Calvert Hall catcher Kenny Konopacki has certainly sparked the No. 3-ranked Cardinals' hot start.
Konopacki, a senior, paced the Cards (6-0) in five games last week with eight hits, six RBIs and six runs scored. Among those eight base hits were two home runs and a double.
On Tuesday, Calvert Hall traveled to Philadelphia, downing La Salle High, 8-0, and tomorrow, it tests Westminster before hosting a tournament Saturday at two sites. At 10 a.m., Calvert Hall will face Father Judge (N.Y.) at Calvert Hall, while Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) will meet Bishop Walsh of Cumberland at Towson State University. The winners will meet at Towson State and the losers will play the consolation at Calvert Hall. Those games begin at 1 p.m. and an awards ceremony will follow about 3 p.m. at Calvert Hall.
Calvert Hall is not the only fast-starting team in the MSA A Conference. Archbishop Curley also is 6-0.
On Monday, the Friars stopped No. 2-ranked Old Mill, 2-1, and defeated host Broadneck, 9-5, to win Monday's Bruin Classic for the second straight year.
Bryan Bowen, who had scattered six hits in the semifinal victory over Old Mill, came back in relief in the fifth inning to gain a save against Broadneck.
Broadneck gained the finals only after taking Loyola to 11 innings for a 3-2 victory. Matt Weimer, who picked up a win in relief of Johnny Williams, scored the game-winning unearned run. Jeff Vincent pitched the 11th inning and earned a save.
* Catholic High junior catcher Lynn Hofferbert went 8-for-9 at the plate in two softball victories over Seton Keough and Mercy, knocking in four runs and scoring five. She also threw out three of five runners attempting to steal.
* Seton Keough is off to a 6-0 start in girls lacrosse, led on attack by senior Kim Wilson. In four victories last week, Wilson had 17 goals and four assists. In Tuesday's 9-7 victory over Broadneck, she added two more goals, giving her 23 goals and five assists for the year. Basketball fans will recall Wilson shared time at point guard with Kelly Hines for the Catholic League champs. Other key scorers for the Gators include Erin Welsh (20 and 14) and Helen Meiser (14 and 12).
* St. Paul's Tim Whitley, son of Crusaders coach Mitch Whitley, raised his season scoring totals in lacrosse to 11 goals and 16 assists, netting eight and four in two victories last week.
* Westminster's Jeff Liberge, who moved here from France, pole vaulted 14 feet, 1 inch and hurled the discus 136 feet, 11 inches, in a dual meet against Old Mill. He also was clocked in 15.1 seconds for the high hurdles, placing second.
* Patterson's Roger Wrenn will serve as assistant baseball coach for Team Maryland, which will play in the Sun Belt Classic June 18-24, at Stillwater, Okla. Tryouts will be held for the all-star team next month.
* Western's girls basketball team (25-1) was ranked No. 10 in the final USA Today national rankings. On the boys side, Dunbar (27-1) finished No. 4.