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Joe Aguilar

Lake County High School Sports Coordinator
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Joe Aguilar joined the Daily Herald as an assistant high school sports editor, serving as its first Lake County sports coordinator, in January 2001. He oversees our daily prep sports coverage in Lake County, assigning reporters and photographers to games, in addition to editing copy and writing game stories and columns. Joe anchors our prep football Web videos. Since 2006, he has been part of our Chicago Bears coverage and has made frequent television guest appearances on ABC 7's morning news shows.

Joe has covered professional golf, including multiple PGA Championship and U.S. Open tournaments, as well as the 2009 Solheim Cup, the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals and assisted with Cubs and White Sox games. He also lived the dream of skating in Wrigley Field in advance of covering the 2009 Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings. In 2009, he served as a guest speaker at the University of Missouri during National Hispanic Month.

A native of Chicago and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, he grew up in Mundelein and attended Mundelein High School. He graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb with a major in communications. He began his professional career as a radio sportscaster before embarking on his sports-writing career with the Waukegan News-Sun. He worked 11 years, including five as an assistant sports editor, for Pioneer Press Newspapers before joining the Daily Herald.

Joe and his family live in McHenry.

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Football: Lakes’ Ruiz rewarded for his striving nature

Aug 24 2016 | 3:53 pm - Lakes senior Cameron Ruiz will eventually couple football skills with academic excellence at Northwestern University.

Boys golf: Scouting Lake County

Aug 20 2016 | 10:53 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school boys golf teams of Lake County this fall.

Football: Confident Grayslake North expecting another big run

Aug 19 2016 | 2:04 pm - Grayslake North’s football team went to the state playoffs for the fourth year in a row last fall, and boasting a squad that includes Dami Oladunmoye and several other speed threats, the Knights don’t figure to lose any steam this...

Football: Antioch’s eager for reversal of fortune

Aug 19 2016 | 2:03 pm - Antioch’s football team is looking for better things this season after an injury-plagued 2015 season.

Football: Grayslake Central puts the emphasis on improvement

Aug 19 2016 | 2:03 pm - Running back Mikey Andrews and the Grayslake Central football team are hungry for victory after struggling to winless campaigns the last two seasons.

Football: Grant hoping good things come in threes

Aug 19 2016 | 9:20 pm - High school football teams have had a history of performing well in the third season under coach Vito Andriola. The Grant program is hoping for the same this year, as a young group grows together in Andriola’s third season with the Bulldogs.

Girls golf: Scouting Lake County

Aug 19 2016 | 10:23 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls golf teams of Lake County this fall.

Football: Under Garza, Round Lake loves the challenge

Aug 19 2016 | 3:35 pm - Coach Cristo Garza is seeing big progress in team unity and preparedness, and Round Lake’s football program is hoping more victories are on the horizon.

Football: Hard-hitting Wauconda has high hopes

Aug 19 2016 | 2:04 pm - Wauconda is hoping the lessons of last year lead to consecutive appearance in the football postseason.

Football: Lakes makes the postseason a priority

Aug 19 2016 | 2:03 pm - Lakes has made the football playoffs eight times in the last 11 seasons under coach Luke Mertens, and the Eagles aim to keep that postseason focus in their debut season in the Northern Lake County Conference.

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