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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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.

Images: Icons of Island Lake

Nov 25 2016 | 12:35 pm - There’s the island, and the lake, naturally. But there’s so much more to Island Lake than just that.

Girls swimming and diving: Drab is dynamic; Barrington sends Bart out with a smile

Nov 19 2016 | 8:09 pm - St. Viator senior Elizabeth Drab took fourth place in diving, and Barrington came up with a strong Saturday session in the state meet to send retiring swim coach Jim Bart out with some good memories.

Girls swimming: Dix, state swimmers dig deep at Evanston

Nov 18 2016 | 10:53 pm - In Friday’s girls swimming state meet preliminaries, Prospect senior Gracie Dix exceeded her own expectations. Which maybe could have been a little bit higher.

Girls swimming and diving / State meet scouting

Nov 17 2016 | 4:36 pm - Here’s what to expect from competitors from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West in this weekend’s girls swimming and diving state meet preliminaries.

Girls swimming and diving / State meet scouting

Nov 17 2016 | 4:43 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls swimming and diving teams of Lake County in this weekend’s state meet at Evanston.

Scouting Leyden

Nov 17 2016 | 2:05 pm - Here’s what to expect from the Leyden boys basketball team in the 2016-17 season.

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