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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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Langanis, Cary-Grove outpace Hoffman Estates

Dec 16 2014 | 8:58 pm - In the long run, swimming year-round has certainly helped Cary-Grove junior Cooper Langanis. Already a standout distance swimmer as a sophomore, a summer commitment to the sport is yielding impressive early winter results for him. They were on...

Fab four smashes relay record in Meadows’ victory

Dec 13 2014 | 8:36 pm - The record-board rearranging continued for Rolling Meadows’ boys swimming team on Saturday. Probably the most important change didn’t have anything to do with time, but rather final placement. Never before in coach Monika...

Boys swimming: Scouting Northwest

Dec 04 2014 | 9:21 pm - Here's a team-by-team look at what to expect from boys swimming in the Mid-Suburban League and at St. Viator this season.

MSL East stars continue their ascent

Dec 04 2014 | 9:23 pm - Barrington’s boys swimming program has been exceptionally strong in recent years, consistently producing both top-end standouts such as Kyle Ujiiye, Jack Strauss and Sebastian Piekarski along with depth and lineup completeness few in the...

Current events, and Schauble, bode well for Palatine

Dec 03 2014 | 1:49 pm - John Schauble's return to Palatine High School to coach the boys swimming team is a homecoming of sorts, both for him and anyone interested in the aquatic arts.

Picture this: Prospect’s Liva dives to state title

Nov 22 2014 | 8:53 pm - When it counted most, in the diving state finals at Evanston on Saturday afternoon, Prospect senior Dan Liva was first again. After taking a significant lead through the first eight rounds Friday, the four-time Mid-Suburban League champion completed...

Filipek, Bartlett-Streamwood dent the state scoreboard

Nov 22 2014 | 8:14 pm - For Bartlett-Streamwood coach Jeremy Meserole, it was definitely a case of the glass being half-full.

Barrington’s Jacobsen does it again; Fremd finishes sixth

Nov 22 2014 | 8:12 pm - Barrington junior Kirsten Jacobsen made a tactical adjustment in the championship heat of the 500-yard freestyle during Saturday’s girls swimming and diving finals at Evanston Township High School. The two-time defending champ had previously...

Best-ever Fremd team looks forward to finals

Nov 21 2014 | 11:33 pm - In a big-picture sense, Fremd can certainly count itself as fortunate. After Friday’s girls swimming and diving state meet preliminaries at Evanston Township High School, the Vikings can look forward to all three relays scoring points in...

Bartlett-Streamwood's Filipek overcomes adversity at state

Nov 22 2014 | 10:52 am - It was anything but smooth sailing for the Bartlett-Streamwood co-op team in Friday's girls swimming and diving state meet preliminaries at Evanston Township High School. And yet, in the final analysis, the Sabrehawks still have plenty to look...

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