Aaron Gabriel

Prep Sports Editor
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Aaron Gabriel joined the Daily Herald's sports staff in 1990 and became High School Sports Editor in 1994. He coordinates efforts with other prep sports editors who direct our high school and local sports coverage. Aaron also contributes as a writer, covering high school swimming and water polo in northwest suburban Cook County.

Gabriel also is a member of the sports copy desk and frequently assembles pages for the print edition, and stories and photos for our online editions. He has overseen the steady growth of the Daily Herald's high school sports coverage and has helped the sports staff as a whole adapt to developing technologies.

Gabriel lived in Addison, Elmhurst, Geneva and St. Charles as a child, and helped St. Charles High School to state swimming championships in 1980, '82 and '83. He continued to swim at the University of Wisconsin and became an individual Big Ten champion for the Badgers in the 1,650- and 500-yard freestyles.

Gabriel graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in journalism and history.

In 2003, he took second place in a Northern Illinois Newspaper Association contest for column writing. Gabriel's story was about his high school coach at St. Charles, Dave Bart.

Gabriel now lives in Palatine with his wife and two sons.

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Girls water polo: Scouting the Elite Eight

May 17 2018 | 7:16 pm - Here’s what to expect from Friday’s matchups in the girls water polo state quarterfinals at Stevenson.

Boys water polo: Scouting the Elite Eight

May 16 2018 | 8:13 pm - Here’s what to expect from Conant in the high school boys water polo state tournament, which begins Thursday at Stevenson.

Boys water polo: Conant passes sectional test against Barrington

May 12 2018 | 4:28 pm - The third time turned out to be charming for Conant’s boys water polo team. Defeated twice by Barrington in the regular season, the Cougars nixed that narrative and produced a dominant defensive effort to win 9-3 against the Broncos in the...

Girls water polo: Conant hangs on against Hersey, earns return to state

May 12 2018 | 3:41 pm - Conant’s girls water polo program is making a habit of achieving at the highest levels. The Mid-Suburban League champ of the past two seasons added to its resume on Saturday by claiming a tense 9-7 victory against East Division winner Hersey...

Girls water polo: Clutch finish lifts Conant past Hersey

May 03 2018 | 9:14 pm - Senior Amy Rodriguez scored a late go-ahead goal as Conant’s girls water polo team edged Hersey 7-5 in the Mid-Suburban League championship game Thursday night at Prospect.

Boys water polo: Barrington edges Buffalo Grove, retains possession of MSL title

May 02 2018 | 9:57 pm - Barrington’s boys water polo team eked out a 7-6 victory at Buffalo Grove on Wednesday to earn a repeat championship in the Mid-Suburban League.

Girls water polo: Scouting the MSL title game

May 03 2018 | 3:39 pm - Prospect is the site for the Mid-Suburban League’s girls water polo championship game featuring Conant and Hersey at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Boys track and field: Scouting Northwest

Mar 29 2018 | 3:55 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school boys track and field teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West this spring.

Girls lacrosse: Scouting Northwest

Mar 26 2018 | 12:56 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls lacrosse teams from St. Viator and the schools in the Mid-Suburban West this season.

Girls water polo: Scouting Northwest

Mar 08 2018 | 11:14 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls water polo season ahead, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus Maine West.

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