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
  • Mona Shores football joins with community for state championship celebration

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — It was a great turnout at Mona Shores high school on Sunday night as the Sailors celebrated their first state championship. Head coach Matt Koziak still doesn’t think the feeling has set in from Friday night’s 35-26 win over Detroit King in the state championship. “I still don’t know,” Koziak laughed, “I feel just like I did after Friday, I haven’t stopped smiling. It’s been an unbelievable ride and to see our community come out and […]

  • Muskegon falls to River Rouge in Division 3 state final

    DETROIT — After a hot start early in the game, Muskegon would battle adversity in the Division 3 state championship game at Ford Field, falling 30-7. In the final minute of the opening quarter, Cam Martinez found the endzone on a three-yard touchdown run to give Muskegon the 7-0 lead. Unfortunately, that would be about the only success on the ground for the Big Reds. In the second quarter, River Rouge would get on the board. Mareyohn Hrabowski would get […]

  • Ferris State football routs Central Missouri to advance to quarterfinals

    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — It was the first game action in three weeks for the Ferris State football team after back-to-back bye weeks. The Bulldogs took on Central Missouri in the second round of the Division 2 playoffs. The Bulldogs would get off to a quick start, going 72 yards on eight plays capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by Devontae Harrington. The offense would stall a bit until later in the opening half when Travis Russell connected with […]

  • Fitting win: P-W defense dominates in division 7 title game

    DETROIT, Mich. — The Pewamo-Westphalia defense, which allowed very little all season, was dominant one more time Saturday as the Pirates shutout Jackson Lumen Christi 14-0 to win the division seven state championship. “It’s fitting that there is a zero on that scoreboard,” head coach Jeremy Miller said.  “That defense has been carrying us all year through some tough times when the offense isn’t going.  They say defense travels and that is absolutely true defense is winning championships and they […]

  • Grand Rapids Catholic Central dominates Country Day for division 4 state title

    DETROIT — The Grand Rapids Catholic Central football program is bringing home the Division 4 state championship trophy. The Cougars had to go against a tough Detroit Country Day defense that had entered the game with four shutouts on the season, with 12 points (twice) being the most points allowed in a game all season. After forcing an early punt on the first drive of the game, Catholic Central would get off to a quick start offensively. Facing third-and-five on […]

  • Mona Shores wins first state title in school history

    DETROIT — Mona Shores won its first football state championship in school history Friday. The Sailors took on Detroit Martin Luther King High at Ford Field. It was Mona Shores’ third trip to the state championship in six years. The Sailors came out on top, 35-26. Mona Shores was without starting quarterback Caden Broersma, who was injured in the state semifinal win against Walled Lake Western. However, junior quarterback Brady Rose stepped up in his place early on. Rose gave […]

  • State finals preview: divisions 2 and 3

    (FOX 17) —  Dan Rohn breaks down the division two state championship game between Mona Shores (11-2) and Detroit King (11-2) and division three game between Muskegon (13-0) and River Rouge (12-1).

  • State finals preview: Divisions 4 and 7

    (FOX 17) — Bret Bakita breaks down the Division 4 state championship game between Grand Rapids Catholic Central (12-1) and Detroit Country Day (13-0) and Division 7 game between Pewamo-Westphalia (13-0) and Jackson Lumen Christi (12-0).

  • Williams, Silveri lead Catholic Central’s high-powered offense to Ford Field

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jace Williams is known for making insane catches for Grand Rapids Catholic Central. “He just goes up and gets it,” sophomore quarterback Joey Silveri said, “no matter where the ball is, no matter how tight the coverage is, he just goes up and gets the ball.” Williams already has seven Division 1 football offers from Michigan State, Nebraska, Kentucky and several others. The junior wide receiver and quarterback Joey Silveri are a big reason why the […]

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