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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    CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Tri-Unity Christian got off to a hot start in the opening quarter, leading 17-8 after eight minutes of play. In the second quarter, the Defenders locked down defensively, holding Bellevue to just three points to lead 31-11 at half. Tri-Unity Christian would advance to the state semifinals with a 62-31 win, getting 18 points out of senior Bennett Singer. “Oh it’s incredible,” Singer smiled. “Ever since I was a little kid, I was shooting in the backyard, […]

  • Grand Valley wins GLIAC championship, headed to the NCAA tournament

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — It’s a bit of an underdog story as No. 7 Grand Valley defeated No. 1 Davenport, 80-70, in a thrilling GLIAC championship game. The Lakers will head to their first NCAA tournament since the 2009-10 season. Head coach Ric Wesley and junior guard Hunter Hale joined us in-studio to recap the win over Davenport and look ahead to the NCAA tournament.

  • Michigan State defeats Michigan to claim second consecutive Big Ten title

    EAST LANSING, Mich — It was a sold out crowd of 14,797 at the Breslin Center on Saturday night where the Spartans and Wolverines battled for a regular season Big Ten championship. The Wolverines would jump out to an early 17-7 lead, ten of those points coming from freshman Ignas Brazdeikis. Michigan would carry a 35-29 advantage into the locker room at halftime before the Spartans flipped a switch. In the second half, with just over ten minutes to go, […]

  • West Michigan native becomes first female Golden Gloves tournament director

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  • East Kentwood avenges earlier season loss to East Grand Rapids, wins district title

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — East Grand Rapids defeated East Kentwood by four back in December but on Friday night, it was the Lady Falcons coming away with the 57-54 win. Alona Blackwell scored 22 points in the victory to help send East Kentwood to the regional semifinal against Muskegon at Grand Haven high school.

  • Muskegon girls win consecutive district titles for first time in program history

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  • Hudsonville girls bring home fifth straight district title

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