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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
  • GRCC eyes high finish at National Tournament

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Community College men’s golf team has a formula for its success. Tradition: “I knew some of the guys on last year’s team and I saw some of their scores,” freshman Cooper Bell said, “so it kind of motivated me to get better.” Good players: “Usually teams only have two or three really good guys, but we have five or six really good guys that we can rely on,” sophomore Nick Ward said. “When one person […]

  • East Grand Rapids sweeps Forest Hills Eastern, wins OK Gold

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Kyle Kirk delivered a two-run single in the fifth inning and Ben Whiteside pitched a complete game as East Grand Rapids topped Forest Hills Eastern 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday. While the game one win clinched a share of the OK Gold title for the Pioneers, a 6-2 win in the second game gave East the outright title. East Grand Rapids (16-1, 31-3) will play at Forest Hills Eastern  on Wednesday […]

  • Whitecaps Prospect Report: John Valente

    John Valente was drafted by the Tigers in the 21st round in 2018 out of St. Johns. Valente has been leading off lately for the Whitecaps and can play multiple infield positions. Valente has struck out just 9 times in 143 at-bats so far this season for the Whitecaps. Valente was 2-3 with a walk Monday, as West Michigan lost at home to Bowling Green.  

  • Holland Christian’s Victory Day teaches “Joy”

    HOLLAND, Mich — Holland Christian hosted its second annual Victory Day Friday creating a real game like experience and chance to score a touchdown for special needs people “We want to do it for the kids and for the kids that are participating but also for our players” Holland Christian football coach Chris Kuipers said.  “It is not just a football event for our football players it is four our whole student body and we learned so much about joy […]

  • Holland Christian tops Unity Christian in girls soccer

    HOLLAND, Mich — The Holland Christian girls soccer team kicked off a big day of events on campus with a 1-0 win over Unity Christian on Friday. Maroons junior Madison Holloway scored the only goal of the game in the first half. Holland Christian is playing in division three this season and the rivals could potentially meet again in the district final.

  • GVSU sweeps Indianapolis to advance to world series

    ALLENDALE, Mich — The Grand Valley State softball team knocked off Indianapolis Friday, 4-2, in game two of the super regional to complete the sweep and advance to the World Series in Denver, Colorado next week. “Technically we have one goal left on the list” head coach Dana Callihan said.   “We knew we had the team that could potentially do it and we just need to make sure that we stay within ourselves and take control of what we can […]

  • ‘Ask an Athlete’ – Griffin Lockwood-Powell

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich — Central Michigan University catcher and South Dakota native joins Zach Harig for the latest installment of ‘Ask an Athlete.’

  • Callihan wins 200th game, Lipovsky fans 18 as GVSU beats Indy in game 1

    ALLENDALE, Mich – Senior pitcher Allison Lipovsky struck out a single game school record tying 18 hitters Thursday as Grand Valley State beat Indianapolis 2-1 in game one of the Midwest super regional. Lakers coach Dana Callihan earned win number 200 in just her 5th season at the helm. “Everything!” Callihan said when asked what reaching the milestone meant to her.  “I have to give it all to the players I came into a program that was well established and […]

  • New coach leads CMU into national rankings

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The Central Michigan baseball team won its 13th consecutive game on Thursday, beating Miami (OH) 7-2 . The Chippewas are alone in first place in the Mid-American Conference with just two games left in the regular season. At 41-12 overall, they have garnered some national recognition reaching 24th in the country in the most recent Collegiate Baseball poll. “We don’t talk a lot, especially early in the year, about wins and losses or record we just […]

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