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
  • Sparta’s Jakel Davis takes Blitz Boss voting

    (FOX 17) — Sparta senior quarterback Jakel Davis has won the online Blitz Boss voting from Week 3. Davis accounted for three touchdowns (2 rush, 1 pass) in the first half of last week’s win against Spring Lake. He will lead his undefeated Spartans into the Blitz Game of the Week Friday at Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

  • VanderMarkt’s diving TD run win plays of the week vote

    (FOX 17) — Byron Center quarterback Austin VanderMarkt’s 36-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the Bulldogs win over Hamilton has won the online Play of the Week voting. Byron Center (3-0) hosts Holland Christian (2-1) this Friday night in a key OK Green contest.

  • Grandville’s Eric Stiegel named Detroit Lions coach of the week

    GRANDVILLE, Mich — Grandville high school football coach Eric Stiegel has been honored by the Detroit Lions as the coach of the week in Michigan. Stiegel’s Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start to the season after holding off Forest Hills Central last Friday night, 32-29. Grandville had seven straight losing season’s prior to Stiegel’s arrival, the Bulldogs have made the playoffs in four of Stiegel’s first five seasons. Grandville is at Grand Haven Friday for week four of the […]

  • Confidence builds during Orchard View’s strong start

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Orchard View has a tradition of winning in football. It has just been a few years since the Cardinals have done it consistently. “This is the first time we’ve been 3-0 since 2006, I think,” senior offensive lineman Dayton Rose said. “So we are confident.” “We’ve got this momentum going,” senior quarterback Owen Swanson said. “It is going to give us a lot of confidence going into Week 4. Huge game coming up; it feels great.” New […]

  • Grand Rapids Christian starts OK Gold play with a win

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Grand Rapids Christian volleyball team beat rival South Christian Tuesday night, 3-0, to open conference play in the OK Gold.

  • Bite Cancer Foundation looking for people in need

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — Byron Center will host its fourth annual Bite Cancer football game Friday night at Waddell Stadium. The Bulldogs will wear neon yellow jerseys that are trimmed with the multiple color cancer ribbons. The jerseys will have the names of honorees that have battled cancer at some time during their lives. Following the game, players will give their jerseys to the people they are representing in the game. “We are in need of Byron Center families to […]

  • Travis Russell making the most of his chance to play for Ferris State

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Travis Russell has had to be ready to play as backup quarterback many times during his college career at Ferris State. That includes last week in the Bulldogs season opener against Findlay. Russell, completed 15 of 24 passes for 228 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a 24-23 win. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 61 yards and a touchdown. “I really think the number one most valuable lesson I have learned […]

  • Ford, experienced and talented, ready to lead Davenport football

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Davenport quarterback Deondre Ford is older than most college signal callers. “They call me grandpa or uncle and things like that,” Ford said. Ford, 24, already has his undergraduate degree from Kansas University and is working toward his master in business administration at DU. On the field, he provides a little extra experience at a very important position. “I just look at him and say, ‘Guess what? You are going on your second deal if you […]

  • Godwin Heights raising the stakes this season

    WYOMING, Mich. — Godwin Heights has enjoyed six consecutive non-losing seasons and four playoff years in a row in football, but this season the Wolverines want more. “Now some of the goals have changed,” second-year head coach Brandan Kimble said. “Kids have different desires: they want to win the conference, we as a staff want to win the conference, fight for a playoff win. Godwin Heights has never hosted a playoff game, so we just think about what would our […]

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