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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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Girls swimming and diving: Emary, Barrington fierce to the finish

Nov 18 2017 | 7:00 pm - Barrington senior Maggie Emary drew from a unique source for the motivation that helped her to a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle during Saturday’s high school girls swimming and diving state finals at New Trier.

Girls swimming and diving: Another fun day awaits Penrod, Barrington

Nov 17 2017 | 10:10 pm - Barrington’s Maggie Emary, Catherine Kitzman, Emma Pritchett, Ally Penrod and Bridget O’Leary were among the swimmers to earn coveted spots in Saturday’s girls swimming and diving state finals at New Trier.

Scouting girls swimming and diving

Nov 16 2017 | 3:43 pm - Here’s what to expect from this weekend’s girls swimming and diving state meet at New Trier High School in Winnetka.

Girls swimming: Barrington teams up for sectional triumph

Nov 11 2017 | 10:46 pm - Barrington’s individual and relays successes made for a total team triumph in the high school girls swimming and diving sectional hosted by the Fillies on Saturday.

Girls swimming and diving: Sectional scouting, Northwest

Nov 09 2017 | 10:48 pm - Here is what to expect from Saturday’s high school girls swimming and diving sectional meets at Barrington and Downers Grove North.

Girls swimming and diving: Mid-Suburban League meet preview

Oct 27 2017 | 1:40 pm - Here’s what to expect from Saturday’s Mid-Suburban League girls swimming and diving championships, to be hosted by Conant.

Girls swimming: Barrington stands tall at Fremd

Oct 05 2017 | 10:08 pm - Barrington and Fremd combined to set pool records in every swimming event Thursday at Fremd. The majority of them were broken by Barrington as the Fillies rolled to a 128-58 victory.

Girls swimming: Warren has fun winning Hersey’s Jamboree

Sep 30 2017 | 6:39 pm - Pool and meet records fell regularly as coach Chris Bertana’s team added to what is clearly a special Warren girls swim team in a victory at Hersey’s Jamboree at Prospect on Saturday.

‘Hawk for Vets’ floats to the fore at Hoffman Estates

Sep 13 2017 | 8:47 pm - The idea of supporting families who are sacrificing for our armed forces hit home in a unique way for Hoffman Estates girls swimming coach Chris Fetterman.

Girls swimming: Scouting Northwest

Aug 31 2017 | 12:57 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls swimming and diving teams of the Mid-Suburban League this fall.

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