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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Baseball: Neuqua Valley keeps streak alive vs. Naperville North

Apr 29 2017 | 6:53 pm - Neuqua Valley’s baseball team extended its winning streak to 19 straight with Saturday’s 5-3 DuPage Valley Conference victory at Naperville North.

Baseball: Wheaton North’s Mueller takes one for the team

Apr 28 2017 | 10:00 pm - With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Wheaton North’s Erik Mueller was hit by a pitch to give the Falcons a 5-4 DuPage Valley Conference baseball victory over visiting Lake Park.

Baseball: Willowbrook sitting pretty in Gold

Apr 27 2017 | 10:52 pm - Willowbrook’s baseball team moved a key step closer to winning the West Suburban Gold title with Thursday’s 6-2 win at Hinsdale South. The Warriors took two of three games in the series.

Baseball: Mueller, Wheaton North break out of slump

Apr 22 2017 | 5:17 pm - Erik Mueller’s 2-run double in the top of the seventh inning gave Wheaton North’s baseball team Saturday’s 6-4 DuPage Valley Conference victory over Metea Valley in Aurora.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley’s Hicks one batter from perfection

Apr 21 2017 | 9:47 pm - Neuqua Valley senior Justin Hicks walked the first batter he faced but then retired 15 straight in Friday’s 10-0 five-inning no-hitter at Wheaton Warrenville South.

Baseball: Naperville Central ‘one pitch better’ than Waubonsie Valley

Apr 20 2017 | 9:12 pm - Connor Gurnik’s fourth-inning grand slam powered Naperville Central’s 5-3 victory over visiting Waubonsie Valley in Thursday’s DuPage Valley Conference baseball matchup.

Partnerships eluding remaining DVC schools

Apr 18 2017 | 8:41 pm - The DuPage Valley Conference has announced it will remain a league of five for the 2018-19 school year.

Only darkness can stop Benet, Nazareth

Apr 18 2017 | 10:18 pm - After Jack Schneider singled home the tying runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for Benet, Tuesday’s East Suburban Catholic Conference baseball game against Nazareth was suspended with the score tied 10-10 after eight innings.

Glenbard West’s Kaske good to the last pitch

Apr 17 2017 | 8:39 pm - Sam Kaske struck out seven and walked none to help Glenbard West’s baseball team beat Downers Grove North 2-0 in Monday’s West Suburban Silver game in Glen Ellyn.

Something for everyone as Naperville North, Wheaton North split

Apr 15 2017 | 4:24 pm - After Naperville North’s baseball team won the opener 15-0, Wheaton North bounced back to win 7-5 in Game 2 of Saturday’s DuPage Valley Conference doubleheader at Pfund Stadium in Carol Stream.

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