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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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Softball: Warren tops Palatine, returns to sectional

May 27 2016 | 10:07 pm - Warren’s softball team didn’t start the season the way it wanted to, but the Blue Devils are back where they usually are after edging Palatine 6-5 in a Class 4A regional final Friday.

Softball: New Trier comes back after Lake Zurich’s dazzling start

May 26 2016 | 9:52 pm - New Trier’s softball team came back to deny the upset bid from Lake Zurich’s softball team Thursday as the Trevians prevailed 7-6 in eight innings in Class 4A regional semifinal play at Lake Zurich.

Softball: Carmel making another powerful postseason argument

May 24 2016 | 9:27 pm - It isn’t by design, but Carmel Catholic’s softball team is again generating big power numbers this spring. After a 13-0 playoff win Tuesday, the Corsairs have 58 homers this season.

Softball: Vaughn, Grayslake North soar past Round Lake

May 23 2016 | 10:14 pm - Jessica Vaughn and Jenna Pozezinski were the key figures as Grayslake North’s softball team topped visiting Round Lake 7-2 in a regional play-in game Monday.

Boys track and field: A gem of a sectional outing for Agnew, Vernon Hills

May 20 2016 | 11:29 pm - Vernon Hills senior Noah Agnew and his teammates excelled in the Class 2A boys track and field sectional hosted by the Cougars on Friday.

Softball: Libertyville shuts out Wauconda for NSC title

May 19 2016 | 10:17 pm - With Wauconda standout pitcher Kayla Wedl resting an injury, Libertyville produced a 3-0 victory over the host Bulldogs in the North Suburban Conference softball championship game Thursday.

Girls track and field: Grayslake North’s Krieg spins her way into the big dance

May 18 2016 | 9:10 pm - Grayslake North’s Kennedy Krieg has a strong dance background, which has helped propel her into discus competition in this weekend’s Class 3A girls track and field state championships.

Baseball: Stevenson takes Lake crown

May 17 2016 | 10:15 pm - Stevenson’s baseball team beat visiting Lake Zurich 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday. Coupled with Lake Forest beating Libertyville 6-5 on the final day of North Suburban Lake play, Stevenson wrapped up the division championship outright.

Softball: Lakes gets the jump on Grant in key NSC Prairie matchup

May 14 2016 | 8:38 pm - Lakes’ softball team dealt Grant a setback in the NSC Prairie race by winning 9-5 on Saturday.

Baseball: Rugged Rubio lifts Mundelein

May 12 2016 | 10:31 pm - Mundelein’s Reid Rubio overcame a painful hand injury and helped the Mustangs stay alive and well in the North Suburban Lake race with a 6-1 victory over Lake Zurich on Thursday.

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