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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The 2016 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Baseball Team

Jun 09 2016 | 11:41 am - Introducing the 2016 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Baseball Team.

Baseball: Sebby turned failure into great success

Jun 09 2016 | 11:39 am - Glenbard East senior pitcher and outfielder Michael Sebby is the 2016 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Baseball Captain.

Baseball: Fenwick denies Montini sectional championship

Jun 04 2016 | 4:07 pm - Montini’s baseball team fell in its bid for a sectional championship, losing 4-3 to Fenwick in Saturday’s Class 3A Fenwick sectional title game in River Forest.

Baseball: Montini outlasts Benet

Jun 03 2016 | 10:04 pm - Montini’s baseball team scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a grueling 8-7 victory over Benet in Friday’s Class 3A Fenwick sectional semifinals in River Forest.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley goes from in trouble to causing trouble

Jun 02 2016 | 11:13 pm - Neuqua Valley’s baseball team advanced to the Class 4A Oswego sectional title game with Thursday’s 11-0 five-inning victory over Plainfield East.

Baseball: Cook, Lake Park beat Willowbrook in ninth

May 28 2016 | 5:49 pm - Connor Cook’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Lake Park’s baseball team a 4-3 victory over Willowbrook in the Class 4A Lake Park regional championship game.

Baseball: Willowbrook beats St. Francis with two big innings

May 27 2016 | 8:15 pm - Willowbrook’s baseball team tied the game with 7 runs in the seventh inning, and then won it with 8 runs in the ninth to stun St. Francis 15-8 in the Class 4A Lake Park regional semifinals in Wheaton.

Baseball: Glenbard East enjoys playoff opener vs. Glenbard West

May 26 2016 | 9:37 pm - Glenbard East’s baseball team advanced to the Class 4A Glenbard West regional title game with Thursday’s 14-3 five-inning victory over the host Hilltoppers.

Baseball: Downers Grove North ousts WW South

May 23 2016 | 9:09 pm - Downers Grove North’s baseball team cruised to a 10-0 six-inning victory over visiting Wheaton Warrenville South in Monday’s Class 4A Plainfield East regional quarterfinals.

Baseball: Timothy Christian tops Lisle in 10 innings

May 21 2016 | 9:05 pm - Jimmy Brush’s 10th-inning RBI single gave Timothy Christian a 4-3 baseball victory over Lisle in Saturday’s Class 2A Timothy Christian regional title game in Elmhurst.

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