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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Recent Articles
  • Lee wrestling team makes school history

    WYOMING, Mich — For the first time in school history, the Lee wrestling team has won a district championship. The Rebels had to come back from a 36-12 deficit to defeat Kelloggsville in the district championship. “People were thinking we are out of it,” coach Jim Maxim said, “but we had already talked to the kids about what their plan is, what their job like if they go into a job in the future just do your job and everything […]

  • Griffins midseason review with head coach Ben Simon

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Grand Rapids Griffins continue to lead the Central Division standings as the play in goal continues to improve with Patrik Rybar and Harri Sateri leading the way. Chris Terry remains the team’s leading goal scorer while prospects like Filip Zadina and Axel Holmstrom continue to make a name for themselves. Griffins head coach Ben Simon joined us in-studio to talk about all of these topics in our Sunday Sports Sizzle.

  • Senior leadership helps Aquinas women to national ranking

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — It’s been a successful season for the Aquinas women’s basketball team but it hasn’t come without challenges. All-time Aquinas wins leader, Linda Nash stepped down as head coach in December for personal reasons, leading to assistant Brian Morris to take over as the interim head coach. “I feel like my last four years, we’ve been through a lot of ups and downs so we knew how to weather the storm,” senior guard Bri Spica said. Spica, […]

  • Godwin Heights defeats Northpointe Christian, wins tenth straight OK Silver crown

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Godwin Heights continued their conference dominance on Friday night with a 63-44 win over Northpointe Christian on the road. The Wolverines have now won 51 straight conference games and ten straight conference titles, they’ll finish their regular season against Kelloggsville and Calvin Christian next week.

  • Washington’s big night propels Muskegon Heights to win over Orchard View

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich — Muskegon Heights senior Kevon Washington had a 36 point night on Friday to help the Tigers defeat Orchard View, 65-51 as they improve to 7-7 overall and 6-1 in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference.

  • North Muskegon improves to 15-1 overall after win over Hart

    NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich — North Muskegon improved to 15-1 overall and 10-1 in the West Michigan Conference after the 77-42 win over Hart on Friday night. The Norsemen will take on Whitehall, Saugatuck and Shelby in the final week of the regular season.

  • Potter’s House improves to 16-1 after win over West MI Aviation

    WYOMING, Mich — The Pumas of Potter’s House doubled up West Michigan Aviation on Friday night by a score of 64-37 to improve to 16-1 overall and 7-0 in the Alliance League.

  • Muskegon defeats Jenison, notches tenth straight win

    JENISON, Mich — Vernon Nash III and De’Andre Carter helped lead the Muskegon Big Reds to their tenth consecutive victory, 62-37 over Jenison on Friday night. Muskegon improves to 14-3 overall and 9-1 in the OK Black.

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