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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Girls swimming: A winning high school finale for Barrington’s Jacobsen

Nov 21 2015 | 9:15 pm - After a pair of victories in Saturday’s girls swimming and diving state finals at New Trier, Barrington senior Kirsten Jacobsen became the second swimmer in Illinois high school history to win a total of seven individual races. Jacobsen won...

Girls swimming: Strong finishes for Libertyville’s Neubauer, Paul

Nov 21 2015 | 7:54 pm - Senior swimmer Macey Neubauer and junior diver Morgan Paul helped Libertyville to an 18th-place team finish in Saturday's state meet finals at New Trier.

Girls swimming: Stevenson bands together, makes a statement

Nov 20 2015 | 10:25 pm - Stevenson, Warren and Libertyvillle will each have multiple entrants in Saturday's girls swimming and diving state championships after strong efforts in Friday's prelim session.

Girls swimming: Extra effort carries Barrington at state

Nov 21 2015 | 12:19 am - Barrington won a swim-off to win the final qualifying spot in the 200-yard freestyle relay in Friday's girls swimming state meet finals, and Fillies senior Kirsten Jacobsen is well positioned for a big effort in Saturday's finals.

Continued growth for Christian Liberty

Nov 19 2015 | 8:22 am - Christian Liberty's boys basketball team lost its top players from last season. But coach Jed Bennett likes the group he has heading into the winter and is expecting big things from 6-5 senior guard Jordan Pratscher and a deeper roster.

New group has Maine West thinking positive

Nov 19 2015 | 11:25 pm - Maine West coach John Bongiorno is more optimistic than ever as he begins his third year in charge of the Warriors' boys basketball program.

Scouting Leyden

Nov 20 2015 | 12:23 am - Leyden boys basketball coach Bill Heisler thinks he'll have a fine team on his hands this year - eventually. A couple of injuries to key players make make for a steep learning curve in the early parts of the season as the Eagles try to replace most...

Girls swimming and diving: State meet scouting, Lake County

Nov 19 2015 | 5:26 pm - Libertyville's Macey Neubauer and Stevenson's Irune Andres are among the Lake County senior girls swimmers hoping for a big finish to their high school careers in this weekend's state meet at New Trier.

Girls swimming and diving: State meet scouting, Northwest

Nov 19 2015 | 4:44 pm - Fremd's Grace Grzybek, Barrington's Kirsten Jacobsen and Palatine's Kristin Anderson are among the seniors looking forward to big finishes to their high school swimming careers in this weekend's state meet at New Trier.

Girls swimming: Barrington’s Jacobsen thinking big for final high school meet

Nov 18 2015 | 11:48 pm - Barrington senior Kirsten Jacobsen will go after a fourth straight championship in the 500-yard freestyle in this weekend's girls swimming state meet at New Trier. A state record in that race is also well within her reach.

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