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.
Mount Vernon boys’ lacrosse improves to 5-1, TC falls to 3-7.
The Mount Vernon boys' lacrosse team overcame a 7-1 deficit to beat T.C. Williams 12-11.
Rebels improve to 8-4 with 1-0 win over Highlanders.
The Fairfax baseball team beat McLean 1-0 on April 17.
Cougars improve to 9-0 with win over Centreville.
The Oakton baseball team is off to a 9-0 start.
Patriots win five straight after dropping season opener.
The Yorktown girls’ lacrosse team’s motto of “mental toughness” was put to the test following the first game of the season, when the Patriots opened the 2015 campaign with a 22-11 loss at home against a talented Centreville team on March 16.
Towson signee changed positions to help team.
Ten months removed from a trip to the Conference 13 championship game, the Mount Vernon softball team prepared to enter the 2015 season anchored by all-state outfielder Stormy Zyzyk and promising young pitcher Susannah Anderson.
Cardinals suffer first loss, remain focused on championships.
The Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team is still considered one of the best in the nation and the Cardinals’ goals remain intact. But on Saturday afternoon in Owings Mills, Md., the defending WCAC and VISAA state champions were reminded that they can still end up on the wrong end of a blowout.
Yaglou, Clark score goals for Cavaliers.
The Woodson boys' soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Conference 7 standings.
Freshman Sandercock throws no-hitter, strikes out 12 against Holy Cross.
The Bishop O'Connell softball team improved to 10-0.
Bruins beat defending Conference 7 champion West Springfield.
The Lake Braddock baseball team defeated West Springfield on Tuesday to improve to 7-1.
Freshman Mason produces hat trick against Whitman.
After the Whitman boys’ lacrosse team scored back-to-back goals to pull within one in the third quarter, Wootton’s senior leader and his freshman brother gave the Patriots some breathing room and helped assure they would enter spring break undefeated.