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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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Plenty of healthy performances at Glenbrook North

Feb 18 2017 | 9:20 pm - Wheeling junior Nick Konstantos overcame some late-season injury concerns to earn his first boys swimming state meet qualification in Saturday’s sectional meet at Glenbrook North, where state meet hopefuls Sam Iida, Michael Balcerak and...

Boys swimming and diving: Sectional scouting, Northwest

Feb 16 2017 | 11:57 pm - Here’s what to expect from the boys swimming and diving teams of the Mid-Suburban League and St. Viator in Saturday’s sectional meets at Barrington and Glenbrook North.

Fremd enjoys a winning MSL ride at Conant

Feb 11 2017 | 7:05 pm - Fremd’s boys swimming and diving team was exceptionally strong in the relays and had a double individual winner in Nick Nevins as the Vikings took top honors in the Mid-Suburban League championship meet at Conant on Saturday.

Boys swimming: Scouting the Mid-Suburban League meet

Feb 09 2017 | 5:09 pm - Here’s what to expect from Saturday’s Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving meet, to be hosted by Conant on Saturday.

A Classic meet dedication, in honor of Andersen

Jan 21 2017 | 5:16 pm - The First Annual Don Andersen Classic drew a who’s who of swimming as Hersey renamed its invitational meet in honor of a Dist. 214 coaching legend.

Fremd’s fierce effort sinks Barrington

Jan 21 2017 | 12:28 am - In a matchup of the Mid-Suburban League’s top two boys swimming and diving teams, host Fremd earned a 95-91 victory over Barrington on Friday.

Palatine soaks up a victory at home

Jan 13 2017 | 11:00 pm - Palatine’s boys swimming and diving team pulled together and produced a 103-82 victory over Schaumburg as the Pirates hosted the first meet in their newly renovated pool.

Boys swimming: Early returns especially promising for Fremd, Rolling Meadows

Dec 02 2016 | 10:51 pm - The boys swimming teams from Fremd and Rolling Meadows both enjoyed what the data was suggesting after the first Mid-Suburban League dual meet of the season Friday in Palatine.

Boys swimming: Scouting Northwest

Dec 01 2016 | 11:59 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school boys swimming teams of the Mid-Suburban League in the 2016-17 season.

Dipping a toe into the advanced metric swimming pool

Nov 30 2016 | 12:35 pm - How’s your WUSS factor trending? The answer could help determine your preparedness for the high school boys swimming season ahead.

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