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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Willowbrook figures it out

Jan 29 2015 | 5:03 pm - Perhaps the longest week of the season for Willowbrook’s boys basketball team also turned out to be its best.
Four games, four victories.

Bradley’s end-to-end sprint ends in Addison Trail win

Jan 27 2015 | 11:48 pm - It sure didn’t look like a winning formula being brewed by Addison Trail’s boys basketball team. Not until Jaavion Bradley added one last ingredient.

Naperville North goes from down and out to victorious

Jan 25 2015 | 12:17 am - For a game that could have gone either way, at a key moment it looked like it wasn’t going to go Naperville North’s.

Lake Park earns edge in DVC

Jan 24 2015 | 12:40 am - Sometimes it takes a halftime. For Lake Park’s boys basketball team, it took that little break to get back to what it does best — play stifling defense.

Top talent set to collide again at Glenbard East

Jan 22 2015 | 10:00 pm - Glenbard East’s “When Sides Collide” boys basketball shootout is multifaceted. “There’s sides from everywhere,” confirmed Rams coach Scott Miller of the three-game exhibition which tips off at 4:30 p.m.

Looking for clues in league races

Jan 22 2015 | 11:21 pm - We might be clueless now, but we’re about to learn an awful lot. A lot about boys and girls basketball, specifically how some of these tight conference races in DuPage County are going to turn out.

Glenbard South shows it can win a close game

Jan 21 2015 | 12:01 am - Close games haven’t been kind to Glenbard South’s boys basketball team.
Tuesday night, however, was a completely different story.

Extra-tired Benet prevails in extra period

Jan 19 2015 | 11:35 pm - From somewhere, Benet’s boys basketball team found the energy.
Even when the Redwings’ fourth game in three days went to overtime against Wheaton Warrenville South, they dug that much deeper.

No rest for happy WW South

Jan 17 2015 | 11:37 pm - Midway through the third quarter it looked like Wheaton Warrenville South’s boys basketball players might be able to get some needed rest on a busy Saturday afternoon.

Hinsdale Central handles Glenbard West

Jan 17 2015 | 8:03 am - Hinsdale Central’s boys basketball team prides itself on defending the home court. It goes hand-in-hand with defending the West Suburban Silver Conference title. With a bunch of upcoming road trips for the Red Devils, Friday’s 60-52 home...

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