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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Blair Looks to Instill Winning Culture at McLean

Highlanders trying for first playoff berth since 2011.

The McLean football team will open the 2014 season at Washington-Lee on Sept. 5.

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Woodson Football Trying to Get ‘Back on the Map’

New head coach Dougherty brings up-tempo spread offense.

Woodson football opens the 2014 season on Aug. 29 at Oakton.

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Wakefield Field Hockey Receives Confidence Boost

Warriors beat Woodbridge on first day of Under the Lights tournament.

The Wakefield field hockey team split its four games at the Under the Lights tournament.

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Running Back Adusei-Poku to Lead Mount Vernon Offense

Linebackers strength of Majors defense.

Mount Vernon will open the season against Edison on Aug. 28.

T.C. Williams Football Looking to Build on 2013 Playoff Berth

Coach Randolph: Titans lacking senior leadership.

The T.C. Williams football team will open the season against Dunbar on Sept. 6.

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Whitman Football to Expand Passing Game

RB Morton’s graduation means more balanced offense.

Whitman will open the 2014 season on Sept. 5 against Blake.

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Wakefield’s Wilson Working Toward Playing College Football

Q&A: Senior quarterback entering second season with Warriors.

Wakefield quarterback Riley Wilson has a strong desire to play college football.

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Robinson’s Obregon to Play Lax at Maryland

Q&A: Senior is attending her third different high school.

Robinson senior Isabel Obregon is committed to play lacrosse at the University of Maryland

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Langley Lax Standout Duenkel Committed to JMU

Q&A: Junior an all-conference field hockey player, enjoys cooking.

Langley junior Halle Duenkel is committed to play lacrosse at James Madison University.

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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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