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Falcon News

List of 55 news stories.

  • ESA Cross Country State Champs and Runners-Up

    ESA Boys' Cross Country won their fifth State Championship in a row, and Girls finished second in the State meet in Natchitoches on November 12th. Boys Class B State Champions: Oliver Nickel - 1st; Jackson Spoon - 3rd; Will Lemoine - 6th; Christian Herpin - 7th; Sloane Brasseaux - 10th; Tate Broussard - 15th; and Keegan Riley - 29th. Girls Class B State Runners-Up: Sam Withers - 2nd; Aline Malek- 3rd; Taylor Guillotte- 7th; Ava Grace Hebert - 11th; Maddie Breaux - 13th; Piper Leger - 18th; and Arden Frantzen - 30th. LHSAA has new meet-day All State Awards for teams and runners competing in Classes C through 2A. All State Honors for the fastest team average time of the day across all divisions: ESA boys - 1st place, ESA girls - 2nd. All State Honors for Top 10 individual times of the day: Oliver Nickel - 2nd; Jackson Spoon - 4th; Samantha Withers - 4th; and Aline Malek - 5th. Congratulations, Falcons!
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  • ESA Volleyball Reaches Quarterfinals

    Thanks to all of the fans who supported ESA Volleyball this year! The team's 2018 season ended with a hard-fought loss to Central Catholic in the quarterfinals of the State tournament Thursday. We're so proud of the way these Falcons represented ESA!
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  • ESA Swimmer Breaks School Record

    ESA Swimming competed in the Top 24 meet last Saturday. Ryan Rhoades, '20, set a new school record of 1:01.27 in the 100m breaststroke. He's also The Advertser's High Achiever of the Week! The team will compete in the State tournament next Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15. Good luck, Falcons!
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  • ESA Swimming Places Second at District

    ESA Swimming placed second overall in District competition this week. The boys' team placed second and the girls third. ESA's All-District swimmers are Michael dela Rosa, Ryan Rhoades, Izzy Sabbagghian, Elena Alvarado, and Regan Manning. At the Top 24 meet on Saturday, Ryan Rhoades, '20, set a new school record of 1:01:27 in the 100m breaststroke. On to State on November 14th-15th!
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  • ESA Volleyball Heads to State

    ESA Volleyball defeated Westminster Friday in the regional playoff match. The Falcons are heading to State at the Pontchartrain Center in New Orleans next Thursday!
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  • ESA Swimmers Setting Records

    ESA Swimmers are breaking school records and setting personal bests! Support the team for Senior Night and District competition on Monday, October 29th, at the Robichaux Center pool starting at 5:15. Izzy Sabbaghian and Katie Osborne will be our Senior honorees. Go Falcons!

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  • ESA Volleyball Heads to Playoffs

    ESA Volleyball celebrateed Senior Night for Hailie Williams, Ellie Broussard, Kailie Williams, and Taylore Louviere on Tuesday. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, ESA will host the Spooktacular tournament, a fantastic event with decorations, costumes, and this year, a performance by ESA musicians. Congratulations to Hailie Williams (#17), who was chosen to play on the West team in the 2018 East vs. West All-Star Volleyball Game on Saturday, November 17th in New Orleans! And to Taylore Louviere (#4), who was in the KATC Senior Spotlight! There are just a few more chances to see the team at home - including this weekend during the Spooktacular tournament and next Wednesday, October 31st, in the bi-district playoff match. Good luck, Falcons!

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  • ESA Runners Earn All-Acadiana Honors

    ESA Cross Country hosted the Ain't No Shade in Cade meet on October 6th, with varsity girls finishing 4th, varsity boys placing 3rd, and middle school girls and boys both taking 1st. ESA's All-Acadiana runners, determined by placement at the meet, are Oliver Nickel, Jackson Spoon, Christian Herpin, Aline Malek, and Samantha Withers. 

