Volleyball in the De Anza League is going through a transition. For years, Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms have been the teams to beat. Big Bear has also had its time in the spotlight.
Now that trend is changing to include the new schools on the block. Desert Hot Springs finished second in the league standings in 2011. Shadow Hills has emerged as a powerhouse in its fourth year of existence.
The Lady Bears opened league play last week facing the new De Anza leaders. On Sept. 25 Big Bear knocked off the pre-season league favorite Desert Hot Springs 25-19, 25-14, 25-17. “That was a huge win for us,” Big Bear head coach Susie Oberneder said. “I felt really good about how we played.”
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