Kevin Schmit

DuPage County Sports Writer
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A high school sports writer for the Daily Herald, Kevin Schmit covers football, boys basketball and baseball in the athletic hotbed of DuPage County.

Schmit was hired by the Daily Herald in 1997 when the newspaper expanded into the Tri-Cities area of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia. After covering a variety of prep sports in the Tri-Cities, in the fall of 1999 Schmit became a preps columnist and sports writer in DuPage County.

Before being hired by the Daily Herald, Schmit spent seven years as a freelance writer for the newspaper and focused on boys soccer, girls soccer and girls basketball. A two-time honoree as the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association's Media Person of the Year, Schmit received similar honors from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2003. While Schmit has covered nearly numerous state champions and many athletes who went on to enjoy professional playing careers, he also has covered NASCAR races in Joliet and was part of the Daily Herald's World Cup soccer coverage in 1994.

Schmit has made numerous appearances on local radio and television stations to discuss high school sports. He also has assisted area high schools with career day events and newspaper advising.

A graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, Schmit received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Naperville North puts distance between it and Lake Park

Feb 06 2016 | 12:46 am - Naperville North’s boys basketball team extended its DuPage Valley Conference lead over Lake Park to two games with Friday’s 54-49 victory in Roselle.

Plenty of February Fun ahead

Feb 04 2016 | 4:41 pm - February is shaping up to be a fun month for DuPage County basketball.

Glenbard West keeps it simple against Downers North

Feb 03 2016 | 11:10 pm - Glenbard West’s boys basketball team didn’t need another buzzer-beater to top Downers Grove North. This time the Hilltoppers rolled to Wednesday’s 72-58 West Suburban Silver road victory.

Naperville North gets even with Wheaton North

Feb 02 2016 | 11:10 pm - Naperville North’s boys basketball team has a one-game lead atop the DuPage Valley Conference standings after Tuesday’s 67-56 road victory over Wheaton North.

Glenbard West downs Hinsdale Central

Jan 31 2016 | 12:08 am - Glenbard West’s boys basketball team dominated the fourth quarter while rallying to Saturday’s 64-52 West Suburban Silver victory over Hinsdale Central in Glen Ellyn.

Willowbrook prevails in fourth overtime

Jan 30 2016 | 1:20 am - Willowbrook outlasted Addison Trail 85-82 in quadruple overtime in West Suburban Gold boys basketball action Friday in Villa Park.

It’s almost February, which means...

Jan 28 2016 | 6:08 pm - February is just around the corner, which means conference races are nearing a conclusion and playoff seeds and pairings are starting to be decided.

Naperville North’s Elston no stranger to buzzer-beating shots

Jan 27 2016 | 5:43 pm - Late-game heroics are becoming a habit for Winston Elston and Naperville North’s boys basketball team.

Big third quarter lifts WW South past Wheaton North

Jan 27 2016 | 12:10 am - A dominant third quarter powered Wheaton Warrenville South’s boys basketball team to Tuesday’s 51-35 DuPage Valley Conference victory at Wheaton North.

Lake Park in a good spot at midway point

Jan 24 2016 | 12:35 am - Lake Park’s boys basketball team stayed in a tie for first place in the DuPage Valley Conference with Saturday’s 51-47 victory over Naperville Central in Roselle.

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