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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No ordinary game for Willowbrook

Dec 08 2017 | 11:23 pm - Willowbrook’s boys basketball team rolled to Friday’s 80-38 West Suburban Gold victory over District 88 rival Addison Trail in Villa Park.

WW South defense holds Lake Park in check

Dec 06 2017 | 11:13 pm - Boys basketball: Wheaton Warrenville South leaned on its defense in Wednesday’s 49-21 DuPage Valley Conference victory at Lake Park.

Benet responds with bounce-back win at York

Dec 05 2017 | 11:09 pm - Benet’s boys basketball team bounced back from a heartbreaking loss by beating York 42-35 in Tuesday’s nonconference matchup in Elmhurst.

Benet suffers first defeat

Dec 02 2017 | 10:10 pm - Benet’s boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season with Saturday’s 35-34 heartbreaking defeat to DePaul College Prep in Lisle.

Willowbrook's Jessen just keeps working

Nov 30 2017 | 2:21 pm - Willowbrook senior running back and linebacker Jack Jessen — who led the Warriors with 2,050 rushing yards and 90 tackles — is the 2017 Daily Herald DuPage County Red Grange Football Captain.

DuPage County All-Area team

Dec 03 2017 | 8:28 pm - Introducing the Daily Herald’s football All-Area team for DuPage County.

Theory of halves made its way through playoffs

Nov 21 2017 | 9:46 pm - Football: Eyes on Five says farewell...until next season.

Resilient Batavia bounces Benet

Nov 18 2017 | 10:43 pm - Batavia's football team advanced to the Class 7A state title game with Saturday's 23-13 victory over Benet at Lisle's Benedictine University.

Scouting the Class 7A semifinal: Batavia at Benet

Nov 17 2017 | 8:27 pm - Previewing the Class 7A state football playoff semifinal between Benet and Batavia.

Scouting DuPage County boys basketball

Nov 17 2017 | 9:25 am - A team-by-team look at DuPage County boys basketball this season.

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