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Jon Roetman


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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Alexandria: TC Girls’ Soccer Falls to Cox in State Semifinals

Titans out-shoot Falcons 28-5 but fail to score.

The T.C. Williams girls' soccer team lost to Cox in the state semifinals.

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Mount Vernon: Padres Select West Potomac’s Sara in 12th Round of MLB Draft

Sara facing choice between turning pro, attending William & Mary.

The San Diego Padres selected West Potomac pitcher Jamie Sara in the 12th round of the MLB Draft.

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Chantilly Baseball Comes Back to Win State Championship

Chargers score three runs in bottom of seventh to beat Battlefield.

The Chantilly baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Battlefield in the 6A state championship game on Saturday.

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Arlington: Nunez Leads W-L Boys’ Soccer to First State Championship

Senior scores two goals in state final win over First Colonial.

The Washington-Lee boys' soccer team won its first state championship on Saturday.

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State Tournament Roundup

W-L boys' soccer, Robinson girls', boys' lax among teams competing for titles.

The 6A state championships are being held today at Robinson and Lake Braddock.

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Vienna: Vannicola's No-Hitter Sends Madison Softball to State Final

Warhawks beat Grassfield in 6A state semifinals, face Osbourn Park today.

Madison pitcher Katie Vannicola threw her first high school no-hitter on the state tournament stage.

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Alexandria: TC Girls’ Soccer to Face Cox Friday in State Semifinals

Titans lose to Battlefield in region championship game.

The T.C. Williams girls' soccer team will face Cox in the state semifinals on Friday.

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Burke: Frosh Connolly Helps Robinson Boys’ Lax Reach State Final

Rams beat Colonial Forge, will try for third straight state title.

The Robinson boys' lacrosse team defeated Colonial Forge on Friday in the state semifinals.

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Arlington: W-L Boys’ Soccer Wins First Region Title Since 1972

Generals defeat rival Yorktown 3-0 in 6A North final.

The Washington-Lee boys' soccer team beat Yorktown 3-0 on Monday to win the 6A North region title.

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Alexandria: TC Girls' Soccer to Face Battlefield for 6A North Championship

Freshman Bates' 2 goals lead Titans past Oakton in region semifinals.

The T.C. Williams girls' soccer team will face two-time defending state champion Battlefield tonight.

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