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Bolingbrook Marks Return of Ex-Coach Tony Smith with 'Blackout'

Plus, information on Jamie McGee Elementary School's upcoming Family Reading Night and a Brooks Middle School booster club fundraiser.

Tony Smith led Bolingbrook to four girls basketball state championships. He is coaching now at Homewood-Flossmoor. Credit: Patch File Photo
Tony Smith led Bolingbrook to four girls basketball state championships. He is coaching now at Homewood-Flossmoor. Credit: Patch File Photo

Tony Smith is returning. And a “blackout” is on the schedule this week at Bolingbrook High School.

Smith, the man who led Bolingbrook to four girls basketball state championships from 2005-06 to 2010-11, will be back in a new role as the coach of one of the Raiders’ rivals. His Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls basketball team—ranked among the state’s elite—visits Bolingbrook on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

And fans are encouraged to welcome Smith back by wearing a black Raiders T-shirt, according to a Valley View School District news release. He will be sitting on the visitors’ bench for the first time since he left Bolingbrook for H-F.

The Raiders are off to an 8-2 start under head coach Chris Smith and his assistant, Alan Hampton. The sophomore game begins at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity to follow at about 7 p.m. Admission is free for Valley View School district students, $2 for students from other schools with an ID and $4 for adults. Senior citizens may attend for free.

McGEE READING NIGHT: Parents and community members are invited to celebrate the joy of reading at Jamie McGee Elementary School’s Family Reading Night on Wednesday, Jan. 15, according to a Valley View School District news release.

Guest readers, including children’s author Carolyn Crimi, will be on hand from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free refreshments will be available.

BROOKS BOOSTER FUNDRAISER: The Brooks Middle School Boosters Club is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Bolingbrook Chick-fil-A from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20. Ten percent of all proceeds that evening will be donated to the boosters, according to a Valley View School District news release.

Restaurant patrons should either mention Brooks or use the fundraiser flyer available through the boostres. The fundraiser applies to both drive-up and dine-in purchases. Chick-fil-A is located at 245 N. Weber Road, Bolingbrook.



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