Kevin Schmit

DuPage County Sports Writer
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A high school sports writer for the Daily Herald, Kevin Schmit covers football, boys basketball and baseball in the athletic hotbed of DuPage County.

Schmit was hired by the Daily Herald in 1997 when the newspaper expanded into the Tri-Cities area of St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia. After covering a variety of prep sports in the Tri-Cities, in the fall of 1999 Schmit became a preps columnist and sports writer in DuPage County.

Before being hired by the Daily Herald, Schmit spent seven years as a freelance writer for the newspaper and focused on boys soccer, girls soccer and girls basketball. A two-time honoree as the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association's Media Person of the Year, Schmit received similar honors from the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association in 2003. While Schmit has covered nearly numerous state champions and many athletes who went on to enjoy professional playing careers, he also has covered NASCAR races in Joliet and was part of the Daily Herald's World Cup soccer coverage in 1994.

Schmit has made numerous appearances on local radio and television stations to discuss high school sports. He also has assisted area high schools with career day events and newspaper advising.

A graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, Schmit received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Baseball: Waubonsie Valley’s Neville no-hits Metea Valley

Apr 28 2016 | 10:06 pm - Waubonsie Valley senior Jason Neville pitched a no-hitter as the Warriors beat Metea Valley 4-0 in Thursday’s DuPage Valley Conference baseball action in Aurora.

Baseball: Lake Park stretches for win over Wheaton North

Apr 26 2016 | 9:25 pm - Lake Park’s baseball team pulled away to a 9-3 victory over Wheaton North in Tuesday’s DuPage Valley Conference action in Roselle.

Baseball: Benet can’t get past Nazareth

Apr 25 2016 | 9:47 pm - Nazareth rallied to beat Benet 9-7 in East Suburban Catholic Conference baseball action Monday in Lisle.

Baseball: Willowbrook close, but Hinsdale South victorious

Apr 23 2016 | 5:10 pm - Hinsdale South swept Saturday’s baseball doubleheader against Willowbrook, winning the opener 5-4 and pulling out the second game 3-2 in 10 innings in their West Suburban Gold matchup in Villa Park.

Baseball: Not just another ballgame for Westmont, Lisle

Apr 20 2016 | 11:31 am - Westmont's baseball team beat Lisle 8-3 in Tuesday's Interstate Eight Conference matchup on a day when the Lions honored Charlie Donovan, last season's Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Captain who passed away in November.

Baseball: Glenbard South’s Garcia overcomes the tough times

Apr 18 2016 | 9:17 pm - Fabian Garcia pitched a 4-hitter with 9 strikeouts as Glenbard South’s baseball team beat Wheaton Academy 2-0 in Monday’s Metro Suburban West matchup in Glen Ellyn.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley tops Waubonsie at four-game fundraiser

Apr 16 2016 | 9:07 pm - Neuqua Valley beat Waubonsie Valley 5-2 in the second of four DuPage Valley Conference baseball games Saturday at Schaumburg’s Boomers Stadium.

Baseball: Johnson, Timothy Christian defeat Wheaton Academy

Apr 14 2016 | 9:13 pm - Carter Johnson’s 9-strikeout effort on the mound led Timothy Christian’s baseball team to Thursday’s 3-2 Metro Suburban Conference victory over Wheaton Academy in Elmhurst.

Baseball: Metea Valley outslugs Naperville North

Apr 13 2016 | 10:16 pm - Metea Valley’s baseball team had 17 hits and rallied twice in Wednesday’s 14-8 DuPage Valley Conference victory over Naperville North in Aurora.

Baseball: Glenbard South beats ICCP

Apr 12 2016 | 8:50 pm - Glenbard South’s baseball team topped IC Catholic Prep 7-2 in Tuesday’s Metro Suburban West matchup in Glen Ellyn.

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