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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Glenbard West’s Silver streak reaches end of line

Sep 24 2016 | 7:56 pm - Lyons Twp. ended Glenbard West’s 32-game West Suburban Silver winning streak with Saturday’s 28-14 football victory over the Hilltoppers at Glen Ellyn’s Duchon Field.

Benet claims ‘turning-point’ win over Nazareth

Sep 24 2016 | 1:28 am - Benet’s football team broke a three-game losing streak to Nazareth with Friday’s 26-21 East Suburban Catholic Conference victory in Lisle.

Neuqua Valley hitting the road to Indianapolis

Sep 21 2016 | 9:06 pm - Neuqua Valley football hits the road to face one of Indiana’s defending state champions

Trying to figure out this head-scratcher of a season

Sep 20 2016 | 8:20 pm - In this week’s Eyes on Five column, Kevin Schmit looks at what’s turning into an odd football season in DuPage County.

Glenbard West makes triumphant return home

Sep 17 2016 | 6:37 pm - Glenbard West’s football team made its home debut a good one, rolling to Saturday’s 35-0 West Suburban Silver victory over Downers Grove North at Glen Ellyn’s Duchon Field.

Steady Naperville North stays undefeated

Sep 17 2016 | 1:49 am - Naperville North held on for Friday’s 28-23 DuPage Valley Conference football win at Lake Park in Roselle, improving to 4-0 overall for the first time since 2008.

Naperville Central is staying grounded

Sep 14 2016 | 4:48 pm - Naperville Central sees the benefit of staying grounded.

5 storylines in Week 4 of DuPage County prep football

Sep 14 2016 | 1:10 pm - Eyes on Five looks at the Week 4 storylines in DuPage County.

Willowbrook adds to trophy case after beating Addison Trail

Sep 10 2016 | 1:27 am - Willowbrook’s football team beat Addison Trail for the first time since 2013 with Friday’s 38-7 West Suburban Gold Conference road victory.

For Waubonsie Valley, it’s good to be home

Sep 07 2016 | 9:07 pm - Waubonsie Valley’s football team will get the rare chance to play host to Neuqua Valley in Friday’s rivalry game in Aurora.

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