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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St. Charles North evens the score with St. Charles East

Dec 03 2016 | 11:56 pm - St. Charles North avenged last week’s loss to rival St. Charles East with a 44-40 Upstate Eight River win over the Saints Saturday night.

Geneva routs Bartlett to stay perfect

Dec 03 2016 | 2:32 pm - Geneva’s boys basketball team moved to 5-0 for the season Friday night with a 69-43 win at Bartlett.

Mitchell thrives as St. Charles East’s catalyst, best option

Dec 01 2016 | 1:06 pm - St. Charles East senior Zach Mitchell is the captain of the Daily Herald’s Fox Valley All-Area Football Team.

Jacobs knocks off Deerfield for Molitor title

Nov 26 2016 | 10:14 pm - Jacobs’ boys basketball team moved to 4-0 for the season with a 54-40 win over Deerfield in the championship game of the Ed Molitor Thanksgiving Classic at Palatine Saturday.

Larkin falls to top Florida team

Nov 22 2016 | 10:10 pm - Larkin’s boys basketball team opened the season with an 80-74 loss to McArthur of Hollywood, Fla., Tuesday night.

West Aurora able to hold off Hinsdale Central

Nov 23 2016 | 6:37 pm - West Aurora held off Hinsdale Central 46-43 Wednesday at the Hoops for Healing Thanksgiving boys basketball tournament at Oswego.

Big second half lifts Elgin past King

Nov 21 2016 | 9:59 pm - Elgin’s boys basketball team opened its season Monday night with a 41-29 win over Chicago King at the West Chicago tournament.

Scouting Fox Valley boys basketball

Nov 17 2016 | 2:09 pm - Here’s a look at the boys basketball season in the Fox Valley for the 2016-17 season.

Loyola’s defense too much for Huntley

Nov 13 2016 | 12:05 am - No. 1 ranked Loyola ended Huntley’s football season Saturday, beating the Red Raiders 24-0 in a Class 8A quarterfinal.

Scouting Saturday’s Fox Valley quarterfinal games

Nov 11 2016 | 5:13 pm - Scouting Saturday’s football quarterfinal playoff games in the Fox Valley

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