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Zach grew up locally near Dorr in Allegan County and is proud to be a graduate of Hopkins High School. In fact, Zach helped the FOX 17 sports team for a two years during his high school days and became a freelance sports cameraman for the station at the age of 18. After high school, he attended the University of Toledo in Ohio graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communication. Zach has returned to FOX 17 after four years with the Buckeye Cable Sports Network in Toledo in which he was mainly a reporter and producer. In his free time, Zach enjoys time with family and friends, attending or watching sports, especially the Lions, Red Wings, Griffins, Tigers, Whitecaps and Pistons and also likes to spend time outdoors.

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  • Caledonia’s Tom Burrill talks Scots & the gauntlet schedule of the OK Red

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Caledonia head football coach Tom Burrill is in his 19th season and second stint at the helm. This fall, the Scots are 3-5 overall but have played one of the best schedules in the entire state, featuring eight of the nine teams with winning records. Burrill joined us in the FOX 17 studios on Sunday night to talk about his team and the conference as a whole.

  • Forest Hills Northern girls golf wins third straight state title

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Kent Graves has been coaching girls golf at Forest Hills Northern for 12 seasons and has led the Huskies to three straight state championships dating back to 2017. “It doesn’t get old,” Graves smiled, “it’s pretty special because every group is different. I love these kids, they work so hard, we set the tone three years ago on what you have to do to get to a state championship level and they’ve carried it through.” The […]

  • NorthPointe Christian wins Division 4 girls golf state title

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — NorthPointe Christian shot a two-round team total of 727 to win the Division 4 girls golf state championship on Saturday afternoon at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek. “I think we just had to stay strong, stay confident, not worry too much about it, not feel the pressure of it,” NorthPointe Christian junior, Sabrina Langerak said, “that really helped us going from second to first. It’s really a big deal, we’ve been trying for this for a […]

  • Ferris State improves to 7-0 with 44-17 rout over Northwood

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Ferris State ran for 221 yards while throwing for another 263 in the 44-17 win over Northwood on Saturday afternoon at Top Taggart Field. Bulldog quarterback Jayru Campbell threw for 239 yards on just eight completions and a touchdown. Meanwhile, on the ground, Tyler Minor added his sixth touchdown of the season with 64 yards while Marvin Campbell carried the ball nine times for 35 yards and two scores. The Bulldogs improve to 7-0 overall and […]

  • Ferris State with embarrassment of riches at the quarterback position

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Reigning Harlon Hill trophy winner Jayru Campbell has been sidelined for three of Ferris State’s six games this season which has led to opportunities for senior backup Travis Russell and redshirt sophomore, Evan Cummins. Campbell had elbow surgery in the offseason and is still getting back to 100-percent while Russell battled injury over the past two weeks. Now, all three quarterbacks are healthy enough to play and that is giving head coach Tony Annese a lot […]

  • Sounds of the Game: Mona Shores football coach Matt Koziak

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — Mona Shores head coach Matt Koziak has turned Mona Shores into one of the top football programs in the state since taking over in 2011. This week, the Sailors are preparing for another big showdown with Muskegon and prior to the game, Coach Koziak is letting us inside his practice in FOX 17 Sounds of the Game.

  • Unity Christian boys soccer wins sixth straight district title

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — The Unity Christian boys soccer team notched another district championship with Thursday’s 7-0 win over Wyoming Lee. The Crusaders led 2-0 at halftime before scoring five in the second half en route to victory. The Crusaders advance to face Holland Christian at South Christian on Monday.

  • Head coach coach Marc Cisco explains Byron Center’s quick turnaround

    BYRON CENTER, Mich. — Just one year after going 3-6 on the season, the Byron Center football team is 7-0. The Bulldogs throttled Zeeland East, 49-7 on Friday night to give them sole possession of first place in the OK Green with Unity Christian and Holland yet to play. Head coach Marc Cisco is in his eleventh season with the Bulldogs and joined us in the FOX 17 studio to recap the hot start.

  • Western Michigan bounces back with 38-16 win over Miami

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan suffered a tough 31-24 loss to Toledo in a MAC West showdown last week but bounced back in a big way on Saturday, beating Miami University, 38-16. Despite the score, the Broncos only had 310 yards of total offense. Instead, it was the Western Michigan defense that capitalized with three interceptions, including one for a touchdown from Drake Spears. “I don’t know, he kind of gave it to me so I just took it,” laughed […]

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