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

(Potomac) Thanksgiving Q&A Churchill's Chang Headed to Rehoboth

Senior setter to play volleyball at Oberlin College.

Churchill senior Sara Chang will play volleyball at Oberlin College.

(Potomac) Thanksgiving Q&A: Wootton’s Lee Enjoys Traditional, Cuban Meals

Lee helped Wootton field hockey program reach back-to-back region finals.

The Wootton field hockey team lost to B-CC in the region final.

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(Potomac) Thanksgiving Q&A: Whitman Coach Lun Started Alumni Basketball Game

Whitman to host alumni basketball game at 5 p.m. Friday.

Whitman boys' basketball coach Chris Lun started an alumni basketball game.

(Alxandria) Thanksgiving Q&A: Family Time Important to BI’s Faddoul

Junior finished with 28 goals, 16 assists during fall soccer season.

Bishop Ireton junior Joey Faddoul scored 28 goals in the fall.

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Mount Vernon Girls’ Basketball Looking for Improvement

Majors open season at home against Centreville on Dec. 2.

The Mount Vernon girls' basketball team opens its season at home against Centreville on Dec. 2.

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(Mount Vernon) Thanksgiving Q&A: UVA, Tech Rivalry Meaningful to Sable Family

Mount Vernon’s Amber Sable all-conference in field hockey, softball.

Mount Vernon's Amber Sable hopes to attend the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

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Thanksgiving Q&A: Westfield's Pace Headed to Charlotte for Foot Locker South

Senior runner competes in annual Turkey Trot with family.

Westfield senior Johnny Pace will compete in the Foot Locker South meet in Charlotte this weekend.

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(Arlington) Thanksgiving Q&A: Yorktown's McBride Working To Recover from Knee Injury

Senior football, basketball player enjoys listening to Frank Sinatra.

Yorktown quarterback Joe McBride suffered a knee injury during football season.

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Thanksgiving Q&A: Herndon’s Palacios All About Field Hockey

Penn signee enjoys mashed potatoes and gravy, turkey.

Herndon's Sofia Palacios signed to play field hockey at Penn.

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(Burke) Thanksgiving Q&A: Bruin QB Edwards Happy to be Practicing

Lake Braddock will face Westfield in 6A North semifinals Saturday.

Lake Braddock will face Westfield in the 6A North region football semifinals.

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