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  • Middle Girls' Cross Country Top Team at TCH Meet

    ESA's Middle School Cross Country girls' team took first place and the boys' team placed second in the TCH Rebel 2 Mile Challenge at Acadiana Park last week. Finishing in the top ten were: Ellianna DesOrmeaux (4th - above right), Lila Pugliese (8th), Elena Alvarado (10th), Will Brown (3rd - above left), Luke Crochet (5th), and Charles Blem (10th). Congratulations, Falcons!
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  • ESA Volleyball Wins North/South Challenge

    ESA Volleyball won the North/South Challenge in Natchitoches. Congratulations to all-tournament players Hailie and Kailie Williams and MVP Taylore Louviere!
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  • ESA Girls Finish 2nd and Boys 4th at XC Meet

    At the Battlefield Cross Country Meet last Saturday, ESA girls placed four runners in the top 15, and finished 2nd out of 15 teams. Boys finished 4th out of 21 teams. Their next meet wil be ESA's Ain't No Shade in Cade on Saturday, October 6th. Come out to cheer on the Falcons!
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  • ESA Students Named High Achievers of the Week

    Congratulations to Michael dela Rosa, '20, and Samantha Withers, '19. Both have been The Advertiser's High Achiever of the Week! Read about Michael here and Sam here. The girls' cross country team is currently ranked in the top 10 in the state. Way to go, Falcons!
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  • Middle School Cross Country Takes 1st and 2nd

    Congratulations, Middle School Cross Country! Boys placed 1st and girls 2nd at the September 12th STM meet. Finishing in the top fifteen were: boys - Greer Hernandez (2nd), Will Brown (3rd), and Charles Blem (6th); girls - Briley Herpin (3rd), Ellianna DesOrmeaux (7th), Lila Pugliese (10th), Bailey Guillotte (12th), and Maryn Roberts (15th). Great job, Falcons!
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  • ESA Swimming's First Meet a Success

    ESA Swimming had their first meet of the season Tuesday night. Girls placed 2nd, boys placed 3rd, and the team placed 3rd overall. Ryan Rhoades, Elena Alvarado, Michael dela Rosa, and Izzy Sabbaghian won individual events. Thanks to grandparent Carolyn Delahoussaye for the personalized team towels!
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  • ESA Athletes Have a New Training Tool

    ESA athletes have a new tool to enhance their training. Lafayette-based Unlock Training is using Sparta Science technology to test athletes to determine strengths, weaknesses, and potential injury risks. Coaches will receive a report on each athlete and advice on exercises to address imbalances. The ESA athletic department invested in the program to make the most of the time athletes spend in practices and training sessions.
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  • ESA Volleyball Warms Up at Jamboree

    Visit The Advertiser's website to view photos taken by photographer Scott Clause (including this one) of ESA Volleyball at this week's jamboree. The team plays Monday at home against Comeaux. Good luck, Falcons!
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  • Middle School Athletic Awards

    Thank you to the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who represented ESA in middle school sports this year. Congratulations to the athletes honored with coaches' awards! Select Read More to view the list or awards. 
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  • ESA Athletes Honored with Sports Awards

    Several ESA athletes and coaches were honored as nominees at The Daily Advertiser's 2018 Sports Awards, and two received trophies at the ceremony. Congratulations to Soccer Player of the Year Parrish Anderson and High Achiever of the Year Mark Dibbs!
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  • Middle School Sand Volleyball - State Champs!

    ESA's Middle School sand volleyball team won the State Championship!
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  • ESA Girls' Track - State Champs for the Third Year in a Row!

