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Orrin Schwarz

DuPage County High School Sports Coordinator and Pro Sports Writer
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Orrin Schwarz was named Assistant Sports Editor/DuPage in 2003 after spending four years in the same position in the Daily Herald's Tri-Cities office. He is responsible for all high school sports coverage in DuPage County. Among his duties, Schwarz assigns, edits and paginates stories about varsity sports for DuPage County's 28 high schools, as well as its five local colleges. He frequently can be found covering a wide variety of high school sports.

Since joining the Daily Herald in 1999, Schwarz has coordinated the Daily Herald's boys and girls soccer Top 20s. He was named the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association media person of the year in 2002. He also won an award from the Society of News Design in 1998.

Schwarz also serves as the Daily Herald's beat writer covering professional soccer, including the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national teams. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters organization and votes each week for the Major League Soccer Player of the Week award. He's also a voter for MLS Player of the Month, as well as postseason awards. Schwarz writes a weekly pro soccer column.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, Schwarz worked at The Times of Northwest Indiana as a copy editor and assistant sports editor, and he was a freelance sports writer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Schwarz has covered high school sports in the Chicago area since 1991.

Schwarz graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major of English and history. He also has a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in American history.

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York steps up to beat Wheaton North

Nov 21 2014 | 11:55 pm - At this point of the girls basketball season, it’s all about learning. York learned a little faster than Wheaton North on Friday night.

Scouting DuPage County girls basketball

Nov 20 2014 | 9:17 am - A team-by-team look at DuPage County girls basketball for the 2014-15 season.

Fire re-signs Nyarko

Nov 18 2014 | 12:00 pm - The Chicago Fire announced Tuesday it has re-signed veteran midfielder Patrick Nyarko. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Nyarko was paid a base salary of $265,000 in 2014, according to the MLS Players Union, the third highest salary on the...

Montini starts with big win over Bolingbrook

Nov 17 2014 | 10:33 pm - Bolingbrook and Montini could have found a couple of weak teams against which to open the girls basketball season and get an easy victory. Instead they found each other.

Fire signs sponsorship deal with Heineken

Nov 12 2014 | 4:42 pm - The Chicago Fire announced a multiyear deal for Heineken to become its official beer sponsor. The deal includes renaming the Toyota Park luxury club the Heineken Second Star Club and renaming its group hospitality area the Heineken Terrace. The Fire...

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Wheaton Warrenville South produces another miracle

Oct 31 2014 | 11:56 pm - Just another Wheaton Warrenville South playoff football miracle. The Tigers came from behind to stun Lincoln-Way North with a 17-10 overtime victory in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs Friday in Frankfort, even after it looked three times in...

Time for Fire to give fans a title-contender

Oct 30 2014 | 2:10 pm - Let's set the ground rules for the Chicago Fire's off-season right away. If the Fire doesn't sign at least two designated players this winter, fans should see it as a sign the club isn't serious about winning.

Fire’s Shipp ‘learned a lot’

Nov 01 2014 | 5:16 pm - Chicago Fire midfielder Harry Shipp started the season looking like a lock for MLS Rookie of the Year. He cooled off the second half of the season as he learned one reason being a professional is so much different from playing in college.

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