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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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Lorton: South County Defense Excels in 6A North Semifinal Victory

Stallions will host Westfield in region championship game Dec. 5.

The South County football team defeated Robinson 20-15 in the 6A North semifinals on Saturday.

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Burke: Robinson to Face Undefeated South County in 6A North Semifinals

Rams RB Foncha rushes for 157 yards, 3 TDs in win over Chantilly.

The Robinson football team will travel to face South County at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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Lorton: South County to Host Robinson in 6A North Semifinals

Q&A: RB Ramsey enjoys father’s gumbo on Thanksgiving.

South County will host Robinson at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 6A North region semifinals.

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Burke: Lake Braddock Football to Host Westfield

Q&A: Burins RB Atkins commits to Vanderbilt.

Lake Braddock running back Lamont Atkins committed to Vanderbilt on Sunday.

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Mount Vernon: West Potomac Football Suffers Playoff Loss to South County

Q&A: Lineman Opoku, RB Annan discuss semifinals, other teams and next season.

The West Potomac football team finished 8-4 in 2015, losing to South County in the 6A North region quarterfinals.

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Alexandria: Bishop Ireton Football Loses in State Championship Game

Cardinals fall to Benedictine in second straight state final.

The Bishop Ireton football team lost to Benedictine 35-6 on Saturday.

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Great Falls: Langley Volleyball Falls to Madison in Five-Set State Final

Sophomore Shklyar totals 16 kills, 18 assists in defeat.

The Langley volleyball team finished state runner-up.

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Vienna: Madison Volleyball Captures State Championship

Warhawks beat Conference 6 rival Langley in five sets.

The Madison volleyball team defeated Langley in five sets in Friday's 6A state final on Nov. 20.

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Great Falls: Langley Volleyball Beats First Colonial in 6A State Semifinals

Saxons will face Conference 6 rival Madison in state championship match.

The Langley volleyball team swept First Colonial on Tuesday in the 6A state semifinals.

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Great Falls: Langley Volleyball Wins 6A North Region Championship

Saxons to host First Colonial tonight in 6A state semifinals.

The Langley volleyball team will host First Colonial at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

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