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
  • ‘Ask an Athlete’ – Alex Scott, Grand Valley State golf

    ALLENDALE, Mich — This week on Ask an Athlete, Nationals bound Alex Scott from Grand Valley State discusses who he is most like on the PGA Tour, if he thinks he can get to the tour someday and “The Karate Kid”.

  • Byron Center tops Holland Christian, clinches at least a share of the OK Green

    BYRON CENTER, Mich — Anthony Rainko singled to score Jacob Willemsen in the bottom of the 5th to break a 2-2 as the Byron Center baseball team beat Holland Christian 3-2 Thursday. Bulldogs starting pitcher Nate Myers pitched all 7 innings allowing just 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5. Byron Center (14-1, 21-3) swept the 3-game series from Holland Christian (10-5, 15-8) and has cliched at least a shore of the OK Green title. The Bulldogs are […]

  • Northview Baseball on the verge of a league title in “rebuilding year”

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Northview baseball doesn’t have any really hard throwers or big power hitters, but they are winning baseball games. “We don`t have any guys that throw 80 plus miles an hour, we don`t have anybody that`s got home runs in the column” 20th year Northview head coach Jason Denton said. The Wildcats are 14-1 in the OK White and 20-5 overall on the season. “We just do things as a team and we move base runners […]

  • Ben Wallace introduced as Grand Rapids Drive ownership partner

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Grand Rapids Drive announced former Pistons great Ben Wallace as an ownership partner on Wednesday at a press conference at the Kroc Center. Wallace, who helped the Pistons to an NBA Championship in 2004, said he has some interest in working in the NBA and wants to learn the business side of basketball. The G League was not around in Wallace’s playing days, but he earned everything he got as a player and feels as […]

  • Whitecaps kick off annual baseball equipment drive

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The West Michigan Whitecaps in conjunction with the greater Grand Rapids YMCA and Fifth Third Bank kicked off its annual baseball equipment drive. Every year they collect new or gently used baseball equipment to help inner city kids get the chance to play baseball. “We’re going to serve about 700 kids in our baseball program this summer” YMCA District Executive Jonathan Pope said. “Over the years we have depleted our glove inventory so we are looking […]

  • Caledonia, Hudsonville split OK Red softball doubleheader

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich — The Caledonia and Hudsonivlle softball teams entered Tuesday’s OK Red doubleheader tied in the loss column for 1st place in the standings and remain there following a split. The Fighting Socts won game 1, 10-0 and the Eagles bounced back with a 5-3 win in game 2. Caledonia (14-2, 20-4) has just 2 OK red games remaining, at Grandville on Thursday and home against Rockford next Wednesday. Hudsonville (12-2, 21-3) has to finish a suspended with Rockford […]

  • Lumberjacks hire Mike Hamilton as head coach

    MUSKEGON, Mich — The Muskegon Lumberjacks named Mike Hamilton as head coach on Tuesday. “I want to be very clear that there`s nothing here that`s broken” Hamilton said. “We`ve made the playoffs three of the last four seasons and four seasons ago they made the championship. So we`re looking to build upon what`s already been built.” Hamilton was the team’s video coach last season but has spent many years coaching hockey at the youth level in the Detroit area. His […]

  • Rockford tops Grandville 4-1, pulls to within a game of the Bulldogs in the OK Red

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — The Rockford baseball team beat Grandville, 4-1, on Thursday in OK Red play. The Bulldogs (9-3, 16-3) had beaten the Rams (8-4, 17-4) twice on Tuesday. Grandville’s lead in the OK Red is down to a game over Rockford and West Ottawa. The Bulldogs will play three games against the Panthers next week, while Rockford will take on Grand Haven (7-5 in the OK Red).

  • Gull Lake tops Portage Central in SMAC battle of unbeatens

    RICHLAND, Mich — Gull Lake and Portage Central both entered Wednesday night’s meeting unbeaten. Gull Lake scored twice in the first half, once more in the second, and earned their sixth straight shutout in a 3-0 win.