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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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  • Portage Northern wins first baseball state championship

    EAST LANSING, Mich — Portage Northern defeated Rockford, 10-4 in Saturday’s Division 1 state championship game. “I’ve dreamed of this every single day ever since I was a child,” Huskies sophomore Xander Morris said after his complete game, “I mean it’s amazing, there’s no other feeling like it, I love it. There’s nothing in the world I’d rather be doing today other than being here with this team.” Morris’ performance on the mound brought rave reviews from teammates. “Oh that’s […]

  • Grand Rapids Catholic Central baseball falls in state championship game

    EAST LANSING, Mich — Grand Rapids Catholic Central ended a historic season with an 8-1 loss to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in the state championship game.

  • Schoolcraft falls to Millington in the state championship game

    EAST LANSING, Mich — For the first time this season the Schoolcraft softball team failed to score a run in a game. Millington pitcher Gabbie Sherman threw a complete-game shutout as The Cardinals topped the Eagles 8-0 in the division 3 softball state championship game. Schoolcraft got hits from Danielle Blyly, Adrienne Rosey, Jordan Watts and Sophie Ridge. The Eagles made the first appearance in the finals in school history and finish 32-5.  

  • Big 1st inning propels Homer to baseball state championship win

    EAST LANSING, Mich — Kyle Compton and Jacob Wilson each had 2-run hits in the bottom of the 1st as Homer scored 4 times in the opening inning and beat Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 4-0 to win the division 3 baseball state championship. Return to Glory! Homer wins the baseball state championship, the Trojans first since 2006. 4-0 over University Liggett in division 3. pic.twitter.com/mF5izfEGaH — FOX 17 Blitz (@FOX17Blitz) June 15, 2019 “This group has been together for […]

  • Kalamazoo Christian loses title game on triple play

    EAST LANSING, Mich — Kalamazoo Christian was rallying down two in the 7th inning. With runners on 1st and 2nd and nobody out, Sammy Gano smoked a line drive up the middle. It was deflected by the Unionville-Sebewaing pitcher, caught by the shortstop who touched 2nd and threw to 1st to complete a triple play and give the Patriots the division 4 softball state championship game 3-1. The Comets had hits in the game from Gano, Megan Snook, Nyla de […]

  • Kalamazoo Christian finishes as runner-up in division 4 soccer

    EAST LANSING, Mich — The Kalamazoo Christian girls soccer team managed 9 shots and a few good scoring opportunities but could not get one in the net in a 4-0 loss to Royal Oak Shrine in the division 4 girls soccer state finals. It is the third consecutive year the Comets finish as runners up in division 4.

  • Leaders prepared for wild finish in LPGA Meijer Classic

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — After setting the opening two round classic record with back-to-back 64s, Brooke Henderson shot a three-under par 69 in the third round on Saturday. Meanwhile, 24-year old Annie Park shot another 65 in the third round to pull within two strokes of Henderson who finished at 19-under par. Fan favorite Lexi Thompson would also shoot round of 62 to pull within three strokes of Henderson at 16-under. “It’s awesome, I saw Lexi had a great round […]

  • Brooke Henderson breaks Meijer LPGA Classic two-round record

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic champion Brooke Henderson is looking to outdo herself this year. Two years ago, Henderson would shoot 21-under par to win the tournament but is already 16-under through two rounds which also set a Meijer LPGA Classic record. “To shoot scores like that you have to have everything working for you and you have to get some breaks as well which I did,” Henderson said. After a seven hour rain delay on Thursday, […]

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