The Knoxville Volleyball Squad gets an early jump on the 2012 season with an early bird invitational at Newton tonight. This tournament was a late add to the schedule when Newton was looking for an extra team to complete the tournament. Coach Eric Fee feels it is a little early than what the girls are used to starting, but it will give him an idea of game like situations and sets. Knoxville will face two conference foes in Newton and Oskaloosa, plus A-D-M, Carlisle, and Dowling Catholic. Action gets underway this afternoon at 4:30.