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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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Montini survives Downers Grove North upset bid

Feb 17 2017 | 10:56 pm - No. 1-ranked Montini survived an upset bid by Downers Grove North with a narrow victory in the Class 4A Oak Lawn girls basketball regional championship.

Malonga, Schramek pace Benet victory

Feb 16 2017 | 10:18 pm - Benet scored the first 16 points of the game to defeat Lemont at the Class 4A Benet girls basketball regional final.

York ignores history with Glenbard West

Feb 15 2017 | 10:43 pm - Despite having lost to Glenbard West twice in conference play, York rolled to a big victory at the Class 4A Hoffman Estates girls basketball regional.

Peotone ends Lisle’s season

Feb 14 2017 | 9:13 pm - Peotone defeated Lisle in a Class 2A Lisle girls basketball sectional semifinal.

Lake Park doubles up on Elk Grove

Feb 13 2017 | 11:09 pm - Lake Park had two players earn double-doubles and two more score in double figures in the Lancers’ Class 4A St. Charles East girls basketball regional victory against Elk Grove.

Addison Trail speeds past Fenton

Feb 13 2017 | 9:58 pm - A 24-point run to end the second quarter lifted Addison Trail past Fenton on the first night of the St. Charles East girls basketball regional.

St. Francis blasts past Joliet Catholic

Feb 11 2017 | 8:34 pm - St. Francis defeated Joliet Catholic in the final girls basketball game of the regular season.

Hinsdale Central denies Benet comeback bid

Feb 10 2017 | 10:16 pm - Hinsdale Central finished the girls basketball regular season with an upset victory against state-ranked Benet in a nonconference game.

Doing the conference — and playoffs — shuffle

Feb 09 2017 | 5:47 pm - The Metro Suburban Conference is looking to expand, and we’re hearing that means trying to add St. Francis, Aurora Christian, Bishop McNamara and Rosary. This week’s Eyes on Five — the finale for this basketball season —...

Montini preps for playoffs with 2OT win vs. Oswego East

Feb 08 2017 | 10:32 pm - Montini won its final regular-season game in double overtime, defeating Oswego East in a nonconference girls basketball contest.

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