Small believes that the team’s […]

Champs opens new location

By MIKE SMITH On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Champs Boxing Club held an evening gala to celebrate the opening of its new gym location in New Rochelle. The event, which was hosted by the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, was a big step in the right direction for the local boxing club, according to Champs founder […]

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 […]