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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First impressions of the IHSA football playoffs for DuPage County teams

Oct 21 2017 | 11:39 pm - Breaking down the first-round IHSA football playoffs for DuPage County teams.

Willowbrook’s first Gold championship? It’s awesome

Oct 21 2017 | 1:37 am - Willowbrook’s football team clinched its first conference title since 1982 and its first West Suburban Gold title with Friday’s 40-6 victory over Downers Grove South in Villa Park.

No playoffs? Teams still look for strong finish to season

Oct 18 2017 | 4:44 pm - Football notes: The last Friday night means something to everyone.

Studying the Lake Park effect on the playoffs

Oct 17 2017 | 7:53 pm - This week’s Eyes on Five column looks at a few of the many Week 9 storylines in DuPage County.

Naperville Central gets physical in win over Wheaton North

Oct 14 2017 | 7:30 am - Naperville Central’s football team clinched at least a share of the DuPage Valley Conference title with Friday’s 14-7 victory over visiting Wheaton North.

WW South keeps good attitude

Oct 11 2017 | 6:31 pm - Football notes: Wheaton Warrenville South earned a much-needed reward with last week’s victory over Metea Valley.

Figuring out what makes Wheaton North so good

Oct 10 2017 | 9:43 pm - This week’s edition of Eyes on Five goes back under the radar to look at Wheaton North’s surprising season.

Cox TD return gets Glenbard West ready for rain

Oct 07 2017 | 7:39 pm - Glenbard West’s football team overcame the pouring rain to beat Hinsdale Central 14-9 in Saturday’s West Suburban Silver game in Glen Ellyn.

Naperville North bounces back, edges Naperville Central

Oct 07 2017 | 1:48 am - Naperville North’s football team held on for Friday’s 44-41 DuPage Valley Conference cross-town victory over Naperville Central at North Central College.

Willowbrook’s style of play attracting athletes to team

Oct 04 2017 | 12:18 pm - Football notes: Fun and winning go hand-in-hand at Willowbrook.

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