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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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Water polo: Azevedo clinic at Conant puts focus on the future

May 23 2017 | 8:14 pm - U.S. men’s water polo legend Tony Azevedo paid a visit to Conant High School in Hoffman Estates on Sunday in an effort to grow the sport he loves.

Boys water polo: Barrington’s trip continues after victory over Conant

May 13 2017 | 5:40 pm - Barrington’s battle-tested boys water polo team turned back a young, stubborn Conant team 12-5 in the Hoffman Estates sectional championship game, earning the Broncos a second trip to the state’s Elite Eight in the last three seasons.

Girls water polo: Prospect makes history with sectional title

May 13 2017 | 4:09 pm - Prospect’s girls water polo team topped Conant 9-5 in the Hoffman Estates sectional championship game to earn the program’s first-ever spot in the Elite Eight.

Wheeling has its man in Hauck

May 05 2017 | 9:59 pm - Brian Hauck, a former Wheeling football player and assistant coach, finally has his dream job — as the program’s head coach, naturally.

Boys water polo: Barrington churns past Buffalo Grove, wins MSL crown

May 04 2017 | 10:04 pm - The value of speed was on display at Barrington on Thursday, as the Broncos’ boys water polo team hosted the Mid-Suburban League championship game against Buffalo Grove and prevailed 16-8.

Boys water polo: Scouting the MSL title game

May 03 2017 | 11:45 pm - Here’s what to expect as Buffalo Grove’s boys water polo team visits Barrington at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Mid-Suburban League championship game.

Girls water polo: Conant hangs on against Prospect, wins MSL title

May 03 2017 | 8:50 pm - Conant’s girls water polo team earned a 5-4 victory over Prospect in the Mid-Suburban League title game on Wednesday.

Girls water polo: Scouting the MSL title game

May 02 2017 | 10:53 pm - Here’s what to expect as Prospect meets host Conant in the Mid-Suburban League girls water polo title game at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Boys track and field: Scouting Northwest

Mar 30 2017 | 4:17 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school boys track and field teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West this spring.

Girls water polo: Scouting Northwest

Mar 10 2017 | 12:18 am - Here’s what to expect from the girls water polo teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus Maine West and St. Viator this spring.

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