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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Baseball: Libby, Grant get a grip on Grayslake Central

Apr 30 2016 | 7:33 pm - Grant’s Bryan Libby pitched effectively in relief as the Bulldogs’ baseball team topped Grayslake Central 15-8 in 6 innings Saturday.

Girls track and field: Grant Lake County champ for first time since 2007

Apr 29 2016 | 10:57 pm - Grant’s girls track and field team claimed its first Lake County championship since 2007 Friday night, scoring 113 points.

Softball: Warren survives Mighty Mic, Stevenson

Apr 26 2016 | 10:10 pm - Hannah Nommensen and Warren’s softball team topped Stevenson 9-6 on Tuesday despite a big day from Patriots slugger Michaela Faunce.

Baseball: Davis, Grayslake North rally past Hampshire

Apr 23 2016 | 7:16 pm - Stefan Davis made up for an earlier gaffe by driving in the winning run in Grayslake North’s 2-1 decision over Hampshire in nonconference baseball action Saturday.

Weise to the rescue for Blackhawks

Apr 23 2016 | 11:34 pm - Dale Weise finally made a big goal in a big game for his new team, breaking the 3-3 tie late in the second period.

Wrestling: Low-profile Dennis accorded high honors at Grant

Apr 22 2016 | 10:05 pm - Daniel Dennis kept his comments brief during an assembly in his honor on Friday at Grant High School in Fox Lake, after having qualified to wrestle in this summer’s Olympic Games.

Baseball: Pietschmann shouldering the burden for Carmel

Apr 22 2016 | 10:28 am - Junior Eddie Pietschmann is having a terrific bounce-back season for Carmel Catholic’s baseball team, with Wednesday’s 17-5 win over St. Viator as the most recent evidence.

Softball: Well-traveled Wedl leads a Wauconda win

Apr 19 2016 | 10:22 pm - Kayla Wedl and Wauconda covered plenty of ground in a 13-1 softball victory Tuesday against Grant.

Baseball: Stevenson on target against Schliesmann, Hersey

Apr 16 2016 | 10:18 pm - Stevenson’s baseball team mustered up a winning 9-4 effort in a military-themed contest against visiting Hersey on Saturday.

Baseball: Ohlwein, Lakes find their grip against Lake Zurich

Apr 15 2016 | 10:38 pm - Senior starter Tim Ohlwein kept his scoreless season intact as Lakes handled Lake Zurich 10-0 in a North Suburban baseball crossover Friday.

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