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Aaron Gabriel

Prep Sports Editor
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Aaron Gabriel joined the Daily Herald's sports staff in 1990 and became High School Sports Editor in 1994. He coordinates efforts with other prep sports editors who direct our high school and local sports coverage. Aaron also contributes as a writer, covering high school swimming and water polo in northwest suburban Cook County.

Gabriel also is a member of the sports copy desk and frequently assembles pages for the print edition, and stories and photos for our online editions. He has overseen the steady growth of the Daily Herald's high school sports coverage and has helped the sports staff as a whole adapt to developing technologies.

Gabriel lived in Addison, Elmhurst, Geneva and St. Charles as a child, and helped St. Charles High School to state swimming championships in 1980, '82 and '83. He continued to swim at the University of Wisconsin and became an individual Big Ten champion for the Badgers in the 1,650- and 500-yard freestyles.

Gabriel graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in journalism and history.

In 2003, he took second place in a Northern Illinois Newspaper Association contest for column writing. Gabriel's story was about his high school coach at St. Charles, Dave Bart.

Gabriel now lives in Palatine with his wife and two sons.

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Boys water polo: Scouting the Mid-Suburban League championship game

May 03 2016 | 3:49 pm - Here’s what to except as Fremd meets Wheeling in Wednesday’s 7 p.m. matchup at Buffalo Grove for the Mid-Suburban League title.

Boys water polo: Scouting Northwest

Mar 14 2016 | 11:59 pm - Here’s what to expect from the high school boys water polo season, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West.

Girls water polo: Scouting Northwest

Mar 11 2016 | 12:00 am - Here’s what to expect from the high school girls water polo season, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League.

Boys swimming and diving: State meet scouting, Northwest

Feb 26 2016 | 1:22 pm - Here’s what to expect from the boys swimming and diving state championship at Evanston Township High School, from the perspective of schools in the Mid-Suburban League and St. Viator.

How to survive, and maybe even thrive, this weekend at Evanston

Feb 25 2016 | 10:56 pm - The Illinois high school boys swimming and diving state championships are at Evanston Township High School this weekend. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the experience for the athletes, coaches and parents.

Growth spurts continue for St. Viator’s Balcerak, Wheeling’s Reiff

Feb 20 2016 | 9:08 pm - St. Viator sophomore Michael Balcerak and Wheeling senior Nate Reiff both won a pair of races in Saturday’s boys swimming and diving sectional at Glenbrook South to earn prime positions in next weekend’s state meet.

Scouting sectional swimming, Northwest

Feb 18 2016 | 6:07 pm - Most of the Mid-Suburban West will compete in Saturday’s boys swimming and diving sectional at Stevenson, while most of the MSL East plus St. Viator will take their best shot at state qualification at Glenbrook South. Here’s what to...

Scouting the Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving meet

Feb 12 2016 | 3:25 pm - Fremd and Barrington will settle the question of Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving supremacy with Saturday’s conference meet, hosted by Barrington.

Wheeling’s fantastic four hope for fine swimming finale

Feb 11 2016 | 9:58 pm - Wheeling senior swimmers Nate Reiff, Kyle Noel, Jake Noel and Justin Loquercio have earned colorful nicknames to match their vibrant personalities and high-achieving aquatic habits.

A documented brush with swimming greatness on deck at Stevenson

Jan 21 2016 | 9:38 pm - A documented brush with swimming greatness on deck at Stevenson

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