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: Big gains for Barrington

Sep 30 2016 | 12:01 am - Barrington’s girls swimming and diving program lost a tremendous competitor when four-year freestyle standout Kirsten Jacobsen graduated after last school year. But oh, what the Fillies have gained. Showcasing a deep and complete lineup...

Girls swimming: Hersey takes its share at Prospect

Sep 16 2016 | 12:04 am - As the other girls swimming and diving teams in the Mid-Suburban East will soon find out, it looks like Hersey is a cut above this year. The Huskies took a big first step toward repeating as the divisional champion after topping Prospect 135-51 on...

Girls swimming: Fremd in fine form vs. Hersey

Sep 08 2016 | 9:57 pm - For an early season Mid-Suburban League girls swimming and diving dual meet, this one nearly had it all. Great depth for both teams, and each of them powers within their respective divisions. Excellent diving, competitive individual races and hotly...

Girls swimming: Surging ahead into a promising fall season

Sep 01 2016 | 12:20 am - The Olympic Surge figures to be especially strong in the Mid-Suburban League, as girls swimming and diving gets a participatory boost from the U.S. women’s team’s recent performances in Rio.

Girls swimming and diving: Scouting Northwest

Sep 01 2016 | 12:22 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls and swimming and diving teams of the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator this fall.

A watery, half-full perspective on the start of another year in high school sports

Aug 29 2016 | 8:54 pm - With another high school sports year about to kick into high gear, some observations about what makes the fall season so special.

Historic achievement for Geneva’s boys and girls of summer

Aug 08 2016 | 11:13 am - The Geneva River Rats made history recently by winning the conference swimming meet for the first time in the program’s 44-year history.

Prospect’s Natatorium is ready for aquatic business

Aug 08 2016 | 11:24 pm - Prospect and Hersey High Schools will share the sparkling new aquatics facility unveiled by Dist. 214 on Monday night at Prospect.

Olympic qualifying: Plenty to cheer about as Illinois’ best compete at swimming trials

Jun 24 2016 | 7:35 pm - Matt Grevers, Kevin Cordes and Olivia Smoliga are among the swimmers with Illinois roots best positioned for success in the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials meet.

Swimming: Barrington’s Jacobsen joins the show in Omaha

Jun 24 2016 | 7:35 pm - Barrington’s Kirsten Jacobsen will compete in the world’s best swimming meet next week in Omaha, Neb., as the U.S. finalizes its participants for the Rio Games with the Olympic Trials meet.

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