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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Addison Trail starts by beating Glenbard South

Aug 28 2015 | 11:17 pm - Addison Trail opened its season with a nonconference victory at Glenbard South, which lost starting quarterback Kyle Carli to a broken collarbone.

Chicago Fire bounces back in a big way

Aug 26 2015 | 11:21 pm - It's playoff hopes fading, the Chicago Fire could have given up after New York scored first Wednesday night. Instead the Fire came back to win.

Fire give up early goal, fall to Rapids

Aug 22 2015 | 10:52 pm - Playing a struggling opponent in a game it needed to win, the Chicago Fire gave up an early goal and lost 1-0.

With retirement on horizon, Fire’s Nyarko wants a championship

Aug 21 2015 | 6:40 pm - Patrick Nyarko is the Chicago Fire's last link to its fading glory days. Now working his way back from a torn ACL, Nyarko looks as good as ever.

Fire’s Maloney to exit after all

Aug 20 2015 | 4:56 pm - After weeks of rumors and denials, the Chicago Fire confirmed it will transfer designated player Shaun Maloney to English side Hull City after just eight months in MLS.

New year, new memory for Benet's Feldman

Aug 19 2015 | 10:27 am - Benet's Austin Feldman and Lauren Beaudreau won individual titles and the Redwings won the girls championship at Naperville Country Club.

Chicago Fire can’t overlook upcoming MLS game

Aug 03 2015 | 10:31 pm - The Chicago Fire would love to win the U.S. Open Cup, but it has a Major League Soccer match to play and many miles to travel before its Open Cup semifinal.

Chicago Fire lifted out of last place

Aug 02 2015 | 10:10 pm - The Chicago Fire lifted itself out of last place with a surprising 2-0 victory against FC Dallas.

New Fire player hopes to turn team around

Aug 01 2015 | 6:16 pm - A fan of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Fire as a kid, new Chicago Fire forward Gilberto is looking forward to playing at Toyota Park.

Plan B again for Chicago Fire

Jul 27 2015 | 8:11 pm - Unable to convince international superstar Didier Drogba to come to Chicago, the Chicago Fire traded his rights to Montreal and acquired Gilberto in his place.

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