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: St. Charles East doubles up in win column

Apr 21 2018 | 6:30 pm - St. Charles East’s baseball team won twice Saturday, defeating Bartlett and Batavia in Upstate Eight Conference action.

Baseball: Jacobs squeezes past Huntley

Apr 20 2018 | 10:45 pm - Jaocbs nipped Huntley 1-0 in Fox Valley Conference baseball action Friday.

Baseball: Bartlett warms up in win over West Chicago

Apr 19 2018 | 9:41 pm - Bartlett defeated West Chicago 8-5 in Upstate Eight Valley baseball action Thursday.

Bartlett grad Maestranzi lands Guilford job

Apr 18 2018 | 8:13 pm - Coaching is Antonio Maestranzi’s renewed purpose, the former Bartlett and Northern Illinois basketball player said Wednesday. Maestranzi, 33, will be the next boys basketball coach at Rockford Guilford High School, pending approval of the...

Boys volleyball: St. Charles North downs South Elgin

Apr 17 2018 | 9:54 pm - St. Charles North downed South Elgin in Upstate Eight Conference boys volleyball action Tuesday.

Walker transfers from Curie to West Aurora

Apr 17 2018 | 8:25 pm - Curie junior basketball player Marquise Walker has transferred to West Aurora.

Baseball: Weather doesn’t let Larkin, Geneva finish

Apr 13 2018 | 10:00 pm - Mother Nature’s apparent grudge against the Larkin-Geneva baseball series continues.

Boys volleyball: St. Francis finishes 2nd at Streamwood again

Apr 14 2018 | 7:37 pm - St. Francis took second place at the Streamwood boys volleyball tournament Saturday.

Fox Valley baseball notes: Elgin’s Coates continues to develop

Apr 12 2018 | 10:04 pm - Elgin pitcher Kyle Coates dodged trouble throughout Wednesday’s Upstate Eight River home game against Batavia.

Baseball: Schick, Batavia handcuff Elgin

Apr 19 2018 | 8:44 pm - Batavia, led by junior pitcher Dylan Schick, defeated Elgin 6-0 in Upstate Eight River baseball action Wednesday.

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