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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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Brodner, Glenbard West pound Downers Grove North

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Naperville North stops Batavia’s streaks

Sep 11 2014 | 11:18 pm - Eventually, Batavia was going to give up a goal or two, even lose a match. Naperville North was happy to notch both of those firsts against the Bulldogs.

Magee out 6-8 months after hip surgery

Sep 09 2014 | 6:51 pm - Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee, the 2013 MLS MVP, underwent hip surgery Monday and will be out for 6-8 months.

Retiring Pause did things the right way for Fire

Sep 05 2014 | 6:10 pm - Fire veteran Logan Pause announced his retirement Friday, effective at the end of the season, after 12 seasons with the club.

Antioch goes the distance against Glenbard South

Sep 05 2014 | 11:54 pm - Griffin Hill saw Antioch take a “punch in the face” from Glenbard South on Friday night, and he sure sounded excited about how the Sequoits responded.

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