For the second year in a row, Big Spring hosted a four-sport tournament to kick off the 2019 fall sports season.

More than a dozen schools descended on Newville to battle for titles and get an early feel for how their seasons will go. Sentinel reporters Mallory Merda and Jeffrey Kauffman tagged along to see the sights and get an early look at some of Cumberland County's teams.

Here are eight observations from field hockey, boys and girls soccer, and girls volleyball: