Jon Roetman

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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.

Recent Stories

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Washington-Lee Football Poised to Defend District Title

Generals return running back Harris, strong offensive line.

The W-L football team won its first district title since 1975 last season.

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Ross Enters First Season as West Potomac Head Coach

Wolverine athletes eager to prove themselves.

First-year West Potomac head coach Jeremiah Ross was a three-year starter at right tackle for Fresno State.

Oakton’s Rizzo Committed to South Carolina

Q&A: Infielder led Cougars in batting average as freshman.

Oakton's Joe Rizzo is committed to the University of South Carolina.

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Trey Taylor to Use Up-Tempo Offense at South Lakes

First-year Seahawks coach spent last season at South County.

First-year South Lakes head coach Trey Taylor praised the Seahawks' athleticism.

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Taylor to Use Up-Tempo Offense at South Lakes

First-year Seahawks coach spent last season at South County.

First-year South Lakes head coach Trey Taylor praised the Seahawks' athleticism.

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Vossler Latest to Lead Robinson Football Program

29-year-old is Rams’ fourth head coach in five years.

Robinson will open the season on the road against Lee.

W-L Football Poised To Defend District Title

Generals return RB Harris, strong offensive line.

Shortly after the Washington-Lee football team defeated Yorktown in the 2013 regular-season finale, securing the Generals’ first district title in nearly four decades, head coach Josh Shapiro said members of the W-L program weren’t the only ones enjoying the accomplishment.

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West Potomac Grad Lescher To Play Baseball at Penn

Pitcher enjoys Creedence Clearwater Revival, tacos.

Q&A with West Potomac grad Billy Lescher.

Whitman’s Hatch Pursuing College Basketball Dream

Rising junior feels “infinitely better” than during freshman year.

Marie Hatch was one of the 2012-13 Whitman girls’ basketball team’s best players as a freshman prior to a shoulder injury that forced her to miss a large portion of the season. The following year, Hatch earned all-division honors and led the Vikings in scoring, helping the team win 20 consecutive games. Now a rising junior, Hatch feels much improved mentally and physically as she chases her dream of playing college basketball. She recently participated in a Q&A via email.

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Ireton Grad Cunningham to Play Lax at Rhodes College

Ireton Grad Cunningham to Play Lax at Rhodes College

Bishop Ireton grad Kendall Cunningham will play lacrosse at Rhodes College.

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