Northampton Press

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Don Hunt Memorial Boys, girls soccer games announced

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Super 2 Challenge, as it has unofficially been called, began in fall of 1998 as a result of the break-up of the East Penn Conference.

In desperate need of independent games for the 1998-99 season, the five remaining conference members (Allen, Becahi, CCHS, Dieruff and Emmaus) developed a challenge concept pitting the EPC against the Philadelphia Catholic League in a variety of sports. The sports selected for that first year were cross-country, field hockey, boys soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball and track.

Once the concept and match-ups were solidified the conference focused on finding a sponsor. Service Electric Station Manager Don Hunt enthusiastically embraced the idea and offered financial backing and television coverage for the entire series; thus the origin of the original name, "The Service Electric Super 2 EPC - PCL Challenge".

Throughout its 14-year history, the challenge has gone through some necessary changes such as the streamlining of sports, the addition of new venues, the infusion of new opponents and the unfortunate and untimely passing of Don Hunt.

What has not changed however is TV 2's commitment to the youth of the Lehigh Valley and their financial support, which this year will exceed $500,000 in cash and contributions such as t-shirts, water, transportation costs, official fees and site costs. Utilizing the creativity and enthusiasm of Sports Director Mike Zambelli the challenge has evolved into a solid five-sport competition (baseball, field hockey, boys and girls soccer and softball) that is viewed as one of the highlights of the sports season.

Now, as preparations take place to enter the 15th year of competition, the "Don Hunt Memorial LVC Challenge Series offers this unique opportunity to many more student athletes and fans from the local area.

The Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference wishes to thank Service Electric President John Walson, Jr., Station Manager Andy Himmelwright, Sports Director Mike Zambelli and their staffs for their continued support and sponsorship of this event. Without Service Electric and 2 Sports the challenge series would not be possible.

Don Hunt Memorial

Soccer Challenge

Saturday, Sept. 15th

At Whitehall

10 a.m. - Liberty at Allen (Girls)

12 p.m. - Allen at Liberty (Boys)

2 p.m. - Becahi at Northampton (Girls)

4 p.m. - Northampton at Becahi (Boys)

At Memorial Field, Emmaus

10 a.m. - Dieruff at Parkland (Girls)

12 p.m. - Parkland at Dieruff (Boys)

2 p.m. - Emmaus at Whitehall (Girls)

4 p.m. - Whitehall at Emmaus (Boys)

At Nazareth

10 a.m. - Easton at CCHS (Girls)

12 p.m. - CCHS at Easton (Boys)

2 p.m. - Nazareth at Freedom (Girls)

4 p.m. - Freedom at Nazareth (Boys)