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

Parent Coaches Searching for Balance

Coaching one’s own child can be stressful, rewarding.

Local coaches and athletes share their feelings about the relationship between parent/coach and child/athlete.

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Herndon Coach Hall, Wife Host Weekly Study Hall

HHS athletes meet weekly for dinner, studying, fun.

Herndon High School athletes meet weekly at the Reston home of head boys' basketball coach Gary Hall.

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Centreville Football To Face Ocean Lakes in 6A State Final

Wildcats beat Westfield, repeat as 6A North region champs.

Centreville is headed back to the state championship game.

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Hill Drops Opener as T.C. Williams Head Coach

Wakefield dominates Titans in second half.

The T.C. Williams boys' basketball team lost its season opener to Wakefield by 28 points.

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Mount Vernon Pulls Out Overtime Win Against Rival West Potomac

Jones’ dunks excite crowd, Banks scores 10 in OT.

Mount Vernon improved to 3-0 with a 72-63 overtime win against West Potomac on Tuesday.

Nai-Tetteh's Defense Leads Robinson to Comeback Win over Lake Braddock

Senior's two steals, 14 fourth-quarter points propel Rams to victory.

Robinson beat Lake Braddock 65-59 Monday.

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Tham-Led Warriors Blast Titans in Season Opener

Wakefield no longer intimidated by T.C. Williams.

Wakefield defeated T.C. Williams 74-46 on Saturday.

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Langley Boys’ Basketball Enters 2014-15 with Increased Depth

Saxons have just one senior on the roster.

Langley has five players who are listed at 6 feet 3 or taller.

Aghayere Leads South Lakes Girls’ Hoops into 2014-15 Season

Seahawks last season won first conference/district title since 1997.

South Lakes girls' basketball is the defending Conference 6 champion.

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Lake Braddock XC Sends Two Harriers to Nike Nationals

Corbett, Murphy place fifth in respective SE regional races.

Lake Braddock's Alex Corbett and Kate Murphy will compete at Nike nationals on Dec. 6 in Portland, Ore.

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