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 catches up to Glenbard West down the stretch

Dec 02 2016 | 10:32 pm - York outscored Glenbard West 12-3 in the final 4:45 of the game to pull out the boys basketball win.

Wheaton North defense thwarts WW South

Dec 01 2016 | 10:32 pm - Hannah Swider had 20 points and 5 rebounds to lead Wheaton North to a girls basketball victory against rival Wheaton Warrenville South.

Defense saves the day for Addison Trail

Nov 29 2016 | 10:25 pm - Addison Trail took a 14-point first-half lead, then held on to win its girls basketball conference opener at Hinsdale South.

Montini routs Hinsdale Central for tourney title

Nov 26 2016 | 6:43 pm - Montini earned the Hinsdale South girls basketball tournament championship by defeating Hinsdale Central.

No Bell, but Wheaton College doesn’t mind

Nov 26 2016 | 9:38 pm - North Central College defeated Wheaton College in October, but the Thunder won the rematch in the NCAA Division III football playoffs.

Neuqua Valley struggles continue

Nov 25 2016 | 3:40 pm - Megan Callahan scored 13 points to lead Neuqua Valley, which fell to 1-4 on the girls basketball season.

Chicago Fire keep nine, cut nine

Nov 23 2016 | 9:35 pm - The Chicago Fire announced Wednesday it is picking up the 2017 contract options for nine players and declining the options on nine other players.

Pikulyk, Addison Trail notch victory over Fenton

Nov 22 2016 | 10:00 pm - Diamond Pikulyk had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting to lead Addison Trail past Fenton in girls basketball action.

Glenbard North comes back to beat Glenbard South in OT

Nov 19 2016 | 7:29 pm - Glenbard North came from behind to tie the girls basketball game with Glenbard South, then won in overtime.

Defending champ Benet a tough opener for Bartlett

Nov 19 2016 | 3:57 pm - Benet led from start to finish and won its second game of the girls basketball season, beating Bartlett.

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