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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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WW South falters in second half

Dec 20 2014 | 11:44 pm - It wasn’t the second half Wheaton Warrenville South’s girls basketball team hoped for.

Eshoo hits milestone, Benet wins tournament

Dec 20 2014 | 10:53 pm - When a girls basketball player scores her 1,000th varsity point at Benet, the Redwings give her the game ball. That could wind up being a problem.

WW South starting to figure it out

Dec 19 2014 | 10:06 pm - Right on schedule, Wheaton Warrenville South is starting to win some girls basketball games.

Providence falls into Benet’s trap

Dec 19 2014 | 10:54 pm - In Benet parlance full-court pressure defense is all about trapping ponytails.

Fire hope new forward lives up to his numbers

Dec 19 2014 | 5:00 pm - It’s the numbers that set new Chicago Fire forward/midfielder David Accam apart from the Fire’s most recent designated players.

Glenbard South’s experience shows in key league win

Dec 18 2014 | 10:28 pm - Glenbard South showed Thursday night why girls basketball coach Julie Fonda loves having so many seniors in her lineup.

Willowbrook keeps pace in Gold

Dec 17 2014 | 12:45 am - If Willowbrook has to play a little longer than normal to get a West Suburban Gold girls basketball victory in its quest for a division championship, then so be it.

Wheaton North defense swarms St. Francis

Dec 13 2014 | 9:56 pm - It was St. Francis’ misfortune to see Wheaton North on the night the Falcons played their best girls basketball game of the season.

Cillick, Lake Park beat Naperville North in final seconds

Dec 12 2014 | 10:51 pm - Lake Park was looking for a player to make a play. Sarah Cillick decided it was her turn.

Lisle adjusts to full roster, beats Plano

Dec 11 2014 | 11:57 pm - For the first girls basketball game this season Lisle had its full roster available Thursday night. It took a little while for the Lions to adjust, but once they took the lead, the Lions weren’t about to give it up.

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