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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Thorne fits in Naperville Central’s playbook

Jun 10 2017 | 5:22 pm - Payton Thorne, an all-DuPage Valley Conference quarterback as a sophomore last fall for Metea Valley, has transferred to Naperville Central.

DuPage County All-Area baseball team

Jun 08 2017 | 12:19 pm - Presenting the 2017 DuPage County All-Area Baseball Team.

Baseball: Donovan extended the family dynasty at Westmont

Jun 08 2017 | 12:19 pm - Westmont senior catcher Joe Donovan, committed to Michigan, is the 2017 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Baseball Captain.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley ‘did all we could’ in loss to St. Laurence

Jun 05 2017 | 10:59 pm - St. Laurence ended Neuqua Valley’s magical baseball season with a 5-1 victory in Monday’s Class 4A Standard Bank Stadium supersectional in Crestwood.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley reverses results

Jun 03 2017 | 5:31 pm - Neuqua Valley’s baseball program claimed its fifth sectional championship with Saturday’s 5-3 victory over Plainfield North in the Class 4A Oswego final.

Baseball: Benet grateful it got insurance against Glenbard South

May 31 2017 | 8:54 pm - Erik Jones doubled twice and homered to lead Benet’s baseball team to Wednesday’s 6-5 victory over Glenbard South in the Class 3A Benet sectional semifinals.

Baseball: Montini comes up short in sectional

May 31 2017 | 11:35 pm - Montini’s baseball team battled to the final out but fell 11-7 to Nazareth in Wednesday’s Class 3A Benet sectional semifinals.

Baseball: Timothy Christian can’t flip the script

May 29 2017 | 6:37 pm - Chicago Christian’s baseball team blanked Timothy Christian for the third time this season, topping the Trojans 7-0 in Monday’s Class 2A Benedictine University supersectional in Lisle.

Baseball: Willowbrook walks away with big win vs. Lake Park

May 27 2017 | 6:57 pm - Mike Dembowski’s RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Willowbrook’s baseball team a 6-5 walk-off victory over Lake Park in Saturday’s Class 4A Hoffman Estates regional title game.

Baseball: Glenbard North pumps up bats against Wheaton North

May 25 2017 | 9:11 pm - Eight players accounted for 14 hits in Glenbard North’s 7-4 baseball victory over Wheaton North in Thursday’s Class 4A St. Charles North regional semifinals.

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