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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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Downers South gets first win of season at Willowbrook’s expense

Dec 17 2014 | 12:12 am - After enduring the first three weeks of the season without a victory, you’d think Downers Grove South’s boys basketball team would have been in full celebration mode following Tuesday’s win over Willowbrook.

Benet’s defense never rests against York

Dec 14 2014 | 12:35 am - For three quarters on Saturday, shooting was a definite struggle for Benet’s boys basketball team.
That second-quarter perimeter performance, however, made all the difference.

Naperville North makes plays when it matters most

Dec 13 2014 | 1:05 am - You’d never confuse Naperville North with a flashy boys basketball team, but the Huskies sure showed some flashes of brilliance on Friday.

Cordell leaving Glenbard South

Dec 11 2014 | 11:56 pm - With school board approval taking place a few hours earlier, Glenbard South football coach Jeremy Cordell confirmed Thursday night that he’s been hired for the same position at Lincoln-Way Central.

Willowbrook already moving on to next goal for season

Dec 10 2014 | 9:11 pm - When Willowbrook’s boys basketball team beat Stagg on Nov. 28, the Warriors celebrated a little bit.
After three games — and three wins — they’d already eclipsed their entire victory total from last season.

Lake Park banks on defense against Naperville Central

Dec 09 2014 | 10:29 pm - This wasn’t a normal meeting between DuPage Valley Conference boys basketball teams, which might explain Tuesday’s ragged play between Lake Park and Naperville Central.

Traversa proves he can shoot the 3

Dec 07 2014 | 12:34 am - After his second 3-pointer, Nick Traversa knew it was his night.
By his ninth, he knew it was a career night.

Verge makes himself at home against Addison Trail

Dec 06 2014 | 12:33 am - Alonzo Verge Jr. made sure his home debut was a memorable one.

The DuPage County All-Area Football Team

Dec 04 2014 | 6:42 pm - A look at each of the 50 best football players in DuPage County this season.

Montini knows the way to Champaign

Nov 25 2014 | 10:04 pm - As the last football team standing in DuPage County, Montini has the honor of taking the trek down I-57 to Champaign’s Memorial Stadium to play in Saturday’s Class 5A state title game.

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