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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Stonis, Wauconda earn bounce-back win against Grayslake Central

Jan 20 2017 | 11:17 pm - Jarod Stonis scored 16 points to help Wauconda’s boys basketball team hang on for a 49-44 victory over Grayslake Central.

Zobel’s display of self-control helps Lake Zurich past Mundelein

Jan 19 2017 | 10:32 pm - McKenna Zobel played through some foul trouble, helping Lake Zurich’s girls basketball team top Mundelein 44-34 on Thursday.

This Warren win was well worth the wait

Jan 18 2017 | 10:30 pm - Warren’s girls basketball team came up with a big road win Wednesday, taking a 42-40 decision at Stevenson.

Victory wears well on Roeser, Carmel Catholic

Jan 16 2017 | 4:41 pm - Johnny Roeser had a game-high 19 points as Carmel Catholic earned a 49-40 victory over Maine East in MLK tournament play at Lake Zurich on Monday.

Big effort from Dorsey as Warren falls short against Waukegan

Jan 12 2017 | 10:29 pm - Jayson Dorsey poured in a team-high 18 points in one of his best performances of the season, but host Waukegan prevailed 65-61 Thursday night against Warren in North Suburban boys basketball.

Lake Zurich's Proffitt hopes resignation brings closure

Jan 12 2017 | 10:19 pm - Lake Zurich football coach David Proffitt has resigned, saying he hopes his exit helps bring closure to a hazing incident and allows for progress for the team.

Gutke’s a hit as Antioch blocks out Round Lake

Jan 11 2017 | 10:37 pm - Ben Gutke’s 12 points and 10 rebounds helped Antioch’s boys basketball team outlast Round Lake 53-42 in a Northern Lake County Conference game Wednesday.

Smith, Stevenson rate well against Lake Zurich

Jan 10 2017 | 10:32 pm - Justin Smith had 18 points, which included a trio of dunks, as Stevenson’s boys basketball team rolled past Lake Zurich 72-42 on Tuesday.

It’s DiCerbo, again, at crunch time for Lake Zurich

Jan 07 2017 | 9:59 pm - Peter DiCerbo drove into the lane and flipped up a shot that hit the front of the rim and rolled in at the buzzer, lifting Lake Zurich’s boys basketball team to a 58-56 win over Carmel Catholic on Saturday.

Wauconda’s growing win streak reaches four

Jan 06 2017 | 11:21 pm - Wauconda’s girls basketball team earned its 10th win of the season by capturing a 39-21 decision over visiting Round Lake in Northern Lake County Conference action on Friday.

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