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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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Boys swimming: Relays set a tone of achievement for Cary-Grove

Feb 17 2018 | 7:42 pm - Cary-Grove’s boys swimming team will be sending its 200-yard medley and 200 freestyle relays to next week’s state meet after strong performances in the Stevenson sectional Saturday.

Boys swimming: Fremd, Barrington together again at Stevenson

Feb 17 2018 | 8:37 pm - The boys swimming and diving sectional meet at Stevenson on Saturday featured the Mid-Suburban League’s top two teams, Fremd and Barrington. The host Patriots turned out to be in a class of their own, but in an admirable display of MSL...

Boys swimming: Stevenson unveils winning sectional identity

Feb 17 2018 | 9:10 pm - Stevenson’s boys swimming team powered to a dominant victory in the sectional meet it hosted on Saturday.

Boys swimming and diving: Scouting sectionals, Northwest

Feb 16 2018 | 12:04 am - Here’s what to expect from Saturday’s high school boys swimming and diving sectional meets, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator.

Boys swimming: Scouting the Mid-Suburban League meet

Feb 09 2018 | 10:38 am - Prospect is the site as the Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving meet takes place Saturday, for the first time in one of Dist. 214’s recently completed new pools.

Boys swimming: Cary-Grove sets a record-breaking tone at Buffalo Grove

Jan 20 2018 | 6:28 pm - Cary-Grove sprinted to victories in both freestyle relays to claim top team honors in the 16-team boys swimming and diving invitational hosted by Buffalo Grove on Saturday. Rolling Meadows’ Josh Dellorto, West Chicago-Batavia’s Keegan...

Boys swimming and diving: Big fun as Hersey tops Prospect

Jan 18 2018 | 9:46 pm - The Hersey boys swimming and diving team enjoyed both the process and the outcome in claiming a 100-86 victory over Prospect in a key Mid-Suburban East dual meet Thursday.

Boys swimming: Hersey aces matchup with Rolling Meadows

Dec 21 2017 | 11:07 pm - Hersey ended up getting the highest marks in claiming a 114-72 decision against Rolling Meadows in a matchup of two of the Mid-Suburban East’s top boys swimming and diving teams, but there were demonstrations of great aquatic aptitude from...

Boys swimming: Fremd’s formula calls for strength in numbers

Dec 14 2017 | 10:56 pm - Fremd boys swimming and diving head coach Kristen Newby has an all-hands-on-deck approach to this year’s team, which includes some 70 athletes.

Boys swimming: Fremd starts with dual meet victory against Hersey

Dec 02 2017 | 12:05 am - Fremd’s boys swimming and diving team got off to a winning start in the Mid-Suburban League on Friday with a 100-81 victory over visiting Hersey.

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