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: Downers Grove North rallies to beat WW South

May 22 2018 | 9:19 pm - Baseball: Downers Grove North advanced to the Class 4A Yorkville regional semifinals with Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over Wheaton Warrenville South in Carol Stream.

Baseball: Glenbard North defeats Hoffman Estates in extra innings

May 21 2018 | 8:18 pm - Baseball: Jim Zay’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Glenbard North a 2-1 walkoff victory over Hoffman Estates in Monday’s Class 4A Hoffman Estates regional quarterfinals.

Baseball: Late Timothy Christian rally stuns Westmont

May 19 2018 | 3:53 pm - Baseball: Timothy Christian rallied for a 14-7 victory over Westmont in the Class 2A IC Catholic Prep regional final.

Baseball: Lisle clobbers Chicago Academy in playoff opener

May 17 2018 | 7:08 pm - Baseball: Lisle cruised into the Class 2A Lisle regional title game with Thursday’s 17-0 victory over Chicago Academy.

Baseball: Timothy Christian, Westmont advance to regional title game

May 16 2018 | 11:17 pm - Baseball: Timothy Christian and Westmont won on Wednesday to advance to Saturday’s Class 2A IC Catholic Prep regional title game.

Baseball: Glenbard East gets big inning in beginning of win over West Chicago

May 15 2018 | 9:18 pm - Baseball: Glenbard East batted around in the first inning of Tuesday’s 6-2 Upstate Eight Valley victory over West Chicago in Lombard.

Baseball: Metea Valley bats outwork Glenbard North’s

May 11 2018 | 9:08 pm - Baseball: Metea Valley smacked 16 hits in Friday’s 9-6 DuPage Valley Conference victory over Glenbard North in Carol Stream.

Baseball: Lis 1-hitter just what Naperville Central needed

May 10 2018 | 9:49 pm - Baseball: Zac Lis threw a 1-hitter for Naperville Central in Thursday’s 5-1 DuPage Valley Conference victory at Wheaton North.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley coach Renner wins 500th game

May 09 2018 | 10:27 pm - Baseball: Neuqua Valley coach Robin Renner notched his 500th career win Wednesday’s 12-2 five-inning DuPage Valley Conference victory over Lake Park in Naperville.

Baseball: St. Francis grinds down Marmion

May 08 2018 | 9:06 pm - Baseball: St. Francis edged Marmion 5-3 in Tuesday’s Chicago Catholic League Blue game in Wheaton.

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