    For the third year in a row, ESA Girls' Track took first place in State! Samantha Withers, '19, was named All-State Outstanding Track Athlete. 
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  • ESA Golf State Runners-Up

    ESA Golf took second place at State, with Oliver Nickel finishing second and Alex Billeaud placing third. Congratulations, Falcons! 
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  • ESA Track & Field Competes at Regionals

    Congratulations, ESA Track & Field! Girls are Regionals Champs, and boys are runners-up! The team will compete in the State meet on May 3rd. Go Falcons!
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  • ESA Golf Runners-Up at Regionals

    Congratulations, ESA Golf! The squad finished second in the Regional tournament. Alex Billeaud and Oliver Nickel are Regionals Co-Champs! The squad will compete in the State tournament Monday and Tuesday at The Farm. Good luck, Falcons!
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  • ESA Tennis at District

    ESA Tennis competed in the Regional tournament Monday and Tuesday. Haley Waddell (singles) and the doubles team of Divya Kasarla and Stella Falterman reached the semifinals. Haley, Divya, Stella, and Victoria Kinsland (singles) qualified for the State tournament, as did boys' team members Tucker Arkin (singles), Daxton and Dylan Fowler (doubles), and Emil and Julien Meyer (doubles). Congratulations, Falcons!
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  • District Track - Girls 1st and Boys 3rd!

     
    Congratulations to ESA Track & Field! Girls placed first in District and boys placed third at the meet in Jennings. 
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  • ESA Tennis Heads to Regionals

    ESA Tennis is competing in Regionals this week. Haley Waddell (singles) and the doubles team of Divya Kasarla and Stella Falterman are playing in the semifinals today. Go Falcons!
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  • ESA Golfers Named to All-Acadiana Squad

    Congratulations to ESA Golf's All-Acadiana players, Alex Billeaud and Oliver Nickel!
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  • Freshman All-State Soccer

    Congratulations to Claire Dolan, Arden Frantzen, Aline Malek, and Adam Sabbaghian - selected for the Div. IV Freshman All-State Teams!
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  • All-District and All-State Soccer Announced

    Congratulations to the ESA Soccer players who have earned All-District  and All-State Honors!
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  • ESA Basketball Heads to Top 28

    ESA Basketball defeated Family Christian 50-47 in Friday's quarterfinal game to advance to the State semifinals and the Top 28 in Lake Charles. The Falcons will play Jehovah Jirah Monday at 1:15pm in Burton Colisuem.
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  • Boys' Soccer - 2018 State Champs!

    ESA Boys' Soccer is the 2018 State Champion! Congratulations to the soccer players and to Coach JB Brunet for the 5-0 victory over Northlake Christian on February 24th. Parrish Anderson has been named Division IV Most Outstanding Player. It's ESA's 82nd State Championship and the first for Boys' Soccer since 1990. Way to go, Falcons!
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  • ESA's Girls' Soccer Takes Second in State

    ESA Girls' Soccer reached the State Finals for the first time since 2004. The team fell 2-0 to Newman in the final game, held at UL's Soccer Field on February 23rd. Congratulations to the players and to Coach Stephen Devine. We're proud of you, Falcons!
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  • ESA Swimmers Honored

    ESA Swimmers Ryan Rhoades, Izzy Sabbaghian, Isabella Buttaci, Michael dela Rosa and Lazar Papp (not pictured) were honored at the Southwest Louisiana Swim League banquet. Congratulations, Falcons!
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  • Mike Bourgeois Named Athletic Director of the Year

    Mike Bourgeois has been voted Louisiana District IV Athletic Director of the Year by the Louisiana High School Athletic Directors Association. Congratulations, Coach Mike!
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  • Falcon Club Supports Arts and Athletics

    The Falcon Club, ESA's booster club for arts and athletics, held its annual Evening Under the Oaks last Saturday. Thanks to Jennifer & Robbie Trahan for chairing the event, the Falcon Club Board for their help with preparations, and sponsors Acadiana Dodge and IberiaBank!
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  • Samantha Withers one of Top 25 Runners in Louisiana

    The Louisiana High School Track Coaches Association recognizes the Top 25 runners in the state across all divisions, and three-time State Champion Samantha Withers, '19, is on the list. Congratulations, Sam!
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  • ESA Basketball Wins District Opener

