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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Chicago Fire advances in U.S. Open Cup

Jun 30 2015 | 11:57 pm - Mike Magee made his first start of the season, Patrick Nyarko made his first appearance of the season, and the Chicago Fire earned a much-needed 3-1 victory.

Jeffries well-known to the Fire

Jun 29 2015 | 3:00 pm - If the Chicago Fire advances to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, it will have to get past a coach who knows the club well.

With 1-0 loss, Chicago Fire setting new lows

Jun 24 2015 | 11:38 pm - It's been years since the Chicago Fire has won a playoff game. So why can't the club win anymore?

Chicago Fire squeaks by in OT

Jun 17 2015 | 12:26 am - Looking for a morale boost, the Chicago Fire settled into survive-and-advance mode in its U.S. Open Cup opener.

St. Francis’ patience rewarded with trophy

Jun 13 2015 | 9:15 pm - Mother Nature conspired against St. Francis, but the Spartans' patience earned them a state trophy.

No joy for St. Francis in semifinal

Jun 12 2015 | 7:47 pm - St. Francis dealt with three rain delays, but overcoming Nazareth pitching was a different matter.

Errors, Marist keep Downers South from state

Jun 09 2015 | 8:37 pm - It was bad timing for Downers Grove South to have a bad day on the softball field.

Oak Park outhits Glenbard North

Jun 08 2015 | 11:32 pm - Glenbard North did something Monday night that no other baseball team has done to Oak Park-River Forest this postseason: Score more than one run.

Softball: Morrow, Kaneland shut down St. Francis

Jun 06 2015 | 7:16 pm - Kaneland went from a small-ball softball attack to a long-ball offense in the space of a half inning.

Chicago Fire kick 2 own goals, lose 3-2 to Orlando City

Jun 07 2015 | 12:21 am - Adailton kicks in 2 own goals for Chicago Fire's 'epic' 3-2 loss to Orlando City SC Saturday night.

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