I grew up in West Michigan, attending Belding High School. I attended Central Michigan University with a major in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. I worked for a year at WSYM in Lansing and joined FOX 17 in August of 2006 with the addition of the FOX 17 morning news.
I currently live in Greenville with my wife Kara and sons Carter and Easton. I enjoy covering sports in West Michigan, especially at the high school level.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.


Recent Articles
  • Kalamazoo Christian earns sweep of rival Hackett

    KALAMAZOO, Mich — Kalamazoo Christian beat Hackett Catholic Prep Friday night 58-38 to sweep the regular season series from their rivals. The Comets (9-0, 15-1) moved to within one game of a SAC Valley championship, they host Delton Kellogg, Galesburg-Augusta and Lawton next week needing 1 win to share the title and 2 to win it outright. The Irish (9-2, 14-3) travel to Constantine Tuesday night. The rivals could meet again in the district final at Gobles on March 9th.

  • Kent City girls beat Morley Stanwood, win CSAA Silver championship

    MORLEY, Mich — Zara Weber scored 23 points as Kent City downed Morley Stanwood 61-35 Friday to earn an outright Central States Silver Championship.

  • ‘Ask an Athlete’ – Peter Firlik

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich — Former Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Ferris State senior guard Peter Firlik joined Stephanine Funkhouser for this week’s ‘Ask an Athlete’ to discuss buzzer beaters and his high school days.

  • Late run lifts GVSU to win over Ashland

    ALLENDALE, Mich — The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team scored 13 of the games final 14 points Thursday night in a 64-57 win over Ashland at the Fieldhouse Arena. The Lakers held Ashland without a field goal for the final 5 minutes of the game and without a point for the final 4:20. Freshman Jake Van Tubbergen led the way with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

  • Hudsonville beats Rockford for regional championship

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich — It came down to the final match and Hudsonville junior Jack Samuels took a 10-5 decision at 135 pounds giving the Eagles a 33-31 win over Rockford and a division regional championship. Hudsonville advances to the state quarterfinals at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo Friday, February 23rd.

  • GVSU ready for defending national champion Ashland Thursday

    ALLENDALE, Mich — The Ashland women’s basketball team ranked number 1 in the country, is defending national champion and has won 61 consecutive games, Thursday night they will be at Grand Valley State. The Lakers have won 17 straight games at the Fieldhouse Arena. “I think it is just the atmosphere and we have our families come and the students that come out and the band is great” senior forward Korynn Hincka said. “I think it is just the whole […]

  • Blake Verbeek scores 1,000th career point in Calvin Christian’s win over Hopkins

    GRANDVILLE, Mich — Calvin Christian senior surpassed 1,000 career points on a 3-pointer almost halfway through the first quarter Tuesday night in the Squires’ 58-57 win over Hopkins. Calvin Christian improves to 7-3 in the OK Silver and 11-4 overall; the Vikings are now 3-5 in the OK Silver and 8-7 overall.

  • Fremont climbs into 1st place tie with win over Central Montcalm

    FREMONT, Mich — Logan Karnemaat recorded a triple double with 12 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocked shots as Fremont beat Central Montcalm, 69-56. The Packers pull into a first place tie with Big Rapids, who lost at Newaygo, in the Central States Gold Division.

  • Newaygo tops Big Rapids, 66-64

    NEWAYGO, Mich. — Newaygo beat Big Rapids Tuesday night, 66-64. The Lions improve to 7-4 in the Central States Gold Division and 11-5 overall.