Category Archives: Sports

Tigers host annual tourney

By MIKE SMITH Mamaroneck may have been a bit shorthanded on Dec. 13, but it didn’t prevent the Tigers from giving a good account of themselves at their annual wrestling tournament.  With just 11 wrestlers competing on the day, the Tigers placed fourth in a field of 13 schools that included top programs from Long […]

Garnets fall to Tigers

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 6, the undefeated Mamaroneck Tigers needed a last-minute goal to skate past rival Rye at the Hommocks Ice Arena. With the 2-1 win, the Tigers improved to 4-0 on the season while the Garnets are still searching for their first win.  Despite a slow start, however, Rye coach Peter Thomas […]

Eastchester Roundup

Wrestling 12/5 Pleasantville d. Eastchester, Harrison and Hastings At a quad-meet at Harrison High School, Pleasantville ran the table against their opposition, defeating Eastchester, Hastings and the host Huskies in three matches on Friday afternoon. The Panthers outpointed the Eagles 64-9 in their matchup, with Eastchester’s two wins on the mat coming on a quick […]

Huskies hit the mat

By MIKE SMITH Battling through injuries and two losses to open the season, Harrison wrestlers bounced back to win two out of three matches on Dec. 5 when they hosted Pleasantville, Eastchester and Hastings. As the Huskies look to get some of their veteran wrestlers back on the mat, however, it appears that some younger […]

First responders hit gridiron

On Nov. 29, Eastchester’s first responders took to the gridiron to compete in the 9th annual Mickey Spillane’s Turkey Bowl. The annual showdown between the police and fire departments was once again carried by Eastchester’s finest, who came away with a 25-12 win over the bravest this year. It would take a late surge, by […]

Titans take two in tourney

By MIKE SMITH The Rye Town-Harrison Titans kicked off the hockey season this past weekend, with three games in the annual Guy Matthews Tournament in White Plains. With two wins in the span of three days, the Titans are off to a quick start as they look to make waves in Section I this year. […]

Mamaroneck Report Roundup

Boys Basketball 12/1 Pleasantville d. Rye Neck 61-31 The Panthers fell big in their season opener as a barrage of Pleasantville three-pointers sunk them early on Monday afternoon. Pleasantville hit 11 shots from beyond the arc against Rye Neck, jumping out to 23-0 first quarter lead before the home team was able to fight back […]

Young Huguenots hit ice

By MIKE SMITH On Dec. 1, the New Rochelle ice hockey team opened the season against the reigning section champs from Scarsdale at the Murray’s Ice Rink in Yonkers. Although the Huguenots fell 7-0 to a seasoned Raiders squad, head coach C.J. Tozzo is adamant that big things are on the horizon for his young […]

Keeping the beat

t’s no secret that the world of professional boxing has its share of characters. In fact, one of my chief inspirations for breaking into the world of sports writing came from reading stories by great boxing scribes of yesteryear, writers like A.J. Liebling, whose narratives wove a veritable tapestry of colorful individuals tied together by […]

Cruz wins UBF title

By MIKE SMITH Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz got a taste of gold on Nov. 21 when he nabbed his first professional title with a second round TKO over Engelberto Valenzuela at Resorts World Casino in Queens. After 13 straight wins to begin his pro career, Cruz is hoping that his latest victory will vault him […]