    ESA Basketball defeated Lacassine 82-48 in the first district game of the season. The Falcons play Friday night in Cade for ESA's 2018 Homecoming. 
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  • ESA Runners Named to All-District Team

    Congratulations to ESA's Class B All-Academic runners: Daniel Magann, Oliver Vreeland, Alec Sabatier, Abby Langford (All-Academic across all divisions and classes), Ashlyn Driskell, Leigh Stokes, Breigh Rodriguez, and Abigail Kitakule!
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  • ESA's All-District and Best of the Teche Volleyball Players

    Five ESA Volleyball players have been named to the All-District team and the Best of the Teche all-area team.
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  • ESA Boys' Swimming Ties for 2nd in State

    ESA Boys' Swimming tied for Runner-Up at the 2017 LHSAA State Swim Meet. The girls' team placed 6th at the meet held at the SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur.
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  • Samantha Withers, '19, Named Athlete of the Week

    Once again, The Daily Advertiser has named Samantha Withers Athlete of the Week. Sam won her third individual State Cross Country Championship in a row on November 13th.
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  • Tucker Arkin, '18, Named Mr. Basketball as Falcons Win Tourney

    Congratulations to Tucker Arkin, '18, named Mr. Basketball at the 2017 Sonic Blue Gators Invitational. ESA Basketball took first place in the tournament!
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  • ESA Cross Country Wins Class B Boys and Girls State Championships!

    ESA Boys and Girls Cross Country took home Class B State Championships. For the boys’ team, the 2017 championship is the fourth in a row. For the girls, this year’s victory makes three in a row.
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  • ESA Girls' Track & Field Repeats as State Champion!

    Five ESA athletes scored 111 points to win the 2017 Class B Girls’ Track & Field State Championship - ESA’s second in a row!
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  • ESA Golf Wins Third Straight State Championship!

    ESA Golf won the Division IV State Championship for the third consecutive year!
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  • ESA Baseball Advances to State Semifinal

    Senior Mason Shuffler threw a no-hitter to lead the Falcons to a 10-0 victory in last Friday's quarterfinal game. 
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  • ESA Basketball Advances to Top 28

    ESA Basketball's Top 28 run ended in the semifinals with a hard-fought 67-57 loss to #1 seed Jehovah-Jirah. A season for the record books. We're so proud of you, Falcons! Thanks for representing ESA so well!
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  • ESA Boys' Soccer Reaches State Finals

    Congratulations to ESA Boys' Soccer, second place in the State in Division IV! The team fell to Newman in the finals of the State tournament. A fantastic season for the Falcons!
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  • ESA Boys and Girls Cross Country Win State Championships!

    Congratulations, ESA Boys and Girls Cross Country - State Champions!
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  • Middle School Athletic Awards

    Middle School students and teachers gathered in May to celebrate seasons full of learning, teamwork and fun.
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  • Boys' Golf, Girls' Track & Field - State Champs!

    Congratulations, Girls' Track & Field and Boys' Golf - 2016 State Champions!
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  • ESA Boys' Track & Field Regional Champs, Girls Runners-Up

    Congratulations, ESA Track & Field! The boys' team won both the District and Regional Championships. The girls took second place in District and Regionals.
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  • All-Star Athletes

    From volleyball to soccer to swimming, ESA athletes have been making their marks.
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  • ESA Boys and Girls Win State Cross Country Titles!

    ESA swept the Class B Cross Country State Championships in Natchitoches, with team wins in both the boys and girls races. Coach Laura Magann led the boys' team to a repeat and the girls' team to their first state championship since 2007.
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  • Boys' Golf Wins State Championship!

    ESA Boys’ Golf brought home the 2015 Division IV State Championship. Congratulations to the golfers and to Coaches Stephen Nickel and J.P. Boullion for pulling together to secure a true team victory and ESA’s fifth golf state championship.
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