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Joe Aguilar

Lake County High School Sports Coordinator
  • Phone(847) 573-2760
  • Emailjaguilar@dailyherald.com
  • Twitter@JoeAguilar64

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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Great finish for invite winner Grant

Apr 12 2014 | 10:07 pm - Vernon Hills’ excessively syllabled sophomore “Viviancalana” Overbeck won two long races, appropriately enough, and then there was Grant’s team, which captured its own invitatonal. If the Bulldogs had accomplished the...

New look matches winning result at Lake Zurich

Apr 12 2014 | 12:59 am - Colton Wagner did more than just return to high school baseball for Lake Zurich after missing the entire regular season last year due to knee surgery. On Friday, he planted his spikes on what now resembles a section of baseball paradise. “It's...

Scott, Wagner give Warren a lift

Apr 10 2014 | 9:25 pm - Megan Scott and Jana Wagner helped power Warren past host Antioch 6-0 on Thursday in a nonconference softball matchup.

On command and in demand, Noda delivers for Grant

Apr 09 2014 | 10:32 pm - The home run wasn’t necessarily Ruthian. Nor was it a called shot. Or was it, Ryan Noda? “Yes and no,” the senior left-handed slugger said with a smile after his 3-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Grant...

Barton, defense do it for Libertyville

Apr 08 2014 | 10:47 pm - After his right fielder unleashed what might have been the best strike of the day, Libertyville pitcher Jeff Barton didn’t have to worry about retiring hitters on strikes. With Jimmy Govern putting on another defensive show at shortstop, and...

Wright’s a relief as Carmel handles Stevenson

Apr 05 2014 | 6:28 pm - Dalton Wright threw 3.3 scoreless innings after replacing starter Bryan Stanislawski, and Carmel used a pair of big innings to defeat Stevenson 13-3.

Washington aims to start winning with North Park

Apr 04 2014 | 9:12 pm - Round Lake football standout Chris Washington is hoping to be part of North Park's impressive turnaround next fall.

Mundelein fields a winner against Wheeling

Apr 02 2014 | 10:22 pm - Mundelein’s top-notch baseball program finally has a top-notch field, so temperatures barely about freezing Wednesday weren’t about to deny the Mustangs the chance to finally play a game on it. Gray skies and 3 uncharacteristic errors...

Classy move, as Carmel’s Foster gets accustomed to the spotlight

Apr 02 2014 | 4:57 pm - Carmel's Sean Foster stumbled a bit at first but ultimately made the right read as he entertained a group of second-graders in his sister's class. The football standout needs to get used to being the focal point as colleges are lining up to take a...

Kristan’s clout key for Carmel

Apr 01 2014 | 10:30 pm - That was just plain cold. Colder than the unseasonably cool weather Warren’s baseball team encountered on its spring-break trip downstate last week. In their home opener Tuesday, the Blue Devils got chilled by a game-tying solo homer by...

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