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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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Wheaton College wins CCIW Tournament final

Mar 01 2015 | 12:03 am - The Wheaton College and North Central College women’s basketball teams combined for 160 shots Saturday night at King Arena in Wheaton. Yeah, the CCIW Tournament championship game was a shootout, all right.

IC Catholic returns to state without ‘awe factor’

Feb 26 2015 | 11:01 pm - To IC Catholic Prep, its second trip to the Class 2A semifinals in as many seasons means it’s twice as likely to be ready to play Friday night.

Benet way too fast for Oswego

Feb 26 2015 | 9:59 pm - Oswego found out Thursday night that there’s playing fast, and then there’s keeping up with Benet.

Fire earns third straight preseason shutout

Feb 22 2015 | 11:06 pm - The Chicago Fire played to a 0-0 draw Sunday afternoon in Portland, Oregon, in a preseason Simple Invitational match against Norwegian side Stabaek.

3-pointers key another Montini victory

Feb 20 2015 | 9:54 pm - You’re going to need to defend the perimeter aggressively if you’re going to play Montini in girls basketball.

Maloney, IC Catholic win big again

Feb 19 2015 | 11:16 pm - Erin Maloney doesn’t have to score much for IC Catholic Prep to be so valuable in the Knights’ girls basketball games. It’s all the other things Maloney does that make a difference.

Managing the matchups

Feb 19 2015 | 10:33 pm - Do playoff seeds matter?
Well, they matter...but to what extent?

Magee slowly, surely working to return

Feb 18 2015 | 8:54 pm - It wasn’t hard to find Mike Magee at Fire training Wednesday at the club’s new PrivateBank Fire Pitch in Chicago. He was the one wearing a blue pinny, playing as a neutral in a short-field scrimmage.

WW South keeps Schaumburg at a distance

Feb 18 2015 | 10:38 pm - Wheaton Warrenville South lost its first seven girls basketball games of the regular season, but that didn’t matter Wednesday night.

Bartlett overcomes slow start, holds off Wheaton North

Feb 17 2015 | 11:20 pm - Seeing Wheaton North score the first 10 points in Tuesday’s Class 4A regional on the Falcons’ home court could have been a knockout blow for Bartlett.

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