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: Joe Hicketts

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Griffins defensemen Joe Hicketts joined Zach Harig for ‘Ask an Athlete’

  • Drive Prospect Report: Michael Bethea, Jr.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michael Bethea Jr. scored 16 points to help the Grand Rapids Drive to a 107-103 win over the Northern Arizona Suns on Thursday night.

  • GVSU wins basketball Battle of the Valley’s

    ALLENDALE, Mich. — Hunter Hale scored 25 points to help Grand Valley State to an 85-78 win over Saginaw Valley State on Thursday night. The Lakers (4-3, 10-5) will host Northwood on Saturday night at 8 p.m.

  • Zadina remains confident after World Juniors

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Red Wings top draft pick Filip Zadina did not score a goal while playing for his native Czech Republic in the World Junior Championships, but he remains confident. “It was kind of tough to go back and play Juniors,” Zadina sais.  “I played here 27 games, so it was kind of different.  I was just playing my best, I didn’t play bad, I played well, but I just couldn’t score, that’s it.  Obviously, I want to […]

  • DeVries leads Calvin to 74-70 win over Hope

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Calvin junior Derrick DeVries scored 21 of his game high points as Calvin beat Hope 74-70 Wednesday night at Van Noord Arena. “In my career I have never beaten them here” DeVries said.  “It is just a great feeling to get a win here and such a tight one too.” The Knights (2-1, 7-7) led by as many as 11 points early and never trailed in the game. “It was a big win defending our home […]

  • Kenny Willekes to return to Michigan State for senior year

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Michigan State defensive end Kenny Willekes announced Tuesday night via Twitter that he will be returning to Michigan State for one more season. pic.twitter.com/AfAv6moukv — Kendrick4️⃣8️⃣ (@kennyw97) January 9, 2019 Willekes was at his alma mater NorthPointe Christian Tuesday night to be honored at halftime of the basketball game. He said, “My injury obviously affects my decision a little bit, but me and my family still sat down and weighed out all the pros and cons.” […]

  • Unity Christian tops Holland Christian to extend OK Green winning streak

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Sophomore Zac Velthouse scored 18 points as Unity Christian beat Holland Christian, 63-42, Tuesday in boys basketball. TJ VanKoevering added 16 points for the Crusaders, who have now won 32 straight OK Green games. Unity Christian (2-0, 6-2) will play at Holland Friday night while the Maroons (1-1, 6-1) will be at Zeeland West.

  • Kneeland, Godwin Heights beat Hopkins at the buzzer

    WYOMING, Mich. — Marshawn Kneeland’s put-back at the buzzer lifted Godwin Heights to a 50-48 win over visiting Hopkins on Tuesday night. The Vikings led by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter and eight with two minutes to play. Jaylen Coates led the Wolverines with 18 points; Donnie Ewing added 12.  Nolan Smith led Hopkins (0-1, 5-3) with 12 points. Godwin Heights (2-0, 5-5) has now won 41 straight OK Silver games and will look to extend […]

  • NorthPointe Christian holds off Calvin Christian for OK Silver win

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sam Vasiu scored 29 points to lead NorthPointe Christian to a 60-56 win over visiting Calvin Christian Tuesday night in boys basketball. The Mustangs led 16-11 at the half before building an 11-point lead in the third quarter.  The Squires cut the deficit to just one point late in the game but could not take the lead. Brock Stevens led Calvin Christian (1-1, 3-4) with 24 points. NorthPointe Christian (2-0, 3-4) will play at Kelloggsville on […]