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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Waubonsie Valley’s Neville shuts out Naperville Central

Apr 01 2015 | 5:51 pm - At the sophomore level last season, first-year Waubonsie Valley baseball coach Bryan Acevedo became accustomed to Jason Neville’s effectiveness on the mound.

Scouting DuPage County baseball

Mar 23 2015 | 11:17 pm - Scouting DuPage County baseball

Benet grad goes from Lisle to NCAA star with Badgers

Mar 16 2015 | 2:46 pm - The 7-foot frame filled out and the face matured, but that's him. That's definitely Frank Kaminsky. It's been five years since many of us first watched him play varsity basketball for Benet Academy in Lisle. Now we watch him on television leading...

York turns tables against Benet

Mar 07 2015 | 1:37 am - York’s boys basketball team played the best kind of role reversal Friday night.

The DuPage County Boys Basketball All-Area Team

Mar 05 2015 | 2:58 pm - A look at the top 20 boys basketball players in DuPage County for the 2014-15 season.

Even injury couldn’t stop Hinsdale Central’s Rafferty

Mar 05 2015 | 2:39 pm - Respected on and off the court by peers and opponents throughout a record-breaking career at Hinsdale Central, Matt Rafferty is the 2014-15 Daily Herald DuPage County All-Area Boys Basketball Captain.

Downers Grove North ends Willowbrook’s turnaround season

Mar 05 2015 | 1:23 am - Regardless of who was or wasn’t on the court Wednesday night, Downers Grove North looked like a team ready to take on all comers.

Benet defense kicks in

Mar 04 2015 | 1:07 am - Benet’s boys basketball team may not have been an offensive juggernaut on Tuesday but there was the defense — again — poised to save the day.

York knocks out Naperville Central

Mar 04 2015 | 1:05 am - Seventh-seeded York will vie for its third straight regional title after dominating the second half against No. 10 Naperville Central in Tuesday’s second semifinal at the Class 4A Glenbard West regional in Glen Ellyn.

Glenbard West gets shots to drop

Mar 03 2015 | 1:33 am - If there’s one thing Glenbard West’s boys basketball players love to do, it’s shoot in Biester Gymnasium.
The Hilltoppers took full advantage of home hoop advantage Monday night.

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