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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items 1-10 out of 1972

Boys track and field: Barrington’s all-in relay approach suits Cossio

May 25 2018 | 9:23 pm - Barrington’s boys track team is focused on relay success downstate, while Hoffman Estates senior Declan Rustay will defend his titles in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes in Saturday’s state meet finals.

Boys track: Grant’s Thormo catches on quickly

May 25 2018 | 9:09 pm - Grant’s Jason Thormo is the top qualifier for Saturday’s 400-meter dash final in the boys track and field state meet in Charleston.

Softball: It’s Lake Zurich, in turbulent test vs. Mundelein

May 24 2018 | 10:04 pm - Lake Zurich’s softball team edged Mundelein 13-12 in regional semifinal play at Mundelein on Thursday in a game that had plenty of complications for the coaches of both teams.

Boys basketball: LZ’s Pitcher makes the break to Lake Park

May 23 2018 | 4:53 pm - After a successful run as Lake Zurich’s boys basketball coach, Billy Pitcher is in as Lake Park’s new leader.

Softball: Numerous reasons for Grant to be thinking big

May 22 2018 | 10:05 pm - Aftr topping Round Lake 9-2 on Tuesday, Sydney Goessele and her Grant softball teammates next get a chance to capture the Bulldogs’ first regional championship since 1996.

Boys track: Tough, fast times at Grayslake North

May 17 2018 | 11:14 pm - On a night of tough competition at Grayslake North, Jaden Jackson helped Fremd to the team championship with 104 points, just ahead of MSL champion Barrington.

Football: McGraw audibles to Lake Zurich for senior year

May 16 2018 | 8:47 pm - Quarterback Matt McGraw, a starter at quarterback the last two seasons at Grant, will attend Lake Zurich his season year.

Grayslake North’s Bernstein bounces back, pursues state meet goal

May 15 2018 | 10:18 pm - A pair of broken vertebrae kept Grayslake North senior Ryan Bernstein from following his football dream, but that’s only made him more determined to advance downstate in the shot put and discus this spring.

Boys track and field: Stevenson secures North Suburban triumph

May 12 2018 | 6:30 pm - Stevenson’s boys track and field team overcome the conditions and some tough North Suburban Conference competition to win the conference crown Saturday in Waukegan.

Softball: Mundelein outshines Carmel

May 11 2018 | 11:40 pm - Mundelein scored an unearned run with two out in the bottom of the eighth to pull out a 2-1 victory over Carmel Catholic’s softball team under the lights at Community Park in Mundelein.

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