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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items 1-10 out of 1975

South Elgin stops West Aurora, takes control of Upstate Eight Valley race

Sep 23 2017 | 9:09 pm - South Elgin defeated West Aurora 40-14 on Saturday in a matchup of Upstate Eight unbeatens.

Batavia tops St. Charles East in defensive battle

Sep 23 2017 | 2:18 am - Batavia prevailed 7-0 in a defensive battle over St. Charles East Friday night.

What’s hot on Saturday? West Aurora at South Elgin, that’s what

Sep 20 2017 | 8:12 pm - South Elgin hosts West Aurora Saturday afternoon in an Upstate Eight Valley battle of unbeaten teams.

St. Edward accomplishes its mission with big win at Guerin

Sep 16 2017 | 9:57 pm - St. Edward moved to 3-1 on the season with a 56-0 win at Guerin on Saturday.

St. Charles North downs St. Charles East in OT thriller

Sep 16 2017 | 2:27 am - St. Charles North earned a thrilling 35-34 overtime win against rival St. Charles East Friday night.

Tough injury losses for Burlington Central, St. Edward

Sep 13 2017 | 8:50 pm - Burlington Central and St. Edward each lost a key football player to a season-ending knee injury this week.

Jacobs manhandles Crystal Lake South

Sep 09 2017 | 12:42 am - Jacobs notched a 56-28 win over Crystal Lake South Friday night.

Elgin’s Panthier one opponents need to be aware of

Sep 06 2017 | 8:21 pm - Elgin two-way threat Roy Panthier commands the opponent’s attention at all times

Gomez, South Elgin hold off Lockport rally

Sep 02 2017 | 9:12 pm - Lockport was in trouble whenever South Elgin quarterback Nate Gomez gained open space in the Storm’s 35-28 nonconference home win Saturday.

Batavia knocks off Libertyville

Sep 02 2017 | 1:39 am - Batavia earned a 28-10 nonconference win over Libertyville Friday night.

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