Rancho Buena Vista High School Baseball Alumni + Archives: Longhorns News

Tuesday, April 12
Tony Wolters Successful Major League Debut with the ROCKIES! (click on for article)
Tony Wolters

Tony 15 March NCT
Tony Wolters

Tuesday, July 12
Sheldon Watkins new RBV baseball coach
RBV Coach Sheldon Watkins
PREPS: RBV announces four coaching changes

By TERRY MONAHAN tmonahan@nctimes.com North County Times | Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 2:45 pm

Four coaching changes at Rancho Buena Vista High were announced Tuesday by athletic director Marty Nellis.

Tim Leary, who was the girls soccer coach, will join the boys soccer team as a co-coach with holdover coach Tim Roty. David Leese, a Rancho Buena Vista graduate, replaces Leary in girls soccer.

Sheldon Watkins takes over the baseball team from Leo Fletes, who moved over to La Costa Canyon after seven seasons and a 134-85 record. Watkins was the coach at Castle Park last season and was previously an assistant coach at Mira Mesa for five seasons.

Chris Findell was named the new wrestling coach. The Vista graduate, who placed seventh in the CIF state wrestling championships at 171 pounds in 1997, will also continue to be the athletic director at Guajome Park Academy in Vista.

Tuesday, September 6
Coaches move on...

2011 coaches update

Wednesday, December 14
A LOOK BACK at 2011 Part 1 - RBV Alumni Game - ( photos by Susan Schag)

Wednesday, December 14
A LOOK BACK at 2011 PART 2 RBV Alumni Game (photos by Susan Schag)

May 24, 2011 - Interview with Coach Fletes by John Maffei (NC Times) after RBV vs. Mission Hills game

Wednesday, May 25
May 23, 2011 - Coach Fletes leaving RBV - NC Times article by John Maffei
24 May 2011 Coach Fletes
Coach Leo Fletes & John Maffei (photo by Susan)

LOCAL BRIEFS: RBV baseball coach Fletes leaving for LCC 

By NORTH COUNTY TIMES North County Times | Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 6:17 pm |

Leo Fletes, the baseball coach at Rancho Buena Vista High for the last seven years, is leaving the school at the end of the season to work at La Costa Canyon.

"It has always been my objective to get into administration," Fletes said Monday. "Baseball was kind of a mini-school for me, gave me the opportunity to coach, be in an administrative role, run a program.

"Now it's time to set myself up for an administrative job."

Fletes, who teaches math, came to RBV from La Costa Canyon. He said he'll be a teacher first at LCC, and offer his services as both a football and baseball coach, but not as a head coach.

"I want to see how they run things there," Fletes said. "I want to submerse myself in the culture.

"Honestly, I could coach baseball the rest of my life and be happy. But I want to get into administration while I'm still young, and La Costa Canyon affords me the best opportunity to do that. I don't want to look back and wonder 'what if.' "

The 48-year-old Fletes led RBV to the 2009 CIF San Diego Section Division I title game, losing 4-3 to Poway. This season, the Longhorns (20-9) are ranked No. 10 in the county and open the playoffs by hosting Mission Hills on Tuesday. Fletes' seven-year record at RBV is 135-84.

RBV athletic director Marty Nellis said Fletes' departure is "totally amicable."

"We understand Leo's goals, but we're losing a good coach," Nellis said. "He wants to take his career in a different direction."

Nellis said he doesn't have a replacement in mind, but that he'd like to start interviewing candidates before the school year ends in three weeks.

---- John Maffei

Thursday, May 26
Thank you!
kissing cow

A website like ours cannot function without the help and contributions of the many supporters of RBV baseball. The thank you's should begin with the coaches and their cooperation, Varsity Head Coach Leo Fletes for having faith in me to run the website for the last 3 years, and all the coaches who make up the RBV staff.

A special appreciation to all those who willingly gave up their time (often from work) to keep the website up-to-date. JV game re-caps were by the always dependable Steve Sheppard, at least until his son went up to varsity. (Steve looked a little lost in the stands without a scorebook in front of him.) Thanks to Coach Schmeiser who went out of his way to give game quotes that added life to the Freshmen page.
A big “well done” to the following parents/fans who contributed photos for this year:
Isabel Apodaca – Varsity/JV
Debbie & Carly Dvorak – Varsity/JV
Dirk Herrmann - Varsity
Tracie & Rod Hill – Freshmen
Kelly McKinney – Varsity (Senior Day)
Bob Murray – JV
Chad Woolsey – Varsity (for coming to my rescue & filming Senior Day)
Robert - "In-Focus Photography" http://www.in-focusphotography.com/

To the 2011 Longhorns Booster Board and their often unnoticed work in fundraising and organizing team events, and, in particular, an appreciative recognition to the Booster President, Mike Puente, who did more than his share of work to keep things running smoothly throughout this season. Also, thanks to board members Ginger Hartshorn, Isabel Apodaca, Don Copeland, Kelly Handa, Craig Smith and team liaisons, Heidi Woolsey, Ramona Hastings, Melissa Herrman, & Tracie Hill.

My gratitude goes to the RBV scorekeeper, Alec Schmidt, for always finding me after a game. Finally, we are all indebted to the 2011 RBV baseball players, without you, none of this would have been possible. - Susan

Monday, June 13
2011 RBV Varsity Baseball Book - Revised Ed.
2011 RBV Varsity book.  If you're interested, it's still available through shutterfly. 
I don't receive money from your purchase, never my intention...Susan

x9May 2011 Senior Day
May 9, 2011 Senior Day - "Taking Care of Business" (photo by Susan)