This is Clutch Sports Media.
Clutch Sports Media is a high school sports media website dedicated to serving high school sports fans across Central Illinois. CSM was founded in August 2019 by two Bradley University broadcasting students, Joey Wright and Larry Larson. Our goal is to simply provide the best possible audio and video coverage of your favorite high school sports in the Central Illinois region. We don't believe in cutting corners: we will always strive to provide the most comprehensive, accurate and highest quality broadcasts around. Our company was founded on the idea that the best high school sports coverage should be free for all to enjoy, rather than hidden behind a paywall. As long as we're in charge at CSM, our broadcasts will always be free. We couldn't do what we do without the support of local businesses, schools, and you, the fan. Thanks for tuning in!
About Larry Larson
Larry Larson is a senior Sports Communication major and journalism minor at Bradley University. A native of Rockford, Illinois, Larry is a 2018 graduate of Belvidere High School, where he played varsity golf and baseball and anchored the schools' sports show on the weekly announcements. At Bradley, Larry is assistant sports editor of the Bradley Scout and serves as the paper's lead men's basketball reporter. A member of BravesVision, Larry provides play-by-play, color commentary and sideline reporting for ESPN broadcasts of various Bradley sports. The last two summers, he has served as a broadcaster for the Northwoods League's Rockford Rivets, and was named the NWL Announcer of the year in 2020. In his free time, Larry enjoys traveling, playing golf and listening to Cubs baseball and Bears football. You can find him on twitter, @MLBLarry and Instagram, @LarryLarsonSports.
About Joey Wright
Joey Wright is a senior Sports Communication major at Bradley University. After moving to Urbana, Illinois in 2012, Joey became heavily involved with producing live coverage of Urbana High School sporting events for Urbana Public Television. Joey helmed the broadcasting club during his final three years at UHS, a period during which he also read the school’s morning announcements and hosted his own program on UPTV. While still in high school, Joey worked for The News-Gazette as a sports staffer and spent a semester as an intern at Champaign CBS affiliate WCIA-3. He also spent time at the three radio stations operated by News-Gazette Media: WDWS, WHMS and WKIO. At Bradley, Wright is heavily involved with Braves Vision and has worked in various on-air and production roles. An avid motorsports fan, he covered the action at Peoria Speedway while with the Peoria Journal Star in 2019. In 2021, he returned to the News-Gazette to cover a range of stories in both news and sports. When not working, Wright is adamant that nobody can beat him in Madden.
About John Komosa
Lead Reporter, Broadcaster
John Komosa is a Store Manager at Mattress By Appointment of Bloomington, and former Sports Reporter for Peoria Journal Star. John spent a decade with the newspaper company, where he covered high school basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, golf, soccer and college athletics. He was responsible for keeping season statistics, creating all-area teams, and helping run the Journal Star Sportswriters weekly podcast show. John is a 2010 graduate from Peoria Christian High School, where he played baseball. After PCS, he studied Journalism at Illinois Central College. John has many hobbies, which include playing golf, watching basketball, and reading movie reviews. You can reach him on Twitter @Jkom91.
About Evan Johnson
Producer, Social Media assistant, Broadcaster
Evan Johnson is a senior Sports Communication major and Advertising/Public Relations minor at Bradley University. Evan hails from Washburn, IL and graduated from Lowpoint-Washburn High School in 2018, where he was captain of the varsity basketball and Scholastic Bowl teams, among other things. Evan’s passion for sports intersects with a love of sneakers, which is why you’ll catch him posting what’s on his feet on any given day, retweeting the latest in footwear, or even working the register at the local Finish Line. Following graduation, Evan hopes to find a career in visual or social media marketing, or perhaps curating athletic talent for sportswear brands. You can find Evan on Instagram, @evan.michael.johnson, and Twitter, @evan_m_johnson.
About Josh Schwam
Photographer, Social Media assistant
Josh Schwam is a senior Sports Communication major at Bradley University with minors in Public Relations/Advertising and Journalism. Josh is a proud native of New York City, where he was the President of the Sports Broadcasting Club in high school as well as a two-year captain of the tennis team. Josh changed courses from broadcast to media relations and communications when he came to Bradley, taking up an internship in the Bradley Athletics Communications Department. Josh can be seen at any and all Bradley Athletic events taking pictures and running social media platforms. This past summer, Josh was a Communications Intern for Major League Lacrosse, and was present at their quarantined bubble season. In his free time, Josh is an avid endurance sports aficionado, marathon runner and New York Yankee fan.
About Jonathan Michel
Videographer, Production assistant
Jonathan Michel is a junior sports communication major and journalism minor at Bradley University. He was homeschooled throughout high school. Jonathan played varsity basketball for Quad Cities Christian School in Moline, Illinois before moving to the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area where he played for the SWCHA Saints, a nationally ranked homeschool team. Jonathan keeps busy at Bradley by writing for the Bradley Scout, editing and producing highlight tapes for Braves Vision, and appearing as an anchor on BUTV News. Jonathan looks to return as a media intern with the Milwaukee Milkmen of the American Association this summer. When he’s not creating multimedia content, Jonathan enjoys golfing, long boarding, and trying new foods. You can find Jonathan on Twitter @jondog237
About Francisco Alonzo
Social Media Assistant, Production assistant
Francisco Alonzo is a sophopmore Sports Communication major at Bradley University. He was born in Guatemala City and in 2017 decided to start his journey in the United States. Francisco is a 2020 graduate of Marquette Catholic High School located in Indiana, where he was captain of the soccer team. At Bradley, Francisco serves as a contributor for the sports section of the Bradley Scout. He is also involved with Braves Vision, helping as a production assistant with the ESPN broadcasts. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, and creating YouTube videos. He also likes to watch NBA games and identifies himself as a FC Barcelona fan. He hopes to find a career in the media industry covering soccer matches in Europe. You can find Francisco on Instagram @Datodepaco, Twitter @Iscoalonzo_, Facebook @Datodepaco, and Youtube as El Dato De Paco.