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
  • Jenison looks to continue improvement in 2017

    JENISON, Mich — In 2014, Jenison won a single game in head coach Steve Uganski’s first season as head coach. They improved to three wins in 2015 and posted a winning record of 5-4 last year. Now Jenison hopes to continue that trend in 2017, which would result in the school’s first playoff appearance since 2003. “We don’t really talk about playoffs or conference championships,” ” Uganski said. “We just talk about the day-to-day process of getting better.” Jenison opens […]

  • Lawton trying to take the next step in 2017

    LAWTON, Mich — Lawton has won a bunch of games the last few years, but this season the Blue Devils are hoping to win the big games. “Every year, we just kind of reevaluate what we’re doing and try to critique those things to get those big game wins,” said head coach Kyle Karson. “That is one of our goals every year.” said. Lawton has been eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in each of the last two […]

  • Expectations remain high at Grandville after district championship

      GRANDVILLE, Mich — Grandville shared the OK Red conference title for the second straight season in 2016. Perhaps more important, they beat Rockford to win the Division 1 district championship, the Bulldogs’ first win over Rockford since 2005. Grandville was led by an outstanding defense that allowed just 83 points in 12 games, but this season the Bulldogs return just one starter from that defense. That starter, safety Keaton Hamilton, and head coach Eric Stiegel, joined Bret Bakita and […]

  • Carlson looking for more magic at the U.S. Amateur

    HAMILTON, Mich — Nick Carlson’s run in the 2016 U.S. Amateur was magical. At the time, the Hamilton native was ranked 1,981 and made it all the way to the semifinals before falling to eventual winner Curtis Luck in 21 holes. “What really stands out is all the people I met and all the fun I had and all the pure joy that came out of it” Carlson said. Huge crowds followed Carlson at Oakland Hills in his home state […]

  • Malewitz ready to lead East Grand Rapids

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — East Grand Rapids will have a lot of new starters on the football field this fall, but that is not the case at quarterback. Mike Malewitz returns for a 3rd season as starting quarterback with an increased role with so many inexperienced players around him. “He is a great leader for us, he has really taken ownership of this program this year so its huge” head coach Casey Longo said. “He’s got high expectations for […]

  • Kent City looking to build off best season in school history

    KENT CITY, Mich — 8-3 last year was good, most wins in school history, but the 2017 Kent City football team wants more. “Since we had that great season last year we expect to be even better this year because we don’t like to live in the past” senior running back/cornerback Gavin Mead said. “We have a lot of good returning players and we are going to be better than last year, we want to be.” The Eagles shared the […]

  • K-Central looking for ‘one more’ to get to the playoffs

    KALAMAZOO, Mich — The Kalamazoo Central football team was 5-4 and won the SMAC East in 2016, but the Maroon Giants just missed out on the playoffs. As the 2017 season gets underway K-Central focus is on doing a little more to make the postseason. “We’re pushing this is the hardest we have ever worked I think as a program we’re together we’re playing together as a team we’re working hard” senior offensive lineman Jacob Seager said. “Everybody is fighting […]

  • Hudsonville looks to new leaders in 2017

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich — Hudsonville won a share of the OK Red title in 2016 and graduated a talented senior class. This year’s seniors will rely on lessons learned from the class of 2017 to help this season. “We had some great guys last year that went to college, my biggest role model from this past year was Dalton Agers, how he studied the game kind of just really feeds into you I think that was an awesome opportunity for me […]

  • Senior class set to lead Lowell on the gridiron

    LOWELL, Mich — The Lowell seniors are 30-1 in their high school football careers, that one loss coming to Walled Lake Western in the division 2 state semifinal game last November. The Red Arrow seniors are used to winning and are hoping to continue that this fall. Senior quarterback Davd Kruse and head coach Noel Dean joined Bret Bakita and Jason Hutton at practice to discuss the upcoming season.