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Jon Roetman is an award-winning sports editor with The Connection Newspapers. He joined the company in August 2009, covering Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Arlington and Potomac, Md., and now contributes to coverage in Burke, Springfield, Fairfax and Fairfax Station, as well.

Roetman joined The Connection after more than three years at the Hobbs News-Sun, a daily newspaper in Hobbs, N.M., where he covered high school and small college sports. The News-Sun promoted Roetman to sports editor after two months as a sportswriter.

The Portland, Ore., native graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005. He contributed to the student newspaper, the Oregon Daily Emerald, as a freelancer or staff writer for three years, including covering the football and men’s basketball teams.

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Great Falls: Langley Boys’ Soccer Wins First State Championship

Saxons head coach Amato earns 100th win at Langley.

The Langley boys' soccer team defeated Madison 2-0 in the state final.

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Burke: Robinson Girls’ Lacrosse Wins First VHSL State Title

Rams defeat Oakton in state final, finish with 21-1 record.

The Robinson girls' lacrosse team beat Oakton 16-12 to win the 6A state championship on June 13.

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Burke: Injured Moore Helps Robinson Boys' Lacrosse Win State Title

Rams beat Chantilly in double overtime to repeat as 6A state champion.

The Robinson boys' lacrosse team defeated Chantilly 10-9 in double overtime to win the 6A state title.

Alexandria: TC Crew Wins Two Golds

Titan girls’ first varsity and varsity lightweight 8 dominate.

The T.C. Williams girls’ first varsity 8 and girls’ varsity lightweight 8 ended the season with two big wins: gold medals at the Canadian Nationals in Ontario, Canada. The girls’ freshman 8 boat also captured a silver medal, and TC sculler Kyra McClary powered down the course to a close fourth-place finish.

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Vienna: Marshall Baseball Earns State Tournament Berth

Statesmen fall to Stone Bridge in 5A North region final.

The Marshall baseball team will face Hickory at 3 p.m. on Friday in the 5A state semifinals.

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Burke: Robinson Girls’ Lax Advances to State Championship Game

Rams beat Centreville 15-13 in overtime in state semifinals.

The Robinson girls' lacrosse team defeated Centreville 15-13 in overtime in the 6A state semifinals on Tuesday.

Chantilly Baseball Falls to Madison

Chargers will face Western Branch on June 12 in state semifinals.

Matt Favero stood on the Madison High School baseball field following Friday’s 6A North region championship game and recalled the mellow mindset he possessed while returning to the mound for the top of the fourth inning.

Potomac: Bethesda Big Train off to Undefeated Start

Manager Colangelo looking for stronger road starts.

Bethesda Big Train manager Sal Colangelo was pleased with the final result of Monday’s game against the Vienna River Dogs — an early-season matchup of undefeated teams in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. But it was the Big Train’s initial effort that had Colangelo voicing his displeasure.

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Vienna: Favero's Arm, Bat Lead Madison Baseball to Region Championship

Warhawks beat Chantilly 9-0 in Friday's 6A North region tournament final.

The Madison baseball team beat Chantilly 9-0 on Friday in the 6A North region championship game.

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Vienna: Madison Boys' Soccer Secures First State Tournament Berth

Irwin's late goal propels Warhawks past Woodson in region semifinals

The Madison boys' soccer team beat Woodson 1-0 on Wednesday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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