Jerry Fitzpatrick

Fox Valley Sports Writer
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Jerry Fitzpatrick joined the Daily Herald prep sports staff in 2002 after two years as a contributing correspondent. Since 2004, his beats in the northern Fox Valley have included football, girls volleyball, boys basketball, baseball and boys and girls track.

An avid fan of high school sports, he has reported from IHSA events at sites ranging from Elgin to Peoria, Champaign to the Quad Cities.

In 2006, he spearheaded a three-part staff report that examined the relationship between IHSA sports and the expanding club sports scene.

Fitzpatrick also has covered hundreds of Chicago professional sporting events, mainly Major League Baseball on both sides of town. Memorable experiences include contributing to coverage of the White Sox title run in 2005, Cubs playoff teams in 2007 and 2008, Bulls and Blackhawks playoff games, the 2009 Winter Classic at Wrigley Field, and witnessing each of Devin Hester's touchdown returns at Soldier Field in 2007.

Prior to joining the Daily Herald, he spent three years criss-crossing the Midwest on long bus rides while employed as the radio play-by-play voice of the Springfield (Ill.) Jr. Blues hockey team, and he worked for two seasons as a contributing broadcaster for the Springfield Capitals minor-league baseball team. He began his journalism career as an editor for Suburban NiteLife Magazine, based in West Chicago.

Fitzpatrick grew up in Wheaton and is a graduate of St. Francis High School, where he lettered twice in football and baseball. He now lives in the northwest suburbs.

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Baseball: Crystal Lake South wins 4A state title

Jun 11 2017 | 8:35 pm - The Crystal Lake South baseball team defeated Edwardsville 8-3 Saturday to win the Class 4A state championship.

Baseball: Crystal Lake South crushes New Trier in 4A semis

Jun 09 2017 | 10:54 pm - The Crystal Lake South baseball team’s season-long formula of dependable pitching, fluid defense and relentless offense translated to the biggest win in school history in Joliet on Friday.

Baseball: Marmion well prepared for state

Jun 08 2017 | 9:53 pm - Marmion’s baseball team takes on St. Viator at noon Friday in the Class 3A state semifinals in Joliet.

Baseball: Crystal Lake South confident heading into semifinal

Jun 08 2017 | 10:53 pm - Crystal Lake South’s baseball team takes on New Trier at 3 p.m. Friday in the Class 4A state semifinals in Joliet.

Baseball: Fox Valley All-Area team

Jun 08 2017 | 12:42 pm - Presenting the 2017 Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area baseball team.

Baseball: South Elgin’s Gomez beats the best

Jun 08 2017 | 12:33 pm - Little draws the attention of a college recruiter to a high school baseball player quite like a peak playoff performance against top-level talent.

Baseball: New Trier ends South Elgin’s run

Jun 06 2017 | 12:31 am - South Elgin’s baseball season came to an end Monday night with a 4-3 loss to New Trier in the Class 4A supersectional at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.

Baseball: South Elgin stymies Willowbrook in sectional final

Jun 03 2017 | 7:24 pm - South Elgin’s baseball team defeated Willowbrook 4-1 Saturday to claim the Class 4A Lake Park sectional championship at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.

Baseball: Gomez, South Elgin shut down St. Charles North

Jun 01 2017 | 1:02 am - South Elgin outlasted St. Charles North 1-0 Wednesday in the semifinals of the Class 4A Lake Park baseball sectional at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg.

Baseball: South Elgin downs Geneva for regional title

May 28 2017 | 1:55 am - South Elgin defeated Geneva 6-2 Saturday to win the Class 4A Addison Trail baseball regional title.

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