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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Leyden snatches Gold title from Willowbrook

Oct 22 2016 | 1:32 am - Leyden’s football team clinched its first outright West Suburban Gold Conference title since 2012 with Friday’s 21-9 victory over Willowbrook in Villa Park.

DuPage Valley Conference considering expansion

Oct 21 2016 | 1:05 am - The DuPage Valley Conference announced on Thursday that it plans to explore expansion. Preliminary conversations with potential schools are scheduled for the end of October.

ICCP has 9-0 in its sights

Oct 19 2016 | 5:04 pm - Perfect so far, IC Catholic Prep out to make program history.

Wheaton North settles score with Naperville Central

Oct 15 2016 | 1:20 am - Wheaton North’s football team kept its playoff hopes alive with Friday’s 45-27 DuPage Valley Conference victory over visiting Naperville Central.

Neuqua Valley trying to seal the deal in DVC

Oct 12 2016 | 6:47 pm - Neuqua Valley approaches its lofty goals one game at a time

Eyes on Five: Football again drives the conference realignment discussion

Oct 12 2016 | 8:03 pm - Football: Eyes on Five looks at the ramifications of a potential new conference with Wheaton North, Wheaton Warrenville South and four schools from the Tri-Cities.

Glenbard West offense pushes Oak Park around

Oct 08 2016 | 8:25 pm - Junior running back Ryan Diver rushed for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns and Glenbard West’s football team piled up more than 600 total yards of offense in Saturday’s 56-39 West Suburban Silver victory over previously unbeaten Oak Park in...

Naperville North defeats Naperville Central, clinches playoff berth

Oct 08 2016 | 2:11 am - Naperville North’s football team clinched its first playoff berth since 2013 with Friday’s 50-31 DuPage Valley Conference cross-town victory over Naperville Central at North Central College.

Benet catches a break

Oct 05 2016 | 4:27 pm - After a tough first six weeks, Benet earned a Friday night breather.

Hinsdale Central win over Glenbard West a long time coming

Oct 01 2016 | 7:26 pm - Hinsdale Central’s 31-30 overtime victory over visiting Glenbard West on Saturday gave the football program its first win over the Hilltoppers since 2006.

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