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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Brodner, Glenbard West plow past Cary-Grove

Nov 21 2015 | 9:14 pm - Glenbard West's football team advanced to the state championship game for the third time in seven years with Saturday's 21-6 win over Cary-Grove in the Class 7A semifinals.

A season of maturity benefiting Waubonsie Valley

Nov 20 2015 | 12:31 am - Yes, Waubonsie Valley once was a young team just hoping to make the playoffs. That's certainly changed for the Class 8A semifinalist Warriors.

These football semifinalists? Who’da thunk it?

Nov 17 2015 | 8:11 pm - Eyes on Five: Playoff football never ceases to surprise.

Waubonsie Valley makes Naperville Central play its game

Nov 15 2015 | 12:06 am - Waubonsie Valley's football team advanced to the state semifinals for the first time since 1992 with Saturday's 17-0 Class 8A victory over Naperville Central.

Bey’s loss is Montini football’s gain

Nov 12 2015 | 11:43 pm - Montini senior defensive lineman Monte Bey is making his team proud this season.

Spreading the word: ICCP’s Rowell can play football

Nov 10 2015 | 7:19 pm - Eyes on Five: For six DuPage County football teams, it's on to the quarterfinals.

Glenbard West defeats Mt. Carmel in playoff classic

Nov 07 2015 | 8:46 pm - Sam Brodner scored the game's only touchdown as Glenbard West's football team beat Mt. Carmel 7-0 in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs.

Glenbard West ready to line up against Mt. Carmel

Nov 04 2015 | 1:45 pm - Glenbard West and Mt. Carmel will meet for the first time in the playoffs in Saturday's second-round Class 7A playoff football game at Duchon Field in Glen Ellyn.

Naperville Central will risk getting stuck in traffic

Nov 03 2015 | 4:31 pm - Eyes on Five: The playoffs march on...with DuPage County teams at the forefront.

Benet tops St. Charles North

Oct 31 2015 | 9:11 pm - Benet advanced to the second round of the Class 7A playoffs for the first time since 2012 with Saturday's 21-14 victory over St. Charles North.

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