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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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Hill’s big shot wins DVC for Naperville North

Feb 21 2018 | 10:42 pm - Naperville North defeated Wheaton Warrenville South in double overtime in a DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball game.

Taylor gives Glenbard West a lift

Feb 17 2018 | 5:35 pm - Boys basketball: Tired legs didn’t prevent Evan Taylor from knocking down the game-winning basket in Glenbard West’s 51-50 West Suburban Silver victory over Hinsdale Central in Glen Ellyn.

Willowbrook finishes strong with win vs. Downers Grove South

Feb 16 2018 | 10:19 pm - Boys basketball: Willowbrook didn’t claim a share of the West Suburban Gold title, but the Warriors did close the league season with Friday’s 73-42 win over Downers Grove South in Villa Park.

A productive season doesn’t always require long playoff run

Feb 15 2018 | 9:10 pm - The final Eyes on Five of the basketball season takes a look at a pair of rebuilding girls teams and a sneak peak at the boys playoffs.

Fitzgerald named coach at York

Feb 14 2018 | 4:00 pm - Mike Fitzgerald — Naperville North’s offensive coordinator and a former head coach at St. Francis — has been named head football coach at York.

Naperville North takes control against Naperville Central

Feb 13 2018 | 11:11 pm - Boys basketball: Naperville North claimed sole possession of first place in the DuPage Valley Conference, and may have sealed the top seed in the Class 4A Glenbard East sectional, with Tuesday’s 56-40 cross-town victory at Naperville Central.

York makes key plays at right times

Feb 10 2018 | 10:44 pm - Boys basketball: Nick Kosich and Erik Cohn combined for 16 fourth-quarter points while leading York to Saturday’s 60-55 West Suburban Silver victory over Hinsdale Central in Elmhurst.

Wheaton North builds momentum with win at Glenbard North

Feb 09 2018 | 10:31 pm - Boys basketball: Wheaton North rolled to Friday’s 72-41 DuPage Valley Conference victory over Glenbard North.

Here comes the fun part of the season

Feb 08 2018 | 9:25 pm - The girls basketball playoffs are under way, the boys are just around the corner. Things are getting very interesting.

Timothy Christian thrilled to reach ‘lofty’ heights

Feb 08 2018 | 2:17 pm - Timothy Christian making good on players’ preseason prognostications

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