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: Downers Grove North ousts WW South

May 23 2016 | 9:09 pm - Downers Grove North’s baseball team cruised to a 10-0 six-inning victory over visiting Wheaton Warrenville South in Monday’s Class 4A Plainfield East regional quarterfinals.

Baseball: Timothy Christian tops Lisle in 10 innings

May 21 2016 | 9:05 pm - Jimmy Brush’s 10th-inning RBI single gave Timothy Christian a 4-3 baseball victory over Lisle in Saturday’s Class 2A Timothy Christian regional title game in Elmhurst.

Baseball: Naperville Central clinches share of DVC title with win at Lake Park

May 19 2016 | 11:03 pm - Naperville Central’s baseball team claimed a share of the DuPage Valley Conference championship with Thursday’s 9-3 victory over Lake Park in Roselle.

Baseball: South Elgin stays alive with win at Glenbard East

May 18 2016 | 9:22 pm - South Elgin’s baseball team stayed alive for the Upstate Eight Valley Conference championship with Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Glenbard East in Lombard.

Baseball: Waubonsie Valley defeats Wheaton North to clinch share of DVC

May 17 2016 | 9:19 pm - Waubonsie Valley’s baseball team clinched a share of the DuPage Valley Conference title with Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over Wheaton North in Aurora. It’s the Warriors’ third straight conference title and the school’s...

Baseball: Lake Park scratches out key DVC win over Naperville Central

May 16 2016 | 10:13 pm - Lake Park beat Naperville Central 3-1 in Monday’s crucial DuPage Valley Conference baseball showdown in Roselle.

Baseball: Downers Grove South hands Willowbrook another 1-run loss

May 14 2016 | 9:42 pm - Downers Grove South edged visiting Willowbrook 2-1 in Saturday’s West Suburban Gold baseball action.

Baseball: Naperville Central ends skid, beats Wheaton North

May 12 2016 | 9:09 pm - Liam Heath struck out 11 in a 3-hitter as Naperville Central’s baseball team rolled to Thursday’s 10-0, six-inning DuPage Valley Conference win over Wheaton North.

Baseball: Neuqua Valley drops Lake Park

May 11 2016 | 9:55 pm - Neuqua Valley played one of its best baseball games of the season while beating Lake Park 6-1 in DuPage Valley Conference play Wednesday in Roselle.

Baseball: Benet winning streak in jeopardy

May 09 2016 | 9:10 pm - In a baseball game suspended in the top of the seventh inning due to rain, Marist built a 7-2 lead over Benet in East Suburban Catholic Conference action in Lisle. The game will resume Wednesday in Chicago.

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