Holy Cross’ Greg White-Pittman to sign with North Texas _lowres

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH Holy Cross' Greg White-Pittman dribbles away from St. Augustine's Marcel Daniels this season.

Holy Cross guard Greg White-Pittman will sign Thursday to play basketball at North Texas.

The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 25.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.9 steals in helping the Tigers reach the Class 5A playoffs.

He was named Player of the Year on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State basketball team.

He averaged 30 points per game in District 9-5A play on his way to being named Catholic League Player of the Year and scored a career-high 42 points as a junior in a game against Slidell.

Curtis DB picks up 21st offer

The college offers keep coming for John Curtis safety Hunter Dale.

Dale, one of the state’s top football prospects in the Class of 2015, picked up an offer from Oregon on Wednesday.

He also has offers from Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulane, Utah and Louisville.

Dale, who plans to play football and baseball in college, has plenty of time to make a decision. He said he won’t announce until national signing day, which is Feb. 4, 2015.

BM golf coach retiring

Longtime Brother Martin Crusader golf coach Randy J. Asprodites is retiring.

Asprodites has been a member of Brother Martin’s fine arts faculty for 35 years and served 14 years as head golf coach. Asprodites’ coaching record includes a state championship in 2004, five district championships, and three regional championships.

“Coaching golf has been one of the real joys in my years at Brother Martin,” he said. “I am certainly proud of the high level at which my teams competed, and I am especially proud of how these young men represented Brother Martin, with honor and class.”

Asprodites is retiring in order to devote more time to his art career and is considering an opportunity to teach painting part time at a local university. Of course, he also hopes to play a little more golf.

JC softball nationally ranked

The John Curtis softball team, which won the Class 3A state championship two weeks ago, is ranked No. 21 in the latest national rankings by MaxPreps.

The Patriots, led by seniors Katie Brignac, Brooke Lee, Heather Scully, Rachel Brockhaus, Rebecca Dill and Briana Leonard finished 29-2.

It was their third straight title after winning the Class 2A title each of the past two seasons.

Williams named assistant

Russ Williams has been named junior varsity/varsity assistant basketball coach at Brother Martin on coach Chris Biehl’s staff.

“Coach Williams is a perfect addition to our basketball staff at Brother Martin,” Biehl said. “He is a man of integrity that will provide our student-athletes with knowledge necessary for success both on and off the floor.”

Williams graduated in 1992 from Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York with a degree in Business Management.

At Manhattan College he played on the quarterfinal team at the NIT in 1992, was a co-captain, and scored 1,140 zpoints (15th all-time).

Sacred Heart track takes 2nd

Academy of the Sacred Heart finished second in the LHSAA Class 3A track meet Saturday, giving the school its first track trophy. Sacred Heart finished with 50 points.

Madeline Kling, a seventh-grader, finished third in the 1600 meters and second in the 3,200 meters to score 14 points for her team. Ellie Silvia also scored 14 points, including a win in the high jump. Megan Jackson and Mikaela Campbell scored 11 points each.