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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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Centreville Field Hockey Goes 4-0 at Blast ALS Tourney

Wildcats outscore opponents 7-0 at Lake Braddock SS.

The Centreville field hockey team went 4-0 at the Blast ALS tournament.

Mount Vernon Field Hockey Faces Early-Season Challenge

Michelle Diminuco scores twice in win over Stuart.

Moments after the Mount Vernon field hockey team earned its first win of the season, beating Stuart 2-0 on Tuesday, head coach Jessica Edwards shifted focus to four lopsided losses the Majors suffered the previous week.

Alexandria: TC Williams Volleyball Led by First­Year Coach DeSain

Titans reached Conference 7 final last season.

AJ DeSain is in his first season as T.C. Williams volleyball head coach.

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Potomac: Wootton Field Hockey Eyes Another Deep Playoff Run

Patriots have reached region final or beyond three straight years.

The Wootton field hockey team has advanced to the region championship game or beyond in each of the last three seasons. This year, if the Patriots are going to make another deep playoff run, they will have to do so without graduated goal-scoring threat Julia Lee.

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Inexperienced Fairfax Looks to Maintain Postseason Success

Defending region champ has won six straight conference titles.

The Fairfax field hockey team has won six consecutive Conference 6/Liberty District titles.

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West Springfield Winning with Team-Oriented Approach

Spartans beat Robinson at Blast ALS tournament.

After a rough start to the second day of the Blast ALS field hockey tournament at Lake Braddock Secondary School, West Springfield increased its defensive effort and showed what can happen when the Spartans are on the same page.

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Burke: Robinson Finds Early Success Despite Inexperienced Defense

Rams go 2-1-1 during Lake Braddock tournament.

The Robinson field hockey team went 2-1-1 during the Blast ALS tournament.

Lake Braddock Finishes Strong at Blast ALS Tournament

The Lake Braddock field hockey team is off to a 2-3-1 start.

McLean Volleyball Finishes Runner-Up at NVVA Invitational

McLean reached the championship match of the NVVA Invitational.

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Vienna: Oakton Field Hockey Competitive at Lake Braddock Tourney

The Oakton field hockey team finished 1-3 at the Blast ALS tournament.

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