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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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Baseball: Third place is Lake Park’s lucky spot

Jun 09 2018 | 8:12 pm - Baseball: Lake Park claimed third place in Class 4A with Saturday’s 7-1 victory over Sandburg at Route 66 Stadium in Joliet.

Baseball: Huntley finishes off win over Lake Park in state semifinals

Jun 08 2018 | 9:59 pm - Baseball: Behind Kyle Morgan's 2-hitter, Huntley advanced to its first state title game with Friday's 5-1 victory over Lake Park in the Class 4A semifinals in Joliet.

The 2018 DuPage County All-Area Baseball Team

Jun 07 2018 | 11:20 am - Baseball: Introducing the 2018 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Team.

Baseball: With Neuqua Valley’s Wheeler, looks are deceiving

Jun 07 2018 | 11:21 am - Baseball: Neuqua Valley senior shortstop Ryan Wheeler is the 2018 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Baseball Captain.

Baseball: Dallmann, Lake Park shut down Buffalo Grove

Jun 04 2018 | 11:50 pm - Baseball: Lake Park advanced to the state semifinals with Monday’s 3-1 victory over Buffalo Grove in the Class 4A Boomers Stadium supersectional in Schaumburg.

Baseball: Lake Park keeps season going, beats Willowbrook

Jun 02 2018 | 3:35 pm - Baseball: Lake Park beat Willowbrook 6-0 in Saturday’s Class 4A Bartlett sectional final to claim the program’s first sectional championship.

Baseball: Nilles home run makes Willowbrook a walkoff winner

May 31 2018 | 8:41 pm - Baseball: Jack Nilles hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Willowbrook a 6-5 victory over Glenbard East in Thursday’s Class 4A Bartlett sectional semifinals.

Baseball: Timothy Christian loses pitchers’ duel to Herscher

May 28 2018 | 7:27 pm - Baseball: Tyler Jarnagin’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Herscher a 1-0 walkoff victory over Timothy Christian in Monday’s Class 2A Benedictine University supersectional in Lisle.

Baseball: Montini goes big in sixth inning to beat Glenbard South

May 26 2018 | 2:34 pm - Baseball: Montini scored 8 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for Saturday’s 9-7 victory over Glenbard South in the Class 3A Glenbard South regional title game in Glen Ellyn.

Baseball: Willowbrook slips past Wheaton North in extra innings

May 26 2018 | 6:35 pm - Baseball: Willowbrook beat Wheaton North 8-5 in nine innings to win Saturday’s Class 4A Willowbrook regional championship.

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